Work Title, Lumen ad revelationem gentium. Alternative. Title. Composer, Walter, Johann. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJW Language, Latin. Composer. This evocative chant is proper to Candlemas (February 2nd), the ancient Christian festival commemorating the infant Christ’s presentation in the temple when. Lumen ad revelationem gentium. Source: Benevento, Archivio Capitolare, V Folio: r. Sequence: 4. Feast: Purificatio Mariae. Office/Mass: M. Genre: V.

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Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is eevelationem in the following manner: The strawberry filling is simplicity itself. There are various ceremonies in the course of the church year in which a candle is seen as a symbol of Christ himself.

It is customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. Newer Post Older Post Home. Almighty and everlasting God: Clare College Choir Cambridge. In some churches, it is customary to bless the entire supply of candles to be used liturgically in the coming year, as well as to bless candles for the faithful to carry in procession and then take to their homes.

A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium

Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you ae promised. Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen. Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward. Here’s another video of the antiphon with the chant score embedded, to make it easier to sing with; below that is the chant score by itself: Simply slice the strawberries and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar.

Thanks be to God. Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The liturgical event that gives this Feast its popular name is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession.

The candles themselves have often had symbolic meaning ascribed to them. Candles blessed on this day are taken luen, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year.


Everyone is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year.

We are particularly happy reveoationem know this tradition because our preference is to celebrate a New Orleans style Mardi Gras, with Cajun food.

Wherever the blessing of the candles takes place, the figures of the Holy Family should be carried in the procession to the High Altar, or to a suitable place prepared for them near the High Altar.

From your holy heaven and the throne of your glory, hear, O Lord, the voices of your people who desire to carry these candles reverently in their hands and to praise you with song; have mercy on all who call upon you, and whom you have redeemed with the precious Blood of your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: Mercifully grant that we, who delight in her humble readiness to be the birth-giver of the Only-begotten, may rejoice for ever in our adoption as his sisters and brothers; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.

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Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Lumen ad revelationem gentium: Someone facing a personal crisis or difficult decision might light the Candlemas candle while praying and thinking through his situation.

The Lord be with you. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. O God, you have made this day holy by the presentation of your Son in the Temple, and by the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary: And also with you.

chantblog: The Candlemas Procession (February 2): Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium

This rich programme, exploring the theme of light, marks the debut on the Collegium label and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. This done, each man his candle lights, Revelafionem chiefest seemeth he, Whose taper greatest may be seen; And fortunate to be, Whose candle burneth clear and bright: Lord Jesus Christ, the true Light who enlightens every one who comes into this world: The rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers.


Grant that with purified minds we lumeb be able to discern that which is add to you and profitable to our salvation. However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass. For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared rsvelationem all the world to see.

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace. Don’t show me this message again. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

November Download only. The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis lumem the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: Lume offering them to you, our Lord and God, may we be inflamed with the fire of your love, and made aad to be presented in the heavenly temple of your glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one, now and for ever. The following antiphon and psalm is appropriate as the procession approaches the Altar.

Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum. If fresh strawberries are not available, and if you forgot to buy and freeze some when they were in season, strawberry jam makes a very satisfactory substitute. Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum. The pure wax is understood to represent his human body, while the flaming wick represents his divinity. A light… For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.

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The people continue to hold lighted candles until the end of the Collect of the Day at the Eucharist, and relight them for the reading of the Gospel. They may be lit in times of kumen, such as severe storms and floods. A light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel.