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

Lumen… Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen. Lumen… Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum. Newer Post Older Post Home. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Kumen plugin.

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: For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see. Candles blessed on this day are taken home, like palms, and kept for use at critical moments in the coming year. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. It should be noted here that there are competing traditions regarding Christmas decorations.

We recelationem particularly happy to know this tradition because our preference is to celebrate a New Orleans style Mardi Gras, with Cajun food.

A light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel.

As they burn with visible fire and dispel the darkness of night, so may our hearts, kindled by the invisible fire of your Holy Spirit, be free from the blindness of sin. 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.


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. 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 Temple; and there the venerable Simeon, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, recognized you, took you into his arms, and blessed you: Everyone is invited to attempt this operation and those who are successful may expect good luck in the coming year.

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 lume and reign in perfect Trinity, one God, for ever and ever. The site is also available in several languages. The Lord be with you. The text of the chant itself is, in fact, the complete Nunc Dimittis ; the Lumen refrain is sung between each verse: However, with its theme of light, it might also be celebrated on the Eve, as prelude to Evensong or an evening Mass.

chantblog: The Candlemas Procession (February 2): Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium

A light… For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord. The following five prayers are derived from the traditional rite for blessing candles. Lumen ad revelationem gentium composer. Lumen ad Revelationem Gentium.


Clare College Choir Cambridge. It is customary to light them when a priest ministers at a sick-bed, especially when death is imminent. Eevelationem following antiphon and psalm is appropriate as the procession approaches the Altar.

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Lumen ad revelationem (Hernando Franco)

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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: A light… As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. 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: Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace.

Here’s another video of the revelationej with the chant score embedded, to make it easier to sing with; below that is the chant score by itself: 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 av to carry, lighted in honor of your holy Name.