Unto us a Child is born.
Come let us adore him.
Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee for thy great glory.
O God, who makes us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that as we joyfully reflect on Christ’s story and how it relates to our own. Amen.
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me – Golden Rings.
The 5 golden rings represent the first 5 books of the Bible, sometimes called the ‘pentacheuch’. They are also known as the books of Moses as some people think that’s who wrote them. With my limited knowledge on the subject, I think that is unlikely and I personally waiver towards these books being akin to modern myths – stories that give us a moral rather than fact. That doesn’t make them any less important within the overall narrative of the Bible and it’s interesting to note here that Christ is present from the very beginning.
For those who enjoyed yesterday’s Blackbird fact… The 5 gold rings may also relate to the Eurasian Goldfinch which would continue the bird theme and makes perfect sense to me as birds continue to feature for the next 2 days.
Fifth day of Christmas – December 29 : WELCOME
By now, it’s likely that many friends are returning home after family festivities. However, since Christmastide lasts twelve days, we know it’s far from over. As we head back into local lockdowns and restrictions on who we can see, in what ways can we continue to practice hospitality? (adapted from https://www.asacredjourney.net/12-days-of-christmas)