Large Anglican Rosary with Saint Benedict Cross, Gemstone Beads
This is a larger set of Christian prayer beads, made with natural gemstone beads and silver pewter accents. This style of rosary is used by many Christian churches, including the Anglican, Episcopalian and Protestant faiths.
Read about the Anglican rosary here.
I've used 10mm round jasper beads for the 4 sets of prayer beads, and 12mm round glossy black onyx beads for the cruciform and invitatory beads. These are larger beads than a standard rosary, making this rosary ideal for people who find handling larger beads easier - and they are well-made for rugged hands too.
All the bead are separately hand-linked with silver rosary wire, and the larger beads are finished with layers of pewter bead caps and are wire-wrapped for extra strength where needed most. The rosary begins and ends with a silver and black Saint Benedict cross. This well-known style of crucifix has St Benedict's ward (prayer of protection) behind the figure of Christ, and an image of the saint himself on the back.
Length when hanging: 50cm / 19.7 inches;
Cross: 5cm tall / 2 inches tall;
Beads: 10mm jasper, 12mm black onyx.
This substantial Christian rosary feels cool and smooth and drapes nicely in the hands when being used. It comes with a pamphlet about the Anglican rosary and a handmade lined cotton rosary pouch to keep it in.
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Christian chaplets & pocket rosaries
Anglican rosary bracelets