Scripture for the Sorrowful Mysteries

"The Agony in the Garden," by Giuseppe Cesari

“The Agony in the Garden,” by Giuseppe Cesari

The First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden

  1. And he came out, and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him (Lk 22:39).  Hail Mary…
  2. And when he came to the place he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation” (Lk 22:40).  Hail Mary…
  3. And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled (Mt 26:37).  Hail Mary…
  4. Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me” (Mt 26:38).  Hail Mary…
  5. And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed (Lk 22:41).  Hail Mary…
  6. “Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done” (Lk 22:42).  Hail Mary…
  7. And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him (Lk 22:43).  Hail Mary…
  8. And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground (Lk 22:44).  Hail Mary…
  9. And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, and he said to them, “Why do you sleep?  Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation” (Lk 22:45-46).  Hail Mary…
  10. “Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.  Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand” (Mt 26:45-46).  Hail Mary…
The Scourging at the Pillar

The Scourging at the Pillar

The Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

  1. Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted (Mt 27:15).  Hail Mary…
  2. And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas (Mt 27:16).  Hail Mary…
  3. The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?”  And they said, “Barabbas” (Mt 27:21).  Hail Mary…
  4. Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”  They all said, “Let him be crucified” (Mt 27:22).  Hail Mary…
  5. So when Pilate saw he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd (Mt 27:24).  Hail Mary…
  6. [Pilate said], “I am innocent of this righteous man’s blood; see to it yourselves” (Mt 27:24).  Hail Mary…
  7. And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” (Mt 27:25).  Hail Mary…
  8. Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified (Mt 27:26).  Hail Mary…
  9. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities (Is 53:5).  Hail Mary…
  10. Upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed” (Is 53:5).  Hail Mary…
The Crown of Thorns

The Crown of Thorns

The Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

  1. And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the praetorium); and they called together the whole battalion (Mk 15:16).  Hail Mary…
  2. And they clothed him in a purple cloak (Mk 15:17).  Hail Mary…
  3. And plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on him (Mk 15:17).  Hail Mary…
  4. [They] put a reed in his right hand (Mt 27:29).  Hail Mary…
  5. And kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” (Mt 27:29).  Hail Mary…
  6. [They] struck him with their hands (Jn 19:3).  Hail Mary…
  7. And they struck his head with a reed (Mk 15:19).  Hail Mary…
  8. And [they] spat upon him (Mk 15:19).  Hail Mary…
  9. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, and put his own clothes on him (Mk 15:20).  Hail Mary…
  10. “I gave my back to the smiters;… I hid not my face from shame and spitting” (Is 50:6).  Hail Mary…
The Carrying of the Cross

The Carrying of the Cross

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

  1. And [the soldiers] led him out to crucify him (Mk 15:20).  Hail Mary…
  2. And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country (Lk 23:26).  Hail Mary…
  3. [They] laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus (Lk 23:26).  Hail Mary…
  4. And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him (Lk 23:27).  Hail Mary…
  5. But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children” (Lk 23:28).  Hail Mary…
  6. “For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!'” (Lk 23:29).  Hail Mary…
  7. “Then, they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us’; and to the hills, ‘Cover us'” (Lk 23:30).  Hail Mary…
  8. “For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” (Lk 23:31).  Hail Mary…
  9. And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of the skull) (Mk 15:22).  Hail Mary…
  10. And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh; but he did not take it (Mk 15:23).  Hail Mary…
"The Crucifixion," a painting by Ashok Karnik

“The Crucifixion,” a painting by Ashok Karnik

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

  1. And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left (Lk 23:33).  Hail Mary…
  2. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Lk 23:34).  Hail Mary…
  3. One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ?  Save yourself and us!”  (Lk 23:39).  Hail Mary…
  4. But the other rebuked him….  And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingly power” (Lk 23:40, 42).  Hail Mary…
  5. And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Lk 23:43).  Hail Mary…
  6. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”  Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!”  (Jn 19:26-27).  Hail Mary…
  7. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, … “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Mt 27:46).  Hail Mary…
  8. After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the scripture), “I thirst” (Jn 19:28).  Hail Mary…
  9. So they put a sponge full of vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth.  When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished” (Jn 19:29-30).  Hail Mary…
  10. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!”  And having said this he breathed his last (Lk 23:46).  Hail Mary…

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