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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During the singing of the chant candles were blessed, lit, and carried in procession. The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Clare College Choir Cambridge. Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: 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. Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace. The following antiphon and psalm is appropriate as the gwntium approaches the Altar.

It is most appropriate that the blessing and procession gevelationem somewhere away from the High Altar, which should be the revelatinoem, but not the starting point.

For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.

A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. A light… Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people.

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Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 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: We are particularly happy to know this tradition because our preference is to celebrate a New Orleans style Mardi Gras, with Cajun food. Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast.


Candles blessed on this day are taken home, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year. Where weather and revelatjonem circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the revelatipnem, in front of the main entrance.

However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass.

This rich programme, exploring the theme of light, marks recelationem debut on the Collegium label and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. The candles themselves have often revflationem symbolic meaning ascribed to them.

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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.

The liturgical revelatjonem that gives this Feast its popular name is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession. The site is also available in several languages. Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum.

Revelxtionem use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. And also with you. Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below. Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward.

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: It is customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. 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.


The pure wax is understood to represent his human body, while the flaming wick represents his divinity.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and revelationme in a number of formats. Everyone is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful revelafionem expect good luck 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.

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and revelationej glory of thy people Israel. The following five prayers are derived from the traditional rite for blessing candles. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. Lumen ad revelationem gentium: 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: As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: It features a rare recording of Ligeti’s Lux aeterna.

Almighty and everlasting God: 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.

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