Desert Fathers Incense
We are the only makers of Orthodox Christian Stick and Cone Incense in the United States, as well as Liturgical Granular Blends, Athonite and other traditional incenses.
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Orthodox Stick and Cone Incense
Raw Liturgical Resins
Liturgical Granular Incense
Incense charcoal, tongs, spoons and other prayer corner items can be found here.
We only have one grade: Premium.
Therefore, we have one price, for all selections according to type. Stick incense is $5.00 per pack of 20 sticks. Cone incense is $5.00 per pack of 20 cones. All liturgical incense blends, Athonite style incenses, and raw liturgical resins are $7.00 per ounce.
Orthodox Christian Stick and Cone Incense
Our stick incense is handmade from the finest,purified charcoal rolled onto the thinnest bamboo sticks we could find. They are then soaked three times, into the purest oils, to produce the finest scent. We do not "dip" our stick and cone incense. We literally soak them three times for the Holy Trinity, to ensure complete saturation and the finest fragrance possible. Our incense sticks are prayerfully made, by hand, in our studio in Reno.
No sawdust. No dung. No glue. No chemicals. No lead. No nonsense. Just beautiful incense.
MAGI IS SOLD OUT UNTIL NOV. 15! Caspian Road has been discontinued and is replaced by a brand new Byzantine blend named for Abba Zosimas! We also have discontinued Butterfly Lily and replaced that with a lovely Carnation, and we have added Magnolia. Several other fragrances in florals are coming soon in both stick and cones!Also NEW and coming soon, NOV 20: HIM Haile Selassie Blend (Lion of Judah) and a new vision/reformulation of Berhane's Blend! Both by Nov. 25, 2013!
Our popular 10.5" sticks are only $5.00 for 20 sticks per pack. Magi and Abba Moses are being reformulated and the new version will be available after Nov. 20, 2013.
Byzantine Saints Blends SticksByzantine Floral Blends Sticks
NEW!!! Our Sampler Gift Sets are now available! Imported from Ethiopia, these tiny stick holders, are lovely. In rainbow colours, and mirrored "jewel" glass. Combined with a stick sampler pack of our Floral blends for only $9.95!!! Byzantine Sets will be available after November 15, 2013. (We will choose a holder for you according to stock and how the "Holy Spirit" moves us. But you'll love it! NOTE: Although there is a cone slot in these, we do NOT recommend burning cones in them. Use this with our stick incense only!)
Orthodox Christian Incense Cones
In packs of 20, in all the same fragrances as our long, 10" sticks. Handcrafted of 1 inch, purified charcoal and soaked three times for the Trinity in our pure aromatic oils. And they're only $5.00 per pack. If you are looking for a quicker burn time, this is it. Average burn time is 30 minutes. (Note: Cones burn faster than sticks, but pack more fragrance.)
Byzantine Saints Cones
Byzantine Floral Cones
Our beautiful liturgical resins, imported from Ethiopia, unprocessed and straight from the harvest fields. This is the true "frankincense and myrrh" of the Gospels when the Magi visited the Theotokos and the newly born Saviour of the world. We offer individual resins, as well as mixes, all in one ounce packs for only $7.00.
You waited a long time for these and I can only hope and pray that they live up to your expectations. You asked me for truer, granular blends than are currently available from other Christian sources. I prayed about it a great deal and these are my very best blends, ever. I hope you enjoy them. God bless you! My prayers go up with yours as you enjoy these new, liturgical blends. All are in 1 ounce packs and are only $7.00 each. Please read the descriptions below and then place your order.
Alexandria: SOLD OUT UNTIL JAN.2014 As deep as the deserts where our early monks and nuns worked out their salvation in fear and trembling, we give you a richly scented blend of Egyptian and Ethiopian frankincense, myrrh, and galbanum, perfumed with the light scents of desert flowers.
Iona Abbey Blend- "In Iona of my heart, Iona of my love,Instead of monks' voices shall be lowing of cows; But ere the world shall come to an end, Iona shall be as it was." (Prophecy of St. Columba, the founder and Abbot of Iona.) This blend is crisp and clean as the sea air, surrounding the holy island, with hints of lemon and sweetgrasses and lavender. Playfully colored mixture of frankincense, myrrh, and other precious resins to recall the holy Scriptoriums of Iona.
Magi, a blend of sweet, pure white Ethiopian Frankincense and the purest red Ethiopian myrrh. This is the scent of Christmas!
Ephesus: The earthly home of the Theotokos and the Beloved Apostle John. This blend is for them: Predominant tones of myrrh, and enriched with sweet white frankincense from Egypt, and soaked and cured in our finest perfume oil, and finished with the lightest rose we could find. The Theotokos is our Rose. SOLD OUT UNTIL JANUARY/FEB 2014.
Lindisfarne: Purified pine resin, mixed with pure white Ethiopian frankincense and myrrh. Perfumed lightly with oakmoss and apple wood oils, lightly scented and drawn to a finish with white lilac. The floral is not heavy enough to overpower, but only serves to support these fine British native wood oils. I think St. Aidan would really like it! (smile!)
ALEXANDRIA AND EPHESUS ARE sold out until about JANUARY 2014. All others are still available!
$7.00 per ounce, in six beautiful, traditional fragrances:
AXUM, our old flagship blend is back by popular demand! Light Ethiopian rose, tender Persian jasmine, covered in deep frankincense and myrrh oils and finished with true oudh. Coloured in a beautiful gold, to symbolize offering our very best to God!
Bethlehem: Very traditional frankincense and myrrh, with a hint of lemon.
Desert Fathers: Frankincense, myrrh, and galbanum covered in Ethiopian musk.
Platina: Frankincense and myrrh, infused with pure pine resin. Really reminds me of Platina where Fr. Seraphim Rose met his deer in the quiet of the forest.
Jerusalem: Spikenard, covering frankincense, myrrh, and galbanum, with overtone of musk and spices.
Mt. Athos Garden: Jasmine, clematis and wisteria, coming together with frankincense and myrrh. Very traditional.
Our Mission:To provide every home with Orthodox Christian incense and the light of the Gospel, regardless of their ability to pay.
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