This feast day remembers and honors the infants that were killed by order of King Herod following the birth of baby Jesus. Herod was hoping that in having all baby boys 2 years old and younger, killed, the “newborn king of the Jews” would be slaughtered as well. The early church fathers called the innocent babies martyrs. From the first century, they have been honored in the Liturgy of the church.
FEAST DAY- December 28
PATRON OF- Babies