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Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« on: January 28, 2011, 08:40:13 AM »
Can anyone else figure out whether this is a chotki or not? The article claims it is. I haven't seen enough of them to be able to tell...but i will say that she doesn't strike me as the monastic type ;)

http://prayerbracelet.blogspot.com/2010/10/orthodox-prayer-rope-kristen-stewart.html

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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 08:48:07 AM »
1) Yes, its a prayer rope
2) Who is Kirsten Stewart?
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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 08:53:58 AM »
1) Yes, its a prayer rope
2) Who is Kirsten Stewart?

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2) She is 'Bella' from the Twilight movie series

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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 09:02:38 AM »
1) Yes, its a prayer rope
2) Who is Kirsten Stewart?

1) Thanks
2) She is 'Bella' from the Twilight movie series
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2) Oh. Never saw any of them, nor read the books.
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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 10:02:38 AM »
Is Miss Stewart wearing the bracelet because she thinks it's cool, or because she's Orthodox (or seriously interested in it)? Chotki are not charm bracelets.
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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 10:39:22 AM »
Oh boy, I just saw that her co-star, Robert Pattinson, is always wearing the same thing. It looks like prayer ropes are taking hollywood by storm...  :P

http://prayerbracelet.blogspot.com/2010/12/religious-bracelets-robert-pattinson.html

AFAIK, she is not Orthodox, and seeing that her co-star is wearing one too make me think that they are most likely using them for little more than to make a fashion statement...  :-\

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Ok, now the plot thickens...more stars coming out of the woodwork:

http://www.prayer-bracelet.com/blog/fashion/prayer-bracelet-hollywood-discovers-the-prayer-rope/

"The Prayer Bracelet is a very popular item that couples give to each other in Orthodox countries. The thought behind it is that you want your partner to be kept from harm."
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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 11:58:57 PM »
Now the Orthodox can empathize with the Catholics and understand how they felt when Madonna started wearing rosaries as jewelry back in the 80's.   :)

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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2011, 12:03:55 AM »
Well, if you consider how many people have worn crosses for less than Christian purposes throughout the ages, this isn't really that big a deal.
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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2011, 12:27:59 AM »
Although I would say it is more egregious of an offense, because oftentimes crosses are worn passively, even by the faithful (although used as reminders), while prayer ropes are intended to actively be used for devotional purposes...and specifically not to be used for 'ornamental' purposes... just my 2c
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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 12:33:31 AM »
Now the Orthodox can empathize with the Catholics and understand how they felt when Madonna started wearing rosaries as jewelry back in the 80's.   :)

They do have "prayer necklaces" advertised at the bottom. It's too bad they're making a "fashion" trend out of it.
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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2011, 12:41:17 AM »
They sell icon bracelets too. The site says they are made in monastries, but it doesn't say which monastries they are made in. That seems somewhat suspect to me. I have seen much nicer icon bracelets elsewhere.

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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 01:00:16 AM »
They sell icon bracelets too. The site says they are made in monastries, but it doesn't say which monastries they are made in. That seems somewhat suspect to me. I have seen much nicer icon bracelets elsewhere.

probably much like those icons that are made in 'monasteries'....

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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 11:12:47 AM »
They are boyfriend/girlfriend as far as I know.

Do we know for sure that they aren't Orthodox, or aren't converting?

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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 11:19:58 AM »
They are boyfriend/girlfriend as far as I know.

Do we know for sure that they aren't Orthodox, or aren't converting?

If this was the case, then that would mean that Colin Farrell, David Duchovny, Matthew Mcconaughey, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green were as well, which I find to be highly unlikely (note that they all started wearing them around the same time also).

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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 12:12:22 PM »
Is it just me, or do the items seem overpriced?  They sell their chotki "bracelets" for thirteen dollars, but you can get them from Conciliar Press for five:

http://www.conciliarpress.com/prayer-rope-bracelet-wool-knots.html


Also, look at this leather bracelet, which they claim is hand made at monasteries:

http://www.prayer-bracelet.com/blog/orthodox-prayer-ropes/the-chotki-and-komboskini-store/#ecwid:category=352158&mode=product&product=1731024

They charge twenty dollars for it.

You can get what appears to be the same bracelet, but with a different looking cross, from the Catholics for one dollar:

http://www.autom.com/autom/Item_Cross-Inspirational-Leather-Bracelet_1148588.htm

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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2011, 12:46:18 PM »
Let us pray that the wearing of these may bring some 'star' of a fan of the 'star' closer to Christ by causing him or her to make further serious inquiry into the true purpose. Remember, the ways of God are mysterious indeed.

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Re: Kristen Stewart wearing a chotki?
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2011, 04:49:32 PM »
Let us pray that the wearing of these may bring some 'star' of a fan of the 'star' closer to Christ by causing him or her to make further serious inquiry into the true purpose. Remember, the ways of God are mysterious indeed.

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