Saturday, 27 December 2008

On the third day of Christmas....

three french hens

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Today is the Third Day of Christmas. In this verse, the "three French hens" stand for faith, hope and love—the three gifts of the Spirit that abide (1 Corinthians 13).

This post is one of a series explaining the Twelve Days of Christmas. Over the next 10 days of the Christmas season (ending on January 6th "The Epiphany") I'll post more information about the following verses of this song. I hope you'll find the "coded" meanings as interesting as I have! For more information, you can also check out and CIN. Picture from


  1. Dear David,
    I would like to wish you, your family and all your beloved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Cheers John.

  2. David,
    this are such a wonderful series of words of the Bible and the beautiful pictures! I really enjoy it. Thanks for the great idea you had with this post and thanks for sharing.

    I hope you had a merry Christmas with your family!
    A Happy New Year to you too. :)

    Sue's Daily Photography

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