9th Day of Christmas

The 9th Day of Christmas on January 2nd celebrates the Feast of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen.  St. Basil the Great was an advocate for the Nicene Creed and opposed heresy in the Church.  St. Gregory Nazianzen was the Archbishop of Constantinople and was influential in Trinitarian theology.

9th Day of Christmas at McMullen House Bed & Breakfast

Picture of nine ladies dancing--2018 9th Day of Christmas
         Ninth Day–Nine Ladies Dancing

The 9th Day of Christmas is depicted at McMullen House with nine ladies dancing as ornaments on the Christmas tree.  The nine ladies represent the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.

History of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen

Picture of St. Basil the Great
Statue of St. Basil the Great, credit: pubic domain picture by Kostisl from Wikipedia

St. Basil the Great was the Bishop of Caesarea Mazaca and cared for the poor and underprivileged.  St. Gregory Nazianzen was known as the Trinitarian theologian.  The information in this post and more about both can be found on Wikipedia–St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen.

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