Merry Third Day of Christmas

Monica on December 27th, 2015 | 10 comments

The Third Day of Christmas ~ Three French hens!
The three French hens are meant to represent the Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity.

As our work of Christmas continues, we have the reminder that we should keep this spirit alive in our thoughts, in our words and in our deeds. Think something compassionate, say something kind, do something charitable.

On December 27 we also celebrate the Feast Day of St. John the Evangelist. John was the “beloved disciple” of Jesus and the one to whom our Lord entrusted the care of his mother.
John was the only one of the Twelve Apostles who did not forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion. He stood faithfully at the cross.

We also know that St. John was the author of the fourth Gospel and was exiled to the island of Patmos in Greece where it is said he wrote the “Book of Revelation”. St. John is the patron saint of love, loyalty, friendships, and authors.

Merry Third Day of Christmas
We love you!

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2017 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

10 thoughts on “Merry Third Day of Christmas

  1. Thank you Dear Lord and our Lady for keeping us safe during hurricane Nate, no serious damage to our area in spite of so many tornado warnings,

  2. Please pray for those of us who live in Alabama near the north side of the Gulf of Mexico. We are under a hurricane warning. The biggest threat is the possibility of tornadoes as is usually the case when a hurricane hits. Some areas can expect storm surge, God Bless, Bobbie K

  3. Today Tim is still in hospital struggling with the inability to eat as he is on a feeding tube. He is so anxious to go home after nearly 6 weeks in hospital. Today was brought clear liquids for first time then when consuming it nurse came in and said he can’t have broth or the tea so what was left Green Jello and juice what a challenge he is going through. Please keep the prayers coming. He has a disease called Achalasia which attacks the esophagus

  4. Today another swallow test for Tim it has been a long trying journey at times but God and Mary are working to pull him through this journey with much faith and trust in them!

  5. Please keep Tim in prayer he is suffering from a rare disease that has already destroyed his esophagus. Will be in hospital for at least 2-3 more weeks for a total of 7. Indeed it is true trust in God that brought him this far through 3 major surgeries but able to keep in focus the important graces morning prayer gives to each of us

    • I will be praying for Tim. My heart goes out to him because my youngest son has problems with his esophagus and it causes him pain. I am sorry Tim has been through so much! God bless and help and heal him! May he recover fully!

  6. Thank you for your ministry. I am grateful that when I am just too tired to read the LOH, I listen to your podcast. You do such a marvelous job.

    Thank you for your love of in praising our Blessed Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Leave a Reply

Liturgy of the Hours for December 13