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Anglican prayer beads

– Description: – Anglican prayer bead sets consist of a cross and thirty-three beads. – The loop is formed of thirty-two beads. – Twenty-eight beads […]

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– Description:
– Anglican prayer bead sets consist of a cross and thirty-three beads.
– The loop is formed of thirty-two beads.
– Twenty-eight beads are divided into four groups of seven beads each, called weeks.
– Four larger beads separate the four groups and are called cruciform beads.
– Materials used for the beads include precious stones, wood, colored glass, and dried seeds.

– Beads:
– The loop of Anglican prayer bead sets has thirty-two beads.
– Beads are divided into four groups of seven, called weeks.
– Cruciform beads separate the groups and form a cross when the loop is opened.
– The total number of beads is thirty-three, including the invitatory bead.
– Beads can be made of various materials such as stones, wood, glass, and seeds.

– Symbolism:
– The number thirty-three symbolizes the years Jesus Christ lived on Earth.
– The number seven symbolizes wholeness in faith, days of creation, and Church seasons.
– Anglican prayer beads incorporate symbolism related to Jesus’ life and faith completeness.

– Cross:
– Anglican prayer bead sets feature various crosses or crucifixes.
– Common crosses used include the Celtic cross and the San Damiano cross.
– The cross is an essential element in Anglican prayer beads, symbolizing Christian faith.

– Prayer:
– Anglican prayer beads are primarily used as a tactile aid and counting device for prayer.
– The standard pattern includes the cross, the Invitatory Bead, Cruciform beads, and Weeks.
– The prayer sequence involves specific prayers for each bead or group of beads.
– The repetition of prayers signifies aspects of Jesus’ life and the Holy Trinity.
– Anglican prayer beads offer a structured approach to prayer and reflection.

Anglican prayer beads (Wikipedia)

Anglican prayer beads, also known as the Anglican rosary or Anglican chaplet, are a loop of strung Christian prayer beads used chiefly by Anglicans in the Anglican Communion, as well as by communicants in the Anglican Continuum. This Anglican devotion has spread to other Christian denominations, including Methodists and the Reformed.

An Anglican rosary with simple cross sitting atop the Anglican Breviary and the Book of Common Prayer.
An Anglican rosary with crucifix sitting atop a pocket edition of the King James Bible.
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