On the Fifth Day...

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Five Gold Rings!!! …
Here’s  the second part of my ‘12 Days of Christmas’ review. 


On the fifth day of Christmas my True Love sent to me, Five Gold Rings!.. 

Some say that the five rings represent another type of bird, the ring-necked pheasants. While according to others it refers to the crowns. Whatever they symbolizes, I believe they represent another set of wonderful gifts coming from the Lord - the first five books of the Holy Bible. (The first five books written by Moses himself termed as ‘Pentateuch’). It includes Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. 



On the sixth day of Christmas my True Love sent to me…Six Geese a Laying… 

The term ‘a-laying’ here means 'to bring forth and deposit’. Geese are laying eggs. And those laying geese represent the six days of creation. 



On the seventh day of Christmas my True Love sent to me, Seven Swans a Swimming…. 
Well, here comes the birds again, the swans! Swans are often associated with royalty. Really precious birds! And the seven swans a-swimming refers to the seven divine gifts of the Holy Spirits. These are Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Fear of the Lord. 

On the eight day of Christmas my True Love sent to me, Eight Maids a Milking…. 
The maids do the milking of cows. Probably the counterparts for our servants today. Anyway, the ‘eight maids a milking’ stands for the eight Beatitudes mentioned by our Lord Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. (please refer to Matthew 5:3-10). 

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The other Days of Christmas
On the First Day.... . 
Quick Tutorial on Making Paper Santa - Santa Origami

10 comments:

MEcoy said...

Oh I've been hearing that sing since forever but i never knew it has deeper meaning
nice one
i'll be waiting for the next

Ric said...

Yes, MeCoy.. there'll be part 3.. salamat!

Archieviner said...

Nice. Hindi pa kompleta ah. Gusto ko talaga ang kanta na'to. Kala ko talaga kantang pang pasko na kung ano lang :D Thanks for sharing ser.

Ric said...

Yes, Sir, meron pa...maybe after christmas, kumpleto na yan, hehe...

Pink Line said...

puro birds nga.. last 4 na sunod hehe..

Ric said...

yes, PinkLine napansin ko din yun.. thanks for the visit : )

joy said...

Thanks for sharing these. Nice to know:)

Ric said...

thanks for the visit Ms. Joy!

Yhadz said...

Hey Ric,

It seems your latest posts are are all about Christmas. Happy Holidays and so excited for the coming yuletide season :)

Ric said...

Yes, Yhadz... karamihan siguro sa mga posts ko this december tungkol sa Christmas. salamat!