The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Prayed on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays during Lent.


1. The Agony in the Garden

Matthew 26:36-39

36 Then Jesus came with them into a country place which is called Gethsemani; and he said to his disciples: Sit you here, till I go yonder and pray.37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad.38 Then he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death: stay you here, and watch with me.39 And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying, and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.


2. The Scourging at the Pillar

Matthew 27:25-26

25 And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and our children.26 Then he released to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him unto them to be crucified.


3.The Crowning with Thorns

Matthew 27:28-29

28 And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him.29 And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying: Hail, king of the Jews.


4. The Carrying of the Cross

John 19:12-18

12 And from henceforth Pilate sought to release him. But the Jews cried out, saying: If thou release this man, thou art not Caesar’s friend. For whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Caesar.13 Now when Pilate had heard these words, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat, in the place that is called Lithostrotos, and in Hebrew Gabbatha.14 And it was the parasceve of the pasch, about the sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews: Behold your king.15 But they cried out: Away with him; away with him; crucify him. Pilate saith to them: Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Caesar.16 Then therefore he delivered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him forth.17 And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha.18 Where they crucified him, and with him two others, one on each side, and Jesus in the midst.



5. The Crucifixion

Luke 23:45-46

45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.46 And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost.