Monastery Made Orthodox Incense 1/2 pound Myrrh

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 14, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Folks, is a 1/2 lb container of beautiful Myrrh Byzantine/Orthodox incense. Hand made by monks at an Orthodox monastery in the traditional Athonite style. Myrrh has a rich Biblical tradition, with an earthy fragrance. The pieces of this type of liturgical grade incense are placed on top of a hot charcoal (we have them too!) for burning at home or church. The aroma is wonderful!! We personally use this incense during our family prayers. This 1/2 lb. re-sealable container would last for a long time (or depending on the amount you burn of course). One of our favorite fragrances to burn during prayertime!

Your purchase helps support both monasteries and my family, so please visit our eBay store "orthodoxincense" for other items. We will also be listing other Crosses, Soaps, and Incense. If t is a specific fragrance you are looking, we may have it, or we can possibly get it for you!

I have been with the monks, and watched (and also helped) them make the incense. Pure frankincense resin is ground into a fine powder, which is then saturated with rich fragrant oil. Kneading this mixture by hand, it is brought to a dough-like consistency. It is then time for the rolling and cutting of the incense. The monks begin their work with the prayer, "Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy
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