Prayer Ropes : For The Prayer Of The Heart
by Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes (formerly Rev. Presbtyer Demetrios Serfes)
Boise, Idaho
24 July 1999
U.S.A.

I set out again, continuously praying the Jesus prayer, which had become more precious and sweeter to me than anything else in the world. - The Way Of A Pilgrim

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son Of God,
have mercy upon me a sinner!

Prayer ropes (komboskini in Greek, chotki in Russian) are used in saying the Prayer of the Heart also known as the Jesus Prayer.  They are usually made of black yarn, marked off by wooden or glass beads, which may be of a variety of colours.

Prayer Ropes For The Jesus Prayer
Prayer Ropes For The Jesus Prayer
These prayer ropes are made usely for the Prayer of the Heart and we can note that you can get one with 100 knots, 50 knots, or 33 knots.

100 Knot Prayer Ropes from Jerusalem - These prayer ropes are made of high quality satin cord by Orthodox nuns in Jerusalem.  The knots are marked off in 25 knot divisions or 10 knot divisions, and decorated with a cross and tassel.  These prayer ropes are available in black, purple, crimson, dark blue, gold, or white.  The cost is $30 each ch.

50 Knot Rope - The knots on these prayer ropes are marked off into two twenty-five knot divisions and decorated with a cross.  $12 each

33 Knot Prayer Rope - The knots on these prayer ropes are surmounted by a bead at the top and decorated with a cross.  $10 each.

Circular Prayer Rope - Thirty-three knot circular prayer ropes.  $6 each.

If you mail away for a prayer rope please consider postage and handling.

For more information, please visit the following webpages; "Prayer Of The Heart" and "The Jesus Prayer".

In order to obtain a Prayer Rope you can write to the following address:

Holy Nativity Convent,
70 Codman Road,
Brookline, Ma. 02445-7555

Phone: (617) 566-0156
Fax: (617) 566-4183

O Lord Jesus Christ Son Of God,
Have Mercy Upon Me A Sinner!

Glory Be To God For All Things!