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Glorious Mysteries: (Wednesdays and Sundays)
- The Resurrection
- The Ascension
- The Descent Of The Holy Spirit
- The Assumption Of Mary
- The Coronation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
The Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday and Sunday)
Mt 28:1-2, 5-8 “After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
“And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
“Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified.
“He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
“Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.”
Jn 20:19-21 “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
“When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
“Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
Jn 11:25-26 “Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live,
“and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Lk 24:50 “Then he led them out as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them.”
Mt 28:18-20 “Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,
“teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
Mk 16:16 “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
Lk 24:51“As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven.“
Ac 1:9-11 “When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
“While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.“
“They said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”
Lk 24:52 “They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy.”
Ml 16:19 “So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God.”
The Descent Of The Holy Spirit:
Jn 14:16-17 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always,
“the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you.“
Jn 14-26 “The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name – he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.“
Ac 1:5,8 “for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit.”
“But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Ac 2:1-6 “When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.
“And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were.
“Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
“And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
“Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.
“At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language.“
Ac 2:38-41 “Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit.
“For the promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will call.”
“He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”
“Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that day.“
The Assumption Of Mary:
Gn 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel.”
Rev 12:1 “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
Heb 11:5 “By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and “he was found no more because God had taken him.” Before he was taken up, he was attested to have pleased God.“
2Kg 2:11 “As they walked on conversing, a flaming chariot and flaming horses came between them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.“
Lk 1:48 “For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.”
The Coronation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary:
(*While there is no direct mention of Mary’s coronation in scripture, it is actually rooted much in scripture. For example, the place of the Queen Mother in the Dividic Kingdom is one of intercession for the people, and the king’s main advisor. Dividic kings took their mothers extremely seriously and greatly honored their counsel.)
2Kg 19 “Then Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah, and the king stood up to meet her and paid her homage. Then he sat down upon his throne, and a throne was provided for the king’s mother, who sat at his right.
“There is one small favor I would ask of you,” she said. “Do not refuse me.” “Ask it, my mother,” the king said to her, “for I will not refuse you.”
Song of Songs 6:9 “One alone is my dove, my perfect one, her mother’s chosen, the dear one of her parent. The daughters saw her and declared her fortunate, the queens and concubines, and they sang her praises.”
Lk 1:49 “For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.”
Rev 12:1 “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.“
Rev 12:5 “She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and his throne.“
Vatican II Constitution, Ch 53: “Because of this gift of sublime grace, she far surpasses all creatures, both in heaven and on earth.”
The Divine Office: “The Lord chose her. He chose her before before she was born.”
Sorrowful Mysteries: (Tuesdays and Fridays)
- The Agony In The Garden
- The Scourging At The Pillar
- The Crowning With Thorns
- The Carrying Of The Cross
- The Crucifixion
The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday and Friday)
The Agony In The Garden:
Lk 22:39-46 “Then going out he went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him.
“When he arrived at the place he said to them, “Pray that you may not undergo the test.”
“After withdrawing about a stone’s throw from them and kneeling, he prayed,
“saying, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done.”
“And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him.
“He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground.
“When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief.
“He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test.”
The Scourging At The Pillar:
Jn 19:1 “Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.”
Is 53:5 “But he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins, Upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed.”
The Crowning With Thorns:
Mt 27:27-31 “Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus inside the praetorium and gathered the whole cohort around him.
“They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him.
“Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
“They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head.
“And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.“
The Carrying Of The Cross:
Jn 19:17 “and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.”
Mt 27:32 “As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross.“
Lk 23:27-31 “A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him.
“Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children,
“for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.’
“At that time people will say to the mountains, ‘Fall upon us!’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us!’
“for if these things are done when the wood is green what will happen when it is dry?”
Lk 23:33-46 “When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left.
“Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” They divided his garments by casting lots.
“The people stood by and watched; the rulers, meanwhile, sneered at him and said, “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Messiah of God.”
“Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they approached to offer him wine
“they called out, “If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.”
“Above him there was an inscription that read, “This is the King of the Jews.”
“Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.”
“The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation?“
“And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.”
“Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
“He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
“It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon
“because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle.
“Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last.”