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Incense is used for aesthetic reasons, and in therapy, meditation, and ceremony.

The thurible and boat are used during Mass, Divine Office or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Censer A vessel suspended by chains, and used for burning incense at solemn Mass, Vespers, Benediction, processions, and other important offices of the Church. In its prevailing shape the censer consists of a cup, or bowl, which rests on a firm base and is provided with a hollow movable pan for holding ignited charcoal, a lid or covering, and four chains about three feet in length, three of which unite the bowl to a circular disc, while the fourth is used for raising the lid, to which one end is attached, the other passing through a hole in the disc and terminating in a small ring.

Incense was burnt to counteract or obscure malodorous products of human habitation, but was widely perceived to also deter malevolent demons and appease the gods with its pleasant aroma.

Resin balls were found in many prehistoric Egyptian tombs in El Mahasna, furnishing tangible archaeological substantiation to the prominence of incense and related compounds within Egyptian antiquity.Later on chains were added for greater convenience in manipulation.These vessels in the Middle Ages were often made of gold and silver and enriched with numerous details of most elaborate ornamentation.While censer styles may vary, their function and purpose remain the same.All censers operate in a similar manner and have a detachable or hinged top for accessing the body of the vessel to load with incense and coals.A censer or thurible is a type of ceremonial vessel used for burning incense during a worship service.