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from a cast Sterling Silver Crucifix and Medal
Ready at hand to use in church.
Hand strung by Navajo artist Mel Padilla.
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Large enough to be slipped over your head to be worn as a necklace.
The 5 Decade (joined) section is the equivalent of a 25 inch necklace. The Terminal (the portion hanging down in the center with the Crucifix) is 6 inches long.
The four Dividing beads are
What is a rosary?
A rosary is a string of knots or beads, designed as an aid to the memory, and, when used in religious exercises, providing a convenient method for counting the recitation of prayers or the repetition of the names and attributes of the Deity."
- From the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, ed. James Hastings, Volume X: Picts - Sacraments.
The Parts of a Rosary
The Chaplet is divided into five Decades with four Dividing Beads and a fifth one called the Medal, which may be of the same sort as the Divider Beads or a charm. The two ends of the Chaplet attach to the Medal as well as the Terminal which is a short piece that connects the Chaplet to the Crucifix.
The Divider Beads: There are four larger or differently sized beads to separate the Decades.
The Five Decades: There are five sets of ten beads that comprise the Chaplet.
The Medal or the Center: Previously described.
Pendant: Usually a Crucifix.
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