Saturday, January 2, 2016

Psalm 147:12-15

Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you. He grants peace within your borders; he fills you with the finest of wheat. He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
January 2 is marked as the ninth day of the 12 Days of Christmas.

The carol says On the Ninth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me … Nine Ladies Dancing

According to catechism hidden meaning it means …

The Nine Fruits of the Spirit.

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up nine attributes of a Christian life according to St. Paul in his Letter to the Galatians "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."Galatians 5:22-23

2 January begins the Forefeast of the Theophany/Epiphany.