Anglican Rosary Beads - Christian Prayer Beads with Lily Cross
The Anglican rosary is used in many Christian churches as an aid to contemplative prayer, so it is known by a number of different name. The same layout of beads can be called an Anglican, Protestant or Episcopal rosary, and so it is often referred to as the Christian rosary or Christian prayer beads.
This rosary, made with Czech crystal and lampwork glass beads, is a lovely aid to prayer, and would make a thoughtful gift for a special occasion in a Christian woman's life.
The design of the Anglican rosary is based on Christ's life - 33 beads, one for each year of his life. The beads are set out in groups of 7 week beads, separated with larger cruciform and invitatory beads. A pamphlet about the rosary is included.
The 4 groups of prayer beads are 7mm faceted Czech crystal and the larger cruciform beads between them are lampwork glass beads with ornate detailing on each bead. Between the main beads is a selection of tiny glass and silver-plated beads. The rosary begins and ends with a pierced filigree "Lily" cross.
The lily is a symbol of purity, and has become the flower of the Virgin. Originally, in Christian symbolism, the lily was used as the attribute of the Virgin Saints. The lily among thorns has become a symbol of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin because of the purity she preserved amid the sins of the world.
Length from mid-back to end of cross: 34.5cm (13.6")
Cross: 4.5cm (1.8")
This rosary comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton rosary pouch to store it in, and will be attractively packaged.
You can read more about the Christian rosary here: About the Anglican Rosary
You can see more similar rosaries here: The Rosary Collection