Incense is a substance that we burn to produce a fragrant scent. It is made by powdering frankincense with aromatic materials usually plant based such as jasmine, rose or lilac.The burned incense serves as an aid in prayer.
The incense is placed inside a vessel called censer on a burning charcoal. The smoke of burning incense symbolizes the prayers that are offered and rise to heaven. The censer often has four chains which denote the four Evangelists and twelve bells that denote the twelve Disciples of Christ.