Abbey press 4" x 3.38" Jesus wooden bead strand. A strand of 100 wooden beads, the Jesus beads are a devotional tool honoring the name of Jesus and imploring the mercy of god. Displaying a matching Jerusalem cross, the beads may be tucked in an included embroidered felt pouch for protected transport and storage. Beads and cross are handcrafted using the pruned branches of the olive trees growing on the hills of Bethlehem and Jerusalem. A 3" x 3" gift card features the Jerusalem cross design on one side and a brief history of the Jesus beads and an explanation of how to use the beads on the other. Gift packaged. Beads measure 14 1/4" long; pouch, approx. 4" x 3 3/8". Gift card: Jesus beads originated in the tradition of the orthodox and eastern catholic churches. Called a chotki, the strand may have as many as 100 beads, or as few as 25. The chotki is traditionally used as a silent "breath prayer," with "lord Jesus Christ, son of the living god" prayed on inhalation and "have mercy on me, a sinner" prayed on exhalation. The Jesus prayer, or the prayer of the heart, invokes the holy name. You have just acquired a unique article, handcrafted using the pruned branches of the olive trees growing on the hills of Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
Measures 4" x 3.38"
A strand of 100 wooden beads
Included embroidered felt pouch
Great gift for family, friends or that special someone