A “Partridge in Pear Tree” - Was Jesus Christ who died on a tree as a gift from God.
Two “Turtle Doves” Were the Old & New Testaments – another gift from God.
Three “French Hens” Were Faith, Hope and Love – The 3 gifts of the Spirit that abide.
Four “Calling Birds” Were the four Gospels, which sing the song of salvation through Jesus
Christ: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
Five “Golden Rings” Were the first five books of the Bible also called the “Books of Moses” or the Pentateuch: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy.
Six “Geese a Laying” Symbolizes God’s six days of creation.
Seven “Swans a Swimming” Were the “Seven Gifts” of the Holy Spirit: Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom, Counsel, Fortitude, Piety and Fear of the Lord.
**Eight “Maids a Milking” **Were the Eight Beatitudes: Blessed are The Poor in Spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of God,
Blessed are they who are persecuted for His Namesake for theirs is the Kingdom of God.
Blessed are The Meek for they shall Inherit the Land.
Blessed are They That Mourn for they shall Be Comforted
Blessed are They Who Hunger and Thirst after Justice Sake for they Shall be Filled.
Blessed are The Merciful for they shall Obtain Mercy.
Blessed are The Pure of Heart for they shall See God.
Blessed are The Peacemakers for they shall be called the Children of God
Nine “Ladies Dancing” Were the nine “Fruits” of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faith, Gentleness & Self-control.
Ten “Lords a Leaping”Were the Ten Commandments I. Thou shall have no other gods before Me. II. Thou shall not take the name of the Lord in vain. III. Remember the Sabbath to keep it Holy. IV. Honor thy father and mother. V. Thou shall not kill. V1. Thou shall not commit adultery. VII. Thou shall not steal. VIII. Thou shall not bear false witness.
IX. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife. X. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods.
Eleven “Pipers Piping” Were the eleven faithful disciples: Peter, James, John, Andrew, Philip Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James, the less, Simon & Jude.
Twelve “Drummers Drumming” Were the twelve points of the Apostles’ Creed: I. I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven & Earth. II. I Believe in Jesus Christ, the only Son of God. III. He was Conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit & was Born of the Virgin Mary. IV. Jesus Christ Suffered Under Pontius Pilate, was Crucified, Died and was Buried. V. He descended to the Dead on the Third Day He Rose Again. VI. He Ascended into Heaven and is Seated at the Right hand of the Father. VII. From Thence He will Come Again to Judge the Living & the Dead. VIII. I Believe in The Holy Sprit. IX. I Believe in The Holy Catholic Church. X. I Believe in The Forgiveness of Sins. XI. I Believe in The Resurrection of the Body. XII. I Believe in the Life Everlasting. Amen