We supply Orthodox incense made in the traditional manner by the monks of the brotherhood. The incense is available by the pound or in small sachets. The incense is made by grinding pure Frankincense to a fine powder and adding fragrant oils to produce a strongly perfumed incense. As many as twenty different fragrances are added to make each incense, many of which are natural flower extracts.The incense is then rolled out by hand and cut into small pieces. A small amount of talcum powder is used to keep the grains separate.
Orthodox incense is traditionally fragrant but does not produce copious amounts of thick smoke. As a result, many customers use our incense as it does not cause choking or coughing. Also, as the fragrance is completely incorporated into the incense rather than simply sprayed on, the incense lasts longer both in storage and in use. Only four or five grains are needed to cense a church, but more can be added if dense clouds of incense are required. The incense is burned in the normal manner with charcoal, but placing the incense next to the charcoal rather than directly onto it produces a longer lasting fragrance. The incense should be stored in a cool place.
We supply high quality, hand-dipped, votive candles for church use which are made by the monks of the Brotherhood. The candles are dark honey coloured and are made by repeatedly dipping the wick into tanks of hot wax, producing a naturally tapered candle.The candles are made using pure wax and a high quality wick. As a result, the candles burn cleanly, evenly and economically, leaving a minimal residue.
The thicker St. Edward's candles are ideal for use in candle-stands, and are the candles we use in the Church at St Edward Brotherhood. St. Hilda's candles are thinner and can be used either as votive candles or for distribution to the congregation at funerals and memorial services.