December 3, 2021
“Do you know the meaning of the 12 days of Christmas? Most of us know the popular Christmas song entitled, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Many mistakenly assume that the twelve days precede the birth of Jesus, and end on December 25th. This is incorrect. “The twelve days begin with the birth of the Christ child, and end on January 6th, the Feast of Epiphany. They chronicle the twelve days that the Wise Men followed the star which led them to the manger where baby Jesus lay. Though entirely secular in its appearance, the song actually contains a much deeper meaning. During the late 16th century, persecuted Catholics in England were actually prohibited from practicing their religion, in all of its forms: written stories, word of mouth, singing, etc. The price to pay for breaking the King’s law was often imprisonment, but a severe infraction could lead to death by hanging or beheading.” (smartguy.com link above)
**I’ll have to check into the accuracy of the Catholics being forbidden to worship, I believe it was Christians or Reformers that were forbidden. I’m reading the book The Great Controversy right now…I believe Catholics were allowed to worship, but only the way the popes dictated. No reading of the Bible, no worshiping outside of the church, that kind of thing. Reformers didn’t believe in this, thinking those who believed had the right to worship as the believed, basically speaking.**
I’m going to separate this into twelve separate posts…just seems like the right thing to do. It could get quite long, if I did all twelve days all at once!
1 partridge in a pair tree
~ represents Jesus
hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!
on the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
three French hens