Anglican Rosary, Jasper Wood & Clay Christian Prayer Beads
A contemporary design Anglican rosary, also commonly known as the Christian or protestant rosary. This modern design combines jasper gemstone beads with handmade clay beads and an olive wood cross.
This style of rosary prayer beads is made to help with contemplative prayer. made with 33 beads to represent the years of Christ's earthly life, the beads are laid out in 4 sets of prayer beads known as "weeks", with larger beads between them standing for the 4 points of the cross, known as "cruciform" or cross beads.
The bead at the beginning next to the cross is the "invitatory" bead, a place to center yourself and invites you to begin the circle of prayer. These main prayer beads are separated with a pattern of small wood, hematite and jasper beads for ease of handling.
The olive wood cross is set in an aluminium frame on the back with a silver pewter figure of Christ, and is 5.5cm tall (2.2 inches).
Length from center back of rosary to end of cross: 36cm / 14.25 inches.
The rosary is well-made for years of prayer and is reasonably light-weight. It is suitable for men or women and comes in a handmade rosary pouch to keep it in.
You can see more designs and styles of rosary here: Anglican Christian Rosary Collection.