Christmas has a dark side. Soon after Jesus’ birth, king Herod – a weak ruler feeling the threat of a new King – sent his soldiers to Bethlehem to kill all infant boys. Mary and Joseph had already fled, having been warned to do so in a dream … More The Holy Innocents
The fourth day of Christmas is when we mark the slaughter of all male babies, ordered by Herod. He was too late though. Mary and Joseph had already escaped, taking their baby Jesus with them. The Coventry Carol tells of the mothers’ grief. It is sung for us by our Organist Tom and our MD … More Carol for the Holy Innocents
Today we have the Coventry Carol, sung for us by our Music Team, Carol and Tom. It uses exquisite music to remind us of the darker side of Christmas.