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  • Why Do We Wear Religious Jewelry?


    Why Do We Wear Religious Jewelry?

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    From the days of prehistoric man until now, jewelry has played a major role in our lives and society. The perforated seashell necklaces found in Kenya (which date back almost 75,000 years) and carved bracelets of mammoth tusk found in Russia (from about the same time) all indicate that humans had a desire to adorn themselves and look attractive.

    However, beauty is just one reason to wear jewelry. Showing status or title is often related to jewelry (such as a king's crown or a governor's ring), as is displaying your religious beliefs. Additionally, because God is not in physical form, many find comfort in wearing some symbol of their religion to remind them of His omnipresence.

    Popular Pieces of Religious Jewelry

    Around the globe and in numerous cultures, you'll find the faithful wearing earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings designed to show their devotion and afford protection.

    Rosary Necklace

    One of the best-known items is the rosary necklace used by those of the Catholic faith during prayer. The purpose is to aid with counting the prayers or verses recited, including 10 Hail Marys preceded by one Lord's Prayer and followed by one Glory Be. Today, however, Catholics (and others) are drawn to the beads and necklace for reasons related to fashion as much as faith.

    Star of David Necklace

    Typically attributed to the Jewish faith, the Star of David is, surprisingly, not a strictly Jewish symbol. The use of this hexagon dates back to 19th century Eastern Europe as a symbol of the Jewish religion, but has also been used by Christians and Arabians. Today, Star of David necklaces are found in many colors, sizes, and materials and are worn by those across many faiths.

    Hamsa Necklace

    According to Wikipedia, this unusual piece of religious jewelry is a "palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye." Its origins have been found in ancient Mesopotamia, and it continues to be popular in many Middle Eastern cultures as a symbol of protection.

    Evil Eye Jewelry

    If you've ever gotten a stern look from a friend or family member, you may have jokingly called it the "evil eye." But this is not a made-up name for a serious expression; it is — in some societies — believed to cast a curse on the receiver of the glance. In various cultures, people believe that adorning yourself with evil eye jewelry is one way to ward off the effects of misfortune or injury. This is a common conviction worldwide. , Many Christians in the United States, Roman Catholics in Italy, Hindus in India, Jews in Israel, and others feel that only nazar or talisman jewelry can combat an evil eye.

    If you're looking for a gift that holds special meaning and will be graciously accepted, consider buying a piece of religious jewelry. The wide variety on our site offers a large selection for men, women, teens, and children.

  • Hamsa meaning, what is a Hamsa and Hamsas History

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    The Hamsa hand (Arabic) or Hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. Hamsa meaning is "five" and refer to the five fingers on the hand.

    The Hamsa is the most prominent symbols that are shared between Judaism and Islam. Some distinguish between Jewish Hamsa and the Arabic Hamsa: The Jewish Hamsa has up pointing fingers in a male affiliation to the blessing of Moses in his appeal to the Creator. The Muslim Hamsa has down pointing fingers in a female affiliation to Fatima Zahra, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, in her appeal to the forces of the underworld and so it is used to bring good luck.

    Hamsa Style

    A Hamsa usually drawn artificially stylized so that thumb and pinky are identical lengths. The hand is symmetrical rather than left or right. Although there are also Hamsa's more accurate forms designed anatomically. These days Hamsa jewelry are very popular, as well as Hamsa wall art gifts.

    Hamsa meaning in other religions

    A universal sign of protection that holds recognition as a bearer of good fortune among Christians.

    Meaning of teaching and protection in the Buddha's gesture.

    Hamsa path into Jewish culture can be traced through the believe that five fingers of the Hamsa hand remind its wearer to use their five senses to praise God.

    In Kabbalistic manuscripts and amulets, the symbol of the hand appears, doubling as the Hebrew letter "Shin", the first letter of "Shaddai", one of the names referring to God.

     

    Hamsa meaning and origins are very old and are not known with certainty, but one thing is in common and obvious to all: Its basic meaning touches fears from the evil eye and upheaval of fortune and fate.

     

  • Judaism and Christianity: The Similarities Between Two Different Religions

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    For some, the fact that Jesus was Jewish yet is also the patriarch of Christianity can be confusing. How can a Jewish-born man be at the heart of a religion so diverse from Judaism? While there are distinct variances between the two, Christianity and Judaism are also filled with similarities.

     

    One God

    Both Christians and Jews are monotheistic. That is to say, they believe there is one, true God who created and rules over the world. Many other religions are of the opinion that numerous gods are in control.

    What's more, both Jews and Christians believe God created heaven and Earth in six days and rested on the seventh. Both religions hold fast to the face that God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. That is to say, He is almighty, all-knowing and ever-present.

    The Bible

    There is common ground between the faiths when it comes to religious texts, too. Christians refer to the Old Testament of their Bible. Jews look to similar books, but call them the Tanakh. The Pentateuch contains the same five books as the beginning of the Christian Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

    Moral Guideposts

    The behavior of Christians and Jews is guided by the Ten Commandments., , These laws of God were brought down from the mountain by Moses and were written with the finger of God. Both religions look to these as a basis for moral behavior to live by when it comes to God's place in one's life, putting other things and people before God, cursing, remembering the Sabbath, honoring one's parents, murder, adultery, stealing, bearing false witness, and coveting what someone else has.

    Prophets

    Many of the same prophets and forefathers are present in Judaism as well as Christianity. Abraham is esteemed as the father of many nations by both beliefs and is seen as someone who walked with and spoke with God as well as angels.

    Noah is regarded as God's servant who built the ark that saved mankind from total destruction.

    Both religions agree that Isaac (the son of Abraham) was the first in the lineage of God's great nation Israel, and was the child who escaped death at the hand of God.

    Moses, the babe hidden by his mother during the death reign of Ramses, is held in high regard by Jews and Christians because of his conversion from Egyptian royalty to Hebrew slave.

    Jewish Jewelry Celebrates These Similarities

    From gold and silver Star of David pendants and Star of David bracelets to intricate Mezuzah necklaces, you'll find a lovely selection of Jewish jewelry when you shop online at MyHolyShop.com.

    Whether you wear them yourself daily as a reminder of your faith or give them as a precious gift to a loved one, keeping the spirit of God near to you always helps increase your inner strength and peacefulness.

  • Holy Land Gifts Hold Special Significance For Christians

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    As the birthplace of Jesus, and His home until He was crucified, Bethlehem and Jerusalem are considered sacred locations in the eyes of Christians. While most would love to journey to the place where their Lord and Savior lived, many never get to travel to the Holy Land. That makes gifts and souvenirs from this region of particular interest to Christians around the world.

    The Cross: A Cherished Statement

    From the Bible, Christian children are taught from an early age that Jesus carried the cross on which He was crucified. While the act of crucifixion is absolutely barbaric, the willingness of Jesus to submit Himself to that torture so that we might be eternally reunited with a loving God makes this symbol one that is bittersweet.

    Many cling to the cross as a reminder of devotion even unto death. Others see it as an icon of enormous beauty due to the sacrifice that was made. Regardless of which is your viewpoint, one thing is certain: wearing a cross tells the world you are a believer.

    While you can purchase cross jewelry from any number of stores, gorgeous cross pendants that are actually crafted in the Holy Land are particularly cherished gifts. The significance of their origin instills a sense of closeness between Christians and their Lord that just can't be found with ordinary pieces.

    The Fish: A Secret Sign

    According to Christianity Today, "The Greek word for fish is 'ichthys.' As early as the first century, Christians made an acrostic from this word: Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter, i.e., Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. The fish has plenty of other theological overtones as well, for Christ fed the 5,000 with 2 fishes and 5 loaves … and called his disciples 'fishers of men.' Greeks, Romans, and many other pagans used the fish symbol before Christians. Hence the fish, unlike, say, the cross, attracted little suspicion, making it a perfect secret symbol for persecuted believers."

    Directly from the Holy Land, gifts that include the fish symbol give a feeling that you are joining with second- and third-century Christians in celebrating our Savior. Today you'll find the fish on numerous pieces of jewelry from rings to pendants and more.

    Star Of Bethlehem: A Brilliant Reminder

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    Most frequently associated with the birth of Jesus and the Christmas holiday, the star of Bethlehem is typically used as a brilliant reminder of a baby born in a manger to save the world. As recorded in the book of Matthew:

    And they, having heard the king, went their way; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy (2:9-10). At MyHolyShop.com you can find a vast selection of Christian crosses among them is  the Star Of Bethlehem Pendant.

    From lighted tree ornaments to gorgeous pendants, you can enjoy tokens that bring to mind the peaceful night that our Lord came to earth as a man.

    If you're looking for Holy Land gifts that are symbolic of your faith, look for these three historic icons in a variety of forms that tell the world who you serve.

  • Christian Jewelry For Women Offers A Stylish Way To Express Their Faith

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    Whether you are a new believer or have been a Christian for some time, the desire to express your faith to the world is common. Many people use Christian keychains or put bumper stickers on their cars to show what they stand for. But, with women especially, Christian jewelry is a popular and stylish way to make your Lord known.

     

    Traditional Jewelry

    For decades, just about the only type of Christian jewelry you would find came in the form of a cross worn around the neck. Today, the options are virtually limitless. Traditional and more formal pieces look fabulous with business suits and Sunday dresses. Cross necklaces that have been handed down through the generations are not only beautiful accessories, but also cherished keepsakes. However, if you're in the mood to experiment with your style, the sky is the limit!

    Modern Pieces Add Pizzazz

    From elaborate rings to casual bracelets, today's Christian women have a whole host of jewelry options to select from. At MyHolyShop.com, you can mix and match between items and create an entire jewelry wardrobe. Love pendants and need something casual? How about a simple Ichthus with "Jesus" and the fish symbol?

    Shopping for bracelets? Gold and silver offset with gemstones is perfect for work or church. Want to display your faith on the weekends when you're in shorts, a T-shirt and flip-flops? You can with a casual leather and bead Christian bracelet that's all the rage.

    From diamond earrings to – yes – traditional cross necklaces, you'll find lots of options including those made from gold, silver, wood, rope, diamonds, pearls, beads, leather and much more.

    Christian Jewelry With A Dual Purpose

    While the primary reason we, as women, wear Christian jewelry is to show Jesus' love to others, these accessories can often serve a dual purpose.

    Marriage/Weddings – Want to show your devotion to your Lord and your spouse? A scripture-inscribed pendant is the perfect way. These also make excellent wedding or anniversary gifts.

    Chastity – Taking a stand against sex before marriage? "Wait" jewelry makes the statement "I will wait for my husband / wife" so the world can see that you are steadfast in your beliefs.

    Encouragement – Going through a rough time? Praying hands, scripture verses, hearts and many other symbols can help remind you that you are a child of God and the apple of His eye.

    Faith – Crosses in all shapes and sizes – from earrings to necklaces – let everyone you come in contact with know at a glance that you serve a risen Lord.

    And because most women love jewelry, these Christian items make the perfect gift for practically every occasion, including:

    • New baby
    • Engagement
    • Wedding
    • Anniversary
    • New job
    • Encouragement
    • Birthday
    • Christmas
    • Easter
    • Graduation

    … and so many others.

    When you buy women's Christian jewelry at MyHolyShop.com, you'll also partner with us in doing the Lord's work because we tithe 10% of our profits into Christian charitable organizations. Now you can express your faith and live up to it at the same time!

  • The Jerusalem Cross: A Powerful Symbol Of Christianity

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    During the Medieval Period, between A.D. 1099 and 1187, the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem brought the Holy City into one of the most bountiful periods it ever experienced. It was then that Christians created what is now referred to as the Jerusalem Cross. Lavishly designed and encrusted with jewels, the cross represented Jesus' connection with the Holy Land.

    The original design was credited to one leader within the Crusader order: Godfrey de Bouillon, who wanted a symbol that stood for the center of Christianity. His work didn't go unnoticed as, even today, the Jerusalem Cross is widely recognized worldwide.

    The Cross was used to proclaim revolution in the Greek War of Independence. Prince Albert of Wales had a Jerusalem Cross tattooed on his arm. It was used as service cross in World War I, and the Jerusalem Cross even has its own Unicode character that can be typed by pressing U+2629.

    What Exactly Is A Jerusalem Cross?

    Crosses can be found in all shapes and sizes. So, what is considered to be a Jerusalem Cross? The cross should have symmetrically even sides with crossbars at the tips. This is sometimes called a Tau Cross, and (in this case) represents the Old Testament of the Bible. In each of the four 90-degree angles created by the Tau Cross is a smaller, Greek Cross with each side being of equal length. These represent the New Testament.

    The significance of the four small crosses is under debate, but, according to Jerusalem.com, most believe they represent either:

     

    • Jesus' legacy spread to the four corners of the world
    • The four disciples: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, or
    • The three wounds in Christ's hands and feet plus the wound to his side.

    While Jerusalem Crosses can be made of practically any material, they are usually gold or silver and are frequently inlaid with jewels. Most often you'll find Jerusalem Cross necklaces and pendants which are worn or emblems that are hung on walls.

    History And Beauty Combined

    Besides the historical facts associated with these icons, Jerusalem Cross necklaces and other symbols provide a direct emotional link to the Holy Land. While the Christian faith isn't based on statues and symbols, the wearing of such a cross can denote faith and perseverance in the teachings of Christ through a person's life.

    When you want a constant reminder of Jesus' sacrifice and commands for your life, the Jerusalem Cross is an excellent choice. Whether as a necklace or a wall hanging, its presence will work to affirm your faith as well as allow others to see what and who you stand for.

    Since everyone can't travel to the Jerusalem due to a variety of reasons, the Jerusalem Cross can help to fill the gap. This sacred symbol offers encouragement, support, comfort, peace and inspiration as it works to connect you in your present-day circumstances to the roots of the Holy Land where your Savior died to set you free.

  • Virgin Mary Statues Honor The Queen Of Heaven And Earth

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    While there are no direct references to the term "Queen of Heaven and Earth" in the Bible, many from the Catholic Church believe that the Virgin Mary deserves this honor. In 1946, Pope Pius XII stated in a radio address, "He, the Son of God, reflects on His heavenly Mother the glory, the majesty and the dominion of His kingship, for, having been associated to the King of Martyrs in the ... work of human Redemption as Mother and cooperator, she remains forever associated to Him. Jesus is King throughout all eternity by nature and by right of conquest: through Him, with Him, and subordinate to Him, Mary is Queen by grace, by divine relationship, by right of conquest, and by singular choice [of the Father]."

    Christians who are not of the Catholic faith may disagree with these statements, but do certainly hold Mary in high esteem as the mother of the Savior of the world. Regardless of your religious preference, it is a fact that Mary will remain, throughout eternity, the most celebrated woman who ever lived.

    Mary – The Servant

    We are introduced to Mary as a girl in Luke 1:26-38. Referenced simply as "the virgin," Mary is caught off guard by the appearance of Gabriel, the Archangel who delivers some astonishing news.

    "You will become pregnant, give birth to a son,

    and name him Jesus.
    32 He will be a great man
    and will be called the Son of the Most High.
    The Lord God will give him
    the throne of his ancestor David.
    33 Your son will be king of Jacob's people forever,
    and his kingdom will never end."

    Can you imagine being told these things? What would your family think? Would they believe you'd gone mad? Nobody would understand. And, if you lived in Mary's day and age, you would likely be killed once people found out. This was not just a simple story in the Bible. This news was life-threatening and completely absurd. Yet, this teenager's reply was, "I am the Lord's servant. Let everything you've said happen to me."

    Mary – The Mother

    After her Son was born, Mary and Joseph lived the life of outcasts for a while, fleeing in the middle of the night for their safety several times. From the difficult delivery to Jesus' teaching in the temple at age 12 to the first miracle He performed, Mary stood by Him with pride and confidence. This is demonstrated well in the account of Jesus turning water into wine (John 2:2-5).

    Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine." Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."

    By whatever title you choose to call the mother of Jesus, a Virgin Mary statue helps instill memories of this remarkable woman who gave her entire life to be part of God's plan for the redemption of us all.

     

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  • Honor The Mother Of Jesus With A Virgin Mary Statue

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    One of the least-described people in the Bible, the Virgin Mary (sometimes referred to as "The Madonna") is shrouded in mystery yet beloved by Christians worldwide. While some denominations pay more reverence to the mother of God than others, all Christian religions as well as Islam, Judaism and others recognize her role as a virgin who miraculously conceived and gave birth to Jesus.

     

    While she is simply described as "a virgin" in the Old Testament, we first meet Mary in the book of Luke. Chapter 1, verse 26 begins the account of Mary and her role in bringing the Savior from heaven down to earth in human form. "26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary."

    This woman of God is depicted throughout the account of her life in many ways, including:

    • Obedient38 Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word."
    • Thoughtful – 34 Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?"
    • Reverent – See Mary's prayer in Luke 1:46-55.
    • Smart And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine." Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do "

    There is little wonder why Mary holds such a high place in our hearts and history. This is the reason Catholics and members of other denominations choose to have Virgin Mary statues in their homes.

    While Mary is not someone to be worshiped, she is to be revered. Her role as the mother of Jesus is often commemorated in statues and other forms of artwork to remind Christians of the origins of the Christ and the fulfillment of scripture.

    The story of how Jesus entered the earth and completed God's redemptive plan through an obedient young woman is made all the more real with a physical reminder of the Virgin Mary.

    Statues of Mary have been created since ancient days by masters including Michelangelo. Today you can find statues carved from stone (such as marble) or wood, and elaborately painted with lifelike accuracy.

    Other renditions are carved and left in their natural form without paint. These sculptures hold a special form of beauty because their appeal lies in the elaborate detail of the artist's handiwork rather than color.

    Whether you prefer a simplistic representation or one that is more realistic, Virgin Mary statues make a wonderful addition to any Christian's home. For housewarmings, weddings, communions, confirmations, baptisms and other occasions, these statues also make thoughtful gifts.

  • Wooden Crosses Symbolize Jesus' Walk Down The Via Dolorosa

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    In a mere 1,640 feet (500 meters or about 1/3 of a mile), Jesus — after being tortured and tried (several times) — was condemned to die on a wooden cross through the practice of crucifixion. The time it took from his conviction until his death is approximated at just six hours. Unlike today's trials and sentences that can take months or even years to be carried out, this event was swift and brutal.

    Part of the ordeal included forcing those condemned to die to carry their own crosses through the town on display for everyone to see. The act was just one more layer of humiliation that added greater insult to injury. Still today, the path is called the Via Dolorosa (Latin). It can be translated as "Way of Grief," "Way of Sorrows," "Way of Suffering" or simply "Painful Way."

    Although what happened was unimaginably vicious and cruel, every step Jesus took on this walk is cherished by Christians who appreciate the level of sacrifice it took to willingly undergo such a nightmare. And this is why we make pilgrimages to the Holy Land to travel the Via Dolorosa and walk where our Savior walked.

    The Steps To Crucifixion

    While there are many different viewpoints on which precise path Jesus took, the generally accepted one is from the Byzantine pilgrims and consists of 14 stations.

    Station One: Jesus was condemned by Pontius Pilate (Matthew 27:11-24).

    Station Two: Jesus takes up His cross (Matthew 27:27-30).

    Station Three: Jesus falls under the weight of His cross.

    Station Four: The Virgin Mary watches her Son walk past on His way to Golgotha.

    Station Five: Simon of Cyrene is forced to carry Jesus' cross (Matthew 27:32).

    Station Six: St. Veronica wipes Jesus' face with her handkerchief, leaving an imprint on it.

    Station Seven: Jesus falls a second time.

    Station Eight: Jesus consoles the lamenting women (Luke 23:27-31).

    Station Nine: Jesus falls a third time.

    Station 10: Jesus is stripped (Matthew 27:35).

    Station 11: Jesus is nailed to the cross (Matthew 27:35).

    Station 12: Jesus dies (Matthew 27:45-50).

    Station 13: Jesus is taken down from the cross (Matthew 27:57-60).

    Station 14: Jesus is laid in the tomb (Matthew 27:57-60).

    The experience, for those who are able to travel to the Holy Land and walk the Via Dolorosa, can be quite intense and spiritually transforming. For those who don't have the opportunity for means for travel, wooden crosses can serve as a constant reminder of the sacrifice and unmatched love Jesus shows His followers.IMG_5714

    Whether made in the rugged style of the original cross or in a more elaborate form meant to glorify the Savior, these pieces offer a chance for worship every time you look at them. And, because wooden crosses come in so many sizes and styles, you can opt for one that is suitable for your home or as a gift.

    Regardless of the one you choose, it will serve as a clear expression of your faith and Christian service to everyone who enters your house. That's something the Savior would find worthy of His sacrifice.

  • Rosary Beads: A Cherished Prayer Tool In The Catholic Faith

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    From the early days of Jesus' ministry, His disciples asked, "Lord, teach us to pray." (Luke 11:1-4.) We, as Christians, have always sought direction when praying to the Father through the power of the Son. According to Global Catholic Network, "Evidence exists from the Middle Ages that strings of beads were used to count Our Fathers and Hail Marys." These have become known as rosary beads.

    Rosary beads are enormously popular, which is why you can find rosary beads for sale worldwide. They should be used, however, only for the purposes intended and with the respect they command.

    How Are Rosary Beads Used?

    According to Wikipedia, "The Rosary, in its most commonly known format, is a form of prayer used especially in the Catholic Church. 'Rosary' can also refer to rosary beads, which are a tool used to assist with the recitation of rosary prayers.

    "The praying of the rosary is started on the short strand, with the sign of the cross on the Crucifix followed by reciting the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer at the first large bead, three Hail Marys on the next three beads (for faith, hope and charity), then the Glory Be to the Father on the next large bead. The praying of the decades then follows."

    Praying continues in cycles: one for each mystery, in this basic manner:

    • State the mystery
    • Our Father (large bead)
    • Hail Mary (continuing on the next ten small beads)
    • Glory Be to the Father
    • Hail Holy Queen prayer

    The entire purpose of rosary beads is to help the one praying meditate on what s/he is praying rather than trying to keep track of the prayers in his/her mind.

    What Are Rosary Beads Made Of?

    Rosary beads can be made of any material, including silver, gold, bone, shells, jewels, stone or virtually anything else. At MyHolyShop.com, you'll find rosary beads that were made in and/or come directly from the Holy Land in olive tree wood, mother of pearl, black hematite and many more.

    How To Wear Rosary Beads

    According to ZENIT.org, "If the reason for wearing a rosary is as a statement of faith, as a reminder to pray, or some similar reason 'to the glory of God,' then there is nothing to object to. It would not be respectful to wear it merely as jewelry."

    Buying Rosary Beads Online

    When looking for rosary beads for sale online, choose those that fit the personality of the individual you are buying for. If that person considers their worship time to be a formal experience, perhaps purchasing rosaries with gemstones or with silver or gold would be best. If the person is more casual in their approach to prayer time, beads made of wood or other materials would most likely be appreciated. Whichever you choose, rosary beads always make a thoughtful and cherished gift for practicing Catholics.

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