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Saint of the Day: Bl. Severinus Boethius
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Answer To: What Is This Smoky Thing Called?

The correct answer is B) “That is a thurible” (also called an incensor).

For the record:

A philtrum is the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip.

A Sanctuary Lamp is the burning candle or light, usually red, which — for Catholics — signifies that the Blessed Sacrament is present within the Tabernacle, and is due reverence.

There is no such thing as a Monastic Prayer Ascender, although the psalmist did sing, “let my prayer rise before you like incense” (Psalm 141:2) and scripture references “The smoke of the incense along with the prayers of the holy ones went up before God from the hand of the angel.” (Rev. 8:4) Monastic prayer, like all prayer, ascends to heaven with or without incense.

There is such a thing as an electric incense thurible, which Deacon Greg Kandra says just doesn’t cut it, for him

Here you can watch:the biggest liturgical thurible in the world flying at over 40 mph.

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