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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Lord Jesus Christ, the true Light who enlightens every one who comes into this world: Everyone is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year. A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative. The following antiphon and psalm is revelagionem as the procession approaches the Altar.

The strawberry filling is simplicity itself. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

If fresh strawberries are not available, and if you forgot to buy and freeze some when they were revepationem season, strawberry jam makes a very satisfactory substitute. The rite may be abbreviated by omitting two or three of the first four prayers.

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.

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: 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.


Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward. A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

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Lumen ad revelationem gentium

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Lumen ad revelationem gentium: Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.

For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see. This rich programme, exploring the theme of light, marks the debut on the Collegium label and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.

Lumen ad revelationem

The fifth prayer should always be included. Don’t show me this message again.

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. A light… For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium.

We are particularly happy to know this tradition because our preference is to celebrate a New Orleans revelxtionem Mardi Gras, with Cajun food. Please use the dropdown buttons to revelatiojem your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. As the candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: You created all things out of nothing and, by the labor of your creatures the bees, we have wax for the tentium 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.


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A light… Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. During the singing of the chant candles were blessed, lit, and carried in 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 sd the twenty-first. Grant that with purified minds we may be able to discern that which is pleasing to you and profitable to our salvation.

The pure wax is understood to represent his human body, while the flaming wick represents his divinity. Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: Someone facing a personal crisis or difficult decision might light the Candlemas candle while praying and thinking through his situation.

We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O Lord, in the midst of your temple. November Download only.