Saints, Feast, Family
- Traditions passed down with Cooking, Crafting, & Caring -
Jesus curses the fig tree.
Jesus cleanses the temple, so he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. John 2:15
Jesus teaches in the temple for the last time
"Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. Matthew 21:43
Judas betrays Jesus by going to the Sanhedrin and offered to deliverJesus to them in exchange for 30 pieces of silver. Matthew 26:15
Maundy means "commandment"
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. John 13:34
Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Luke 23:34
Time of Death: 3pm
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit...1 Peter 3:18
"He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Matthew 28:6
The three days of All Hallows' Eve, All Hallows' Day, and All Souls' Day are collectively referred to as Allhallowtide and are a time for honoring the saints and praying for all the recently departed souls. The term hallow means holy or saint.
Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matthew 6:9
The partridge in the pear tree
"The first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...."
The partridge in the pear tree represents Christ
The "True Love" one hears in the song is not a smitten boy or girlfriend but Jesus Christ, because truly Love was born on Christmas Day. The partridge in the pear tree also represents Christ because that bird is willing to sacrifice its life if necessary to protect its young by feigning injury to draw away predators.
Two Turtle Doves
On the 2nd Day of Christmas....
The two turtle doves are the Old and New Testaments
or the two "natures" of Christ as human and divine
Three French Hens
On the 3rd Day of Christmas....
The three French hens stood for faith, hope, and love
Which are the three theological virtues
Four Calling Birds
On the 4th Day of Christmas....
The four calling birds are the four gospels of
Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John