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Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi

Pure Monastic Incense from Mount Athos with the Authentic Traditional Recipe 100gr

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  • Amber
  • Athonite Blossoms
  • Byzantine
  • Cherubic
  • Desert Blossoms
  • Musk
  • Myrrh
  • Night Flower
  • Rose
  • Violet
  • Walnut
  • Wild Rose

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Incense is the mixture of resin, aroma, and magnesium into a finished product, with no additional additives.


One of the most ancient and important uses of incense is its use during worship, especially during the Services at Church, as part of the typicon (structure of the service) and the worship overall.


The rising smoke from the burning incense came to symbolize prayers rising to God. We can even see that censing with incense by the faithful is a command directly from God to the Fathers of the Old Testament, thousands of years ago!


Prior to censing, the priest blesses the incense and prays to God that his offering of incense be accepted and be reciprocated by the Grace of the Holy Spirit from God. “Incense we offer unto Thee, O Christ our God, as an odor of spiritual fragrance. Receiving it upon Thy most heavenly altar, send down upon us in return the grace of Thine All-Holy Spirit”.


“Let my prayer be set forth as incense before Thee” is a hymn chanted every day during Vespers as the opening of the musical part of the service and is usually accompanied by the Priest censing the whole church.


Having these things in mind, the fathers of the Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi - with personal care, prayer, and a great feeling of responsibility - produce the best possible incense of the highest quality without any additives in a variety of fragrances that last until the very end.

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Incense FAQ

Incense is the aromatic gum-resin collected from the bark of Boswellia (Burseraceae), small trees indigenous to Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Oman, and Yemen. It is obtained by incision from the bark of the tree from where is extracted, is left to dry on the tree and then is scraped, cleaned from impurities and left to dry completely. The dry resin is mixed with other ingredients (aromatic substances and magnesia), and ends up in the final form we see and use today for censing.
Incense has deep roots in human history that extend back to ancient times. It was used in religious rituals throughout the ancient world accompanying prayers or sacrifices. Naturally, it was also used by the Hebrew people, reaching its way to the early Christian years. Christianity, giving symbolic importance, incorporated incense as an element in the worship during services at Church. Incense symbolizes prayer ascending to the throne of God. Let my prayer be set forth as incense before Thee. Incense was also one of the gifts that the three Wise Men offered to the newborn Christ, when they visited Him after His birth.
There is no specific rule. It would be good to burn incense at home at least once a day.
At home we can burn incense with our well-known censers, which are either made of clay or metal. We place a small charcoal or a teaspoon of charcoal powder in the censer, light it up and then place the incense on top, after which it begins to emit its beautiful fragrance.
Incense should be stored in a dark, cool place, away from direct sunlight and heat. High temperature can alter the aroma. You must also always close the package tightly after each use in order to prevent evaporation and deterioration of the fragrance. Avoid storing incense in places with high humidity, as humidity can affect its quality.
Like everything in the church that is related to either participation in a sacred service or prayer, the product of burning incense should not be disposed into the common garbage. We can discard it in the outdoors by burying it in a forest, field, garden, pot or flower bed, after making sure that the charcoal with which we burned the incense is completely extinguished. Another alternative is to find a spot that has a sea or running water (e.g., a river) and scatter the ashes there. A last resort is to collect the remains in a separate container and occasionally to take them to our local parish.

Incense is the mixture of resin, aroma, and magnesium into a finished product, with no additional additives.


One of the most ancient and important uses of incense is its use during worship, especially during the Services at Church, as part of the typicon (structure of the service) and the worship overall.


The rising smoke from the burning incense came to symbolize prayers rising to God. We can even see that censing with incense by the faithful is a command directly from God to the Fathers of the Old Testament, thousands of years ago!


Prior to censing, the priest blesses the incense and prays to God that his offering of incense be accepted and be reciprocated by the Grace of the Holy Spirit from God. “Incense we offer unto Thee, O Christ our God, as an odor of spiritual fragrance. Receiving it upon Thy most heavenly altar, send down upon us in return the grace of Thine All-Holy Spirit”.


“Let my prayer be set forth as incense before Thee” is a hymn chanted every day during Vespers as the opening of the musical part of the service and is usually accompanied by the Priest censing the whole church.


Having these things in mind, the fathers of the Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi - with personal care, prayer, and a great feeling of responsibility - produce the best possible incense of the highest quality without any additives in a variety of fragrances that last until the very end.


  • Excellent quality of raw materials without additives, with pure resin, aroma and magnesium.
  • Clean, fragrant scent from start to finish.
  • Made on Mount Athos with prayer and care.
  • Available in 12 unique aromas.
  • Packs of 100gr.

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