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Saturday, December 26, 2015
12 Days of Christmas
Day 2: Two turtle doves
Represents: The Old and New Testaments
"And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, 'Every firstborn male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the LORD) and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, 'A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons'" (Lk. 2: 22-24).