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Incense is used during the Mass to bless the Altar when the priest first ascends to it, and, during the Offertory, to bless the bread and wine, the Crucifix and Altar (again), and the congregation.
It is also used to incense the Book of the Gospels.
Incense is used at every Divine Liturgy celebrated in the Maronite Catholic Church. It is used to incense the Tabernacle during the chanting of the Salatoukee and always during Lent, for Stations of the Cross, to incense the Crucifix. It is also used on Good Friday to incense the shroud, containing the 'crucified Christ', carried in procession 3 times around the Church.
Here's a question. What is the title of the individual who leads the procession, swinging the thurible?
posted on 04/21/2007 2:38:01 PM PDT
("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
"Here's a question. What is the title of the individual who leads the procession, swinging the thurible?"
I think he's the "thurifer."
posted on 04/21/2007 2:57:36 PM PDT
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