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Athonite Incense: Cypress (festive)


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This ancient fragrance has a smoky, pungent, pinelike, and spicy scent.

In the Christian tradition, the cypress tree is a symbol of death, life, and resurrection, and signifies the heavens calling. With its column-like shape that reaches toward the heavens, the Cypress has a deep-rooted relationship with the heavenly realm and divine light. The evergreen leaves have become a symbol of resurrection and new life.

Over the centuries, the monastics of Mt. Athos have perfected the art of incense making. As a result, this high-quality Athonite incense burns to a powder and does not melt and suffocate charcoal. A single rock will burn evenly, and slowly, eliminating the necessity to constantly refresh your home or church censor. 

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