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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The rite may be abbreviated as omitting two or three of the first four prayers. Where weather and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the revelaationem, in front of the main entrance. However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass. As the Church has often incorporated homely folk customs into her observances, we see no conflict here, for Christ is indeed the Sun of Righteousness.

As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. And, when the dark perils of this life are past, let us be worthy to attain a place in the unfailing light of your eternal Kingdom, where with your eternal Father and the same Spirit, you live and reign in perfect Trinity, one God, for ever and ever.

A light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel. A light… For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. The strawberry is known as the “Fruitful Virgin” and is regarded as sacred to Mary. A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. On this day your only-begotten Son was presented in the Temple to be received into the arms of blessed Simeon; we humbly pray you to bless, hallow, and kindle with the light of your heavenly benediction these candles which your servants desire to receive and to carry, lighted in honor of your holy Name.

The strawberry filling is simplicity itself. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 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.

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You created tevelationem things out of nothing and, by the labor of your creatures the bees, we have wax for the making of these candles; we thank you that you heard the prayer of your righteous and devout servant Simeon and we now humbly pray you, through the invocation of your holy Name and through the intercession of blessed Mary ever-virgin and all the saints, to bless and sanctify these candles for revelstionem use of your faithful people, and for the health and preservation of their bodies and souls on land and sea and in the air.

A wondrous force and might Both in these candles lie, which if Revelqtionem any time they light, They sure believe that neither storm Nor tempest cloth abide, Nor thunder in the skies be heard, Nor any devil’s spide, Nor fearful sprites that walk by night, Nor hurts of frost or hail.

This done, each man his candle lights, Where chiefest seemeth he, Whose taper greatest may be seen; And fortunate to lu,en, Whose candle burneth clear and bright: For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see.

Grant that, by your mercy, we may be enlightened and taught by the same Holy Spirit and may truly acknowledge you and faithfully love you; who with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God, for ever and ever.

Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas revelatione below.

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Thanks be to God. It is customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. As the figures of the Holy Family are placed add the Altar or other place prepared for them, this or another appropriate collect may be said: Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: The candles themselves have often had symbolic meaning ascribed to them.

Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. 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. We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O Lord, in the midst of your temple.


It features a rare recording of Ligeti’s Lux aeterna. 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: A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative.

Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace. The site is also available in several languages.

And also with you. A light… Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. We are particularly happy to know this tradition because our preference is to celebrate a New Orleans style Mardi Gras, with Cajun food.

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The pure wax is understood to represent his human body, while the flaming wick represents his divinity. Lumen ad revelationem gentium: Everyone is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year.

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. This rich programme, exploring the theme of light, marks the debut on the Collegium label and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Revrlationem that with purified minds we may be able to discern that which is pleasing to you and profitable to our salvation.

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They may be lit lume times of danger, such as severe storms and floods. Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum. Newer Post Older Post Home. Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised.

Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward. The following five prayers are derived from the traditional rite for blessing candles. O Lord Aad Christ, you appeared among humankind in the substance of our mortal flesh and, as on this day, you were presented in the Temple; and there the venerable Simeon, reveltaionem by the Holy Spirit, recognized you, took you into his arms, and blessed you: During the singing of the chant candles were blessed, lit, and carried in procession.