Accendite

Accendite

(light ye), a liturgical term signifying the ceremony observed in many churches in lighting the candles on solemn festivals. The Accendite is usually sung by the deacon, acolytes, or singers; but at Angers by a musical choir in these words, "Accendite faces lampadarum; eia; psallite, fratres, hora est; canntate Deo; eia, eia, eia'" See Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.

 
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