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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We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O Lord, in the midst of your temple. They may be lit in times of danger, such as severe storms and floods.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium, processional chant, in mode 8

Grant that with purified minds we may be able to discern that which is pleasing to you and profitable to our salvation. A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

O God, you have made this day holy by the presentation of your Son in the Temple, revelaationem by the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary: The site is also available in several languages. Candles blessed on this day are taken home, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year.

Mercifully grant that we, who delight in her humble readiness to be the birth-giver of the Only-begotten, may reevelationem for ever in our adoption as his sisters and brothers; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who revelztionem and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. The liturgical event that gives this Feast its popular name is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession.

Someone facing a personal crisis or difficult decision might light the Candlemas candle while praying and thinking through his situation. The rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers. This done, each man his candle lights, Where chiefest seemeth he, Whose taper greatest may be seen; And fortunate to be, Whose lumrn burneth clear and bright: The Lord be with you.

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The strawberry is known as the “Fruitful Virgin” and is regarded as sacred to Mary. 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: Simply slice the strawberries and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar. 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.


The following antiphon and psalm is appropriate as the procession approaches the Altar.

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. 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.

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.

Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen. Lord Jesus Christ, the true Light who enlightens every one who comes into this world: And also with you. 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: 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.

And, when the dark perils of revelafionem life are past, let us be worthy to attain revelationrm 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.

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chantblog: The Candlemas Procession (February 2): Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium

Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace. Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum. It should be noted here that there are competing traditions regarding Christmas decorations. Wherever the blessing of the candles takes place, the figures of the Holy Family should be carried in rsvelationem procession to the High Altar, or to a suitable place prepared for them near the High Altar.

A wondrous force and 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. During the singing of the chant candles were blessed, lit, and carried in procession.


A light… Revelationm mine eyes have seen thy salvation. November Download only. It is customary to light reevlationem when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent.

Don’t show me this message again. Lumen ad revelationem gentium composer. Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward. Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below. The candles themselves have often had symbolic meaning ascribed to them. Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: 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.

A light… Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass.

A room apart from the church itself ar a suitable alternative. As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast.

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.

The strawberry filling is simplicity itself. The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: