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Athonite Style Incense from the US
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Athonite Style Incense
What is Athonite style incense and how is it made? In the tradition of Mt. Athos (The Holy Mountain), it begins with pure frankincense tears, added fragrance, & aromatic wood resins. Pure frankincense resin is ground into a fine powder, which is then saturated with rich fragrant oil. Kneading this mixture by hand, it is brought to a dough-like consistency. It is then time for the rolling and cutting of the incense. The monks begin their work with the prayer, “Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us; and continue with the Jesus Prayer, taking turns reciting “Lord Jesus Christ Son of God have mercy on me” as they roll and cut the incense. The grains of incense now covered with the finest fire-purified clay powder to mitigate the stickiness of the mixture, are cured for a minimum of 30 days. This cured incense, rich in fragrance is then prayerfully prepared and packaged. This incense would make an excellent gift, for anyone wanting to experience some of the finest incense anywhere!
Incense Starter Sets
Incense Sampler #1
Incense Sampler Package!! A nice selection of 7 popular fragrances. You will receive a very generous serving (approx. 2 oz total), enough to experience each aroma over and over. Included are the following aromas:
|7 Fragrance Sampler||: ||$15.00|
Incense Sampler #2
Incense Sampler Package!! Another nice selection of 7 more popular fragrances. You will receive a very generous serving (approx. 2 oz total), enough to experience each aroma over and over. Included are the following aromas:
Lily of Aegina
|7 Fragrance Sampler #2||: ||$15.00|
Domestic Incense made in the United States
Bethlehem Rose is a very distinct powdery rose fragrance warmed with woody musks and sweet vanilla.
|1 oz.||: ||$6.00|
|1/4 lb.||: ||$13.00|
|1/2 lb.||: ||$20.00|
Reintroducing a favorite from Holy Cross Monastery! As Byzantium bridged the East and West, so this fragrance brings together our floral and spicy fragrances capturing the best of both worlds. A sweet and warm garden fragrance subtle hints of geranium, lily and wild berry, rounded out with neroli, cinnamon, clove, warm vanilla and galbanum.
This delightful fragrance was first introduced some years ago as ‘Sarov’ and since then has always remained one of the best-loved incense fragrances at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in WV. Although production stopped some time ago, due to customer demand and their own love of the fragrance they are now reintroducing it with a new name which does real justice to this wonderful and majestic incense.
|1 oz.||: ||$7.00|
|1/4 lb.||: ||$16.00|
|1/2 lb.||: ||$23.00|
The most fragrant rose we have!!
We offer this rose fragrance in honor of the Panagia ("All Holy"). This rose fragrance is also known as Rosa Damascena, and is the most sought after rose for making rose oil. The fragrant rose is so sweet and pleasant that it was brought to Europe all the way from its native Syria and cultivated in large rose gardens in order to produce its rich natural perfume. When you burn this incense, your church or home will smell like fresh roses for the rest of the day!
1 oz ||: ||$10.00|
|1/4 lb||: ||$20.00|
|1/2 lb.||: ||$30.00|
OUT OF STOCK . . . Holy Cross Hermitage no longer makes this fragrance. Our apologies.
Porphyry Incense is a Byzantine style fragrance that is complex and sweet. Its lofty aroma is reminiscent of the majesty of the ancient "purple-clad" palaces and basilicas of the glorious Byzantine Emperors. Our Porphyry incense is filled with a complex medley of citrus notes of bergamot, lemon and orange, a mossy note of Oakmoss, and woody and floral notes of Orange Blossom and Jasmine. The sweet complexity of this majestic incense is fit only for the King of Kings!
No longer being made at Holy Cross Hermitage . . . our apologies. Please try our Holy Apostles fragrance if you enjoy the aroma of sandalwood.
Treasured as an incense ingredient for thousands of years, sandalwood is a sweet, earthy and woody aroma that many of our customers have been asking for. If you like Frankincense or Myrrh, you are sure to love our Sandalwood fragrance.
Sunrise of the East
Because Stars of the Orient is no longer available, we thought it would be good to offer another fragrance to honor our Lord & Holy Orthodoxy in the East. A beautiful mixture of three of our incenses: lilac (from Mt. Athos), orange & myrrh . . .floral/citrus/earthy. VERY nice, we think. :)
In memory of the 26 monks martyred in 1275 at the Zographou Monastery on the Holy Mountain, we introduce this new incense blend in their honor! A mixture of myrrh along with citrus makes for a very fragrant aroma. MEMORY ETERNAL!
1 oz. ||: ||$8.00|
1/4 lb. ||: ||$17.00|
Please Be Careful!!!
***Please note that the practice of burning incense, or lighting of vigil lamps, must be done with caution. Remember, censers DO get hot and may burn. Make sure that you place your censer and/or vigil lamp on a sturdy base, to avoid spilling of hot coal or oil. Watch for children and animals when using hot objects. Any misuse of our products is not the responsibility of Orthodox Incense nor our suppliers. Please be attentive when using our products, and never leave the censer or oil lamp unattended.***