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Orthodox Prayer Ropes (Chotki / Komboskini)

Prayer ropes are used by Orthodox Christians to pray the "Jesus Prayer". Because of its Christian symbolic value, we tie the prayer ropes from 100% wool threads. Our selection includes chotkis of 50, 100, 150 and 300 knots, but also wrist bracelets of 33 knots. Except for the 33 knot models, all the other models come with multiple divider beads, a knotted cross and a tassel.

The "chotki" term is a transliteration from "чётки", which is the russian translation for "prayer rope". Likewise, the "komboskini" term is a transliteration from "κομποσκοίνι" which also translates to "prayer rope", but this time from the greek language. So as you can see, both of these terms refer to one and the same thing.

Here are our prayer ropes, ranging from 33 (wrist bracelet) to 100 and 300 knots...

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For Eastern Orthodox Christians, wool is a reminder that we are rational sheep of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and also a reminder of the Lamb of God Who takes away our sins. Divider beads are placed along the prayer rope, one for the 33 knot wrist model, two for the 50 knot model and four for the 100, 150 and 300 knot models. The beads can help us counting the knots while praying.
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A snippet of wisdom from "The Philokalia"...
Separation line
"Remain in our Lord God until He shows compassion on us. Ask for nothing else other than mercy from the Lord of Glory. When you seek mercy, do so with a humble and contrite heart, and cry out from morning until evening, and if possible all night long: 'Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.' Force your mind to carry out this work until death..."

St. John Chrysostom
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