Olive Wood Rosary with Holy Earth & Crucifix Bethlehem


On sale is a lovely rosary, the beads of which are are oval and are hand carved from olive wood. A rosary is a string of beads, usually containing five sets of ten small beads (a decade) separated by a larger bead. This is a 5 decade rosary necklace and measures approx 80 cm (not counting the 5 beads that hang down and the crucifix) - so fits comfortably over an adult's head.

It is mounted on a metal chain and has a Mother and Child rosary centrepiece that contains earth (soil) from Bethlehem. There is a metal crucifix at the bottom of the rosary which has Jerusalem imprinted on the reverse side (not shown).

This rosary comes in a presentation box, perfect for giving as a gift.

It is used primarily by Roman Catholics to assist them when saying special prayers. The rosary is used to count the prayers.

You can download the prayers here:


The name Rosary comes from the Latin ''rosarium' meaning ''Crown of Roses.''


''The wood from the Tree of Life, those who grasp it will experience eternal Happiness...'' Proverbs 3:18


Olive trees are evergreen trees indigenous to the Holy Land and are treasured because the oil from their fruit has been used for religious rites since biblical times. The olive wood used in these beautiful products is of the highest quality and is distinctive for its dark lines. It comes only from olive wood trees that are grown in the area between Shechem and Hebron that are not irrigated. The olive tree is a protected species in Israel and cannot be cut down. Once every two years the olive trees are pruned so that they bear fruit and it is from these prunings that these handcrafted pieces are made. The prunings are stored for almost 5 years, before they are used by the craftsmen for these exquisite pieces.

Olive wood items make perfect gifts. Not only are they imbued with spirituality, they also do not require much care since olive oil is naturally protecting them from corrosion and changes of color

Our Price: £ 6.90 (32766 in stock)