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The Rosary

Rev. Angus Stewart

The discussion regarding the sale of rosary beads in the Church of Ireland Cathedral in Dublin (January, 2008) raises important questions about the rosary itself.

Why are prayer beads (widely used in paganism) required when there is no scriptural support for them? Do the practitioners need some tangible assurance that their prayers have been uttered to and heard by God? Is not the heavenly intercession of the crucified and risen Son of God, the only high priest, enough? Did not the Lord Jesus command His followers in the Sermon on the Mount, "Use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do" (Matt. 6:7)?