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Do protestants ever pray the rosary?

#1myzz007Posted 2/25/2013 6:25:27 AM
Whether its you or someone you know to be an active, pious protestant - do you / they pray it?

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#2IamvegitoPosted 2/25/2013 6:36:32 AM
No, they don't pray to Mary.
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#3darklaoPosted 2/25/2013 7:12:43 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosary#Rosary_in_non-Roman_Catholic_Christianity
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#4WelshGamer82Posted 2/25/2013 7:21:46 AM
I don't know of any Protestants that pray to any saint, tbh. It might be more widespread in the Catholic-leaning Anglicans, but I'm not Anglican, so I wouldn't know.

Noone in my church (Evangelical) does, at the very least.
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#5TheRealJiraiyaPosted 2/25/2013 8:07:37 AM
Ive never even seen one of those bead things in person tbh
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#6LastManStandingPosted 2/25/2013 8:24:38 AM
Rosary beats are used for prayers outside Rosary.
Chaplets of the Holy Spirit uses 7 sets of 3 beats. I have to get one of those.
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#7IamvegitoPosted 2/25/2013 8:46:21 AM
I mean, they're really just japa beads. I wouldn't personally pray to Mary with them, but I can see the draw of using them.
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#8NoTitleRequiredPosted 2/25/2013 9:55:51 AM
darklao posted...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosary#Rosary_in_non-Roman_Catholic_Christianity


It's kind of funny that it has to be qualified as "Rosary in non-Roman Catholic Christianity," because the Rosary in its original form actually originated as an Eastern Orthodox practice in around the eighth century (though the use of a prayer rope was much more ancient and is still in use in the East today) which migrated to the West in the thirteenth century. It fell out of practice in the East, but St. Seraphim of Sarov is a relatively recent Eastern saint who advocated for its reclaiming and restarting of its use by Orthodox Christians.
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#9Moorish_IdolPosted 2/25/2013 10:10:26 AM
From my experience, Protestants consider such things as praying to icons or false idols.

Also I've never understood why someone would bother praying to a saint if God is able to receive prayers perfectly fine himself.
#10zero8691Posted 2/25/2013 2:08:34 PM
myzz007 posted...
Whether its you or someone you know to be an active, pious protestant - do you / they pray it?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qxbhH8UNXsE/Tj7HaFNsCmI/AAAAAAAAAZE/i1ZmudhWmdE/s1600/midnight-black-rosary.jpg


Ha, No. Protestants are too busy attacking gays, wanting to cut welfare to say that prayer.
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