Twelve Days of Christmas
January 4, 2013
On the eleventh day of Christmas.
my true love gave to me...
Eleven Pipers Piping,
Ten Lords A-leaping,
Nine Ladies Dancing,
Eight Maids A-milking,
Seven Swans A-swimming,
Six Geese A-laying,
Fiiivvve Gold Rings,
Four Calling Birds,
Three Frendh Hens,
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Eleven Pipers reprsent
The eleven Faithful Apostles:
1) Simon Peter, 2) Andrew, 3) James, 4) John,
5) Philip, 6) Bartholomew, 7) Matthew,
8) Thomas, 9) James bar Alpphaeus,
10) Simon the Zealot, 11) Judas bar James.
The list does not include the twelfth disciple,
Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus to the
religious leaders and the Romans.