St Patrick's Breastplate Anglican Rosary Prayer Beads
The Christian rosary has 33 beads and is used in the Anglican, Protestant, Episcopalian and Lutheran Churches among others. While most Christian churches have used prayer beads of some form since the earliest times, this style of 33 beads laid out in 4 groups of 7 beads with larger beads between has been in common use since the 1980's.
This rosary comes with a set of prayers with words attributed to Saint Patrick (372 -466) and translated by Cecil Frances Alexander in1889, and is known as the Saint Patrick Breastplate rosary. It features a medal of Saint Patrick at its center.
I've used 8mm round faceted greenstone (nephrite jade) for the week beads in this rosary, in remembrance of Saint Patrick's work in Ireland. I've continued the connection by adding a traditional style Celtic crucifix to the rosary, double-sided so the Celtic design shows on both sides.
The beads are all hand-linked with silver rosary wire, giving nice drape in the hands. This is a well-made rosary that will last for many years of prayer and is covered by my lifetime guarantee.
Length from mid-back to end of cross: 34cm / 13.5 inches
Cross: 4cm / 1.6 inches
Medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch tall.
St Patrick is one of the best known and most loved Christian saints and is the Patron Saint of Ireland and New Zealand, of engineers and paralegals. Folk lore says he cleared Ireland of snakes - and he must have extended that to New Zealand too as we have no snakes here either.
This rosary comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton rosary pouch to keep it in, along with the prayers for the St Patrick Breastplate rosary. It can of course be used with other prayers as well.
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