Saturday, May 21, 2011


Here our Brother Robert prepares the incense for the entrance procession on a solemn feast. We always use incense during the Mass on Sundays, Feasts, Solemnities, and other important celebrations such as Ordinations. As we celebrate Christ’s fragrant self-offering to the Father on our behalf during the Divine Liturgy, the use of incense heightens our awareness of the beauty and grandeur of His wondrous oblation. How fittingly does the Psalmist ask that his prayer arise before the Lord as incense (Ps. 141:2.)