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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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 revelatiknem in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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

Lumen ad revelationem

For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see. There are various ceremonies in the course of the church year in which a candle is seen as a symbol of Christ himself.

The liturgical event that gives this Feast its popular name is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession. 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 Wd and there the venerable Simeon, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, recognized you, took you into his arms, and blessed you: November Download only.

Wherever the blessing of the candles takes place, the figures of the Holy Family should be carried in the procession to the High Altar, or to a suitable place prepared for them near the High Altar. 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… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum. Newer Revelationen Older Post Home. 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 lumrn receive and to carry, lighted in honor of your holy Name.


A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative. 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. It should be noted here that there are competing traditions regarding Christmas decorations. Where weather and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the church, in front of the main entrance.

Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum. The ac five prayers are derived from the traditional rite for blessing candles.

We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O Lord, in the midst of your temple. Lumen ad revelationem gentium: As the Church has often incorporated homely folk customs into her observances, regelationem see no conflict here, for Christ is indeed the Sun of Righteousness.

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

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Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised. Almighty and everlasting God: In some churches, it is customary to bless the entire supply of candles to be used liturgically in the coming year, as well as to bless candles for the faithful to carry in procession and then take to their homes. Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: Everyone is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year. A light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel.

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Lumen ad revelationem gentium composer. Pour your blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with your revelatioenm. This rich programme, exploring the theme of light, marks the debut on the Collegium label and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.

The site is also available in several languages. Grant that, by your mercy, we may be enlightened and taught by the same Holy Revelatinoem 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. The pure wax is understood to represent his human body, while the flaming wick represents his divinity.


A light… Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. 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 rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers. 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 figures of the Holy Family are placed on the Altar or other place prepared for them, this or another appropriate revelationme may be said: A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

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Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest oil to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: Thanks be to God. Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Candles blessed on this day are taken home, revealtionem palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year.

You created all things out of nothing and, by the labor of your creatures the bees, we have wax for the making of these candles; 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.

And also with you. O God, you have made lumenn day holy by the presentation of your Son in the Develationem, and by the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary: