Scripture for the Glorious Mysteries

"The Resurrection" a painting by Ron DiCianni

“The Resurrection” a painting by Ron DiCianni

The First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection

  1. Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulcher (Mt 28:1).  Hail Mary…
  2. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body (Lk 24:2-3).  Hail Mary…
  3. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; … the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but has risen” (Lk 24:4-5).  Hail Mary…
  4. So the departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and rant to tell his disciples (Mt 28:8).  Hail Mary…
  5. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Hail!”  And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshipped him (Mt 28:9).  Hail Mary…
  6. On the evening of that day… the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you” (Jn 20:19).  Hail Mary…
  7. When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side (Jn 20:20).  Hail Mary…
  8. [Jesus] said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing” (Jn 20:27).  Hail Mary…
  9. Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”  (Jn 20:28).  Hail Mary…
  10. Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me?  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe” (Jn 20:29).  Hail Mary…
"The Ascension," by Benjamin West

“The Ascension,” by Benjamin West

The Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

  1. To them [Jesus] presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3).  Hail Mary…
  2. So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6).  Hail Mary…
  3. He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority” (Acts 1:7).  Hail Mary…
  4. “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” (Acts 1:8).  Hail Mary…
  5. “And you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).  Hail Mary…
  6. And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight (Acts 1:9).  Hail Mary…
  7. So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God (Mk 16:19).  Hail Mary…
  8. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes (Acts 1:10).  Hail Mary…
  9. [The two men] said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven?” (Acts 2:11).  Hail Mary…
  10. “This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven” (Acts 2:11).  Hail Mary…
The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

The Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

  1. When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place (Acts 2:1).  Hail Mary…
  2. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting (Acts 2:2).  Hail Mary…
  3. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them (Acts 2:3).  Hail Mary…
  4. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4).  Hail Mary…
  5. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.  And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each on heard them speaking in his own language (Acts 2:5-6).  Hail Mary…
  6. But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem,… this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel” (Acts 2:14, 16).  Hail Mary…
  7. “And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy” (Acts 2:17; see Joel 2:28).  Hail Mary…
  8. “Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified” (Acts 2:36).  Hail Mary…
  9. And 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 shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).  Hail Mary…
  10. So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls (Acts 2:41).  Hail Mary…
The Assumption of Mary

The Assumption of Mary

The Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of Mary

  1. “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away” (Sg 2:10).  Hail Mary…
  2. “You are all fair, my love; there is no flaw in you” (Sg 4:7).  Hail Mary…
  3. Arise, O Lord, and go to thy resting place, thou and the ark of thy might (Ps 132:8).  Hail Mary…
  4. Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple (Rv 11:19).  Hail Mary…
  5. And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun (Rv 12:1).  Hail Mary…
  6. “Who is this that looks forth like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun?” (Sg 6:10).  Hail Mary…
  7. “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” (Lk 1:28).  Hail Mary…
  8. “Blessed are you among women” (Lk 1:42).  Hail Mary…
  9. “For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me” (Lk 1:48-49).  Hail Mary…
  10. “You are the exaltation of Jerusalem, you are the great glory of Israel, you are the great pride of our nation!”  (Jdt 15:9).  Hail Mary…
"The Crowning of Mary," a painting by Diego Velazquez

“The Crowning of Mary,” a painting by Diego Velazquez

The Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Crowning of Mary

  1. So Bathsheba went to King Solomon,… and the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her (1 Kgs 2:19).  Hail Mary…
  2. Then he sat on his throne, and had a seat brought for the king’s mother; and she sat on his right (1 Kgs 2:19).  Hail Mary…
  3. Then she said, “I have one small request to make of you; do not refuse me” (1 Kgs 2:20).  Hail Mary…
  4. And the king said to her, “Make your request, my mother; for I will not refuse you” (1 Kgs 2:20).  Hail Mary…
  5. [The angel said to Mary,] “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son… and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David” (Lk 1:31-32).  Hail Mary…
  6. [Elizabeth said to Mary,] “And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Lk 1:43).  Hail Mary…
  7. And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet (Rv 12:1).  Hail Mary…
  8. And on her head [was] a crown of twelve stars (Rv 12:1).  Hail Mary…
  9. She brought forth a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron (Rv 12:5).  Hail Mary…
  10. But her child was caught up to God and to his throne (Rv 12:5).  Hail Mary…

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