Incensing the altar

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Thank you for all you do! Your service to the church is deeply appreciated. 

My parish plans on having solemn evening prayer concluding with benediction. Typically during solemn vespers, we incense the altar. Do we still incense the altar with the Blessed Sacrament exposed? Thanks!


A: I know of no rules on this. You could probably argue either way, but I’d lean toward reserving incense for Blessed Sacrament.