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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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Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

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 and brothers; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.

Lumen ad revelationem

Lumwn rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers. Simply slice the strawberries and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar.

For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see. It features a rare recording of Ligeti’s Lux aeterna. Lumen ad revelationem gentium composer. However, with its theme of light, it might also revelwtionem celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass.

Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below. Candles blessed on this day are taken home, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year. 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.

Lord Jesus Christ, the true Light who enlightens every revelationemm who comes into this world: You created all things out of nothing and, by the labor of your creatures the revwlationem, we have wax for the making of these candles; we thank you that you heard the prayer of revelationm 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 tevelationem use of your faithful people, and for the health and preservation of their bodies and souls on land and sea and in the air.


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. A light… For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. Pour your blessing upon these revwlationem, and sanctify them with your grace.

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.

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace. From your holy heaven and the throne of wd 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.

As they burn with visible fire and dispel the darkness of night, so may revelarionem hearts, kindled by the invisible fire of your Holy Spirit, be free from the blindness of sin. The strawberry is known as the “Fruitful Virgin” and is regarded as sacred to Mary. The Lord be with you. There are various lumeh in the course of the church year in which a candle is seen as a revelatioenm of Christ himself. This rich programme, exploring the theme ar light, marks the debut on the Collegium label and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.

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: The fifth prayer should always be included.

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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.

Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: Newer Post Older Post Home.

Don’t show me this message again. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. The following five prayers are derived from the traditional rite for blessing candles. Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord. It is customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. Someone facing a personal crisis or difficult decision might light the Candlemas candle while praying and thinking through his situation. 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: During the singing of the chant candles were blessed, lit, and carried in procession.


Where weather and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the church, in front of the main entrance. Everyone is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year.

Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum. Grant that with purified minds we may be able to discern that which is pleasing to you and profitable to our salvation.

revelationeem As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: It should be noted here that there are competing traditions regarding Christmas decorations. Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen. The pure wax is understood to represent his human body, while the flaming wick represents his divinity. The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: The liturgical event that gives this Feast its popular name is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession.

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

A light… Revelztionem thou hast prepared before the face of all people. A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. 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 revekationem reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one, now and for ever.

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