12 Days of Christmas – The Meaning (of)

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1  True Love refers to God

2  Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments

3  French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues

4  Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists

5  Golden Rings refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the “Pentateuch”, which gives the history of man’s fall from grace.

6  Geese A-laying refers to the six days of creation

7  Swans A-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the sacraments

8  Maids A-milking refers to the eight beatitudes

9  Ladies Dancing refers to the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit

10  Lords A-leaping refers to the ten commandments

11  Pipers Piping refers to the eleven faithful apostles

12  Drummers Drumming refers to the points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed

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