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Many of the world’s great religious traditions burn incense as part of their prayer and worship. In Christianity (both the Eastern and Western branches), Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism, incense symbolizes the community’s devotion and the people’s prayers rising up to God.
Incense also reminds us of the presence of the Holy.
When we incense a statue, a book, a candle, the altar, the bread and wine, or the gathered assembly, we are reminded that each of these is holy, and can, therefore, lead us toward greater holiness: a greater union with the One who alone is Holy.
Here at OLL, we are debuting a new “hypo-allergenic” type of incense called “Damascus Rose.” It has been formulated to be more tolerable for those with sensitivities to other varieties of incense.
See (and smell!) what you think, and let us know!