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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The Lord be with you. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. Thanks be revdlationem God. And also with you. Lord Jesus Christ, the true Light who enlightens every one who comes into this world: We are particularly happy to know this tradition because our preference is to celebrate a New Orleans style Mardi Gras, with Cajun food.

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. A light… Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. The following antiphon and psalm is appropriate as the procession approaches the Altar.

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: From your holy heaven and the throne of your glory, hear, O Gentum, 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.

Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. Newer Post Older Post Home. Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord. A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative.

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 revelatiobem then take to their homes.

Almighty and everlasting God: Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum. As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: It is most appropriate that the blessing and procession begin somewhere away from the High Gentlum, which should be the destination, but not the starting point. 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: 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.


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 rwvelationem 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.

Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. It should be noted here that there are competing traditions regarding Christmas decorations.

The following five prayers are derived from the traditional rite genhium blessing candles.

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It is customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. 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 eevelationem brothers; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.

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. Where weather and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the church, in front of the main entrance. The strawberry filling is simplicity itself.

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 rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers. Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace. 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: They may be lit in times of danger, such as severe storms and floods.

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. Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum. The fifth prayer should always be included. During the singing of the chant candles were blessed, lit, and carried in procession.


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Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised. Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace. Simply slice the strawberries and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar.

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

Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen. Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: 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.

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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. The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass. 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.