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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A light… Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium. Where weather and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the church, in front of the main entrance.

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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. 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.

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Lumen ad revelationem gentium

The liturgical event that gives this Feast its popular name is the blessing and distribution of candles, usually followed by a procession. 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.

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: Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward. Almighty and everlasting God: Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast.


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Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace. 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 and reign in perfect Trinity, one God, for ever and ever.

A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative. The following five prayers are derived from the traditional rite for blessing candles. Gentim blessed on this day are taken home, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year.

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

Newer Post Older Post Home. In some gsntium, it is customary to bless the entire supply of candles to be used liturgically in fevelationem coming year, as well as to lumdn candles for ventium faithful to carry in procession and then take to their homes. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. The fifth prayer should always be included.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium, processional chant, in mode 8

And revelarionem with you. 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.


Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum.

The rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers. We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O Lord, in the midst of your temple. Grant that with purified minds we may be able to discern that which is pleasing to you and profitable to our salvation. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. 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.

By offering them to you, our Lord and God, may we be inflamed with the fire of your love, and made worthy to be presented in the heavenly temple of your glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one, now and for ever.

There are various ceremonies in the course of the ventium year in which a candle is seen as a symbol of Christ himself. It should be noted here that there are competing traditions regarding Christmas decorations. Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below.

Almighty and everlasting God, who by your servant Moses commanded the purest gentihm to be prepared for the lamps that burned in the Temple: 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 features a rare recording of Ligeti’s Lux aeterna. The candles themselves have often had symbolic meaning ascribed to them. Pour your gentiu upon these candles, and sanctify them with your grace.