This entry is part 40 of 43 in the series Hobart's Commentary on the Church Year

The Church this day celebrates the martyrdom of the Holy Innocents; who suffered for CHRIST, and glorified GOD by their deaths.

The Gospel contains the history of the martyrdom of the Innocents. The Epistle describes the glorious state of those and the like innocents in heaven.

[Excerpt from John Henry Hobart, A Companion for the Book of Common Prayer, Containing an Explanation of the Service (1859), 79-80.]

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