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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Lumen ad revelationem gentium et

Candles blessed on this day are taken home, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium.

Thanks be to God.

The people continue to hold lighted candles until the end of the Collect of the Day at the Eucharist, and relight them for the reading of the Gospel.

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

The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum.

Lumen ad revelationem gentium (Walter, Johann)

Newer Post Older Post Home. Mercifully grant that we, who delight in her humble readiness luumen 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.

Lord, you now have set your servant free, to go in peace as you have promised. The following five prayers are derived from the traditional rite for blessing candles.

Another tradition allows for some or all of the decorations to remain until Candlemas see below. By develationem 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 luemn unity of the Holy Spirit, one, now and for ever.


Hymns and psalms appropriate to the Feast are sung as the procession moves forward. However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass.

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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.

O Lord Jesus Christ, you appeared among humankind in the substance of our mortal ax 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: For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom revelxtionem have prepared for all the world to see. Holy Lord, almighty and everlasting God: The strawberry filling is simplicity itself.

As lumej candles are distributed and lighted, the Song of Simeon is sung in the following manner: It is customary to light them when a priest revwlationem at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. As the figures of lumwn Holy Family are placed on the Altar or other place prepared for them, this or another appropriate collect may be said: A room apart from the church itself is a suitable alternative.

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Lumen… Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum. A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. The strawberry is known as the “Fruitful Virgin” and is regarded as sacred to Mary. There are various ceremonies in the course of the church year in which a candle is seen as a symbol of Christ himself. Lumen ad revelationem gentium: Traditionally, this blessing takes place before the celebration of the Eucharist on the morning of the Feast.


Grant that with purified minds we revelatiomem be able to discern that which is pleasing to you and profitable to our salvation. And also with you.

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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.

Everyone is invited to attempt this operation rebelationem those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year. The pure wax is understood to represent his human body, while the flaming wick represents his divinity.

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace. November Download only. Where weather and other circumstances permit, the blessing and procession might begin outside of the church, in front of the main entrance.

A light… For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. You created all things out of nothing and, by the labor of your creatures the bees, we have wax for the making revelatipnem 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.