Anglican rosaries have many uses. For Christians, there are many symbolisms found in the beads. The simple make up of the beads and all of their placings has significance. The rosary stems from a lot of different religions. However, the Anglican rosary is mainly used by Christians. All of the beads correspond with the different times and phases in Jesus Christ’s life. It is said that the person who prays with Anglican rosaries will be closer to God every time. The numbers of the beads are very significant as well. You can buy Anglican rosaries from different places. However, it is more personal when you make it yourself.
Here are some steps on how to make an Anglican rosary:
- Do your research. Look at different Anglican rosaries. You will have to follow a set pattern to make your own rosary. A slight change in the pattern will make it a different type of rosary - not Anglican. Looking at existing Anglican rosaries will help you determine more or less how many beads you need, and what type they need to be. You can also do some research on the history of Anglican rosaries.
- Prepare your materials. You can choose the type of beads you want. Some people use regular beads to make their rosary. You can look at different colored beads to design your rosary with. Just remember that you will need a total of 28 small beads, and 5 bigger beads. The smaller beads should be smaller than the other five, but big enough so that you can comfortably grasp it between two fingers. The material of the beads can also vary greatly. Some people even use rose beads for their Anglican rosaries. Another thing you will need is a long piece of string. Make sure that it is sturdy enough that it can hold a lot of heavy beads without breaking. You can even use accent beads for your Anglican rosary to give it a nice, finished feel. You will also need a crucifix pendant.
- Start beading your Anglican rosary. There are a few things you need to remember when making Anglican beads. Four of the five large beads will be the ‘post’ of the other beads. There are exactly seven beads between each one. For every seven beads, there needs to be one big bead. Start to bead your rosary this way. String one big bead first. If you want, you can add an accent bead after the big bead. Then, string seven small beads. Repeat this process until there are no small beads. You will be left with one big bead. Simply create a ‘tail’ by knotting the 32 beads into one hoop, leaving a piece of string hanging at the end. You will have to string your remaining big bead and crucifix through the tail. Then, all you have to do is knot all of the beads in place and you’ll have your Anglican rosary.
Anglican rosaries are great to strengthen your spiritual and religious faith. Follow these simple steps and make an Anglican rosary at home.