Epiphany or Three Kings Day

This is the last day of Christmas or the 12th day of Christmas (January 6th).

Have a great 2013.

wiseman 3A devotional for Epiphany is on this website: http://www.cresourcei.org/cy12days.html

Regardless of the origin of this idea, a number of Christians give the following meanings to the gifts:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve_Days_of_Christmas_(song)

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What is the religious symbolism of the 12 days of Christmas?
Here is one rendition on what the religious symbolism is for the Twelve Days of Christmas:
1 True Love refers to God
2 Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments
3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
5 Golden Rings refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the “Pentateuch”, which gives the history of man’s fall from grace.
6 Geese A-laying refers to the six days of creation
7 Swans A-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments
8 Maids A-milking refers to the eight beatitudes
9 Ladies Dancing refers to the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
10 Lords A-leaping refers to the ten commandments
11 Pipers Piping refers to the eleven faithful apostles
12 Drummers Drumming refers to the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s CreedSource: http://www.carols.org.uk/

I got the above information from the website http://www.12days.com/faq.htm

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