What if I don’t have an Anglican Rosary?
We have rosaries for sale, we have a limited supply of free rosaries, or we can even teach you how to make your own.
What is an Anglican Rosary?
A few decades ago, Anglican Christians took the traditional rosary and put a new spin on it creating the “Anglican Rosary.” Instead of five sections of ten beads, there are four sections of seven beads. Seven, of course, refers neatly to the days of creation, and with four sections the whole thing has a cross-like shape to it. There are a total of thirty-three beads on the rosary, which corresponds to the years of the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Is it “Catholic?”
Almost every religious tradition in the world has a prayer practice that uses beads. In fact the word “bead” comes from the Old English word for “prayer.”
The advent of the Anglican Rosary was, in part, inspired by a desire to give a beaded prayer resource to Christians who might be less comfortable directing so many prayers to Mary—as you would do with a rosary in the Roman Catholic tradition. However, these two rosaries don’t have to be exclusive of each other. They are different tools of prayer that do different things—and you could use either, or both.