Monday, November 19, 2007

Holy Smoke - the Video!

So a very short time ago I mentioned in a comment that I'd love to see that big old censer in action and lo and behold, DearHusband sends a link to this!
He's so good to me!

7 comments:

Dixie said...

My husband said this must have been in Texas...you know, that American thing we do, if a little is good a lot is better and worth clapping for!

Seriously though...where was this done? Are these guys Anglicans? or Roman Catholics? Quite entertaining....

-C said...

"My husband said this must have been in Texas...you know, that American thing we do, if a little is good a lot is better and worth clapping for!"

Ha! Yes, they like things REALLY BIG in Texas, I hear.

I'm not sure where or by whom this is, but here's my best guess: Roman Catholics in Spain.

Anyone else care to venture a guess?

Anonymous said...

Gracious! What a to-do!

Do you remember "pumping" your swing when you were a little kid, and getting to a point where it felt too dangerous to pump higher?

Remember someone trying to grab and drag your swing to a stop?

I could do without the applause, however, or the chancel servant taking photos with his cell phone while the priest was presiding at the altar...

-C said...

The clapping's as tacky here as it is in churches all over the world, I guess.

And as for the censer itself - this asthmatic Christian would be mortified to be here, I'm afraid.

:-)

Dwight P. said...

This is daunting, isn't it? I confess, though, I miss the 360-degree twirls.

I think this is the famous thurible (botafumeira) of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Here's a link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Santiago_de_Compostela#Botafumeiro

Even this old asthmatic (stopped breathing once, even) would love to be there on the feast of St. James!

This must give you Orthodox incense envy, not?

Peace,
Dwight

Mimi said...

Cool.

I like the bevy of censor swingers.

-C said...

Follow-up: Dwight is exactly correct. It is the thurible (botafumeira) of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.