Greek Charcoal (1 roll)

Item #1544
Shipping Wt. 0.25 lbs.
Availability: In Stock

in small discs

Ideal for home use, it lights easily and quickly. Imported from Greece, charcoal comes in small discs which are ideal for burning small quantities of incense at home.

Discs are 3/4" in diameter; 8 discs per roll.

Monastery of the Glorious Ascension: Resaca, Georgia

The Monastery of the Glorious Ascension, founded in 1977 and situated on one hundred thirteen acres of wooded, rural land in northwest Georgia, is under the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem in North and South America. In 2002, the Brotherhood was made part of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre, which is responsible for maintaining and protecting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other holy sites and shrines in the Holy Land.

The monks publish a magazine called The Harvest. They make hand-dipped beeswax candles and maintain a cemetery for Orthodox Christians. The monastery also supports the Saint Andrei Rublev Guild which conducts iconography workshops.

How to burn incense in your home:

First, if using larger charcoal break it into halves or quarters. One quarter piece of charcoal is sufficient for most small censers used at home. If using small (dime size) charcoal, there is no need to break it up.

Next, use kitchen tongs, pliers, or large tweezers to hold the charcoal over a lighted candle or a gas flame. It is best to do this over a metal pan or sink as the charcoal will spark. Place the charcoal into your censer bowl and wait until it is glowing red.

Finally place a pinch (about 1-3 grains if a granular incense) of incense onto the smoldering charcoal. Cense the rooms of your house making the sign of the cross.