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07/06/2012

the meaning of the cards in a deck.

Filed under: diverse — Zinit @ 16:35

Ace: The one true God.
Deuce: The Old Testament and New Testament in the Bible.
Trey/Three: The Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit/Ghost.
Four: St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John, evangelists and authors of the four Gospels.
Five: The two groups of five virgins who trimmed their lamps for a wedding. Five were wise (by saving enough oil) and were admitted, while the other five were foolish (did not have enough oil) and were shut out.
Six: God created the Earth in six days.
Seven: God rested on the seventh day, now known as the Sabbath.
Eight: The eight righteous people whom God saved during the Great Flood: Noah, his wife, their three sons, and their wives.
Nine: Of the ten lepers whom Jesus cleansed, nine of them did not even thank him.
Ten: The Ten Commandments God handed down to Moses.
King: God, the Father.
Queen: Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus and Queen of Heaven.
Jack or Knave: Satan or the Devil.
365 Spots: The number of days in a year.
52 Cards: The number of weeks in a year.
Thirteen Tricks: The number of weeks in a season, or quarter of a year.
Four Suits: The approximate number of weeks in a month.
Twelve Face Cards: The number of months in a year.

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