In the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church and some other groups, the censer is often called a thurible, and used during important offices (benedictions, processions, important Masses). A common design for a thurible is a metal container, about the size and shape of a coffee-pot, suspended on chains. The bowl contains hot charcoals, and the incense is placed on top of these. The thurible is then swung back and forth on its chains, spreading the fragrant smoke.
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