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How to use Orthodox rosaries and why they are needed

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Rosary is a rather important, though auxiliary, attribute in many world religions, including Orthodoxy. Their main purpose is to count the prayers uttered and the bows made.

Outwardly, they look like beads strung on a thread, which alternate with larger beads, and necessarily have a cross in their content. They are made mainly of ivory, wood, sometimes glass and amber, as well as there are cases of using other materials.

Rosary history

In the distant past, when Christianity was only in its infancy, many followers went into the desert, as far as possible from the bustle of the world, to hide their faith and devote their lives to constant prayer to the Lord. These people for the most part did not have a diploma, and because they would have made it easier to read the Psalter, in which there are 150 psalms, they began to use ropes tied in knots; Another option was the imposition of cereal grains on the thread. Thus, the first Christian rosaries were formed.

Praying people use this product to fully concentrate on the prayer path, in order to immerse themselves in the process not only with the mind, but also with the body. There is an ancient legend according to which the Virgin Mary appeared to one person, that she truly believed, and said that small grains should be divided into 10 larger ones. Already in the thirteenth century, grains were replaced by beads.

To date, many miracles are known that were perfect thanks to the use of the rosary of Orthodox prayer books. So, once one person turned for help to the elder Porfiry Kavsokalivita, that he would help alleviate the suffering of a person close to him, who was sick with cancer. The elder gave the man his rosary, which was later transferred to the patient, and, after a short time, the patient received healing.

Meaning of rosary

Surely you have repeatedly tried to understand why you need a rosary. Most often they are used in monasticism. In Orthodoxy, the meaning of the rosary is much greater than the simple counting of prayers; sometimes this seemingly simple tool is compared to a kind of spiritual sword.

The very image of the cross of Christ is a sign of victory over sin and the devil himself. Another important element is a reminder of the constant wakefulness and continuous communication of one who prays with God. And the process of sorting out the rosary allows you to fully concentrate on the process of making prayers.

The essence of the rosaries themselves is that when one searches them it is not necessary to bother with counting the number of prayers read, everything is done literally by touch. In the modern world, chotki are a locking thread, on which a kind of "grains" are strung, which are divided into 10 pieces of beads of a larger size. The number of beads usually varies from 50 to 100 pieces, however the variant of monks-cell attendants may contain 1000 such beads.

At the time of ancient Russia, the rosary had the form of a closed staircase, which consisted of wooden "steps", which were sheathed with any fabric or leather. On the spiritual path, they symbolized the ladder to heaven, the path of salvation. The closeness of the whole staircase speaks of the inevitability of prayers.

How to use orthodox rosary

In this chapter we will consider some more features of the instrument called Orthodox rosaries and how to use them. Despite their widespread use in monasticism, they are still used by the laity; although there are no hard and fast rules, there are still some moments, and we will touch them.

First of all, it would be advisable to take the blessing from the spiritual father for permission to use the rosary. Spiritual mentors recommend laymen to use rosaries away from prying eyes. It is also extremely not recommended to establish a prayer rule on its own, as this may be the reason for the sin of pride.

An important point when choosing is the convenience of the product, so you must hold them in your hands to understand whether it will be convenient to use them. Also note that all beads should be smooth to the touch. It will be better if the beads on the rosary are not too big, since it will not be very convenient to touch them; also study how much the product weighs - it should be easy.

Before starting to read the prayers, take a comfortable position, and in the process of reading the beads, you need to throw from finger to finger to fix them clearly. Note that the rosary, which has already been used by another person, it is better not to take in their own use, as they are saturated with the energy of that person. This only happens if the teacher passes the rosary to his student.

Each bead has a Jesus prayer. When it comes to the turn of a large bead, the prayer is read, "To the Virgin of the Virgin, rejoice," or instead of it, "It is worthy of eating," and after that the Jesus prayer is read again. Upon completion of the required number of prayers, or the circle, as a rule, “Our Father” is read.

Other prayers can also be read on the rosary: ​​among them are the prayers to the Guardian Angel, the patron of his name and various others. It is very important to have a careful and respectful attitude to your product, in every possible way to protect it from damage, so as not to spoil the energy sector. If this nevertheless happened, then they should be repaired and sanctified; if this is not possible, it is necessary to burn them.

The product is imbued with a truly deep symbolism, as it is handed to the monk at his tonsure as a symbol of constant battle with sin. A monk is obliged not to part with his rosary throughout his life, and under any circumstances not to stop the Jesus prayer.

You can buy this product in almost any souvenir shop, icon shop or in a monastery. Here lies one important point: it is believed that the rosary should be used only for their intended purpose. It must be remembered that the rosary should not be a fashionable attribute; for a true believer, it is unacceptable to use this tool as a decoration, wear their wrist, stand hanging in the car and try to soothe them as they move through the straining nerves.

The meaning of such unceasing prayer lies in understanding its meaning and in contact with the Lord. With their constant repetition, the mind is distracted from harmful thoughts, and focuses entirely on God. With the help of such a pest killer, like prayer, and with the use of a rosary, it becomes much easier to cultivate good qualities in the soul.

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