I ordered three prayer ropes from this site over a year ago and have not received anything yet. I placed the order in January of 2007 and in March I got an email stating that the woman who makes the prayer ropes was moving house, and it would be perhaps another 4 to 6 weeks before I received my order. Since then I have tried to contact her by telephone and email several times - nothing. I believe she is Russian Orthodox although who I know this I cannot remember, and I don't know what jurisdiction. I hope this helps.