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Medieval Paternoster Prayer Beads Rosary Chaplet - 50 Horn Beads & Pewter Cross

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The paternoster is about 18.5" from the end of the cross to the top of the ring. It'd work well for a prayer aid or a Renaissance faire costume.

Each bead varies a little but they generally tend toward a dark honey color. The ring & the cross are lead-free pewter.

Originally Christian prayer beads were meant to aid monks in keeping track of the 150 psalms they recited daily. Monks who couldn't read or who had not memorized the psalter would replace the psalms with other prayers they did know, like the "Paternoster" (the "Our Father"). Many early prayer beads in Western Europe were called "paternosters" for this reason.

The paternoster was the Medieval predecessor to the rosary. They were often open strings of beads with tassels on one end. Many did not have crosses. Men tended to use open strings while women used closed loops of beads but this wasn't a hard & fast rule.

This paternoster is made with 150 horn beads. The ring on one end can be used to keep track of how many sets of prayers you have said. Slip it on one finger. When you've said prayers on all 50 beads, slip it on the next finger and start again. This way you can keep track as you say 150 prayers or more.

This set of prayer beads is complete and ready and to shipped. Items are shipped within 2 days. Usually I can ship items out within 24 hours.


Visit my shop to for more paternosters and other kinds of prayer beads. www.etsy.com/shop/SarumPrayerBeads

See my website at www.sarumprayerbeads.weebly.com for pictures of current and previous designs.
The paternoster is about 18.5" from the end of the cross to the top of the ring. It'd work well for a prayer aid or a Renaissance faire costume.

Each bead varies a little but they generally tend toward a dark honey color. The ring & the cross are lead-free pewter.

Originally Christian prayer beads were meant to aid monks in keeping track of the 150 psalms they recited daily. Monks who couldn't read or who had not memorized the psalter would replace the psalms with other prayers they did know, like the "Paternoster" (the "Our Father"). Many early prayer beads in Western Europe were called "paternosters" for this reason.

The paternoster was the Medieval predecessor to the rosary. They were often open strings of beads with tassels on one end. Many did not have crosses. Men tended to use open strings while women used closed loops of beads but this wasn't a hard & fast rule.

This paternoster is made with 150 horn beads. The ring on one end can be used to keep track of how many sets of prayers you have said. Slip it on one finger. When you've said prayers on all 50 beads, slip it on the next finger and start again. This way you can keep track as you say 150 prayers or more.

This set of prayer beads is complete and ready and to shipped. Items are shipped within 2 days. Usually I can ship items out within 24 hours.


Visit my shop to for more paternosters and other kinds of prayer beads. www.etsy.com/shop/SarumPrayerBeads

See my website at www.sarumprayerbeads.weebly.com for pictures of current and previous designs.

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Reviewed by Amy B
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 20, 2017
Beautiful chotki, just as I expected. And it arrived quickly. Thank you!!
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Reviewed by Michele Fitzgerald
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 5, 2017
Breathtakingly beautiful!
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Handmade Paternoster Christian Prayer Beads - Orange Aventurine & Carved Bone Beads

Reviewed by Asuka Tachibana
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 19, 2017
Woah my sister REALLY just adored these prayer beads, thank you again so much SarumPrayerBeads!!! ^o^ The detailing on the bone pieces are simply breathtaking and beautifully unique, as my sister is a beautiful, unique and above all else tough-as-heaven woman who really feels like the strand really speaks to her own personality. She really loved all of the delicately carved and entirely thoughtful little features, the soft, wispy and incredibly attractive tassel, the extremely handy little penal rosary- style paternoster bead, and, her absolute favorite detail, the itty bitty little beads nestled in between the expertly crafted Hail Mary beads which also help her with breathing awareness. Mahalo nui loa yet again for making me and my famfams so very happy! God Bless A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Woah my sister REALLY just adored these prayer beads, thank you again so much SarumPrayerBeads!!! ^o^ The detailing on the bone pieces are simply breathtaking and beautifully unique, as my sister is a beautiful, unique and above all else tough-as-heaven woman who really feels like the strand really speaks to her own personality. She really loved all of the delicately carved and entirely thoughtful little features, the soft, wispy and incredibly attractive tassel, the extremely handy little penal rosary- style paternoster bead, and, her absolute favorite detail, the itty bitty little...
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Please note that stone, bone, wood beads and even glass beads may vary in color and shape from bead to bead. When taking pictures of my items, I do my best to show any peculiarities (out-of-shape beads, beads that vary greatly in color from other beads of the same type in the piece). Since pieces are hand-made by me, I choose to add unusual beads BECAUSE they are unusual and enhance the unique nature of the piece.

Medieval Paternoster Prayer Beads Rosary Chaplet - 50 Horn Beads & Pewter Cross

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: 50 Horn Beads, Lead Free Pewter Ring, Lead Free Pewter Cross, C Lon Nylon Beading Thread, Some Bone Spacers
  • Feedback: 8 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people
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