Today we celebrate the Memorials of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory of Nazianzen.
A link has been added with the history of these saints.
"On the ninth day of Christmas...
my true love gave to me....
nine ladies dancing..."
Symbolism: The "nine ladies dancing" symbolize the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
(The Fruits of the Holy Spirit are sometimes listed as 9 subjects and sometimes listed as 12 subjects.)
Scripture: "But the fruit of the Spirit is charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, forbearance, meekness, faith, modesty, abstinence, chastity. There is no law against such things."
Reading for the Day:
1 John 2:22-28