Sunday, January 4, 2009

Video of the Week



Most Catholics already know that the real "Twelve Days of Christmas" song was written in England during the Catholic Persecutions and had hidden meanings:

1 Partridge in Pear Tree - Christ
2 Turtle Doves = The Old and New Testaments
3 French Hens = Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
4 Calling Birds = the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
5 Golden Rings = The first Five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", which gives the history of man's fall from grace.
6 Geese A-laying = the six days of creation
7 Swans A-swimming = the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments
8 Maids A-milking = the eight beatitudes
9 Ladies Dancing = the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
10 Lords A-leaping = the ten commandments
11 Pipers Piping = the eleven faithful apostles
12 Drummers Drumming = the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle's Creed

3 comments:

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Germaine said...

Howdy! Howdy! Howdy! and a Blessed and Happy New Year to ye and thine!!! This is fantastic; I knew the "12 Days of Christmas" each had stood for something to help teach Catholic children during the Reformation, but I couldn't remember what they were, and today I won a prize (which happened to be ornaments for the 12 days of Christmas!) Talk about random! I shouldn't say that, I'd say it's God's providence and not coincidence that good things happen! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Merry Christmastide!

Dixi said...

Thanks for your comment and suggestion, Conanima. I will try to be a bit more informative.

Yes, Merry Christmas, Germaine and Happy New Year too! God sure has a way of giving us little blessings!