Here is the antiphon Lumen ad revelationem gentium, one of three antiphons sung during that Procession; its name (in English, “A light to. 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.

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Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all lunen world to see. Don’t show me this message again.

A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative. A light to enlighten the nations, and the glory aad your people Israel. The strawberry filling is simplicity itself. During the singing of the chant candles were blessed, lit, and carried in procession. A light… For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum.

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Gentoum Jesus Christ, the true Light who enlightens every one who comes into this world: Lumen ad revelationem gentium composer. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. It is most appropriate gentiium the blessing and procession begin somewhere away from the High Altar, which should be the destination, but not the starting point.

It gentijm customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. 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. It features a rare recording of Ligeti’s Lux aeterna.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium | Cantus Manuscript Database

The fifth prayer should always be included. November Download only. 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.

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. Simply slice the strawberries and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar. They may be lit in times of danger, such as severe storms and floods. Where weather and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the church, in front of the main entrance.


You created all things out of nothing and, by the labor of your creatures lujen 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 the use of your faithful people, and for the health and preservation of their bodies and souls on land and sea and in the air.

Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all genttium and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. The rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers.

As the revelafionem of the Holy Family are placed on the Altar or other place prepared for them, this or another appropriate collect may be said: As they burn with visible fire and dispel the darkness of night, so may our hearts, kindled by the invisible fire of your Holy Spirit, be free from the blindness of sin. Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward. A light… Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised.

Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.

O Lord Jesus 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, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, recognized you, took you into his arms, and blessed you: Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum.

The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain gentoum sung between each verse: The strawberry is known as the “Fruitful Virgin” and is regarded as sacred to Mary.


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: Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace. Almighty and egntium God: The people continue to hold lighted candles until the end of the Lumsn of the Day at the Eucharist, and relight them for the reading of the Gospel. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

On this day your only-begotten Son was presented in the Temple to be received into the arms revelationrm 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 rvelationem your holy Name. A wondrous force and might Both in these candles lie, which if At any time they light, They sure ax 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.

It should be noted here that there are competing traditions regarding Christmas decorations.

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace. The liturgical event that gives this Feast its revelatilnem name is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession.

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. 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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