BLACHERNAE ROSE ORTHODOX CHURCH INCENSE A STRIKING ROSE TO HONOR THE THEOTOKOS
This subtly complex bouquet combines light citrus with blends of jasmine, geranium and hyacinth, rounded with a hint of wild berries and warm moss notes to create a sweet and fresh rose scent to honor the Theotokos.
The incense we offer is manufactured in strict accordance with the ancient Athonite tradition by Orthodox monastics. It starts with the dried sap of the frankincense tree. The golden yellow lumps of frankincense are ground into a powder and mixed with fragrant oils. This mixture is then rolled by hand and cut into small pieces. To prevent the incense pieces from sticking together, it is dusted with powdered, all-natural, purified clay. Before the incense is ready for use in worship, it must cure for a period of time in a climate controlled environment.
Because this work is part of a monastic obedience and because of the spiritual significance of incense in Orthodox worship, the monastics pray the Jesus prayer continually during this work.