Smudging Bowl – Brass Hanging Holder with Chain – Large


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Resin Censer or Thurible – Brass Hanging Holder with Chain – Medium

Brass Haning Holder, Censer or Thurible for burning resin over charcoal.  It is freestanding or can be swund by the chain.  Heat resistant and safe to burn your favourite resin just like in Church.

Its a good idea to have some sand in it as a barrier to the metal and the charcoal lite.

Size:  15cm tall; 8cm wide; plus haning chain

A thurible is a metal censer suspended from chains, in which incense is burned during worship services.  It is used in the Catholic Church as well as in Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Lutheran, Old Catholic and in various Gnostic Churches.  It is also used in Co-Freemasonry and in the practice of ceremonial magic.  In Catholic, Lutheran, and Anglican churches, the altar server who carries the thurible is called the thurifer.

The workings of a thurible are quite simple.  Burning charcoal is inside the metal censer.  Incense, sometimes of many different varieties, is placed upon the charcoal. This may be done several times during the service as the incense burns quite quickly.  Once the incense has been placed on the charcoal the thurible is then closed and used for censing.

A famous thurible is the huge Botafumeiro in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Spain.

The word “thurible” comes from the Old French thurible, which in turn is derived from the Latin term thuribulum.  The Latin thuribulum is further formed from the root thus, meaning incense.  Thus is an alteration of the Greek word θύος (thuos), which is derived from θύειν (thuein) “to sacrifice”.

Source:  Wikipedia,