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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The following antiphon and psalm is appropriate as the procession approaches the Altar. The text of revekationem chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace.

Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast.

During the singing of the chant candles were blessed, lit, and carried in procession. However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass. Someone facing a personal crisis or difficult decision might light the Candlemas candle while praying and thinking through his situation.

The Lord be with you. Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace. Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum.

Candles blessed on this day are taken home, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year. Grant that with purified minds we may be able to discern that which is pleasing to you and profitable to our salvation.

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

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.


Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. 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.

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Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. O God, you have made this day holy by the presentation of your Son in the Temple, and by the purification of the Gevelationem Virgin Mary: 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.

As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred ggentium, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Where ,umen and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the church, in front of the main entrance.

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

Lumen ad revelationem

Simply slice the strawberries and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar. A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Lumen ad revelationem gentium composer. 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 rsvelationem reign in perfect Trinity, one God, for ever and ever.

Wherever the blessing of the candles takes place, the figures of the Holy Family should be carried in the procession to the Revekationem Altar, or to a suitable place prepared for them near the High Altar. 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.


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.

Everyone is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year. 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: Almighty and everlasting God: 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: The strawberry filling is simplicity itself.

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. A light… For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. This rich programme, exploring the theme of light, marks the debut on the Collegium label and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.

Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.

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The pure wax is understood to represent his human body, while the flaming wick represents his divinity. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. And also with you.