ST. MARY MAGDALENE'S CHURCH
COMMUNITY OF CHRIST THE SOWER
ST. MARY MAGDALENE
+ 10mm beads in either sunkist or sunset orange +
+ Orange represents God's bounty in the autumn harvest, along with yellow, gold and other fall colours +
+ Orange has become a symbol of the Protestment population in Ireland +
+ 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 ORANGE BEADS
The orange prayer beads are constructed of 10mm uniformly opaque acrylic beads for the week beads, 12mm round black shiny finish acrylic 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 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 PROTESTANT ORANGE Collection
+ The recommended crosses for the orange beads are shown below +
+ Other crosses available by request +
+ Prices vary with cross selected +
- Orange represents God's bounty in the autumn harvest, along with yellow, gold and other fall colours.
- Orange has become a symbol of the Protestment population in Ireland
|| ORANGE BEADS with Large Celtic CROSS
Extra large Celtic cross features Triskele, or triple spiral, designs. The charm is a matching Triskelion.
Large pewter Celtic cross is THREE inches in length. Overall length 13 inches.
$28 plus SHIPPING.
|| ORANGE BEADS with Modern Celtic CROSS
Substantial stylized modern pewter Celtic cross with clean lines offset by classic Celtic knotwork charm.
Modern pewter Celtic cross is THREE inches in length. Overall length 13 inches.
$27 plus SHIPPING.
|| ORANGE BEADS with Traditional Celtic CROSS
The knot work on the surface of the traditional Celtic cross symbolizes the infinite quality of the Ancient of Days. The circle around the cross symbolizes Unity. The matching charm is the triquetra or trinity knot.
The antique finished pewter Celtic cross is two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
$26 plus shipping.
|| ORANGE BEADS with Plain Brass CROSS
Simple and conservative this plain Latin cross or Crux immissa, which is struck from solid brass, is the main representation of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. It is the symbol recognized and used by all Christians
The charms recommended for the plain brass cross are either the goldtone Anchor charm, an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection, or a matching medal.
The plain solid brass cross measures two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
$22 plus SHIPPING.
|| ORANGE PRAYER BEADS with NO CROSS
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 +
This page last updated on 2019-sep-01
St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat
Rev'd Chris Enda-Luke CCS, Director
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