Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Holy Innocents

The Flight into Egypt and the Triumph of the Innocents,
by William Holman Hunt

The glorified spirits of the murdered children of Bethlehem,
a happy garlanded band, the "flowers of the martyrs, " and first of that
glorious company whose shining ranks are nearest the throne of the
Slain One, have come to accompany Jesus in the flight. He has just
caught sight of his martyred playmates, visible to him only, and turns
with radiant greeting, holding towards them a handful of wheat ears
typical of the Bread of Life. (source)

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