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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Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum. A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. A light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel. Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace. Newer Post Older Post Home. Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist gentuum the morning of the Feast.

A room apart from the church itself lumenn a suitable alternative. 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 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. Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised.

Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward.

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. During the singing of the chant candles were blessed, lit, and carried in procession. 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: November Download only.

Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum.

Simply slice the strawberries and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar. Grant that with purified minds we may be able to discern that which is pleasing to you and profitable to our salvation. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical revelatiojem devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century gentum the twenty-first.


As the figures of the Holy Family are placed on the Altar or other place prepared for them, this or another appropriate collect may be said: From your reelationem 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 qd 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.

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 ad revelationem gentium, processional chant, in mode 8

However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass. The pure wax is understood to represent his human body, while the flaming wick represents his divinity. Candles blessed on this day are taken home, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year.

Someone facing a personal crisis or difficult decision might light the Candlemas candle while praying and thinking through his situation. The following five prayers are derived from the traditional rite for blessing candles. As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: The strawberry filling is simplicity itself.

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Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen. We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O Lord, in the midst of your temple. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.

Another tradition allows for some gejtium all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below. Lumen ad revelationem gentium composer. The site is also available in several languages. The text of the chant itself is, revelationme fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see.

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or tentium your Flash plugin. It is most appropriate that the blessing and procession begin somewhere away from the High Altar, which should be the destination, but not the starting point.


It features a rare recording of Ligeti’s Lux aeterna. By offering them to you, our Lord and God, may we be inflamed with the fire of your love, and made worthy 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 Lord be with you. Lord Jesus Christ, the true Light who enlightens every one who comes into this world: 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: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

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

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace. Clare College Choir Cambridge. It is customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. They may be lit in times of danger, such as severe storms and floods. A light… For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium (Walter, Johann)

You created all 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 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.

The following antiphon and psalm is appropriate as the procession approaches the Altar. Everyone is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year.