Three French Hens
The Three Theological Virtues: 1) Faith, 2) Hope, and 3) Love
(1 Corinthians 13:13)
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
These costly birds also symbolized the 3 valuable gifts given by the three wise men—
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
GOLD—the most valuable commodity in the world today representing His Kingship
FRANKINCENSE—used by Jewish High Priests as they would enter into the Holy of Holies- representing He is our Priest
MYRRH—expensive spices used for burials – Representing that He is our Savior.