Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vintage Style Anglican Rosary

Hot of the presses! I just finished this wonderful vintage style Anglican Rosary. The 8mm Czech Weeks beads are dusty pink with a beautiful luster finish. The luster finish gives them the look of age. Adding to the vintage look of the prayer beads are the antiqued brass filigree Cruciform beads and the antiqued brass cross, center and findings.

Please visit my shop , Laude Arts and Gifts, to see more about this rosary and to see the other hand crafted items in my shop.

Here is some more information on Anglican Prayer Beads

Anglican RosaryAlso known as Ecumenical Prayer Beads, the Anglican rosary came into use in the 1980's. Since then it has enjoyed increasing popularity among Protestants who have found the use of prayer beads enables them to enter more deeply into prayer.
The Anglican Rosary is comprised of 4 sets of 7 beads known as "weeks". Four of the larger beads are called cruciform beads, so called because they represent the four arms of the cross. The bead closest to the cross is the Invitatory bead. This makes a total of 33 beads which represents the number of years that Christ was alive on this earth.
One note: traditionally, Anglican prayer beads do not have a center. I have included a small center simply to make a more attractive transition from the pendant part of the rosary to the body part of it. This was done purely for aesthetic reasons and was not intended to change or modify the theological basis of the prayer beads.

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