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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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Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium (Walter, Johann)

The following 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 composer.

We are particularly happy to know this tradition because af preference is to celebrate a New Orleans style Mardi Gras, with Cajun food. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium | Cantus Manuscript Database

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: It is customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace.

The strawberry filling is simplicity itself. As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: 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.


Lord Jesus Christ, the true Light who enlightens every one who comes into this world: Lumen ad revelationem gentium: It should be noted here that there are competing traditions regarding Christmas decorations. Newer Post Older Post Home.

November Download only. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. The rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers.

Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised. Grant that with purified minds we may be able to discern that which is pleasing to you and profitable to our salvation.

Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum. The Lord be with you. However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass. Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below. The strawberry is known as the “Fruitful Virgin” and is regarded as sacred to Mary. 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.

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


Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward. It is most appropriate that the blessing and procession begin somewhere away from the High Altar, which should be the destination, but not the starting point. A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Don’t show me this message again. 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.

Clare College Choir Cambridge. Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast.

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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: The candles themselves have often had symbolic meaning ascribed to them.