Catholic in one “thread” asks if Orthodox, Eastern Christians use rosary. In Ukraine/Russia prayer numbering device called chotki. Chotki consists of little knots (zernishki) separated by bigger knots (zerna). Pray any prayer but usually Isusova molitva (O Lord jesus Christ, son of God, mercy me a sinner). On zerna usually prayer the Our Father or Rejoice Virgin Mother of God. Zernishki may number up to 1000 (for monks). At end of number of prayers that person prayering has chosen, one recites the Dostoino Est’ (prayer to Mother of God from Divine Liturgy.
This is very helpful. Any prayer can be prayed on zernishki and zerna.
Chotki can be bought or made from little bits of rope - very inexpensive.
Do Western Catholics ever pray on Chotki?? have heard of Chotki???