Person appointed to carry an incense burner

Person appointed to carry an incense burner

Person appointed to carry an incense burner in a buddhist ceremony.

 

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In Taoist and Buddhist temples, the inner spaces are scented with thick coiled incense, which are either hung from the ceiling or on special stands.
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Worshipers at the temples light and burn sticks of incense. Individual sticks of incense are then vertically placed into individual censers.
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Person appointed to carry an incense burner in a hindu ceremony.

 

Incense history is synonymous with ritualism and spirituality.
It’s believed to have been used in India and other parts southern Asia as early as 3300 BC, with the use of incense spreading to ancient China around 2000 BC where it was used for worship and prayer.
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India is now the world’s main producer of incense and the burning of incense has been a fundamental part of Hinduism for thousands of years.
Dhoops are raw incense molded into a shape that can be lit at one end to create a smoldering ember.
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Dhoops can be used to create a more intense hit of incense ideal for filling larger spaces. The Satya Sai dhoop cones linked above come in the legendary Nag Champa fragrance.
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A smooth and creamy blend of magnolia and sandalwood hailing from India, it could be argued that Nag Champa is the archetypal incense fragrance.
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Related: What is an incense burner used for?

Person appointed to carry an incense burner in a christian ceremony.

 

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The boat boy or boat bearer is a junior altar server position found in Catholic and Anglican churches.
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The role of a boat boy is to assist the censer, the senior altar server who carries the thurible.
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The boat bearer carries the boat, a small metal container, Latin navicula, which holds the supplies of incense.
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The boat has a small spoon inside which is used to transfer the grains of incense onto the red-hot charcoals in the thurible.
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Although at times the boat bearer transfers the incense himself, more usually he simply holds the boat open as the priest performs this task.
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Incense is understood as symbolizing the sanctifying grace of the Holy Spirit and the prayers of the Saints rising to heaven.
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Incense is offered by the priest or deacon during the services.
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In some traditions, the ecclesiarch (sacristan) and his assistant (paraecclesiarch) will perform the censing at specific moments of the service.
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