CARNELIAN RED PRAYER BEADS
+ Beautiful Prayer Beads for Every Budget +
+ Inexpensive Sets for Bulk Purchases +

MAIN PAGE

ANGLICAN
PRAYER BEADS

PEACOCK FEATHERS
& QUILLS

ORGAN
ACCOMPANIMENT
CDs

ST. MARY MAGDALENE'S CHURCH

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST THE SOWER

CHAPEL OF
ST. MARY MAGDALENE

CLERGY

EMAIL

Carnelian Habit Beads

RESTRINGING
SAMPLE PRAYERS
CUSTOMER COMMENTS
SYMBOLISM OF THE COLOURS


+ 10mm carnelian red beads which are hand knotted between the week beads +
+ Red, representing both fire and blood, is the colour of the Holy Spirit +
+ Used on occasions where the Spirit is in action such as Ordinations and Confirmations +
+ The recommended crosses for the carnelian beads are shown below +
+ Other crosses are shown on the Black Beads page +
+ Prices vary with cross selected +
+ Includes brochure from St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat with sample prayer formats +
+ Matching religious charm or medal attached to beads +

ABOUT OUR BEADS
Our beads are made to be used, not to be collector items. After years of making and selling prayer beads in various sizes constructed of various materials we have opted to offer our quality beads as 10mm round habit beads. This decision was based on a variety of reasons. The size and shape make the beads suitable for hands of all sizes. Additionally, the beads are made of high quality resin or acrylic making them very durable, yet lightweight enough to easily carry in pocket or pouch. They are resistant to cracking, chipping, and splitting which can occur with other types of beads when used regularly.
The habit beads have a high gloss finish making them aesthetically pleasing. Most importantly, however, is that they are very comfortable to use. While beads made of 'real' stones are inherently assumed to be better than beads made from acrylic or resin plastics, they also have a tendency to be as cold as the rocks they came from, particularly at the 10-12mm size. This can distract the user from the task at hand, mainly focusing on the prayers. Our beads are functional, attractive, and meant to be used.
The CARNELIAN RED BEADS
The carnelian red beads have variations in color due to marbling and shading giving these acrylic beads a muted earthy deep red appearance. The prayer beads are made of 10mm red week beads, 12mm round black shiny finish beads for the cruciform beads, and black 6/0 Czech glass spacer beads. They are strung on heavy duty 1mm waxed wrapped cotton cord which is hand knotted between week beads.
The crosses are attached by a jump ring so that, if desired, they may easily be replaced with a different cross or medallion. The charms or medals are coordinated to each cross based on finish, theme and appearance.
Hand knotting the beads reduces wear on the string as well as chaffing of the beads themselves. An additional safety feature is that, in the event the beads should break, the knotting will prohibit all the beads from coming off the string and will keep large portions, if not all, of the beads intact.

The CARNELIAN RED Collection

+The recommended crosses for the carnelian beads are shown below +
+ Other crosses are shown on the Black Beads page +
+ Prices vary with cross selected +

  • Red is the colour used to represent both fire and blood.
  • It symbolizes Christ's Passion and the shedding of his life's blood to atone for the sins of mankind.
  • Red also represents the fire and burning of the Holy Spirit.
  • In the church it is used on the feast days of the Holy Spirit and on days commemorating the Christian martyrs.
  • Red is also used for confirmations and ordinations where the Holy Spirit is moving and present.

Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN HABIT BEADS with Goldtone CRUX ANSATA
Item #10CAR-CA
Clean, simple styled Crux Ansata, or Ankh with, matching charm.
The crux ansata, or ankh, is an ancient Egyptian symbol of life. It is also called an eyed cross, or handled cross, with the upper loop literally representing a sandel strap. The crux ansata brings together the hope of eternal life and Christ's redemptive power. The horizontal and vertical bars of the lower, Tau portion of the cross represent both feminine and masculine and suggest fertility and procreation. This symbolism was adopted by Coptic Christians, especially gnostic sects, to symbolize the resurrection of Christ and the heavenly marriage of Christ and the church. The ankh and Tau crosses were earlier forms of the cross than the more commonly seen “Latin” cross, or crux immissa, of today. The crux immissa came into common use after the First Council of Nicaea covened by Constantine in 325.
The charms recommended for the Crux Ansata are either the goldtone Anchor charm, an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection, a goldtone Miraculous Medal, or a matching medal depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
+ The Miraculous Medal also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, was originated in 1830 by Saint Catherine Labouré following her vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is goldtone over aluminum.
+ The Catechism teaches that Jesus has loved us all with a human heart. For this reason the Sacred Heart of Jesus is considered the chief sign and symbol of that love with which the divine Redeemer continually loves the eternal Father and all human beings.
While recognized as the principle life organ, the heart was also considered the center of all spiritual activity. Here was the core of the person. God speaks to a person in his heart and there probes him. The goldtone Crux Ansata is TWO inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
$22 plus SHIPPING.

Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN HABIT BEADS with Plain Brass CROSS
Item #10CAR-PB
Simple and conservative this plain Latin cross, or Crux Immissa, which is struck from solid brass. It is the main representation of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified and a symbol recognized and used by all Christians.
The charms recommended for the Crux Immissa are either the goldtone Anchor charm, an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection, a goldtone Miraculous Medal, or a matching medal depicting the Infant of Prague.
+ The Miraculous Medal also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, was originated in 1830 by Saint Catherine Labouré following her vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is goldtone over aluminum.
+ The Catechism teaches that Jesus has loved us all with a human heart. For this reason the Sacred Heart of Jesus is considered the chief sign and symbol of that love with which the divine Redeemer continually loves the eternal Father and all human beings.
While recognized as the principle life organ, the heart was also considered the center of all spiritual activity. Here was the core of the person. God speaks to a person in his heart and there probes him.
The plain solid brass cross measures two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
$22 plus SHIPPING.

Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN HABIT BEADS with Gold Finish Traditional CRUCIFIX
Item #10CAR-GF

Conservative and traditional Latin style cross with the corpus of Christ. The crucifix, a cross upon which an image of Christ is present, is not known to have been used until the 6th century AD. Today it is a reminder of Christ's ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
The charms recommended for the gold finish crucifix are either the goldtone Anchor charm, an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection, a goldtone Miraculous Medal, or a matching medal depicting the Infant of Prague.
+ The Miraculous Medal also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, was originated in 1830 by Saint Catherine Labouré following her vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
+ The Catechism teaches that Jesus has loved us all with a human heart. For this reason the Sacred Heart of Jesus is considered the chief sign and symbol of that love with which the divine Redeemer continually loves the eternal Father and all human beings.
While recognized as the principle life organ, the heart was also considered the center of all spiritual activity. Here was the core of the person. God speaks to a person in his heart and there probes him.
The gold finish traditional Catholic crucifix is 1-3/4" in length. Overall length 11-3/4 inches.
$22 plus SHIPPING.

Carnelian Red Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN RED BEADS with Large Ornate Bronze Botonnee CROSS
Item #10CAR-OB
This large ornate botonnee cross makes a commanding presence in this set of carnelian red beads. The botonnee cross is one of the most popular styles of heraldic crosses. The trefoil tips symbolize the Holy Trinity.
The antique bronze finished alloy Botonnee cross is three inches in length. Overall length 13 inches.
The charms recommended are the bronzetone Tree of Life or Dove of Peace.
* The Tree of Life charm represents the love of God. In Catholic Christianity, the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and Original Sin before the Fall.
* The Dove of Peace charm references the dove released by Noah from the ark and has long been a symbol of peace and hope to Christians.
$22 plus SHIPPING.

Carnelian Red Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN RED BEADS with Bronze Greek CROSS
Item #10CAR-BG
This smaller sized Greek cross has a bronzetone finish. The term Greek cross designates a cross with all four arms of equal length (Crux Quadrata), as in a plus sign, while the Latin cross designates a cross with an elongated descending arm. The Greek cross, one of the most common Christian forms, was in common use by the 4th century. It usually represents the Church rather than a symbol of Christ's suffering. In 958 A.D., a red cross with a white background became the flag of Genoa. In the 12th century, crusaders from England adopted the design for their own use, and took it back to England as the red Cross of St. George. As a result it is also called St. George's Cross or King George's Cross. A Greek cross appears as a 'plus sign' in the rubrics to indicate where the priest should make the Sign of the Cross. When signing documents bishops place a small Greek cross before their signatures, and priests place the cross mark behind their signatures.
The antique bronze finished alloy Greek cross is one inches in length. Overall length 11 inches.
The charm recommended is the Dove of Peace
+ The Dove of Peace charm references the dove released by Noah from the ark and has long been a symbol of peace and hope to Christians.
$22 plus SHIPPING.

Carnelian Red Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN RED HABIT BEADS with Wood Botonnee CROSS
Item #10CAR-WB
A beautiful, natural combination of wood and iron rich earthen tones. The trefoil tips of the botonnee cross symbolize the Holy Trinity.
This laser cut wood Botonnee cross three inches in length. Overall length 13 inches.
The charms recommended are the Tree of Life or Dove of Peace.
+ The Tree of Life charm represents the love of God. In Catholic Christianity, the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and Original Sin before the Fall.
+ The Dove of Peace charm references the dove released by Noah from the ark and has long been a symbol of peace and hope to Christians.
$22 plus SHIPPING.

Carnelian Red Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN RED BEADS with Fleur-de-Lis CROSS
Item #10CAR-FL
Both St. Mary Magdalene and St. Mary the Virgin have developed a strong connection to the fleur-de-lis. Along with true lilies, the fleur-de-lis representation of the lily is the symbol of the Virgin Mary and the sacred symbol of Mary Magdalene. The fleur-de-lis, a stylized lily, has a rich history of symbolism to all Christians in that it also represents the Holy Trinity. The fleur-de-lis cross has become a dual reference to both the sacrifice of Christ and the two women most prominent in Jesus' life.
The substantial silver finished alloy Fleur de Lis cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
The charms recommended for the Fleur-de-Lis cross are either the matching fleur-de-lis or Miraculous Medal.
+ Matching fleur-de-lis charm of Tibetan silver symbolizing the Holy Trinity.
+ The Miraculous Medal also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, was originated in 1830 by Saint Catherine Labouré following her vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
$22 plus SHIPPING.

Prayer Beads

CARNELIAN RED BEADS with NO CROSS
Item #10CAR-NC

Add your own cross or medal to this set.
These beads DO NOT come with a cross, only a jump ring for you to attach your own cross. Overall length without cross is 10 inches.
$20 plus SHIPPING.


INCLUDED WITH EACH SET OF RED BEADS PURCHASED
+ Brochure from St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat with sample prayer formats +
+ Matching medal or charm attached to beads +



Hand Holding a Red Egg

This page last updated on 2020-jan-28


St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat
Yreka, California
Rev'd Chris Enda-Luke CCS, Director
vicarsattic@gmail.com
530.643.0858




Related Links
Community of Christ the Sower (CCS)
St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Yreka
Anglican Church in North America
Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA)

Created by Operant Web Design