Rosaries are one of the oldest and most often used religious items in the world. With dozens of types based on materials and so forth, learn what the differences are, any significance there may be in those differences and more.
Menorahs are one of the most well known symbols of the Jewish faith. However, there are several interesting facts about this symbol and what it represents that people are not aware of that will help them appreciate its history.
The Holy Rosary represents far more than a common set of prayer beads, and they are considered a powerful emblem of devotion and respect. But how did that come to be?
There are many different opinions on the exact history of the rosary. Some say that prayers using beads could possibly be traced to monks that prayed 150 Psalms daily during the Liturgy of Hours, during which they used a rope or cord with knots or beads to keep count. Many scholars do not typically consider the knotted prayer ropes from the early 3rd and 4 centuries to formally be rosaries (they are instead sometimes considered chaplets).