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Incense

From the Latin word, incendere, meaning “to burn,” incense is the “smell” element in “smells & bells”; a fragrant powder or granules usually made of hardened plant and wood resins burned in a small dish or pot; used during the service or in the processions. Some say incense is used to recall of one of the three gifts of the Wise Men to the Christ Child. Scripture commends its usage, particularly in Psalm 141, where prayers are asked to be like incense.

Censer

Installation

A service in which a person is “installed” into his or her office. In the Anglican Church, installation services are offered for new ministries ranging from rectors and bishops to Sunday School teachers and the vestry or board.

installation

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