Prayer ropes Mount Athos

Prayer ropes from Mount Athos

The prayer rope ( komboskini ) is the most essential prayer tool for monks. Made from different materials. The most common is a pure black wool with or without beads. Also as a material is used and the synthetic yarn. For aesthetic reasons prayer ropes are produced in various colors. Enriched with beads or not, of various colors.

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you Matthew 6:5–6