The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

The First Sorrowful Mystery
The Agony in the Garden. Matthew 26: 36-48.
Then Jesus came with his disciples to a garden called Gethsemane, and he said to them: “Sit down here while I go and pray over there.” Taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to show signs of sadness and deep distress of mind. “I am sad at heart,” he said, “sad even to death; wait here and watch with me.
Fruits of the Mystery: Acceptance, Surrender to God’s will.

The Second Sorrowful Mystery
Jesus is Scourged, John 18:22 to 19:1
From Caiaphas they took Jesus to the government house. It was early in the morning. Pilate came outside to speak to them. “What charge do you bring against this man?” he asked. “If he had not been a criminal, we should not have given him up to you,” they answered.” After [his exchange with the crowd], Pilate had Jesus scourged.
Fruits of the mystery: Steadfastness, Purity, Temperance.

The Third Sorrowful Mystery
Jesus Is Crowned With Thorns. John 19:2-6
The [Roman] soldiers made a crown with some thorns and put it on his head and threw a purple robe around him. They kept coming up to him and saying: “Long live the king of the Judeans!” and they gave him blow after blow with their hands. Pilate again came outside and said to the people: “Look! I am bringing him out to you, so that you may know that I find nothing with which he can be charged.”
Fruits of the Mystery: Courage, Trust, Witness.

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery
Jesus Carries His Cross. John 19:16-17, Luke 23: 26-28
Pilate gave Jesus up to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus; and he went out, carrying his cross himself, to the location called “The Place of a Skull,” or, in Hebrew, Golgatha. As they were leading Jesus away, they laid hold of Simon from Cyrene who was on his way in from the country, and they put the cross on his shoulders, for him to carry it behind Jesus.
Fruits of the mystery: Patience, Resolve

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery
Jesus Dies on the Cross. Luke 23: 33-46
When they had reached the place called “The Skull,” there they crucified Jesus and the criminals, one on the right, and one on the left. Then Jesus said: “Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.” It was nearly midday when a darkness came over the whole country, lasting until three in the afternoon, the sun’s light having failed; and the Temple curtain was torn down the middle. Then Jesus, with a loud cry, said: “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” And with these words he breathed his last.
Fruits of the mystery: Mercy, Faith, Awareness, Vision.

Bible verses taken from Taussig, Hal. A New New Testament: A Bible for the Twenty-first Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.