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Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary are used during meditation on Tuesdays and Fridays. These rosary mysteries are also used for meditation on the Sundays during the season of Lent.



First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony In the Garden
Agony in the Garden
Agony in the Garden
Luke 22:42,44
Kneeling down, He began to pray, "Father if it be your will, take this cup from me, yet not my will but yours be done"...In His anguish he prayed even more intensely, and his sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.

Second Sorrowful Mystery: Scourging At the Pillar
scourging at the pillar
Scourging At the Pillar
Matthew 27:26
Pilate released Barabbas to them. Jesus, however, he first had scourged; then he handed Him over to be crucified.

Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning With Thorns
Crowing of Thorns
The Crowing With Thorns
Matthew 27:29,30
Weaving a crown of thorns they fixed it on his head, and placed a reed in His right hand. To make fun of Him they knelt before Him saying: "Hail, King of the Jews." They spat on Him, and took the reed and kept striking Him on the head.

Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross
carrying of the cross
Jesus Carries the Cross
Matthew 27:31, Luke 23:26
When the soldiers had finished mocking Him, ...they led him away to crucify Him. On the way they laid hold of a certain Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, and upon him they laid the cross to bear it after Jesus.

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion
crucifixion
The Crucifixion of Jesus
Luke 23:33,34,44,46
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified Him ...Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing"...There was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour...and Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit".

Learn more about the Mysteries of the Rosary:
Joyful Mysteries Sorrowful Mysteries Glorious Mysteries Luminous Mysteries
 
 



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