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Where can I get a Prayer Stick?
« on: July 15, 2009, 06:26:46 PM »
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Also, how many notches are on them?
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Re: Where can I get a Prayer Stick?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 07:22:38 PM »
What is that?
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Re: Where can I get a Prayer Stick?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 07:25:48 PM »
A prayer stick is used by the ETOC for prayers, like our prayer rope.
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Re: Where can I get a Prayer Stick?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 07:29:57 PM »
Could you provide any photo? I'm sorry but I've never heard of them.
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Re: Where can I get a Prayer Stick?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 07:33:13 PM »
http://africa.si.edu/exhibits/icons/faith.html# scroll all the way down and you'll see the top of one, which fixes to a long pole. They're great for standing during long services.
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Re: Where can I get a Prayer Stick?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 07:34:57 PM »
And when someone's disturbing you can strike him in head :)

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Re: Where can I get a Prayer Stick?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 08:40:29 PM »
Could you provide any photo? I'm sorry but I've never heard of them.

I'm pretty sure these are prayer sticks in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRsF8_sxDhE

In reply 11 of this thread:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,16200.msg232669.html#msg232669

one of our Ethiopian posters talks about that video and the prayer sticks.



Another video where you see them is the third one down in reply 133 here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9840.msg230707.html#msg230707

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Re: Where can I get a Prayer Stick?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2009, 01:38:49 PM »
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW  No falling asleep in that church...lol
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Re: Where can I get a Prayer Stick?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2009, 02:45:46 PM »
Man, that was cute!

 Anyway, I think the Makomiya (prayer sticks) are awesome. I read somewhere that one of the symbolic interpretations for using the drum and stick is - the stick represents the sound of the stripes that hit His back (Christ) and the drum is the sound of the slaps He took in the face. And they have a dual purpose, standing and praying the notches (instead of knots), so I thought, Wow!, how convenient! I could stand in church much longer this way!  ;D
You think anyone would mind in the Eastern Church if I was using this?
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Re: Where can I get a Makomiya?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009, 02:59:46 PM »
Sorry to call it a prayer stick, I hear that term mostly from people who don't know the Ge'ez name for it.
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