Jesus Beads

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  • Olive wood Jesus beads
  • Attractive case with Jerusalem Cross
  • Traditional devotional tool
  • Nicely packaged for gift-giving

A strand of 100 wooden beads, the Jesus Beads are a devotional tool honoring the name of Jesus and imploring the mercy of God. Marked with a wooden Jerusalem cross, the beads may be tucked in a stamped black pouch (included) for protected transport and storage. The beads and cross are handcrafted using the pruned branches of the olive trees growing on the hills of Bethlehem and Jerusalem. 

A printed card includes a brief explanation and history: Jesus Beads originated in the tradition of the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches. Called a chotki, the strand may have as many as 100 beads or as few as 25. The chotki is traditionally used as a silent "breath prayer", with "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God" prayed on inhalation and "have mercy on me, a sinner" prayed on exhalation. This is known as the Jesus Prayer, or the Prayer of the Heart, which invokes the Holy Name of Jesus and implores His divine mercy. (You can read about the "Jesus Prayer" in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 2665-2669.)

  • Olive wood
  • Jesus beads: 14" (L)
  • Pouch: 4" x 4"
  • Boxed for gift giving
  • Developed by the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey

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  • 5 Aug 11th 2018
    Beautiful Meditation

    An ancient form of devotion that I have made a part of my faith life. As a Martial Artist I know the importance of focused breathing, and these prayer beads allows me to train my power breathing while at the same time reflect my love for the Lord Jesus. A very simple, yet beautiful string of beads that will most certainly enhamce one's daily prayers.

    Sifu Anthony

  • 5 Nov 12th 2016
    Jesus Beads From Holy Land

    These beads adds to my prayer life in a constructive and easy way that is positively awesome. Easy to carry and so beautiful. A great credit to the wonderful tradition of silent "breath prayer". Highly recommend this purchase.


  • 5 Sep 8th 2016

    This item had been received in a timely manner. Thank you.

    Attah Amon

  • 5 Mar 17th 2016
    Drawing closer to Jesus

    Praying the beads to various scriptures from the Bible, reflecting on Jesus is such a peaceful way to fall asleep.


  • 5 Mar 2nd 2016
    Wonderful Product

    These Jesus Beads are great quality and the pouch it came in was good quality and keeps the beads protected. The instruction were helpful for how to pray with them.

    Joyce Krevetski

  • 5 Feb 22nd 2016
    Jesus Beads

    Beautiful and well made. Love to say the prayer. Has really added to my prayer life

    Mark L Fiorino

  • 5 Dec 11th 2015

    Exactly what I was looking for. I don't know if I realized it came with the pouch but it's a fine addition.


  • 5 Oct 1st 2015
    Jesus Beads

    These beautiful beads with the Jerusalem Cross were purchased for a friend who is a humble servant of our lord....As was my desire....they are a source of comfort for him and reflection on Jesus.... Simply perfect!

    maria rogato

  • 5 Jun 17th 2015
    Beautiful beads

    These beads are well-made, beautifully packaged (would make a great gift). I was very pleased with my purchase and look forward to beginning this practice.


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