The Catholic Church has used incense during religious services for millennia. Even before Christianity, Israelites used incense in worship, as the Psalmist records, “Let my prayer be incense before you; my uplifted hands an evening offering” (Psalm 141:2). Incense became a central part of the Church’s liturgy, not only because of its symbolism, but also on account of medicinal benefits.

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