Feast of the Holy Innocents

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Epistle

Acts 14:1-5

In Iconium they entered the Jewish synagogue together and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks came to believe. although the disbelieving Jews stirred up and poisoned the minds of the Gentiles against the brothers. So they stayed for a considerable period. speaking out boldly for the Lord. who confirmed the word about his grace by granting signs and wonders to occur through their hands. The people of the city were divided. some were with the Jews. others. with the apostles. When there was an attempt by both the Gentiles and the Jews. together with their leaders. to attack and stone them.

Gospel

Mt 2:13-18

and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him." Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed for Egypt. He stayed there until the death of Herod, that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled, "Out of Egypt I called my son." When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi. Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet: "A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more.".