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Today, 28 December, is the feast of ...

* The Holy Innocents
- much debate has taken place on the probable number of 
babies slaughtered by order of Herod, after the birth of 
Jesus; estimates have ranged from c. 6 to c. 144,000!
- this feast was known in England as Childermas

* Theodore the Sanctified, abbot (368)
- a disciple and successor of St Pachomius, one of his 
miracles involved one of the earliest recorded uses of 
blessed water as a sacramental for healing

* Antony of Lerins (c. 520)
- a native of Lower Pannonia, he became a monk in the area 
of Lake Como, where his fame caused him to flee across the 
Alps to Lerins

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Dr Carolyn Muessig
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1TB
UK
phone: +44(0)117-928-8168
fax: +44(0)117-929-7850
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