Prayer Rope used in Orthodox Christianty

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Prayer Rope used in Orthodox Christianty

This prayer rope was made at The Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Crawley Down, West Sussex. It is an Anglican contemplative monastic community. The community has sought to recover something of the unity of Christianity and as such has looked at both Eastern and Western traditions of Christianity. The rope is used to help or as a focus in the saying of the 'Jesus Prayer': 'Lord Jesus Christ, take pity on me a sinner'. An aspect of Orthodox worship now finding a place in several Western expressions of Christianity.

The object demonstrates both the antiquity and diverse traditions of Christianity, but also how, a small Church of England monastic community, just off the M23, has embraced multiculturalism; albeit of a slightly different expression than is common in today's usage of the term. Nevertheless illustrating the ability of Christianity - and perhaps religion per se - to adapt to new situations and very different communities and cultures.

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Crawley Down, West Sussex.

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1990

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