- Warm, rich olive wood
- Handsome Jerusalem Cross
- Traditional devotional of the Eastern Church
- Invokes the name of Jesus and implores God's mercy
- Drawstring bag & Instruction Card
This handsome strand of hand made olive wood Jesus Beads in a warm, rich finish features a traditional and finely detailed Jerusalem Cross. The ancient devotional honors the name of Jesus and implores the mercy of God. This stand contains 100 smooth, round beads. The set is handcrafted using the pruned branches of the olive trees growing on the hills of Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Carry them in the accompanying stamped pouch for protection and safekeeping, so the beads can be taken wherever you go. Instruction Card included. Boxed for Gift Giving. Handcrafted by the Monks of St. Meinrad Archabbey.
Makes a wonderful gift of prayer and devotion, especially for those who enjoy simple prayers, those with anxiety, and those who are looking for a new way to honor Jesus and ask His help in times of need.
+ Card Reads: 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. This is known as the Jesus Prayer, or the Prayer of the Heart, which invokes the Holy Name of Jesus and implores His divine mercy. (You can read about the "Jesus Prayer" in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 2665-2669.)
- Jesus Beads: 14" (L)
- Pouch: 4" (H) x 4" (W)
- Olive Wood
- Boxed for Gift Giving
- Developed by the Monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey