The MYSTERIES of the Rosary
The Rosary prayer focuses on the life of Christ from the Scriptures. There are five decades in the Rosary represented by 10 Hail Mary's called The Mysteries of the Rosary. Each decade expresses an event in the life of Christ.
Joyful Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Monday & Saturday
The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
The First Joyful Mystery is the Annunciation, recalling the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will bear a son conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38).
The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
The Second Joyful Mystery is the Visitation, recalling Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45).
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
The Third Joyful Mystery is the Nativity, the Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:4-7).
The Presentation of our Lord
The Fourth Joyful Mystery, the Presentation of the Child Jesus (Luke 2:22-24).
Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12
The Fifth Joyful Mystery recounts the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:40-52).
Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Tuesday & Friday
The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
The First Sorrowful Mystery is the Agony in the Garden, when his trusted friends, the Apostles fell asleep, leaving him all alone (Mark 14:32-42).
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Second Sorrowful Mystery is the Scourging at the Pillar at the order of Pontius Pilate (John 19:1-6).
Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
The Third Sorrowful Mystery is the Crowning of Thorns (John 19:1-6).
Jesus Carried the Cross
The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery recalls Jesus' Carrying of the Cross (Luke 23:26-27).
The Crucifixion of our Lord
The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery is the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus (Matthew 27:33-54).
Glorious Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Wednesday & Sunday
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The First Glorious Mystery is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:1-8).
The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
The Second Glorious Mystery is the Ascension of Christ into Heaven (Luke 24:50-53).
The Descent of the Holy Ghost
The Third Glorious Mystery is the Pentecost, the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles (Acts 2:1-4).
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
The Fourth Glorious Mystery is the Assumption of Mary into Heaven (Revelation 12:1-6).
Mary is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth
The Fifth Glorious Mystery is the Coronation of Mary as the Queen of Heaven (Revelation 12:1-6).
Luminous Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Thursday
(Mysteries of Light or the Luminous Mysteries)
The Baptism in the Jordan
The First Mystery of Light is the Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17).
The Wedding at Cana
The Second Mystery of Light is Jesus at the Wedding Feast of Cana (John 2:1-12).
The Proclamation of the Kingdom
The Third Mystery of Light is Jesus' Proclamation of the Kingdom of God with a call to conversion (Mark 1:15).
The Fourth Mystery of Light is the Transfiguration of Jesus (Luke 9:28-36).
Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper
The Fifth Mystery of Light is the Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper
(I Corinthians 11:23-26 and parallels).
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