Prayer Rope – 100 Knots


Prayer rope with 100 knots, metal cross and fringes at the end. An authentic monastic handicraft made by the monks at Mount Athos.


Knots: 100 

Origin: Mount Athos 



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Prayer Rope with 100 Knots and Fringes

This is a beautiful and elegant prayer rope, a genuine monastic handicraft, which consists of 100 knots, a metal cross and black fringes at the end. It also has red beads between its knots, however it is also available with black, green and blue beads. This particular prayer rope is made by the monks at Mount Athos and is one of the most characteristic handicrafts of Mount Athos and one of the oldest traditions. The monks with the income from the prayer ropes and the prayer handicrafts cover their livelihood needs, while in other cases the money from their sales is used for maintenance work in their cells.

Prayer Rope: Use

According to tradition a prayer rope usually consists of 33 or 100 knots, however it can be even bigger with 200 or 300 knots. It is an essential prayer aid for both clergy and monks, as well as for laity. Specifically, every time a prayer is said (usually short) we count a knot. This way you can control the number of repetitions or even the passage of time. According to Christian tradition, prayer ropes have their origin in Osios Pachomios in 320 AD. At that time the Saint began to look for a way to help the monks to concentrate during prayer. Then the Archangel Gabriel visited him in his sleep and showed him how to make the tool that would serve the needs of prayer.


Knots: 100 

Origin: Mount Athos 



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