I'm so glad you found this, posted it, and pinged me to it! Thank you.
Midday Connection, of Moody Broadcasting, interviewed Ace Collins, author of Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, last Wedsnesday. As the website archive says, "Ace talked with listeners about the history of Christmas trees, poinsettias, mistletoe, the Twelve Days of Christmas, Santa Claus, and other loved traditions surrounding the celebration of Jesus birth."
Ace mentioned only that the 10 lords a'leaping represented God's Ten Commandments, none of the other symbolisms. I was eager to find out more about the song's origin and history, but unable to order Ace's book. Here is a link to his site, in case anyone else is interested in the wonderful research he's done: Ace Collins
God bless your new year with His peace in every circumstance.
Happy New Year 30!!!
posted on 12/31/2003 12:22:18 PM PST
(Happy New Year)
You are welcome, 30!
Here is some more information about today:
On the seventh day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me: seven
This symbol represents the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. "Wisdom,
understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the
Lord complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them.
They make the faithful docile in readily obeying divine inspirations."
posted on 01/01/2004 8:48:50 AM PST
(†With God all things are possible.†)
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