100-Segment Lestovka Prayer Rope
This type of prayer rope is called Lestovka ("ladder") in the Old Russian tradition. The prayer rope looks like a flexible ladder with woven steps that symbolize the ladder of spiritual ascent.
Many Russian saints used the Lestovka for prayers. The saints who were famous for their prayer devotion are often depicted on icons with a lestovka in their hands: St. Seraphim of Sarov, St. Sergius of Radonezh, St. Ilya of Murom, St. Erasmus of Kiev Caves, St. Mark the Mute of Sarov, Righteous Juliania, Righteous Anna of Kashin, and other Russian saints.
The Lestovka prayer ropes presented in our catalog are made at the Men's Rehabilitation Center of St. Elisabeth Convent in accordance with the ancient Russian tradition. They are handmade of soft black or brown leather and scrolls with Jesus Prayer are woven into each of the knots. Every 10 sections are separated.
Due to the fact that the prayer ropes are woven by hand, each product may slightly differ from the one shown in the photo.
When you buy a Lestovka prayer rope, you make a contribution to the Men's Rehabilitation Center of St. Elisabeth Convent.
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