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The Tenth Day Of Christmas – The Feast Of The Holy Name Of Jesus, Ten Lords A-Leaping, And Frog Legs

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“On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ten lords a-leaping.” – Frederic Austin

At the end of every prayer, I utter the words: “In Jesus’ name; Amen.” The phrase comes out of my mouth so often; it conveys a sentiment of habit rather than true submission.

However, on January 3rd, the day traditionally celebrating the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, I pray that those words will remind me of Christ’s authority to bring all things in submission to His power. (Philippians 2:10)

Saying “In Jesus’ name” equates to me asking that my longings be brought under his care and authority and that they be changed and formed to be more like His longings. Understanding that prayer brings us into deeper sincerity with God allows us to release our wants and needs into the hands of a more all-knowing, well-equipped authority.

Those humble words also equate to the phrase, “Thy will be done.”

So why frog legs?

The ten lords a-leaping are thought to represent the 10 commandments, God’s will for us not to sin. (“Thy will be done.”) As we know, humans are incapable of being sinless, but when we accept Christ, we are given His cleanliness, and His Sonship.

As followers, being called “Christians” means bearing the name of Christ, and hoping to bring His name glory in our daily living.

As we honor the name of Christ on January the 3rd, let’s join in the traditions of early Anglican churches, praising Christ’s holy name through a feast, a ten lords a-leaping feast, a frog legs feast.

Photo by: Brodie Porterfield

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The Ingredients

For Marinating:

For Battering:

For Saucing (optional):

The Process

Marinating:

Battering:

Saucing:

Mix all of the sauce ingredients in a small ramekin and serve beside your frog legs. You can also serve these with Sriracha, soy sauce, or the dipping sauce of your choice.

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