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What is the Chronology of the Feast of Holy Innocents vis a vis the Visit of the Magi as per the events in the Gospels?

On 28th December the church commemorates the Sacrifice of the Holy Innocents As per Matthew 2:16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill ...
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Why did God allowed Herod to slay so many newborns? [duplicate]

Why didn't God strike Herod with Leprosy before he could to any harm to the newborns? He could prevent the death of many newborns and Joseph wouldn't have been forced to run to Egypt with Mary and ...
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Feast of the Holy Innocents traditions?

Outside the Sacrifice of the Mass and the use of the Roman Ritual, are there any Catholic historical traditions that are have been or are in use amongst the Catholic faithful for the feast of the Holy ...
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Historical evidence of Slaughter of the Innocents besides St. Matthew's Gospel?

Besides Matthew 2:16, Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the menchildren that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from ...
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When was it established that there were 14,000 innocents martyred?

In the Orthodox Church tradition, as I understand it, the Feast of the 14,000 Martyrs commemorates the deaths of the children massacred by Herod in what is otherwise known as the 'Massacre of the ...