Day seven of twelve…

7 swans

This image is my representation of day seven of the twelve days of Christmas.

Well this is my favorite one so far.

I never endorse one religion over another, I have my own beliefs and I don’t try to force them on anyone else but I found this explanation of the meaning or symbolism of the 12 days of Christmas and I thought you might like to know it.

Religious symbolism of The Twelve Days of Christmas
(The 12 Days of Christmas)

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 seven 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 twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed

SOURCE:

http://www.carols.org.uk/the_twelve_days_of_christmas.htm

Merry Christmas,
Lonnie

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