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Questions about prayer ropes.
« on: December 02, 2014, 09:37:46 AM »
How do you guys transport ropes over 50 knots? I don't like putting them in my pocket. Wrapped around your wrist? What about the tassle? Do EO Christians bring their chotkis to church? Has anyone made wool ropes? Any tips because it's hard haha.  Thank you.
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 01:40:21 PM »
I have never used a 50 knot prayer rope. 33 is my limit and I'm not even very good with that one. I recommend wearing it across your chest like this.



I have only ever seen one person wear a chotki to church and he was pretty hyperdox. Perhaps in other jurisdictions, it is more common.
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 01:43:00 PM »

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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 01:48:01 PM »
How do you guys transport ropes over 50 knots? I don't like putting them in my pocket. Wrapped around your wrist? What about the tassle? Do EO Christians bring their chotkis to church? Has anyone made wool ropes? Any tips because it's hard haha.  Thank you.

I've seen one person wear it around their wrist.

Yes, if you want.
It's there.
Some people do.  In my parish, the most and least hyperdox people wear them to church.  Visiting a ROCOR parish, it seemed everyone had them.  Visiting a GOA church, no one had them.
Monastics make them all the time.  There are instructional videos online.  Here's a whole website:  http://www.wattfamily.org/prayerope.html
« Last Edit: December 02, 2014, 01:48:21 PM by hecma925 »
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2014, 02:10:22 PM »
How do you guys transport ropes over 50 knots? I don't like putting them in my pocket. Wrapped around your wrist? What about the tassle? Do EO Christians bring their chotkis to church? Has anyone made wool ropes? Any tips because it's hard haha.  Thank you.


I've seen one person wear it around their wrist.

Yes, if you want.
It's there.
Some people do.  In my parish, the most and least hyperdox people wear them to church.  Visiting a ROCOR parish, it seemed everyone had them.  Visiting a GOA church, no one had them.
Monastics make them all the time.  There are instructional videos online.  Here's a whole website:  http://www.wattfamily.org/prayerope.html

Thanks everyone.  I know how to make them just fine but wool is more difficult than satin cord.
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2014, 02:11:56 PM »
How do you guys transport ropes over 50 knots? I don't like putting them in my pocket. Wrapped around your wrist? What about the tassle? Do EO Christians bring their chotkis to church? Has anyone made wool ropes? Any tips because it's hard haha.  Thank you.


I've seen one person wear it around their wrist.

Yes, if you want.
It's there.
Some people do.  In my parish, the most and least hyperdox people wear them to church.  Visiting a ROCOR parish, it seemed everyone had them.  Visiting a GOA church, no one had them.
Monastics make them all the time.  There are instructional videos online.  Here's a whole website:  http://www.wattfamily.org/prayerope.html

Thanks everyone.  I know how to make them just fine but wool is more difficult than satin cord.

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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2014, 02:13:01 PM »
How do you guys transport ropes over 50 knots? I don't like putting them in my pocket. Wrapped around your wrist? What about the tassle? Do EO Christians bring their chotkis to church? Has anyone made wool ropes? Any tips because it's hard haha.  Thank you.


I've seen one person wear it around their wrist.

Yes, if you want.
It's there.
Some people do.  In my parish, the most and least hyperdox people wear them to church.  Visiting a ROCOR parish, it seemed everyone had them.  Visiting a GOA church, no one had them.
Monastics make them all the time.  There are instructional videos online.  Here's a whole website:  http://www.wattfamily.org/prayerope.html

Thanks everyone.  I know how to make them just fine but wool is more difficult than satin cord.

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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2014, 02:19:57 PM »
How do you guys transport ropes over 50 knots? I don't like putting them in my pocket. Wrapped around your wrist? What about the tassle? Do EO Christians bring their chotkis to church? Has anyone made wool ropes? Any tips because it's hard haha.  Thank you.


I've seen one person wear it around their wrist.

Yes, if you want.
It's there.
Some people do.  In my parish, the most and least hyperdox people wear them to church.  Visiting a ROCOR parish, it seemed everyone had them.  Visiting a GOA church, no one had them.
Monastics make them all the time.  There are instructional videos online.  Here's a whole website:  http://www.wattfamily.org/prayerope.html

Thanks everyone.  I know how to make them just fine but wool is more difficult than satin cord.

#asceticism

#instamonk



Lol!

Have you tried writing to a monastery (where one of the handicrafts for sale are prayer ropes) and ask for any suggestions?
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2014, 02:24:03 PM »
How do you guys transport ropes over 50 knots? I don't like putting them in my pocket. Wrapped around your wrist? What about the tassle? Do EO Christians bring their chotkis to church? Has anyone made wool ropes? Any tips because it's hard haha.  Thank you.


I've seen one person wear it around their wrist.

Yes, if you want.
It's there.
Some people do.  In my parish, the most and least hyperdox people wear them to church.  Visiting a ROCOR parish, it seemed everyone had them.  Visiting a GOA church, no one had them.
Monastics make them all the time.  There are instructional videos online.  Here's a whole website:  http://www.wattfamily.org/prayerope.html

Thanks everyone.  I know how to make them just fine but wool is more difficult than satin cord.

#asceticism

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Lol!

Have you tried writing to a monastery (where one of the handicrafts for sale are prayer ropes) and ask for any suggestions?

That's a good idea. The coptic monastery I retreat to uses silk but I could write to Holy Transfiguration. I bought my wool rope from them. 
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2014, 03:18:13 PM »
In Greece, popular practice across all ages and backgrounds is wearing a 33-knot one on the wrist. They are often sold at church fairs by visiting Athonite monks, who go on knotting more on the spot - fascinating to watch. I bet that most of the wearers don't know or don't care to use it for prayer, but at least it serves as a non-ostentatious bit of PDP. 8)
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2014, 03:40:39 PM »
In Greece, popular practice across all ages and backgrounds is wearing a 33-knot one on the wrist. They are often sold at church fairs by visiting Athonite monks, who go on knotting more on the spot - fascinating to watch. I bet that most of the wearers don't know or don't care to use it for prayer, but at least it serves as a non-ostentatious bit of PDP. 8)

The way I think of it is that in church you should be in the prayers. Not using your rope. Unless you're at that spiritual point of constant prayer
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2014, 05:09:19 PM »
UGH. The wool yarn just comes apart and rips and it's difficult to knot ughhh. Any help?
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2014, 05:12:07 PM »
UGH. The wool yarn just comes apart and rips and it's difficult to knot ughhh. Any help?

Maybe it's the type of wool? 
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2014, 05:26:54 PM »
UGH. The wool yarn just comes apart and rips and it's difficult to knot ughhh. Any help?

Maybe it's the type of wool? 
No its because it doesn't slide through the knot very well so you have to pull on it  harder and is stays to wear very quickly. Instead of pulling it through with his fingers this one guy in a video uses some cone shaped wooden needle to pick it out then pulls.
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Re: Questions about prayer ropes.
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2014, 05:41:16 PM »
A burnt toothpick is helping
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