The Ritual of The Raising of Incense

The Ritual of The Raising of Incense

Source: Copticchurch.net

Using incense in the Church is not pagan, as some believe, but it is the praise of heavenly angels which takes place at all times in heaven. “Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. And he was given much incense that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.” (Rev. 8: 3).The raising of incense is a preparation for mass because it consists of a collection of praise and prayers to ask for the blessing of the Lord ...

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