Listers, incense has been used in worship to the One-True-God for thousands of years. It was used in the Old Testament, used to honor Our Lord at both his birth and death, was seen in the worship of heaven by St. John, and continues as a hallmark of proper Catholic worship.1

“I have cried to Thee, O Lord, hear me: hearken to my voice, when I cry to Thee. Let my prayer be directed as incense in Thy sight; the lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice.” Psalm 140:1-2


  1. Incense in Scripture: Exodus 30:34-37, Malachias 1:11, Matthew 2:11, Mark 15:22-23, John 19:39-40, Revelation 8:3-4 ↩︎

  2. Photos: Known sources are credited. ↩︎