Anglican Rosary Prayer Beads. Black Agate & Brass
Handmade black agate Anglican rosary - also commonly known as a Protestant rosary or Christian prayer beads.
This handsome rosary features black agate gemstone beads, a hard and durable natural stone that ranges in color from opaque black through shades of brown, grey and white with areas of translucency as well. The week beads are 8mm round, and for the cruciform and invitatory beads I've used flat oval beads with little black shadow crystals on each side.
The beads are all hand-linked with brass rosary wire, which means they flow nicely through your hands in prayer. The rosary begins and ends with a lovely ornately decorated brass cross. The detail on the front of the cross is nice & clear, and the back is smooth.
Length from mid-back to end of cross: 41cm / 16 inches.
Cross: 5.5cm / 2.2 inches tall.
Beads: 8mm rounds, 15mm oval black agate.
Christian prayer beads have four groups of 7 beads called Weeks which are divided by 4 Cruciform beads. The Weeks remind us of the days of Creation, the 7 days of the week, the seasons of the Church year, and the seven Sacraments. The Cruciform beads point to the Cross as the central symbol of Christianity.
Prayer beads help to bring the user into contemplative or meditative prayer. Touching each successive bead helps keep the mind from wandering, and the rhythm of the prayers leads more readily into stillness.
This set of rosary beads comes in a handmade (by me) rosary pouch to keep it in along with a pamphlet about using the beads, and will be attractively wrapped.
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Anglican / Christian Rosaries
Christian Saint Chaplets