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Offline 88Devin12

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How to make a Prayer Rope (Guides)
« on: August 07, 2009, 11:41:48 AM »
Some people may want to know how to make a prayer rope (also known as a chotki) and I thought this could be a good place for a guide on how to do it. This was something that interested me recently so I looked up how it's done. If you are curious about how it's made, or want to make one yourself, here's how it's done (and a little bit about it).

About the prayer rope:
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Prayer_rope
http://www.svluka.org/SvLuka/Teens/PrayerRopes.aspx

How to tie an Orthodox Prayer rope knot:
http://www.wattfamily.org/prayerope.html

Videos on how to make a Prayer rope:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KgnRmtJWII
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lTwPCgwj4c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq6H1boemQI

Video from Lazar Puhalo about the Prayer rope:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-wtKvnQQXo

Video of an Orthodox nun making a Prayer rope:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EDLS7o0bh8
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Re: How to make a Prayer Rope (Guides)
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 01:01:44 PM »
I'm very interested in making prayer ropes, but I never seem able to get beyond the point after taking the string off your fingers. Then you have to pull the string in various directions and I totally get lost... I need to keep trying, I guess... Thanks for the links, Devin. Good to have them all in one place.
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Re: How to make a Prayer Rope (Guides)
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 01:46:38 PM »
The prayer forum is not good place to start this thread the simple fact remains; the prayer forum is for prayer only.  Therefore I have moved this to its current position in the Free For All Religious Forum.  -username! section moderator.  Please take more caution in posting threads into their proper forum in the future

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Re: How to make a Prayer Rope (Guides)
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 02:04:59 PM »
The prayer forum is not good place to start this thread the simple fact remains; the prayer forum is for prayer only.  Therefore I have moved this to its current position in the Free For All Religious Forum.  -username! section moderator.  Please take more caution in posting threads into their proper forum in the future
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Re: How to make a Prayer Rope (Guides)
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2014, 07:59:38 PM »
Bump.

I'm making my 4th knot.  I had to watch a half dozen videos and messed up the first knot about 20 times.  I finally remembered the legend and prayed that God would send an angel to guide me and I finally got it :)

Here's another video that helped me, but don't forget prayer... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZRAHuJv1TQ


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Re: How to make a Prayer Rope (Guides)
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 12:09:35 AM »
I'm cheating.  I'm stealing this method from the Roman Catholics.  Instead of using 3 wraps, I'm using two per bead and spacing them much closer.



http://www.rosarymakersguide.org/knottedtwinerosary.htm