Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Magi and the Massacre

Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, when Christians have traditionally remembered the baby boys in Bethlehem that King Herod ordered to be massacred. A week from tomorrow will be the Feast of Epiphany, when Christians remember the journey the Magi took to Jerusalem to seek the Christ-child. Today I have posted an article over at the Alfred the Great Society which explores the historical background to these two events and their relevance for our own age. After exploring the history of Herod and his family I suggest some reasons why he found the Christ-child to be such a threat. To read the article click on the link below:

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