Just as prayer, fasting and almsgiving are fundamentally necessary for all Orthodox Christians to practice if they hope to advance in the spiritual life and ultimately attain an unending life with Christ; so also it follows that one should consider their prayer rope as one of their most necessary items, as it helps us with our life of prayer.
These prayer ropes are made by our faithful women in Bulgaria, and they are some of the finest prayer ropes we have ever seen. And we're not just saying that. They really are. The quality of the materials and the excellency of all aspects of their construction far excel the prayer ropes we used to sell from Mount Athos. And these women are pious zealots as well, making them with much prayer.
Each knot is equal in size to all the other knots and the spacing in between the knots is equal as well, a feat that requires much skill and patience.
Our 40-knot prayer ropes are approximately 4 inches in length, and can be stretched to fit around a man's wrist.
Bead colors may vary. If you have a preference, please write us a note in the Comments box when you check out, and we will try to accommodate your wishes. In time, we plan to offer other color prayer ropes besides black, and hope to update our store to make this easily possible as well.