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Sunday Scripture December 22, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlawordsmithblog @ 8:22 pm

 

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The Real 12 Days of Christmas

We’ve all heard the song and we’ve all sang it a million times, but what does it really mean?  Here, is what those two turtle doves, four calling birds, nine ladies dancing, and the rest of the cast really symbolize: 

First Day:  A partridge in a pear tree (Jesus)

Second Day:  2 turtledoves (Mary and Joseph)

Third Day:  3 French Hens (The 3 wise men)

Fourth Day:  4 Calling Birds (the 4 gospels)

Fifth Day:  5 Golden Rings (the first 5 books of the Old Testament)

Sixth Day:  6 geese-a-laying (the 6 days of creation)

Seventh Day:  7 swans-a-swimming (the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit)

Eighth Day:  8 maids-a-milking (the 8 Beatitudes)

Ninth Day:  9 ladies dancing (the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit)

Tenth Day:  10 lords-a-leaping (the 10 Commandments)

Eleventh Day:  11 pipers piping (the 11 apostles)

Twelfth Day:  12 drummers drumming (Apostle’s Creed 12 beliefs)

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