Feast day of The Holy Innocents - an uncomfortable date? (Matthew 2:13-18)

Ruth EdyRuth Edy, 28 December 2014
Part of the Sunday Services series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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Matthew 2:13–18 (Listen)

13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt 15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah:

18   “A voice was heard in Ramah,
    weeping and loud lamentation,
  Rachel weeping for her children;
    she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.”


About Ruth Edy: Ruth is married to Bob Edy and is a mother, grandmother and retired teacher. She taught mainly Latin at Henry Box School for over 20 years which she enjoyed enormously.She became a Licensed Lay Minister in 2006 and served St Bartholomew's until May 2015 when she left with Bob to move to Rendcomb College. We hope she will come back at a later date as a guest preacher.

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