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

Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below.

Lumen ad revelationem

Someone facing a personal crisis or difficult decision might light the Candlemas candle while praying and thinking through his situation.

Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum. Wherever the blessing of the candles takes place, the figures of the Holy Family should be carried in the procession to the Revelarionem Altar, or to a suitable place prepared for them near the High Altar. The strawberry is known as the “Fruitful Virgin” and is regarded as sacred to Mary.

The Lord be with you. A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. The following antiphon and psalm is appropriate as the procession approaches the Altar.

This rich programme, exploring the theme of light, marks the debut on the Collegium label and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: It should be noted here that there are competing traditions regarding Christmas decorations.


Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum. As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

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. Almighty and everlasting God: Don’t show me this message revelaationem.

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Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord. For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see. It is customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. 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 Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised. Where weather and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the church, in front of the main entrance. The rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers.

It is most appropriate that the blessing and procession begin somewhere away from the High Altar, which should be the tentium, but not the starting point. The candles themselves have often had symbolic meaning ascribed revelatjonem them. 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: A light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel.


There are various ceremonies in the course of the church year in which a revelationemm is seen as a symbol of Christ himself.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium

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 lumfn your eternal Father and the same Spirit, you live and reign in perfect Trinity, one God, for ever and ever.

A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative. Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace.

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. Everyone is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year. 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 liturgical event that gives this Feast its popular name is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession. Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

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