For over thirty years I have been using traditional methods to make the finest quality hand wrought Thuribles and other ecclesiastical and ceremonial silver, both for the home market and for export all over the world. I am able to use my vast experience as an ecclesiastical silversmith to make Thuribles to personal designs and specifications, produce replicas of existing pieces or copies of items which have been lost.
"A thurible is a metal censer suspended from chains, in which incense is burned during worship services. It is used in the Anglican/Episcopal, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Old Catholic, and Roman Catholic churches, as well as in Christian and non-Christian Gnostic Churches, in Co-Freemasonry and in the practice of ceremonial magic. In Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, and Anglican churches, the altar server who carries the thurible is called the thurifer.
The workings of a thurible are quite simple. Burning charcoal is inside the metal censer. Incense, sometimes of many different varieties, is placed upon the charcoal. This may be done several times during the service as the incense burns quite quickly. Once the incense has been placed on the charcoal the thurible is then closed and used for censing.
A famous thurible is the huge Botafumeiro in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Spain.
The word "thurible" comes from the Old French thurible, which in turn is derived from the Latin term thuribulum. The Latin thuribulum is further formed from the root thus, meaning incense. Thus is an alteration of the Greek word θνος (thuos), which is derived from θνειν (thuein) "to sacrifice"." Information from Wikipedia used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
I also have vast expertise and experience in the restoration and repair of Thuribles and other ecclesiastical ceremonial silverware.
Thuribles Restoration and Repair
Do you need your Thuribles repaired or would you like to commission a new Thurible? Contact Mark Munson now. You can also exchange and/or sell your old silver to us towards the cost of your Thuribles.