This is pretty creepy. I took the invocation in Latin sung by the priest to get a translation online, and this is what I found:
Flammas eius lúcifer matutínus invéniat:
ille, inquam, Lúcifer, qui nescit occásum.
Christus Fílius tuus, qui, regréssus ab ínferis,
humáno géneri serénus illúxit,
et vivit et regnat in sæcula sæculórum.
Daystar of the morning its flame:
man, I say, O Lucifer, who does not know the going down thereof.
Christ, the Son of yours, which,
went back from the grave, his peaceful light on all mankind,
and lives and reigns for ever and ever.
The subject is the Daystar of the Morning : Lucifer. Then says Christ is his son! If you have balked at the Roman Catholic Church being accused of worshiping Lucifer, this should end that confusion for you! This is sung in the Catholic Church!
Here is another easier translation:
“May the morning star find his flames,
That Lucifer who knows no setting, your son Christ,
who, once he returned from hell, shone serenely upon the human race,
and lives and rules unto perpetuity.”
Of course, they are going to say this is not about Lucifer, but the Morning star called Lucifer. Jesus said, “I beheld Satan falling as Lightning”. Lucifer comes as an angel of light. He is the bright morning star. Yeshua is also called a morning star. The Vatican has a telescope they named L.U.C.I.F.E.R.! How sick is this that the church that stands and claims itself as Christ’s messenger on Earth venerates Lucifer?
COME OUT OF BABYLON!
For arguments’ sake, I also am posting their explanation of the origin of the world “Lucifer”.
Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Isa 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Isa 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
Isa 14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Isa 14:18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
Isa 14:19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
Isa 14:20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
How art thou fallen: Isa_13:10, Isa_34:4; Eze_28:13-17; Luk_10:18; 2Pe_2:4; Rev_12:7-10
Lucifer: or, day-star, 2Pe_1:19; Rev_2:28, Rev_22:16
weaken: Isa_14:4-6; Jer_50:23, Jer_51:20-24
On the topic of Lucifer aka Satan, one responder to this question said:
Lucifer is a Latin word that means “light bearer” It comes from the Latin translation of Isaiah 14:12 where Satan is called Heylel ben Shakar in Hebrew. Heylel is from a root word that means “to shine” in the sense of foolish boasting or making a show of oneself. It’s really a derogatory term and is the origin of the title “the shining one”. Ben means “son” and shakar means “dawn”. So Heylel ben Shakar means “shining one, son of the dawn”. In 2 Cor. 11:14 Paul said this is a disguise Satan wears, masquerading as an angel of light in order to deceive us.
The way he’s described in Isaiah 14:12-20 and Ezekiel 28:12-18 make it pretty clear that he’s the great enemy of God called the serpent (literally the enchanter) in Genesis 3:1 and Satan in Job 1:6 and other places. Satan comes from the Hebrew haSatan which means “the adversary” so it’s really a title of sorts, rather than a name. Dragon, ancient serpent, devil, and Satan are all used together in Rev. 12:9, speaking of him. Lucifer and Satan are one and the same.
Some translations substitute Morning Star for Lucifer in Isaiah 14:12, while others use Day Star. In my opinion both are incorrect because the focus of the passage is the one we call Satan. What’s more, in the Greek text of 2 Peter 1:19 Peter called Jesus the Phosphoros which can be translated either Day Star or Morning Star. And Jesus called Himself the bright and morning star in Rev. 22:16. Therefore Morning Star and Day Star are both used of Jesus, not Satan.
In the Bible light is often used to symbolize spiritual knowledge and understanding. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12) In the end times, after the Church is gone, Satan will use his disguise to deceive those who are left behind into believing that it is he who brings light to the world, and not Jesus. Some scholars refer to this deception as the Luciferian doctrine. source
Another source adds this about Lucifer:
The term ‘Lucifer’ used in reference to satan comes from the Vulgate translation of Isaiah 14:12 – at no point in the Bible is Satan directly referred to by the name Lucifer. The only Bibles that use the term ‘Lucifer’ are those that came from the Vulgate translation i.e. Bishops, Brenton, Darby, Douay-Rheims, 1611 and 1769 King James Version (but not the Modern King James Version) and the Webster all other translations refer to satan as ‘morning star, son of the dawn’ or variations on these word.
hêylêl, hay-lale’ (in the sense of brightness) the morning star; light-bearer; shining one, morning star.
1) of the king of Babylon and Satan (figuratively)
2) (TWOT) Â‘HelelÂ’ describing the king of Babylon.
Derived from H1984
My issue with this invocation is very simple. Why sing of Lucifer when it is very commonly understood amongst Christians that Lucifer is the fallen angel who first opposed God? Why mane a telescope after this beast? Why create confusion? God creates in order and not in confusion.