THE HOLY ROSARY

LUMINOUS MYSTERIES IN THE SACRED  SCRIPTURES

The Rosary is not in the Bible (say the Protestants), but we Catholics say that the Bible is in the Holy Rosary


MYSTERIES OF LIGHT - LUMINOUS MYSTERIES

  1. The Baptism of Our Lord by John the Baptist 

  2. The First Miracle of Jesus at the Wedding of Cana

  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of Heaven

  4. The Transfiguration

  5. The Institution of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist


The Baptism of Our Lord - First Luminous Mystery (of Light)

  Matthew 3:13-17 

Luminous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary in the Sacred Scriptures 3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 
14 John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" 
15 But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented. 
16 And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 
17 And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased." (NRSV)

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The First Miracle of Jesus at the wedding in Cana - Second Luminous Mystery ( of Light)

John 2:1-11

Luminous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary in the Sacred ScripturesJohn 2:1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 
2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 
3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." 
4 And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come." 
5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." 
6 Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 
7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. 
8 He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward." So they took it. 9 When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 
10 and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now." 
11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. (NRSV)

 Let us pray the Second Mystery of Light >> 


The Proclamation of the Kingdom of Heaven - Third Luminous Mystery ( of Light)

Matthew 4:17 - Matthew 5:1-16

Luminous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary in the Sacred ScripturesMatthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to proclaim, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." (NRSV)

Matthew 5:1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 
2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 "Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 
12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
14 "You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 
15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. (NRSV)

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The Transfiguration - Fourth Luminous Mystery ( of Light)

Luke 9:28-36 

Luke 9:28 Now about eight days after these sayings (prediction about his death) Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 
29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 
30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him.
31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 
32 Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 
33 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah" -- not knowing what he said. 
34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. 
35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!" 
36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen. (NRSV)

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The Institution of the Holy Eucharist - Fifth Luminous Mystery ( of Light)

1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Luminous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary in the Sacred Scriptures1 Corinthians 11:23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 
24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." 
25 In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be answerable for the body and blood of the Lord. 
28 Examine yourselves, and only then eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 
29 For all who eat and drink without discerning the body, eat and drink judgment against themselves. (NRSV)

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