Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CHRISTMAS TRUTHS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: I Think You Should

A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE

The popular song, A Partridge in a Pear Tree, is indeed a Catholic catechsm.  From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly.  This song was written to teach young Catholics.

GIFTS                                               INTERPRETATION

A Partridge in a Pear Tree          Jesus Christ
Two Turtle Doves                         The Old and the New Testaments
Three French Hens                      The three Kings bearing gifts
Four Calling Birds                        The four Gospels                        
Five Golden Rings                        The five books of the Torah and Pentarch
Six Geese A-laying                        The six days of Creation
Seven Swans A-swiming             The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
Eight Maids A-milking                   The eight Beatitudes
Nine Ladies Dancing                     The nine fruits of the Holy Spirit
Ten Lords A-leaping                      The Ten Commandments
Eleven Pipers Piping                     The eleven faithful disciples
Twelve Drummers Drumming     The twelve points of the Apostles Creed


ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

 
Since 1992 the Worcester Weath Company of Harrington, Maine has donated 5,000 weaths for the graves of the Arlington National Cemetery, including the trucking costs.

TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

Rest well, sleep well my brother,
Know the line was held, your job is done
Rest easy, rest well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace and farewell.

 FREEDOM ISN'T FREE
A dear price has been paid by many for your right to say
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Honor their sacrifice!

God Bless You and Yours

GOD BLESS THE USA

(Thanks Dottie)

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