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I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song TheTwelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P.. I am doing it a little bit different than the other girls participating in it, but I am having fun with it. I am also sorry that I don't changed up these posts much, I haven't had time. But I hope you enjoy it; here we go!
CUT CUT CUT!
I am swamped! I enjoy my gifts, but I can't take this anymore! I don't ever want to see a gift again! (just kidding of course) I listened to the drummers for a while, because I do love percucion, but I have now had a huge realization that I have fifty people in my house! I have twenty-three birds! I have five golden rings! And I have one very large pear tree!
AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have locked myself in my closet, and called the Salvation Army. Because I do need an army to help me now! I have told them they can have it all, and they can have a consort of sorts with all the performers and stuff.
I am not trying to be rude, but that's better! They are all now gone. I emailed my True Love, and said, "Thank you for all the gifts, but please don't send me anymore." I am happy that's over! THE BEST PART IS THIS: This is just a blog series! I don't have to deal with a gift-giving true love, fifty people, twenty-three birds, five golden rings, or a pear tree! Besides, why would your true love give you all these things anyway?
Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.
We are now drawing this blog series to a close, and I thank you all for following along. I have enjoyed this series, and I hope you have too. Please, comment and tell me if you liked it, what your favorite part was, and if I should do any more series like this. And if so, what would you like to hear?
Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.
The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Twelve Drummers Drumming stand for?
According to this Catholic song, this all meant:
12.Twelve Drummers Drumming: "The Twelve Points of Doctrine in the Apostles Creed."
11.Eleven Pipers Piping: "The Eleven Faithful Apostles".
10. Ten Lords of Leaping: "The Ten Commandments".
9. Nine Ladies Dancing: "The Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit."
8. Eight Maids-a-Milking: "The Eight Beatitudes."
7.Seven Swans-a-Swimming: "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Seven Sacraments".
6. Six Geese of Laying: "The Six Days of Creation."
5. Five Golden Rings: "The First Five Books of the Old Testament, the 'Pentateuch'".
4. Four Calling Birds: "The Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists".
3. Three French Hens: "Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues".
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament".
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God".
Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.
Thanks for tuning in to this series! We are done, what did you think?
This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.