Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sorrowful Mysteries - Varied References

The Agony in the Garden

Our Father

1- Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane…and taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. (Mt 26:36, 37) Hail Mary

2- And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, “Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” (Lk 22:41-42) Hail Mary

3- "Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?" (Mk 10:38) Hail Mary

4- "Whoever does the will of God is my brother, sister, and mother." (Mk 3:35) Hail Mary

5- “Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body thou hast prepared for me…Then I said, ‘Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God.’” (Heb 10:5, 7) Hail Mary

6- Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but thy commandments are my delight. (Ps 119:143) Hail Mary

7- [Judas] came up to Jesus at once and said, “Hail, Master!” And he kissed him. Jesus said to him, “Friend, why are you here?” (Mt 26:49-50) Hail Mary

8- Even my bosom friend in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted his heel against me. (Ps 41:9) Hail Mary

9- Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him. (Mt 26:50) Hail Mary

10- Then all the disciples forsook him and fled. (Mt 27:56) Hail Mary

Glory be

The Scourging at the Pillar

Our Father

1- Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. (Jn 19:1) Hail Mary

2- I gave my back to the smiters. (Is 50:6) Hail Mary

3- The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows. (Ps 129:3) Hail Mary

4- We esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. (Is 53:4) Hail Mary

5- He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities. (Is 53:5) Hail Mary

6- Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise him. (Is 53:10) Hail Mary

7- His appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance. (Is 52:14) Hail Mary

8- Upon him was the chastisement that made us whole. (Is 53:5) Hail Mary

9- And with his stripes we are healed. (Is 53:5) Hail Mary

10- Having scourged Jesus, Pilate delivered him over to be crucified. (Mk 15:15) Hail Mary

Glory be

The Crowning with Thorns

Our Father

1- The soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the praetorium, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. (Mt 27:27) Hail Mary

2- And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his hand. (Mt 27:28-29) Hail Mary

3- Wise men from the East came to Jerusalem saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.” (Mt 2:2) Hail Mary

4- And kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” (Mt 27:29) Hail Mary

5- And they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. (Mt 2:11) Hail Mary

6- And they spat upon him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. (Mt 27:30) Hail Mary

7- Pilate entered the praetorium again and called Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” (Jn 18:33) Hail Mary

8- Jesus answered, “My kingship is not of this world.” (Jn 18:36) Hail Mary

9- And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him. (Mt 27:31) Hail Mary

10- Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” (Jn 19:19) Hail Mary

Glory be

The Carrying of the Cross

Our Father

1- They took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross. (Jn 19:17) Hail Mary

2- Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. (Is 53:4) Hail Mary

3- He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (Is 53:12) Hail Mary

4- They seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. (Lk 23:26) Hail Mary

5- “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Lk 9:23) Hail Mary

6- “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me.” (Mt 11:29) Hail Mary

7- “For I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Mt 11:29) Hail Mary

8- There followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. (Lk 23:27) Hail Mary

9- But Jesus said turning to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.” (Lk 23:28) Hail Mary

10- And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull). (Mk 15:22) Hail Mary

Glory be

The Crucifixion and Death of the Lord

Our Father

1- Moses called all the elders of Israel, and said to them, “Select lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the passover lamb.” (Ex 12:21) Hail Mary

2- When they came to the place which is called the Skull, there they crucified him. (Lk 23:33) Hail Mary

3- They have pierced my hands and my feet - I can count all my bones. (Ps 22:16-17) Hail Mary

4- As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” (Jn 3:14-15) Hail Mary

5- “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (Jn 1:29) Hail Mary

6- "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." (Jn 10:11) Hail Mary

7- He humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. (Phil 2:8) Hail Mary

8- Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies, it bears much fruit. (Jn 12:24) Hail Mary

9- One of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. (Jn 19:34) Hail Mary

10- In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. (Eph 1:7). Hail Mary

Glory be


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing these verses, and for the work you put in this website.

God bless,


Richard said...

You're welcome, Mary!

mom said...

I have recently come across these scriptures for the Rosary. God bless you abundantly for taking the time to make up this sight. I have no doubt they are getting a lot of use. May we never give up in the spiritual battle of winning souls for Christ through the Most Holy Rosary!!

Edward D Prechel said...

Richard, there is a minor error in the Third Sorrowful Mystery. On the third and fifth Hail Mary bead reading they are Joyful Mystery beads.

God Bless You and do Love the ones you put on line and without a doubt when a person is as busy as you with the different ones you have written up it can be easy to error.


Richard said...

Hi, Edward,

Thank you for your comment. When compiling the meditations for the Crowing with Thorns above, I actually thought it might serve to accentuate the sorrowful character of the mystery to juxtapose the true obeisance given the baby Jesus by the magi with mockery of the Roman soldiers, as with the reverent used of the title King of the Jews as used by the magi, to that of the Roman soldiers, to whom this title meant very little and who, again, used it in mockery.

The verses for the sorrowful mysteries at the following link more directly and concretely reflect the mysteries in question:

Anonymous said...

I especially like the Old and New Testament parallels.