Origin of thuriferModern Latin from Classical Latin thus (see thurible) + ferre, bear
The definition of a thurifer is a person who holds the incense during church services.
An example of a thurifer is an altar server who carries incense to the altar in a Catholic Mass.
An acolyte who carries a thurible.
Origin of thuriferLatin thūrifer incense-bearing thūs thūr- incense ; see thurible . -fer -fer
- It is headed by a thurifer carrying a smoking thurible; then comes the sub-deacon carrying the cross between two acolytes with lighted tapers; the clergy next in order, the celebrant corning last with the deacon on his left, all carrying branches and singing antiphonally, so long as the procession lasts, the account of the entry into Jerusalem, ending with "Benedictus qui vent in nomine Domini: Hosanna in excelsis."