Irish Pater Noster Cord

Item #2233
Shipping Wt. 0.50 lbs.
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From the Solitaries of DeKoven

Unlike a rosary or Orthodox prayer rope, a Pater Noster ("Our Father" in Latin) cord is a straight rope of beads with a cross at one end and tassel at the other. Originating in Ireland in the 8th century, the cord was a simplified way for lay people to share the prayer life of monks and nuns. Instead of memorizing and reciting 150 Psalms, the Our Father is repeated 50 times -- hence the 50 beads in a Pater Noster cord. With its green beads and olivewood Celtic cross, this cord pays homage to its Irish roots. Instructions and other prayers included. Approx. 24" long.

Solitaries of DeKoven: Santa Anna, Texas

Solitaries of DeKoven is a Religious Order of hermits within the Episcopal Church that embraces an ecumenical expression. Core members live at the Vigeat Radix Hermitage near Santa Anna in solitude and prayer in the silence of the hermitage. Their day revolves around the Divine Office, contemplation and intercession, study and manual labor. They are dedicated to solitary prayer on behalf of the Church and the world. Besides the normal tasks involved in living a simple life on acreage in the country, they make and sell Anglican Prayer Beads as a way to support themselves and as a vehicle to intercessory prayer.

Solitaries of DeKoven have as their patron Blessed James DeKoven, DD (1831–1879), who was a priest, educator and leader of the Anglo-Catholic movement in the Episcopal Church. In the 1870s he became the chief spokesman for the "ritualists," who were dedicated to an emphasis on the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and on the use of ritual practices that honored that presence. These included bowing to the altar, at the name of Jesus, and before receiving communion. Solitaries of DeKoven are inspired by his fierce spirit of vocation and devotion, even against strenuous opposition.
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The beauty of prayer
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A very simple, effective, and lovely way to pray and meditate. The materials connect you with the earth and the deepest of prayers to reflect upon. Highly recommended!
Kevin R

Green Rosary
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Just as described and shipped quickly

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