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A rosary, loosely defined as a ''ring of roses'' is a beaded chain with a repeating pattern of one large bead and ten smaller beads (also known as ''[[Ave]]s'') used by Roman Catholics to count prayers. Rosaries usually have a short strand beginning with a cross for reciting the ''Apostle's Creed'' followed by three smaller beads for saying the ''Hail Mary'' followed by a large bead for praying ''Glory be to the Father.'' A loop of five sets of one large and ten smaller beads are used to say the ''Lord's Prayer'' and ten ''Hail Marys'' in succession. One decade rosaries exist as [[Rosary Ring|rosary rings]] or [[Decade Ring|decade ring]] and single strands similar to [[Worry Beads|worry beads]].
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A rosary, loosely defined as a ''ring of roses'' is a beaded chain with a repeating pattern of one large bead and ten smaller beads (also known as ''[[Ave]]s'') used by Roman Catholics to count prayers. Rosaries usually have a short strand beginning with a cross for reciting the ''Apostle's Creed'' followed by three smaller beads for saying the ''Hail Mary'' followed by a large bead for praying ''Glory be to the Father.'' A loop of five sets of one large and ten smaller beads are used to say the ''Lord's Prayer'' and ten ''Hail Marys'' in succession. One decade rosaries exist as [[Rosary Ring|rosary rings]] or as [[Decade Ring|decade rings]] and single strands similar to worry beads.
 
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Latest revision as of 12:53, 2 January 2013

A rosary, loosely defined as a ring of roses is a beaded chain with a repeating pattern of one large bead and ten smaller beads (also known as Aves) used by Roman Catholics to count prayers. Rosaries usually have a short strand beginning with a cross for reciting the Apostle's Creed followed by three smaller beads for saying the Hail Mary followed by a large bead for praying Glory be to the Father. A loop of five sets of one large and ten smaller beads are used to say the Lord's Prayer and ten Hail Marys in succession. One decade rosaries exist as rosary rings or as decade rings and single strands similar to worry beads.

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Decade Rings From the 18th Century. Victoria & Albert Museum Collection
Lang Antiques
Lang Antiques