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Saints Feast Family
~Exploring Catholic Patron Saints of the Day & their Feasts (Catholic Cuisine)
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Holy Monday
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
Holy Tuesday
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
Spy Wednesday
 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 Thursday
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
Good Friday
Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Luke 23:34 
Time of Death: 3pm
 
Holy Saturday
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
Easter Sunday
"He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Matthew 28:6 
Allhallowtide
 
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

Five Golden Rings
 

On the 5th Day of Christmas....
The five golden rings represented the first five books of the Old Testament, which describe man's fall from grace and the great love of God in sending a Savior.

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

Greek: Pentateuch (five volumes). Hebrew: Torah "law"

six Geese a-laying
 

On the 6th Day of Christmas....
The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

Seven Swans a-swimming
 

On the 7th Day of Christmas....
Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.

Eight Maids a-milking
 

On the 8th Day of Christmas....
The eight maids a-milking are the eight beatitudes

beatitudes are the blessings taught by Jesus

in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:3–11)

Nine Ladies dancing 
 

On the 9th Day of Christmas....
Nine ladies dancing are the nine orders of angels

Angels, Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions,
Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels.

ten Lords a-Leaping
 

On the 10th Day of Christmas....
The ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments

Eleven Pipers Piping
 

On the 11th Day of Christmas....
The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful Apostles:
1) Simon Peter, 2) Andrew, 3) James, 4) John, 5) Philip, 6) Bartholomew, 7) Matthew, 8) Thomas,
9) James bar Alphaeus, 10) Simon the Zealot, 11) Judas bar James. (Luke 6:14-16).

Twelve Drummers Drumming
 

On the 12th Day of Christmas!

The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in The Apostles' Creed.

 1 I believe in God; 2 And in Jesus Christ; 3 and in the Holy Ghost; 4 and in the holy catholic church; 5 Jesus  was crucified, dead, and buried; 6 He descended into hell; 7 The third day He rose again from the dead; 8 He ascended into heaven; 9 He shall come to judge the dead; 10 The forgiveness of sins; 11 The resurrection of the body; 12 And the life everlasting. AMEN.

Shrovetide
 

Shrovetide

Passiontide
 

Passiontide: is a name for the last two weeks of Lent, beginning on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, long celebrated as Passion Sunday, and ending on Holy Saturday.

Christmastide
 

Christmastide: Starting on Christmas day until Candlemas

Christmas meaning Christ's mass

This is a celebration of Christ's birth