This Chotki is made by an Orthodox Christian right here in the USA....it has 50 - 6 mm Semi Precious Green Jasper Stone Beads, a beautiful Orthodox Pendant, bronze and silver accents which looks lovely next to the Green Jasper.This Jasper has beautiful, striking patterns - see pictures.
This would make a wonderful gift or a beautiful personal item for daily devotion.
~ Comes with a lifetime warranty~
~Orthodox Christians use prayer beads such as this to aid in their practice of praying the Jesus Prayer...~
~"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me"~
The Jesus Prayer has been widely used and taught throughout the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is repeated continually as part of personal ascetic practice. It is an essential part of the tradition of prayer known as Hesychasm which means stillness, rest, quiet, & silence. The prayer is greatly esteemed by the spiritual fathers of The Orthodox Church as a method of opening the heart and bringing about the Prayer of the Heart. The Prayer of The Heart is considered to be the "prayer without ceasing" taught by the Apostle Paul (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
~Saint John Chrysostom - Instruction on the value of the Jesus Prayer~
-constantly call: "Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me!" in order that this remembrance of the Name of our Lord Jesus should incite you to battle with the enemy. By this remembrance, a soul forcing itself to do this practice can discover everything which is within, both good and bad.
This remembrance can reveal the sin living in us, and this remembrance can destroy it. This remembrance can arouse all the enemy hosts in the heart, and little by little this remembrance can conquer and uproot them.