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Scriptural Sorrowful Mysteries

"In all things we suffer tribulation, but are not distressed;
we are straitened, but are not destitute;
We suffer persecution, but are not forsaken;
we are cast down, but we perish not."
-IICorinthians 4:8-9

Scriptural Sorrowful Mysteries

The Scriptural Sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary are such a wonderful complement to the traditional Sorrowful mysteries.

These mysteries are greatly enhanced in a scriptural Rosary which expands your knowledge of the Bible and the life of Jesus when accompanied by the Catholic Rosary prayers.

The Sorrowful Scriptural Mysteries include...

First Scriptural Sorrowful Mystery

- Jesus Sweat Drops Of Blood -

Jesus sweat drops of blood in his agony

"And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the longer. And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground."

-Luke 22:43-44

The full Bible account of when Jesus Sweat Drops Of Blood can be found in St. Matthew's Gospel Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:35-40, Luke 22:43-44, and John 18:1

Further meditations on this rosary mystery - the Agony of Jesus - can be found here...

Fruit of the Mystery: Sorrow for sins

Second Scriptural Sorrowful Mystery

- Jesus Scourged -

Jesus Scourged - Jesus Before Pilate

"And so Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released to them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified."

-Mark 15:15

Besides Mark 15:15, a prophetic account of Jesus Scourged can be found in the Old Testament book of Isaias 53:2-5

Further meditations on the rosary mystery - Scourging of Jesus - can be found here...

Fruit of the Mystery: Purity

Third Scriptural Sorrowful Mystery

- Crown of Thorns -

Jesus Crown of Thorns

"And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him. And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand..."

-Matthew 27:28-29

For all the Gospel accounts of the Crowning with Thorns read Matthew 27:28-30, Mark 15:16, John 19:4-5.

Further meditations on the rosary mystery - Jesus being crowned with thorns - can be found here...

Fruit of the Mystery: Moral Courage

Fourth Scriptural Sorrowful Mystery

- Jesus Carrying Cross -

Jesus carrying his cross

"And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha."

-John 19:17

Besides John 19:17, you will find accounts of Jesus carrying the cross in Mark 15:20-21 and Luke 23:26-32.

Further meditations on the rosary mystery - Jesus Carrying The Cross - can be found here...

Fruit of the Mystery: Patience

Fifth Scriptural Sorrowful Mystery

- Jesus Crucifixion -

Jesus Crucifixion

"Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said: I thirst. Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost."

-John 19:28,30

The entire account of the Crucifixion can be found in all four Gospels - Matthew 27:33-51, Mark 15:28-35, Luke 23:32-46 and John 19:19-30.

Moving meditations on the rosary mystery - Crucifixion of Jesus - can be found here...

Fruit of the Mystery: Perseverance

Grow In The Virtue Shown By Jesus
In The Sorrowful Mystery Of The Rosary

Scriptural Sorrowful mysteries

You will find that if you incorporate the Scriptural Rosary with your traditional Rosary that the benefits are tremendous.

It will increase your knowledge of the Bible and familiarize you with the actual events recorded in the life of Jesus. You will grow in the virtue shown by Jesus in the sorrowful mystery of both an ordinary Rosary and a scriptural Rosary.

The sorrowful mysteries teach you to grow in the virtues of purity, courage, patience and perseverance. You will also gain a deeper sorrow for your sins and help commit yourself to avoiding sin in the future.

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Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
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