Scriptural Sorrowful Mysteries
"In all things we suffer tribulation, but are not distressed;
straitened, but are not destitute;
We suffer persecution, but are not forsaken;
we are cast down, but we perish not."
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 -
"And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. A
nd being in an agony, he prayed the longer. And his sweat became as drops
of blood, trickling down upon the ground."
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 -
"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."
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 -
"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..."
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 -
"And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary,
but in Hebrew Golgotha."
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 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."
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
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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