Lava - 33 Bead

Lava - 33 Bead


The exceptionally beautiful, solid bronze cross of this prayer rope is hand-cast from an old, smoothed, 19th century Russian original. It is replete with symbols. "IC XC" is an ancient abbreviation for "Jesus Christ." It derives from the first and last letters of the Greek word IHCOYC, meaning "Jesus," and the word XPICTOC, meaning "Christ."

The number of the prayer beads — 33 —is a symbol of the Incarnation, and represents the number of years of Jesus' life.

The beads are lavastone, with natural pits and pocks that formed as the molten rock cooled. Among the lavastone beads are small beads of solid brass and matte glass. 

Cross: 1.75”
Prayer Beads: 8mm
Length: 11.25”

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The prayer rope is strung on premium quality Soft Flex jewelers’ cable, composed of 49 strands of steel encased in nylon, with a test strength of 26 pounds. Each end is double-crimped for security.