Apr 102014
 

With Christmas just around the bend, we find it opportune to offer incense starter kits for those who burn incense for prayer, particularly those who are just starting the practice.  These are sold in sets.  Items are not sold individually.  These items are hard to find — if ever — here in Cebu or in the Philippines.  Stocks for these are limited.

Incense Starter Set A

This set includes the following:

  • Basic Incense Burner Cup
    • made of brass
    • includes brass screen
    • 2.5 in. diameter, 2.5 in. height
    • decorative etching
    • free trivet
  • Alímyon sa Kabaláan Incense Blend (1/2 oz) — Alímyon sa Kabaláan Incense Blend brings together frankincense, myrrh, aromatic herbs and spices, and essential oils  to create the traditional incense scent common in many of Vatican City’s churches, cathedrals, shrines, and basilicas.  It exudes a bright and sweet aroma, with hints of spice and mild florals.  This mix of loose grains is of top-notch quality, perfect for use at High Mass or private prayer.
  • Himaya sa Dios Incense Blend (1/2 oz) — This premium mix of first-class Yemeni and Arabian loose resin frankincense, myrrh, and Thai benzoin produces a glorious, haunting, and sweetly uplifting scent with hints of vanilla.  The exotic fragrance of Himaya sa Dios makes it a fitting choice for Missa solemnis, Missa cantata, solemn Lauds and Vespers, and solemn Benediction.
  • FREE Self-lighting Chapel-grade Charcoal (4 tablets)

Price: PHP 1,400.00
Shipping fee: PHP 150.00 (within Cebu); PHP 190.00 (outside Cebu); waived for meet-up within Cebu City
Availability: Out of stock. Currently available on preorder.


Incense Starter Set B

This set includes the following:

  • Small Incense Burner Bowl (Honey Gold Finish)
    • made of brass
    • includes brass screen
    • 3.0 in. diameter, 1.75 in. height
    • honey gold finish (silver/chrome finish also available for preorder)
    • free trivet
  • Divine Mercy Incense Blend (1/2 oz) — Exquisite mixture of Arabian and North African sweet loose resin frankincense, luban jawi, lavender, and aromatic herbs. Bright, cheerful, light, and sweet.  Great for solemn Lauds, feasts, Sunday Masses, Votive Masses, and Ritual Masses.
  • Santisima Trinidad Incense Blend (1/2 oz) — Choice blend of premium sweet loose resin frankincense varieties, luban jawi, myrrh, and lavender.  Cool, citrusy, syrupy scent with floral notes.  Suitable for Sundays Through the Year (Ordinary Time), Votive Masses, Ritual Masses, and Masses for various needs.
  • FREE Self-lighting Chapel-grade Charcoal (4 tablets)

Price: PHP 1,180.00
Shipping fee: PHP 150.00 (within Cebu); PHP 190.00 (outside Cebu); waived for meet-up within Cebu City
Availability: Out of stock. Currently available on preorder.


Incense Starter Set C

This set includes the following:

  • Carved Incense Burner Urn
    • made of brass
    • includes brass  screen
    • 3.5 in. diameter, 4.0 in. height
    • decorative etching
    • free trivet
  • Pedro Calungsod (pure Somali frankincense resin) (1/2 oz) — Genuine biblical frankincense.  100% natural and pure.  No additives.  Rich, uplifting, and heavenly scent.  Sweet, woody, citrus-pine aroma with resinous, spicy, and sugary notes.  Wildcrafted from Somalia, North Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Sudan.  Ideal for Sacred Liturgy on Sundays and solemnities throughout the year and for private prayer.
  • Kyrie Eleison (pure Asian myrrh gum) (1/2 oz) — True myrrh resin with bits of bark.  100% natural and pure.  No additives.  Rich, warm, and pointed watery-latex scent with woodsy afterscent.  Hand-gathered from myrrh trees in Asia, especially India.  Ideal for Sacred Liturgy and private prayer, especially celebrations of penitential character.
  • FREE Self-lighting Chapel-grade Charcoal (4 tablets)

Price: PHP 1,900.00
Shipping fee: PHP 150.00 (within Cebu); PHP 190.00 (outside Cebu); waived for meet-up within Cebu City
Availability: In Stock (2 sets left)


Incense Starter Set D

This set includes the following:

  • Handheld Incense Burner Cup
    • made of brass
    • includes pointed brass cover with fume exits
    • 5-inch wooden handle for easy carrying
    • 2.25 in. diameter, 5.0 in. height (with cover)
  • Lorenzo Ruiz (pure sweet frankincense resin) (1/2 oz) — 100% natural, pure, and true frankincense hand-gathered from frankincense trees in Ethiopia, Africa, and Arabia.  Sweet, balsamic, citrus-lemon aroma with hints of evergreen. Suited for Sacred Liturgy on Ferias and feasts, and for private prayer.
  • Kyrie Eleison (pure Asian myrrh gum) (1/2 oz) — True myrrh resin with bits of bark.  100% natural and pure.  No additives.  Rich, warm, and pointed watery-latex scent with woodsy afterscent.  Hand-gathered from myrrh trees in Asia, especially India.  Ideal for Sacred Liturgy and private prayer, especially celebrations of penitential character.
  • FREE Self-lighting Chapel-grade Charcoal (4 tablets)

Price: PHP 1,900.00
Shipping fee: PHP 150.00 (within Cebu); PHP 190.00 (outside Cebu); waived for meet-up within Cebu City
Availability: In Stock (2 sets left)


Incense Starter Set E

This set includes the following:

  • Byzantine Incense Burner Cup
    • made of brass
    • includes hinged brass cover with fume exits and topped with cross
    • four-column stand connected to base
    • 2.5 in. diameter, 6.5 in. height (to tip of cross on top of cover)
  • Himaya sa Dios Incense Blend (1/2 oz) — This premium mix of first-class Yemeni and Arabian loose resin frankincense, myrrh, and Thai benzoin produces a glorious, haunting, and sweetly uplifting scent with hints of vanilla.  The exotic fragrance of Himaya sa Dios makes it a fitting choice for Missa solemnis, Missa cantata, solemn Lauds and Vespers, and solemn Benediction.
  • Insula Sacra (Eastern Rite liturgical incense pastilles) (1/2 oz) — Musky and woodsy combo of Santalum and cedar with sweet hints of vanilla.  Perfect for solemn Masses, Missa cantata, solemn processions, solemn Benediction, and solemn Lauds and Vespers.
  • FREE Self-lighting Chapel-grade Charcoal (4 tablets)

Price: PHP 1,900.00
Shipping fee: PHP 150.00 (within Cebu); PHP 190.00 (outside Cebu); waived for meet-up within Cebu City
Availability: In Stock (2 sets left)


Incense Starter Set F

This set includes the following:

  • Home Incense Burner Cup
    • made of metal with chrome finish
    • includes hinged cover with fume exits and topped with cross
    • 2.88 in. diameter, 5.75 in. height (to tip of cross on top of cover)
  • Alímyon sa Kabaláan Incense Blend (1/2 oz) — Alímyon sa Kabaláan Incense Blend brings together frankincense, myrrh, aromatic herbs and spices, and essential oils  to create the traditional incense scent common in many of Vatican City’s churches, cathedrals, shrines, and basilicas.  It exudes a bright and sweet aroma, with hints of spice and mild florals.  This mix of loose grains is of top-notch quality, perfect for use at High Mass or private prayer.
  • Nardus (Eastern Rite liturgical incense pastilles) (1/2 oz) — Rich, soothing, mystical, and regal spikenard scent reminiscent of Mary of Bethany’s lavish anointing of Our Lord’s feet.  Suited for solemnities and feasts, for Sundays, and for solemn Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer.
  • FREE Self-lighting Chapel-grade Charcoal (4 tablets)

Price: PHP 1,900.00
Shipping fee: PHP 150.00 (within Cebu); PHP 190.00 (outside Cebu); waived for meet-up within Cebu City
Availability: In Stock (2 sets left)


Shipping and Delivery

Orders are shipped right away after payment is received and cleared.  Only next-day, door-to-door delivery is available.

Payment Methods

The following payment methods are accepted (in order of preference):

  • PayPal (also accepts major credit cards)
  • direct bank deposit (over the counter)
  • online fund transfer
  • Palawan Express wire transfer / remittance
  • COD (cash on delivery) for meet-ups within Cebu City

Contact Information

For orders, inquiries, comments, suggestions, etc., please email inscents.ph@gmail.com / contact@inscents.ph or send SMS to 0943-515-3835.  No calls, please.

Page last updated: December 18, 2015 11:04 PHT

Dec 242010
 

Christmas is NOT about Santa Claus.

Christmas is NOT about noche buena.

Christmas is NOT about peace, justice, forgiveness, reconciliation, love.

Christmas is NOT about gifts.

Christmas is NOT about family.

Christmas is NOT about partying with friends.

Christmas is NOT about children or the children-at-heart.

What, then, is Christmas all about?

Or, the better question would be, WHOM is Christmas all about?

Christmas is all about a newborn child, a specific kid—not kids in general.

Christmas is about that boy, whose nanay and tatay were refused accommodation in the inns.

Christmas is about that boy, born in a stable, wrapped in cloths used by commoners.

Christmas is about that boy, whose birth was witnessed by animals.

Christmas is about that boy, whose birth was the cause of angels’ partying.

Christmas is about that boy, whose first human visitors were common folk—shepherds, to be precise.

Christmas is about that boy, whose birthplace was pointed to by a brilliant star.

Christmas is about that boy, who was worshipped like a king by three star-studying scholars from distant lands.

Christmas is about that boy, who was the target of a shoot-to-kill manhunt ordered by a jealous king.

You would think that Christmas is about joy and laughter.  You are wrong.  Christmas is about humiliation, self-humiliation of a God who had to take on human flesh in order to carry out a salvific plan.  The humiliation of Christmas is the direct contrast of the exaltation and victory of Easter.  Yet, one cannot exist without the other, and both are inextricable threads of the whole salvation story.

What, then, is Christmas all about?

Or, the better question would be, WHOM is Christmas all about?

Once you realize the answer, you will discover many of your Christmas rituals and activities meaningless, until you bring Christ back into Christ-mas.

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