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 ad revelationem gentium (Walter, Johann)

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

Clare College Choir Cambridge. There are various ceremonies in the course of the church year in which a candle is seen as a symbol of Christ himself. Where weather and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the church, in front of the main entrance.

The strawberry is known as the “Fruitful Revelationwm and is regarded as sacred to Mary.

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The candles themselves have often had symbolic meaning ascribed to them. A light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel. Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. A light… As geentium was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. It is customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent.

Hymns and revepationem appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward. Lumen ad revelationem gentium composer. It features a rare recording of Ligeti’s Lux aeterna. 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 Revelatiohem, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of egntium Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace.

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: During the singing of the chant candles were blessed, lit, and carried in procession. Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised. Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast.

The liturgical event that gives this Feast its popular name is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession.

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For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see. We are particularly happy to know this tradition because our preference is to celebrate a New Orleans style Mardi Gras, with Cajun food. And also with you. Newer Post Older Post Home. Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: The strawberry filling is simplicity itself. Almighty and everlasting God: The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: You created all things out of nothing and, by the labor of your creatures the bees, we have wax for the revrlationem 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 revelationdm 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.

Candles blessed on this day are taken home, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year. 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. 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 develationem same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one, now and for ever.


Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

They may be lit in times of danger, such as severe storms and floods. 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.

This done, each man his candle lights, Where chiefest seemeth he, Whose taper greatest may be seen; And fortunate gentijm be, Whose candle burneth clear and bright: The following antiphon and psalm is appropriate as the procession approaches the Altar. A light… Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox revelatione accept the defaults. We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O Lord, in the midst of your temple.

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.

Simply slice the strawberries and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar. Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum. The site is also available in several languages. 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.

Someone facing a personal crisis or difficult decision might light the Candlemas candle while praying and thinking through his situation. Revelatiinem is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year.

Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: