The world's largest thurible!

H/T to Rocco for this video of Benedict XVI at Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, part of the papal visit to Spain this week. The amazing botafumeiro, a giant thurible, is a feature of the cathedral and what better day to swing this incense pot than when the pope is visiting!

If the botafumeiro looks familiar, you've seen it on this page before - check out that earlier post for more views of this remarkable piece of liturgical hardware.

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  1. Yikes! That's one HUGE thurible! One can't help but grin when it's swinging far and wide. I'm also imagining the workout that the men are getting. Wow!

  2. Two things crossed my mind as I watched the pope watching the thurible swing back and forth: (1) I hope they check the ropes before each usage! and (2) You are getting very sleepy.



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