Browsing: prayer rope

Source: Orthodox Observer Center for Family Care Definition of a few terms used in this reflection: *Symantron– a large wooden plank held in the player’s left hand and rhythmically struck with a wooden mallet, calling the monastic family to worship *Koumboskini– a prayer rope made up of woven knots, with each knot corresponding to one Jesus prayer (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, sinner.”) In the first of this short series of reflections on the connection of the monastic family and the family living in the world, I focused on the primary function of the family,…