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Cherubim ~Herouvim Incense from Mount Athos

Cherubim ~Herouvim Incense from Mount Athos

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Cherubim ~Herouvim Incense is handmade  from the monks at the Greek Monasteries of Mt. Athos. The traditional recipe used over the centuries in the  Orthodox Churches and Monasteries, Named after the highest ranked Angels of the Angelic host,  A blessed fragrance from the Holy Mountain!  

The burning of incense can act as a doorway to spirituality; formal or informal, recognised religion or secular. Incense is, and has been used daily use, for thousands of years in many religions around the world; Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. The purpose of incensing and the symbolic value of the smoke is that of purification and sanctification. For example, in the Eastern Rites at the beginning of Mass, the altar and sanctuary area are incensed while Psalm 50, the “Miserere”, was chanted, invoking the mercy of God. The smoke symbolises the prayers of the faithful drifting up to heaven. The Psalmist prays, “Let my prayer come like incense before you; the lifting up of my hands, like the evening sacrifice” (Psalm 141).

Incense also creates the ambiance of heaven. The Book of Revelation describes the heavenly worship as follows:

“Another angel came in holding a censer of gold.  He took his place at the altar of incense and was given large amounts of incense to deposit on the altar of gold in front of the throne, together with the prayers of all God’s holy ones.  From the angel’s hand, the smoke of the incense went up before God, and with it the prayers of God’s people” (Revelation 8:3-4).

Size: 70g 

Origin: Greece, Mount Athos

Incense made using age old Athonite methods and genuine Athonite ingredients by the Monks.

Other Names: Livani (Greek) , Bakhour (Arabic) , Luban (Arabic)  Olibanum (Hindu) , Ruxiang (Chinese)

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