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The Twelve Days of Christmas

December 24, 2017 4:40 AM
The Twelve Days of Christmas

What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans and especially the partridge who won’t come out of a pear tree have to do with the Twelve Days of Christmas?

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.

The song has two levels of meaning:

The Partridge in a Pear Tree was Jesus Christ.

Two Turtle Doves were the Old and New Testaments.

Three French Hens stood for Faith, Hope and Love.

The Four Calling Birds were the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The Five Golden Rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

The Six Geese A-Laying stood for the six days of Creation.

Seven Swans A-Swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit – Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy.

The Eight Maids A-Milking were the eight beatitudes.

Nine Ladies Dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit – Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control.

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Boost Holiday Spirit at Coastal Ale House

December 16, 2012 7:13 AM
Boost Holiday Spirit at Coastal Ale House

If you need a boost in your holiday spirit, a lunch, dinner or two at Coastal Ale House is the perfect remedy.

In a throwback to Christmas’ past, general manager Steve Award went all out decorating the restaurant for this holiday season.

“We wanted to spread holiday cheer and get everyone in the spirit,” said Award. “There are so many distractions to the holiday spirit now. We wanted to give people a place where they can get more involved with that spirit.”

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