Thurificati, or Thurificatores

Thurificati, or Thurificatores (incense-offerers), names for those who, during the pagan persecutions, consented to offer frankincense on an altar dedicated to an idol, in order to escape torture or death. This act of apostasy severed them from the Christian Church; and it was not till, by long penance, they had given satisfactory proof of sorrow for their crime that they were readmitted. SEE LAPSED; SEE LIBELIATICI.

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