Prayer Worry Beads with «Tears of Virgin Mary» – 33 Beads
A special prayer handicraft with 33 beads from the seeds of the plant «tears of Virgin Mary» and impressive fringes at the end in blue colour.
Origin: Mount Athos
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Prayer Worry Beads with «Tears of Virgin Mary» and 33 Beads
The prayer handicrafts with the seeds of the plant «tears of Virgin Mary» are among the most beautiful handicrafts made by the monks at Mount, as this particular plant has been cultivated for years on Mount Athos. This particular prayer handiwork – prayer worry beads – consists of a total of 33 beads – «tears of Virgin Mary» and at the end has fringes in blue colour. In addition, among the beads – «tears of Virgin Mary», there are smaller decorative beads in the same blue color as the fringes, making this handiwork very impressive.
This is a special handicraft, which stands out for its quality, but also for the demanding work needed to create it. Prayer worry beads are among the most characteristic and very popular products, made by monks of Mount Athos and have their roots in the well-known rosaries, which are used during prayer.
«Tears of Virgin Mary»: Name & Symbolism
According to tradition this particular plant grew under the cross of Christ from the tears of the Virgin Mary, which fell to the ground while mourning the martyrdom and loss of Her Only Son. However, there is a second version. According to that a monk was sitting sad because he could not learn to knit a prayer rope. Then Virgin Mary appeared to him and asked him why he was sad. And he replied: «I can not learn to knit a prayer rope».
Then Virgin Mary gave him the seeds of this particular plant and said to him: «Take my tears, cultivate them and make prayer ropes. And say: Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me. Oh Holy Mary save us». Prayer worry beads accompanies our prayers and helps us maintain our concentration. It can also be used as an amulet, which we can have it with us to feel the protection of Christ and Virgin Mary in every step.
Origin: Mount Athos