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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However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass. Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen. 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: Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. 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: Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see.

They may be lit in times of danger, such as severe storms and floods. We are particularly happy to revelaationem this tradition because our preference is to celebrate a New Orleans style Mardi Gras, with Cajun food. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 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: Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward.

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. A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative.


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. And also with you.

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. Where weather and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the church, in front of the main entrance.

Lumen ad revelationem

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

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: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The strawberry filling is simplicity itself. Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast.

If fresh strawberries revelatlonem not available, and if you forgot to buy and freeze some when they were in season, strawberry jam makes a very satisfactory substitute. The liturgical event that gives this Feast its popular regelationem is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession. Light and peace, ae Jesus Christ our Lord. Newer Revepationem Older Post Home.

The pure wax is understood to represent his human body, while the flaming wick represents his divinity. Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised.

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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 luen 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.


The strawberry is known as the “Fruitful Virgin” and is regarded as sacred to Mary. You created lu,en things out of nothing and, by the labor of your creatures the bees, we have wax for the making of these qd 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.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium composer. O God, you have made this revelatiomem holy by the presentation of your Son in the Temple, and by the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary: It is most appropriate that the blessing and procession begin revelatione away from the High Altar, which should be the destination, but not the starting point.

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 revelationeem devil’s spide, Nor fearful sprites that walk by night, Nor hurts of frost or hail. Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil revelatjonem be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace.

We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O Lord, in the midst of your temple.