Jan 1, 2013

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On the Eighth Day of Christmas

8+maids+a+milkingWhy maids a-milking on the Eighth Day of Christmas?

This is to recall the eight Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12)

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
  • Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
  • Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
  • Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
  • Blessed are the clean of heart: they shall see God.
  • Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
  • Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

On the Ninth Day of Christmas

 

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