Olive Wood Rosary With Tau Cross.
Hand made Olive Wood rosary with Tau cross mounted on a brown string chain .
This hand made Olive Wood rosary made out 7 mm Olive Wood round shaped beads with an Olive Wood Tau cross size 4.00 cm x 3.50 cm. This Olive Wood rosary is about 14.5″ inches long, and it is hand made in Bethlehem, the Holy Land.
The Meaning Of Tau Cross.
The Cross of Tau, named after the Greek letter it resembles, is a form of the Christian cross symbol. It is also variously St. Anthony’s Cross, Old Testament Cross, Anticipatory Cross, Cross Commissee, Egyptian Cross, Advent Cross, Croce taumata, Saint Francis’s Cross, Crux Commissa.
The shape of the letter tau or T was interpreted as representing a crucifix from antiquity. The staurogtam , from Greek ΣTAΥPOΣ “cross”, was a tau-rho ligature used to abbreviate the Greek word for cross in very early New Testament manuscripts . The tau was also considered a symbol of salvation due to the identification of the tau with the sign which in Ezechiel was marked on the forehead of the saved ones (וְהִתְוִיתָ תָּו עַל־מִצְחֹות הָאֲנָשִׁים “set a mark (tav; after the Phoenician cross-shape ) on the forehead of the men”), or due to the tau-shaped outstretched hands of Moses in Exodus .
St. Anthony of Egypt bore a cross in the form of a tau on his cloak. The Tau Cross is most commonly used in reference to the Franciscan Order and Saint Francis Of Assisi , who adopted it as his personal coat of arms after hearing Pope Innocent III talk about the Tau symbol. It is now used as a symbol of the Franciscan Order.
Did you know !
The word rosary comes from Latin and means a garland of roses, the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary. If you were to ask what object is most emblematic of Catholics, people would probably say, “The rosary, of course.” We’re familiar with the images: the silently moving lips of the old woman fingering her beads; the oversized rosary hanging from the waist of the wimpled nun; more recently, the merely decorative rosary hanging from the rearview mirror.
After Vatican II the rosary fell into relative disuse. The same is true for Marian devotions as a whole. But in recent years the rosary has made a comeback, and not just among Catholics. Many Protestants now say the rosary, recognizing it as a truly biblical form of prayer—after all, the prayers that comprise it come mainly from the Bible.
The rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. It consists of a set number of specific prayers. First are the introductory prayers: one Apostles’ Creed (Credo), one Our Father (the Pater Noster or the Lord’s Prayer), three Hail Mary’s (Ave’s), one Glory Be (Gloria Patri).