Sunday, January 7, 2013 

                                           END OF THE ADVENT SEASON

Some Christians give the following meaning to the numbers in the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

A partridge in a pear tree:  Jesus
Two turtle doves:  The Old and New Testaments
Three French hens: The three bibical magi
Four calling birds:  The four gospels
Five Gold rings:  The Torah or Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament
Six geese a-laying:  The six days of creation
Seven swans a-swimming:  Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
Eight maids a-milking:  The eight beatitudes
Nine ladies dancing:  Nine fruits of the Holy Spirit
Ten lords a-leaping:  The Ten Commandments
Eleven pipers piping:  The eleven faithful apostles
Twelve drummers druming:  The twelve points of the Apostles’ Creed