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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"...
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"I beseech you, do not distance your hearts from God, but patiently persist and always guard your heart with the memory of our Lord Jesus Christ, until the name of our Lord is planted within the heart... Please do not cease with this rule of prayer, but whether you are eating or drinking or walking or doing anything else, ceaselessly cry out: 'Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us'."

St. John Chrysostom
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