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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This done, each man his candle lights, Where chiefest seemeth he, Whose taper greatest may be seen; And fortunate to be, Whose candle burneth clear and bright: 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.

Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: This rich programme, exploring the theme of light, marks the debut on the Collegium label and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. We are particularly happy to know this tradition because our preference is to celebrate a New Orleans style Mardi Gras, with Cajun food. Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward.

Grant that with purified minds we may be able to discern that which is pleasing to you and profitable to our salvation. Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace.

The fifth prayer should always be included. Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium, processional chant, in mode 8

lmen Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Lord Jesus Christ, the true Light who enlightens every one who reevelationem into this world: The following antiphon and psalm is appropriate as the procession approaches the Altar.

Someone facing a personal crisis or difficult decision might light the Candlemas candle while praying and thinking through his situation. Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

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. Simply slice the strawberries and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar. Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast. Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised.


For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see. A light… For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.

They may be lit in times of danger, such as severe storms and floods. 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. Almighty and everlasting God: Lumen ad revelationem gentium: 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.

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: The liturgical event that gives this Feast its popular name is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession. As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: Lumen ad revelationem gentium composer.

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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 revelarionem a suitable place prepared for them near the High Altar.

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. A light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel.

And also with you.

Lumen ad revelationem

The strawberry is known as the “Fruitful Virgin” and is regarded as sacred to Mary. The Lord be with you. The candles themselves have often had symbolic meaning ascribed to them.

A wondrous force revelaionem might Both in these candles lie, which if At 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.


Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Candles blessed on this day are taken home, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year. The site is also available in several languages.

Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below. The rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers. A light… Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. There are various ceremonies in the course of the church year in which a candle is seen as a symbol of Christ himself. 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.

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: Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum. Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.

Thanks be to God. Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: 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. 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.