The Rosary- Prayers and Practice

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  1. Aidan

    Aidan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks be to almighty God that the truth and beauty of His word has never depended upon the activities of "Christians"
     
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    I do tend to stay away from the Marian rosary both due habit and to the fact it violates the plain language of the Articles. However I am much attached to the Anglican prayer beads, replacing the Ave Marias with the Jesus Prayer. I tend to pray on the Five Sorrowful Mysteries in particular during Lent.
     
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    I had an opportunity to purchase a cheap dollar store rosary in what I believe is the standard dominican fashion used by the Roman Catholics (it was just beads and a cross, no Marian symbols). However, I passed up on it, because I already have a much better Anglican rosary I got from eBay, and I want to avoid the possibility of unintentionally promoting a denomination whose practices I generally disagree with. Mind you, I don't actually pray even the Anglican rosary in front of people much, largely because the practice is misunderstood, especially among Protestants, but owning and displaying a Roman Catholic rosary would only add more confusion if someone was to ask me about it.
     
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    I've returned to using the 'Anglican' Rosary along with the Jesus Prayer.

    Give this a try, it will slow your prayer time down and help you focus on Jesus Christ.

    While inhaling silently say, "Lord Jesus Christ Son of God," then exhale, "have mercy on me a sinner."

    I've used this prayer for almost 20 years without beads but I've found the beads help keep my prayer time to 25 minutes and no longer.

    Years and years ago I tried the Roman Rosary and found it to feel rushed and wordy. Too much is going on for this simple Christian and theologically foundation for it, well, I disagree with.

    So it's the Anglican Rosary for me.

    Yours in the Lord,

    jay
    PS: https://feileadhmor.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/mystical-experience/
     
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    realdocphil New Member Anglican

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    Amen, so be it!
     
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    Does anyone have a particular preference for the style of beads or crosses they use on their rosary? I know some have strings, or chains where the beads are placed. Some kinds make it easier to thumb through the rosary, depending on how you hold it.
     
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    I haven't found that to be true. I don't put mine through any heavy duty abuse, but I have carried it in jean pockets, coat pockets, used it fairly regularly and accidentally put it through the wash once. So I feel it holds it fairly well for a rosary.
     
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    My rosary beads are strung on a wire as opposed to a chain and therefore are much less likely to break.
     
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    I prefer the prayer rope, simply because knots instead of beads make it soft and flexible and can fit in my pocket to travel easily.
     
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    The Orthodox one, like the chotski or komboskini?
     
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    Right! The knotted prayer rope. Super useful.
     
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    I have a prayer rope from Mount Athos in Greece knotted by monks that live on the island. At the time I also had a prayer bracelet from the island but it fell apart with just a few rounds. It happens. I used my prayer rope during my hour at the altar on Maundy Thursday and I have to say I prefer the wooden beads.

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    Your rope is still bound so tightly too, you can stretch it gently to separate the knots slightly from each other. Yes, mine is also from Athos. Wonderful!
     
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    I'll admit to babying it after I had one fall apart on me. I prefer to use a simple rope made from an old rosary now. Just wooden beads on a string.
     
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    PS: The Bible I've been using is the Orthodox Study Bible. When praying I often read from it when I get distracted or lose the flow. It helps me return.
     
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    Here's my copy of the same book, by Oxford:
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    Is it Pentecost or am I green with envy? Lol.
     
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    Of the Rosaries or the Prayer Book? :D

    I actually meant to post this in the Prayer Book thread I made, but somehow ended up here!
     

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