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Incense Burner for Charcoal

A wonderful liturgical item for burning your incense. These items have been around for a very long time. Ancient civilizations have used an incense burner for charcoal to cleanse their home and belongings. We are talking about civilizations that have lived in Byzantine times.

Frankincense and Myrrh is placed in the burner together with a charcoal tablet. You light the charcoal and with a slow burn, the incense starts to smoke. A wonderful scent spreads through the room. The smoke has a cleansing effect and is known to have a calming effect on people. Depending on the incense it also has some therapeutical properties.  Feel free to check out our collection of Frankincense and Myrrh that can be used in these Charcoal Incense Burners.

An incense burner for charcoal is also used by Priests to cleanse the Church and of course, it is also used during liturgies. With regards to Orthodox Christians, the Priest senses towards the people, when the Priest nears a person it is custom to inhale the incense and do a prostration.

People also believe that censing their home, that it will cleanse it from negative energy. Some cultures even believe that it will ward off evil spirits.

All in all a wonderful tradition and it is safe to say that these incense burner ‘s for charcoal will be used for many years to come.