These anglican rosaries are made out of hand carved olive wood beads, from olive wood grown in the Bethlehem region. The rosary is used by Anglicans, as well as other dominations of Christians as a focus for prayer. It was created by the Rev. Lynn Bauman in the mid-1980s, to help bring about contemplative, meditative prayer. The touching of the fingers on each successive bead aids helps to keep the mind from wandering when praying.
The Anglican rosary is made up of thirty-three beads divided into groups. There are four groups consisting of seven beads with additional separate and larger beads separating the groups. These groups are called “weeks”. There are 4 ''cruciform'' beads, in between the “weeks” – these are usually larger beads than the “weeks” beads. When the loop of beads is opened into a circular shape, these particular beads form the points of a cross within the circle of the set, hence the term ''cruciform.'' Next, after the cross, is a single bead termed the ''invitatory'' bead, giving the total of thirty-three. The name Rosary comes from the Latin ''rosarium' meaning ''Crown of Roses.
Available in brown and white and in three sizes of beads - 6 mm, 7 mm and 8 mm.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A NECKLACE ROSARY - AND DOES NOT FIT OVER AN ADULT'S HEAD.
This rosary is environmentally friendly since they are made only from the prunings of ancient olive trees growing in the Bethlehem region, the site of the nativity of Jesus (Matt 2, Luke2).