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The Holy Innocents

December 29

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely

The Holy Innocents, 14,000 in number, in Bethlehem and within the borders of Judea, put to death for Jesus Christ by the order of King Herod.

Our venerable father, Marcellus, Hegumen-Abbot of the monastic order of the Acoemetes, so named because they recited their Divine Office day and night without interruption.  He died about A.D. 485.

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December 29
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