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St. Seraphim Prayer Ropes
« on: March 07, 2008, 11:34:30 AM »
I am thinking of making a personal order for a prayer rope and found this site.  I have never heard of it before, and the page is so limited there is no information regarding who is making the ropes or what type of Orthodoxy they practice.  It looks fine on the face, but I was hoping somebody might recognize the website and could tell me if my prayer rope would be coming from an Orthodox source.   I just want to make sure I'm not buying something like Monastery Icons.

http://www.prayerropes.net
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Re: St. Seraphim Prayer Ropes
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008, 05:20:06 PM »
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.
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Re: St. Seraphim Prayer Ropes
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 07:11:48 PM »
http://www.athenshop.com/

I ordered some all the way from Greece very inexpesively. And there are all sorts of places to order them in the US. If you have paypal, you can order easily thru athen shop.

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Re: St. Seraphim Prayer Ropes
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 07:14:21 PM »
http://shop.1asecure.com/index.cfm?DeptNo=4&Stid=3295

And here is a local place that sells them. I actually like these much better since there are no tassels on the cross.
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Re: St. Seraphim Prayer Ropes
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008, 07:42:42 PM »
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.

There probably from the greek jurisdiction if it is that late ;D
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Re: St. Seraphim Prayer Ropes
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008, 02:48:35 AM »
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.

Oooh bad timing.  I hope you didn't pre-pay.  Thanks for the tip but sorry you had to learn it the hard way.  I'll try another site.  Actually I'd like to learn to make my own.
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Re: St. Seraphim Prayer Ropes
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008, 03:12:17 AM »
http://www.light-n-life.com/shopping/order_product.asp?ProductNum=HOWT179

The above is a video on how to make one.  I've never seen the video or tried to make one, so I can't tell you if it is hard or easy. 

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Re: St. Seraphim Prayer Ropes
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2008, 06:15:19 AM »
I find there are many places that sell prayer ropes.

St. Anthony's Greek in Arizona, USA one of Geronda Ephraim's Monasteries, the Abba spoken of in Gifts of the Desert.

http://www.stanthonysmonastery.org/ccp6/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=PrayerRopes

than, www.Skete.com sells them as well.

So there are many places that sell, them.

Shop around.

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Re: St. Seraphim Prayer Ropes
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2008, 09:05:16 AM »
Oooh bad timing.  I hope you didn't pre-pay.  Thanks for the tip but sorry you had to learn it the hard way.  I'll try another site.  Actually I'd like to learn to make my own.

No, I didn't pre-pay, so that is a blessing I suppose.  I would also like to learn to make them, if only to make them for my children.
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Re: St. Seraphim Prayer Ropes
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2009, 04:09:28 AM »
You can find some very nice prayer ropes at OrthodoxCrafts.com

http://www.orthodoxcrafts.com/prayer-ropes.shtml

And also orthodox byzantine icons...

http://www.orthodoxcrafts.com/byzantine-icons.shtml