The Mysteries

THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY

The Joyful Mysteries (pray these on Monday and Saturday [and Sunday during the Advent and Christmas seasons])

1) The Annunciation (Lk. 1: 27-38)

2) The Visitation (Lk. 1: 39-56)

3) The Birth of Our Lord (Mt. 2: 1-12, Lk. 2: 1-20)

4) The Presentation in the Temple (Lk. 2: 21–38, Mt. 2: 13-18)

5) The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Lk. 2: 42-51)

The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)

1) The Baptism of the Lord (Mt. 3: 11-17, Mk. 1: 7-11, Lk. 3: 16-22, Jn. 1: 23-36)

2) The Wedding at Cana (Jn. 2: 1-10)

3) The Proclamation of the Kingdom (Mt. 4: 17-23, Mk. 1: 15, Lk. 4: 14-44)

4) The Transfiguration (Mt. 17: 1-13, Mk. 9: 1-12, Lk. 9: 28-36, 2 Peter 1: 16-18)

5) The Institution of the Most Holy Eucharist (Mt. 26: 26-29, Mk. 14: 22-25, Lk. 22: 15-20, Jn. 6: 27–65, 1 Cor. 11: 23-26)

The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday and Friday [and Sunday during Lent] )

1) The Agony in the Garden (Mt. 26: 36–56, Mk. 14: 32-52, Lk. 22: 39-51, Jn. 18: 1-12)

2) The Scourging at the Pillar (Mk. 15: 15, Lk. 23: 22, Jn. 19:1)

3) The Crowning with Thorns (Mt. 27: 27-31, Mk. 15: 16-20, Jn. 19: 2-5)

4) The Carrying of the Cross (Mt. 27: 31-33, Mk. 15: 20-22, Lk. 23: 26-32, Jn. 19: 15-17)

5) The Crucifixion (Mt. 27: 33–56, Mk. 15: 22–41, Lk. 23: 33-49, Jn. 19: 18–37)

The Glorious Mysteries (Sunday and Wednesday during Ordinary Time; Wednesday during the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Lent; Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday during the Easter Season)

1) The Resurrection (Mt. 27: 57 – 28: 15, Mk. 15: 42 – 16: 14, Lk. 23: 50 – 24: 47, Jn. 19: 38 – 20: 29, 1 Cor. 15: 3-8)

2) The Ascension (Mt. 28: 16-20, Mk. 16: 15-20, Lk. 24: 47-53, Jn. 21: 1-19, Acts 1: 3-11)

3) The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles (Acts 1: 12 – 2:44)

4) The Assumption (Psalm 16)

5) The Coronation of Our Lady and the Glory of the Saints (Rev. 12: 1-6)

The Assumption of Our Lady body and soul into heaven is not specifically

spelled out in Scripture, but it is a Tradition held fast to by all of the ancient

Church, even those who are currently separated from Rome. Moreover,

it was declared a dogma of the Catholic Church by Pope Pius XII in 1950.

It is a closed issue.

I have included a reference the second miraculous draught of fishes in

St. John’s Gospel (John 21) under the Mystery of the Ascension as it has always

seemed fitting to me somehow to begin the meditation on that Mystery with that in

my mind.  But that is, of course, a matter of your own personal preference.

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