Holy flying thurible, Batman - I'm coughing just watching it.(strange word verification o' the day: handwar)
Remind me to tell you about the time the Bishop of Chicago was smothered in incense. And I don't think that had an incense pot nearly this large. The question is, is it incense or is it (not so clean) coal?
Damn, that thing could kill someone! Lindsey would like it.
I read some comments on other YouTube videos of the botafumeiro, and apparently it once grazed a German tourist's face because he was too busy looking up, and a priest once accidentally crossed in front of its path. Broken ribs only - had to be during the wind-down. Another incident was reported of it exiting a window. (?)
No such things as "too much" incense, in my book. Now, if only I could convince the congregation of that!
If memory serves, this is the sanctuary of the church of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and the object of a long pilgrimage that takes several days on foot and without bathing. By the time they reach the church many tend to exude an odor that is less than sanctity and more like BO.Fred
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