THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

THE FIRST SORROWFUL MYSTERY:
THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Jesus came with them to Gethsemane and He began to be saddened and exceedingly troubled. (Matt. 26:36-37)

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Then He said to them, "My soul is sad, even unto death. Wait here and watch with Me." (Matt. 6:38)

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And going forward a little, He fell on the ground and began to pray.  (Mark 14:35)

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"Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will but Thine be done." (Luke 22:42)

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And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven to strengthen Him.  (Luke 22:43)

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And falling into an agony He prayed the more earnestly. (Luke 22:43)

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And His sweat became as drops of blood running down upon the ground. (Luke 22:44)

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Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And He said, "Could you not, then, watch one hour with me?" (Matt. 26:40)

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"Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation." (Matt. 26:41)

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"The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matt. 26:41)

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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE SECOND SORROWFUL MYSTERY:
THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

They bound Jesus and delivered Him to Pilate. And Pilate asked Him, "Art thou the king of the Jews?" (Mark 15:1-2)

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world.  But thou sayest it; I am a king." (John 18:36-37)

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"This is why I was born, and why I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth." (John 18:37)

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Then Pilate said, “I find no guilt in this man. I will therefore chastise Him and release Him." (Luke 23:4, 16)

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Pilate then took Jesus and had Him scourged. (John 19:1)

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Oppressed and condemned, He was taken away, a man of suffering. (Isa. 53:8, 3)

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Though He was harshly treated, He submitted, like a lamb led to the slaughter. (Isa. 53:7)

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He was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins. (Isa. 53:5)

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It was our infirmities that He bore, our sufferings, that He endured.  (Isa. 53:4)

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Upon Him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by His stripes we are healed. (Isa. 53:5)

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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE THIRD SORROWFUL MYSTERY:
THE CROWNING WITH THORNS

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Now the soldiers led Him away into the courtyard, and they stripped Him and put on Him a purple cloak. (Mark 15:16; Matt. 27:28)

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on His head, and a reed into His right hand. (Matt. 27:29)

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And bending the knee before Him they mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!" (Matt. 27:29)

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And they spat on Him, and took the reed and kept striking Him on the head. (Matt. 27:50)

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Pilate again went outside and said, “I bring Him out to you, that you may know that I find no guilt in Him." (John 19:4)

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Jesus therefore came forth, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple cloak. (John 19:5)

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And Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!"  But they cried out, "Away with Him! Crucify Him!" (John 19:5, 15)

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"Why, what evil has He done?"  But they kept crying out the more, "Crucify Him!" (Mark 15:14)

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"Shall I crucify your king?" And the chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar." (John 19:15)

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Then he handed Him over to them to be crucified. And so they took Jesus and led Him away. (John 19:16)

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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE FOURTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY: THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

"If anyone wishes to come after Me let him deny himself." (Luke 9:23)

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

"And take up his cross daily, and follow Me." (Luke 9:23)

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And bearing the cross for Himself, He went forth to the place called "The Skull." (John 19:17)

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And they laid hold of a certain Simon of Cyrene, and upon him they laid the cross to bear it after Jesus. (Luke 23:26)

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"Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me." (Matt. 11:29)

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"For I am meek, and humble of heart." (Matt. 11:29)

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"And you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden light." (Matt. 11:29-30)

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Now there was following Him a great crowd of people, and of women, who were bewailing and lamenting Him. (Luke 23:27)

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Jesus, turning to them, said, "Do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children." (Luke 23:28)

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"For if in the case of the green wood they do these things, what is to happen in the case of the dry?" (Luke 23:31)

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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE FIFTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY:
THE CRUCIFIXION

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

And when they came to the place called "The Skull,” they crucified Him. (Luke 23:33)

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34)

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And one of the robbers crucified with Him said, Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom. (Matt. 27:44; Luke  23:39, 42)

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And Jesus said to him “Amen I say to thee this day thou shalt be with Me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43)

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And Jesus saw His mother and the disciple standing by, whom He loved.  (John 19:26)

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And He said to His mother, "Woman, behold thy son." Then He said to His disciple, "Behold thy mother." (John 19:26-27)

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And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. (John 19:27)

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And the sun was darkened, and the earth quaked, and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. (Luke 23:45; Matt. 27:51)

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And Jesus cried out with a loud voice and said, “Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit." (Luke 23:45)              

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And bowing His head, He expired. (John 19:30; Luke 23:46)

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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

HAIL HOLY QUEEN, Mother of mercy, Our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us. And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us oh holy mother of God. 
(This line is read by one person when the Hail Holy Queen
is being recited in a group setting.)
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 
(This line is the response given by the group.)

"LET US PRAY: O God, whose only begotten Son, by his life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.”


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