Anglican Prayer Bead sets consist of thirty-three beads divided into four groups of seven with a single bead between each, plus the "invitatory" bead near the cross. With Anglican Prayer Beads, the number seven signifies wholeness or completion in the faith, the days of creation, and the seasons of the Church year. These groupings are called "weeks", in contrast to the Catholic rosary, which uses five groups of ten beads called "decades". The number thirty-three signifies the number of years that Christ lived on the Earth.
The four beads between and usually larger than the weeks beads are termed "cruciform" beads. Including also a single bead called the "invitatory" bead that is next to the cross and starts the entire set, the number thirty-three is reached. When the beads are opened into a circular shape, the Cruciform beads form the points of a Cross within the circle of the rosary.
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