Scripture for the Luminous Mysteries

Christ's Baptism in the Jordan River

Christ’s Baptism in the Jordan River

The First Luminous Mystery: Christ’s Baptism in the Jordan

  1. In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Mt 3:1-2).  Hail Mary…
  2. Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan (Mt 3:5).  Hail Mary…
  3. They were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins (Mt 3:6).  Hail Mary…
  4. [John said], “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I; … He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” (Mt 3:11).  Hail Mary…
  5. Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him (Mt 3:13).  Hail Mary…
  6. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” (Mt 3:14).  Hail Mary…
  7. But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness” (Mt 3:15).  Hail Mary…
  8. And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened (Mt 3:16).  Hail Mary…
  9. He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him (Mt 3:16).  Hail Mary…
  10. Lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” (Mt 3:17).  Hail Mary…
The Wedding at Cana

The Wedding at Cana

The Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding Feast at Cana

  1. On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to be at the marriage, with his disciples (Jn 2:1-2).  Hail Mary…
  2. When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine” (Jn 2:3).  Hail Mary…
  3. And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to do with me?  My hour has not yet come” (Jn 2:4).  Hail Mary…
  4. His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2:5).  Hail Mary…
  5. Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons (Jn 2:6).  Hail Mary…
  6. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.”  And they filled them up to the brim (Jn 2:7).  Hail Mary…
  7. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast.”  So they took it (Jn 2:8).  Hail Mary…
  8. When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from, … the steward of the feast called the bridegroom (Jn 2:8-9).  Hail Mary…
  9. [The steward] said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now” (Jn 2:10).  Hail Mary…
  10. This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him (Jn 2:11).  Hail Mary…
The Proclamation of the Kingdom

The Proclamation of the Kingdom

The Third Luminous Mystery: The Proclamation of the Kingdom

  1. Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I’m the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (Jn 8:12).  Hail Mary…
  2. In him [Jesus] was life, and the life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (Jn 1:4-5).  Hail Mary…
  3. Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mk 1:14-15).  Hail Mary…
  4. “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all” (Mt 6:31-31).  Hail Mary…
  5. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well” (Mt 6:33).  Hail Mary…
  6. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and infirmity (Mt 9:35).  Hail Mary…
  7. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven” (Mt 9:2).  Hail Mary…
  8. Jesus looked up and said to [the woman caught in adultery], “Woman, where are they?  Has no one condemned you?”  She said, “No one, Lord” (Jn 8:10-11).  Hail Mary…
  9. And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again” (Jn 8:11).  Hail Mary…
  10. [Jesus] said to [the apostles], “Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained” (Jn 20:22-23).  Hail Mary…
The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

The Fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration

  1. And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and let them up a high mountain apart (Mt 17:1).  Hail Mary…
  2. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun (Mt 17:2).  Hail Mary…
  3. His garments became white as light (Mt 17:2).  Hail Mary…
  4. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him (Mt 17:3).  Hail Mary…
  5. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is well that we are here; if you wish, I will make three booths here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah” (Mt 17:4).  Hail Mary…
  6. He was still speaking, when lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them (Mt 17:5).  Hail Mary…
  7. A voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him” (Mt 17:5).  Hail Mary…
  8. When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces, and were filled with awe (Mt 17:6).  Hail Mary…
  9. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear” (Mt 17:7).  Hail Mary…
  10. And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only (Mt 17:8).  Hail Mary…
The Institution of the Eucharist

The Institution of the Eucharist

The Fifth Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist

  1. Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed (Lk 22:7).  Hail Mary…
  2. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it” (Lk 22:8).  Hail Mary…
  3. And when the hour came, he sat at table, and the apostles with him (Lk 22:14).  Hail Mary…
  4. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God” (Lk 2:15-16).  Hail Mary…
  5. And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves for I tell you that from now on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes” (Lk 22:17:18).  Hail Mary…
  6. And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you” (Lk 22:19).  Hail Mary…
  7. “Do this in remembrance of me” (Lk 22:19).  Hail Mary…
  8. And likewise the cup after supper, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood” (Lk 22:20).  Hail Mary…
  9. So Jesus said to them, … “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day” (Jn 6:53:54).  Hail Mary…
  10. “For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.  He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him” (Jn 6:55-56).  Hail Mary…

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