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What Is The Significance Of Incense At A Catholic Funeral?

Incense refers to resin obtained from certain trees. Originally, the use of incense was significant as a way of masking the smell of the corpse. The priests would burn the incense over charcoal producing a sweet-smelling aroma. Perfumes may be added to thicken the smoke and make the fragrance even much better. In both the …

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