Many companies offer the Anglican style prayer beads; however, our goal is to offer a beautiful and high quality PrayerBead that is both affordable, meaningful and useable.
The HoldingCross Anglican PrayerBead is valued at $60.00 and is nicely weighted with a warm feel. The size of the beads make it easy to move around the beads.
The small black beads are glass Czech beads; the large beads are a marbleized glass bead. The wood beads are Olive wood beads from the Holy Land. The spacer beads are made from metal and have an antiqued silver finish. The PrayerBead is held together with an heirloom quality wire intended to last for many, many prayers.
Each PrayerBead is handcrafted in our shop in Texas and measures approximately 16" from top to bottom. The size of the Cross is approximately 2-1/4". The Cross is made from Olive Wood boards from the City of Bethlehem in The Holy Land. It is handcrafted in our shop in the signature style of The HoldingCross.
PRAYER BEAD AND ROSARY BEAD COLORS
In Christianity, color symbolism is primarily used in liturgical decorations and follows the church calendar. Colors are used in such items as vestments, banners and church decorations. Color symbolism can also be found in Christian Artwork.
BLACK : A color that typically represents sin or death; here we offer it as a symbol of life freely given to receive a new and everlasting life in Christ.
BLUE : A color representing heaven and/or truth. As a liturgical color for the season of Advent, it symbolizes gaining acceptance.
RED : A color that typically represents blood as in the commemoration of martyred saints. However, in liturgical use, the color of red is used to represent fire as in the Day of Pentecost when the gift of the Holy Spirit was given.
GREEN : A color that is used to represent life, especially during the spring and summer where many plants are growing and blooming. It is also used as a symbol of the triumph of life over death.
PURPLE : The is the color of royalty. It also points to fasting, patience, faith and trust. Liturgically purple is used during the seasons of penance, Advent and Lent.