The Orthodox Prayer Rope

How to make an Eastern Christian prayer rope: "chotki" in Russian & "comboschini" in Greek. Used for praying the Jesus Prayer "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner."

Mother Apolinaria of the Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery in Michigan makes a mătănii (prayer rope).

The chanting is the prokeimenon, troparion, and kontakion for the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God.

Vladika Lazar continues his discussion of the use of the Prayer Rope and the prayer for the guarding of the minf


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