Scriptural Rosary

Scriptural Rosary


Scriptural Rosary

A Modern Version of the Way
the Rosary was Once Prayed
Throughout Western Europe
in the Late Middle Ages

First Joyful Mystery

THE ANNUNCIATION

Our Father

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a virgin,/ 
and the virgin’s name was Mary. (Luke 1:26, 27)

Hail Mary

‘Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee./
Blessed are thou among women.’ (Luke 1:28)

Hail Mary

When she had heard him she was troubled at his word,/
and kept pondering what manner of greeting this might be. (Luke 1:29)

Hail Mary

And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary,/
for thou hast found grace with God. (Luke 1:30)

Hail Mary

‘Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son;/
and thou shalt call his name Jesus. (Luke 1:31)

Hail Mary

‘He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High;/
and of his kingdom there shall be no end.’ (Luke 1:32, 33)

Hail Mary

But Mary said to the angel, ‘How shall this happen,/
since I do not know man?’ (Luke 1:34)

Hail Mary

‘The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee/
and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee.’ (Luke 1:35)

Hail Mary

‘And therefore the Holy One to be born/
shall be called the Son of God.’ (Luke 1:35)

Hail Mary

‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord;/
be it done to me according to thy word.’ (Luke 1:38)

Hail Mary

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.

Second Joyful Mystery

THE VISITATION

Our Father

Now Mary went into the hill country./
And she entered the house of Zachary and saluted Elizabeth. (Luke 1:39, 40)

Hail Mary

When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe in her womb leapt./
And she was filled with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 1:41)

Hail Mary

And she cried out, ‘Blessed are thou among women/
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb!’ (Luke 1:42)

Hail Mary

‘And blessed is she who has believed,/
because the things promised her by the Lord shall be accomplished.’ (Luke 1:45)

Hail Mary

And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;/
for he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid.’ (Luke 1:46-48)

Hail Mary

‘For, behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;/
for he who is mighty has done great things for me.’ (Luke 1:48, 49)

Hail Mary

‘And holy is his name;/
and his mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear him.’ (Luke 1:49, 50)

Hail Mary

‘He has shown might with his arm,/
he has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.’ (Luke 1:51)

Hail Mary

‘He has put down the mighty from their thrones,/
and has exalted the lowly.’ (Luke 1:52)

Hail Mary

‘He has filled the hungry with good things,/
and the rich he has sent away empty.’ (Luke 1:53)

Hail Mary

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.

Third Joyful Mystery

THE NATIVITY

Our Father

It came to pass while they were in Bethlehem,/
that the days for her to be delivered were fulfilled. (Luke 2:6)

Hail Mary

And she brought forth her firstborn son,/
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes. (Luke 2:7)

Hail Mary

And she laid him in a manger,/
because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7)

Hail Mary

And there were shepherds in the same district./
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them. (Luke 2:8, 9)

Hail Mary

‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy/
which shall be to all the people.’ (Luke 2:10)

Hail Mary

‘For today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you,/
who is Christ the Lord.’ (Luke 2:11)

Hail Mary

Glory to God in the highest,/
and on earth peace to men of good will.’ (Luke 2:14)

Hail Mary

And behold, Magi came from the East,/
and entering they found the child with Mary his mother. (Matt. 2:1, 11)

Hail Mary

And falling down they worshipped him./
And they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. (Matt. 2:11)

Hail Mary

And Mary kept in mind all these things,/
pondering them in her heart. (Luke 2:19)

Hail Mary

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.

Fourth Joyful Mystery

THE PRESENTATION 

Our Father

According to the Law of Moses, they took Jesus up to Jerusalem/
to present him to the Lord. (Luke 2:32) 

Hail Mary

Now there was in Jerusalem a man named Simeon,/
and this man was just and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel. (Luke 2:25)

Hail Mary

And it had been revealed to him that he should not see death/
before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. (Luke 2:26)

Hail Mary

And when they brought in the child Jesus, he received him into his arms/
and blessed God. (Luke 2:27, 28)

Hail Mary

‘Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord,/
according to thy word, in peace.’ (Luke 2:29)

Hail Mary

‘Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,/
which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples.’ (Luke 2;30, 31)

Hail Mary

‘A light of revelation to the Gentiles,/
and a glory for thy people Israel.’ (Luke 2:32)

Hail Mary

And he said to Mary, ‘Behold, this child is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in
Israel,/ 
and for a sign that shall be contradicted.’ (Luke 2:34)

Hail Mary

‘And thy own soul a sword shall pierce,/ . 
that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.’ (Luke 2:35)

Hail Mary

And they returned to Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong,/
and the grace of God was upon him. (Luke 2:39, 40) 

Hail Mary

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.

Fifth Joyful Mystery

THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE

Our Father

When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem/
according to the custom of the feast. (Luke 2:42)

Hail Mary

And when they were returning, the boy Jesus remained in Jerusalem,/
and his parents did not know it. (Luke 2:43)

Hail Mary

They returned to Jerusalem in search of him./
And after three days, they found him in the temple. (Luke 2:45, 46)

Hail Mary

He was sitting in the midst of the teachers,/
listening to them and asking them questions. (Luke 2:46)

Hail Mary 

And all who were listening to him were amazed/
at his understanding and his answers. (Luke 2:47)

Hail Mary

‘Son, why hast thou done so to us?/
Behold, in sorrow thy father and I have been seeking thee.’ (Luke 2:48)

Hail Mary

‘How is it that you sought me?/
Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?’ (Luke 2:49)

Hail Mary

And they did not understand/
the word that he spoke to them. (Luke 2:50)

Hail Mary

And he went down with them and came to Nazareth,/ 
and was subject to them. (Luke 2:51)

Hail Mary

And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace/
before God and men. (Luke 2:52)

Hail Mary

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.

First Sorrowful Mystery

THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN

Our Father
Jesus came with them to Gethsemani,/
and he began to be saddened and exceedingly troubled. (Matt. 26:36, 37)

Hail Mary

Then he said to them, ‘My soul is sad, even unto death./
Wait here and watch with me.’(Matt. 26:38)

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

‘Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me;/
yet not my will but thine be done.’ (Luke 22:42)

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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) 

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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.

Second Sorrowful Mystery 

THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR

Our Father

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

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

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

Then Pilate said, ‘I find no guilt in this man./
I will therefore chastise him and release him.’ (Luke 23:4, 16)

Hail Mary

Pilate, then took Jesus/
and had him scourged. (John 19:1) 

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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 

Third Sorrowful Mystery

THE CROWNING WITH THORNS

Our Father

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

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

Hail Mary

And bending the knee before him they mocked him,/
saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ (Matt. 27:29)

Hail Mary

And they spat on him,/
and took the reed and kept striking him on the head. (Matt. 27:30)

Hail Mary

Pilate again went outside and said, ‘I bring him out to you,/
that you may know I find no guilt in him.’ (John 19:4)

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

‘Why, what evil has he done?’/
But they kept crying out the more, ‘Crucify him! (Mark 15:14)’

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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 

 

Fourth Sorrowful Mystery

THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS

Our Father

‘If anyone wishes to come after me,/
let him deny himself.’ (Luke 9:23)

Hail Mary

‘And take up his cross daily,/
and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) 

Hail Mary

And bearing the cross for himself,/
he went forth to the place called the Skull. (John 19:17)

Hail Mary

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)

Hail Mary

‘Take my yoke upon you,/
and learn from me.’ (Matt. 11:29)

Hail Mary

‘For I am meek/
and humble of heart.’ (Matt. 11:29)

Hail Mary

‘And you will find rest for your souls./
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.’ (Matt. 11:29, 30)

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

Jesus turning to them said, ‘Do not weep for me,/
but weep for yourselves and for your children.’ (Luke23:28)

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery

THE CRUCIFIXION

Our Father

And when they came to the place called the Skull,/
they crucified him. (Luke 23:33)

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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)

Hail Mary

And Jesus said to him, ‘Amen I say to thee,/
this day thou shalt be with me in paradise.’ (Luke 23:43)

Hail Mary

And Jesus saw his mother/
and the disciple standing by, whom he loved. (John 19:26)

Hail Mary

And he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold, thy son.’/
Then he said to his disciple, ‘Behold, thy mother.’ (John 19:26, 27)

Hail Mary

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

Hail Mary

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)

Hail Mary

And Jesus cried out with a loud voice and said,/
‘Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.’ (Luke 23:46)

Hail Mary

And bowing his head,/
he expired. (John 19:30; Luke 23:46)

Hail Mary

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.

First Glorious Mystery

THE RESURRECTION

Our Father

Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall be sorrowful,/
but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.’ (John 16:20)

Hail Mary

For I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice,/
and your joy no one shall take from you.’ (John 16:22)

Hail Mary

At early dawn, they came to the tomb,/
taking the spices that they had prepared. (Luke 24:1)

Hail Mary

And behold, an angel of the Lord came down from heaven,/
and drawing near rolled back the stone. (Matt. 28:2)

Hail Mary

‘Do not be afraid;/
for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified.’ (Matt. 28:5)

Hail Mary

‘He is not here, but has risen./
Behold the place where they laid him.’ (Luke 24:6; Mark 16:6)

Hail Mary

‘And behold, he goes before you into Galilee;/
there you shall see him.’ (Matt. 28:7)

Hail Mary

And they departed quickly from the tomb/
in fear and great joy. (Matt. 28;8)

Hail Mary 

‘I am the resurrection and the life;/
he who believes in me, even if he die, shall live.’ (John 11:25)

Hail Mary

‘And whoever lives and believes in me,/
shall never die.’ (John 11:26)

Hail Mary

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

 

Second Glorious Mystery

THE ASCENSION

Our Father

Now he led them out towards Bethany,/
and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. (Luke 24:50)

Hail Mary

Saying, ‘All power in heaven and on earth/
has been given to me.’ (Matt. 28:18)

Hail Mary

‘Go, therefore,/
and make disciples of all nations.’ (Matt. 28:19)

Hail Mary

‘Baptizing them/
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.’ (Matt. 28:19)

Hail Mary

‘Teaching them to observe/
all that I have commanded you.’ (Matt. 28:20)

Hail Mary

‘He who believes and is baptized/
shall be saved.’ (Mark 16:16)

Hail Mary

‘But he who does not believe/
shall be condemned.’ (Mark 16:16)

Hail Mary

‘And behold, I am with you all days,/
even unto the consummation of the world.’ (Matt. 28:20)

Hail Mary

And it came to pass as he blessed them,/
that he parted from them. (Luke 24:51)

Hail Mary

And was taken up into heaven,/
and sits at the right hand of God. (Mark 16:19)

Hail Mary

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

Third Glorious Mystery

THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Hail Mary

When the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close,/
they were all together in one place. (Acts 2:1)

Hail Mary

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven,/
as of a violent wind blowing. (Acts 2:2)

Hail Mary

And there appeared to them parted tongues as of fire,/
which settled upon each of them. (Acts 2:3)

Hail Mary

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit/
and began to speak of the wonderful works of God. (Acts 2:4, 11)

Hail Mary

Now there were staying at Jerusalem devout Jews/
from every nation under heaven. (Acts 2:5)

Hail Mary

And Peter, standing up with the Eleven,/
lifted up his voice and spoke out to them. (Acts 2:14)

Hail Mary

‘Repent and be baptized;/
and you will receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.’ (Acts 2:38)

Hail Mary

Now they who received his word were baptized,/
and there were added that day about three thousand souls. (Acts 2:41)

Hail Mary

Send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be created;/
and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 103:30)

Hail Mary

Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful;/
and kindle in them the fire of thy love. (Pentecost Alleluia)

Hail Mary

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

Fourth Glorious Mystery

THE ASSUMPTION

Our Father
Blessed art thou, O daughter, by the Lord the most high God,/
above all women upon earth. (Judith 13:23).

Hail Mary

For he has so magnified thy name this day,/
that thy praise shall not depart out of the mouth of men. (Judith 13:25)

Hail Mary

In every nation which shall hear thy name,/
The God of Israel shall be nagnified on occasion of thee. (Judith 13:31)

Hail Mary

In every nation which shall hear thy name,/
the God of Israel shall be magnified on occasion of thee. (Judith 13:31)

Hail Mary

Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, thou art the joy of Israel,/
thou art the honor of our people. (Judith 15:10)

Hail Mary

Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear,/
for the king shall desire your beauty. (Ps. 44:11, 12)

Hail Mary

And the temple of God in heaven was opened,/. 
and there came flashes of lightning, and peals of thunder. (Apoc. 11:19) (Apoc. 12:1)

Hail Mary

And a great sign appeared in heaven:/
a woman clothed with the sun. (Apoc. 11:19)

Hail Mary

And the moon was under her feet,/
and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. (Apoc. 12:1)

Hail Mary

All glorious is the king’s daughter as she enters;/
her raiment is threaded with spun gold. (Ps. 44:14)

Hail Mary

Sing to the Lord a new song,/
for he has done wondrous deeds. (Ps. 97:1)

Hail Mary 

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

Fifth Glorious Mystery

THE CORONATION

Our Father

Who is this that comes forth like the dawn,/
as beautiful as the moon, as resplendent as the sun? (Cant. 6:10)

Hail Mary

Like the rainbow appearing in the cloudy sky;/
like the blossoms on the branches in springtime. (Sirach 50:8, 9)

Hail Mary

I am the mother of fair love, and of fear,/
and of knowledge, and of holy hope. (Sirach 24:24)

Hail Mary

In me is all grace of the way and of truth,/
in me is all hope of life and of virtue. (Sirach 24:25)

Hail Mary

Come to me, all you that yearn for me,/
and be filled with my fruits. (Sirach 24:26)

Hail Mary

You will remember me as sweeter than honey,/
better to have than the honeycomb. (Sirach 24:27)

Hail Mary

So now, O children, listen to me;/
instruction and wisdom do not reject! (Prov. 8:32, 33)

Hail Mary

Happy are those who keep my ways,/
watching daily at my gates. (Prov. 8:33, 34)

Hail Mary

For he who finds me finds life,/
and wins favor from the Lord. (Prov. 8:35)

Hail Mary

Hail, O Queen of Mercy, protect us from the enemy,/
and receive us at the hour of death. (Queenship of the B.V.M., Gradual)

Hail Mary

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

 

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