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18
Dec 2016
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

The Christmas Carol ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? Here it is; Enjoy! From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their......

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