Rosary Friday

Christ in Gethsemane by Heinrich Hoffman

Christ in Gethsemane by Heinrich Hoffman

On Friday, the Catholic Church traditionally pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary are a meditation on the suffering of Christ Jesus before and during his death by crucifixion. The Rosary on Friday usually takes me about 25-30 minutes to pray. If you are praying with one or more people, you announce the

If you are praying with one or more people, you announce the “name” of the mystery. When praying the Rosary Friday, you will be praying through five ‘mysteries’ which are composed of one our father, ten hail mary’s, one glory be, as well as the mental meditation on the mystery itself.

It is customary when praying in a group for the leader to pause their vocal leading of the Our Father after saying the word ‘Heaven’ for the rest of the group to finish the prayer verbally.

It is also customary when praying in a group for the leader to pause their vocal leading of the Hail Mary after the word ‘Jesus’ for the rest of the group to finish the prayer verbally.

The scriptural rosary is an added complexity of meditating on a different theological concept with each hail mary in the mystery. It can be an interesting addition to prayer, however it is not required as a part of the prayer of praying the rosary friday.

To Begin:

Make the sign of the cross.

Say the Apostle’s Creed

Say 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary’s, and 1 Glory Be.

 

The First Mystery 

“The Agony in the Garden”

Say 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, and 1 Glory Be.

 

The Second Mystery

“The Scourging at the Pillar”

Say 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, and 1 Glory Be.

 

The Third Mystery

“The Crowning with Thorns”

Say 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, and 1 Glory Be.

 

The Fourth Mystery

“The Carrying of the Cross”

Say 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, and 1 Glory Be.

 

The Fifth Mystery

“The Crucifixion.”

Say 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, and 1 Glory Be.

 

Prayers:

Apostles Creed

I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Haily Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Rosary Friday: Scriptural Rosary

When praying alone, it is sufficient to read the verse and meditate upon it mentally during the prayer of the hail mary. When in a group and praying the scriptural rosary, it is customary to announce the biblical meditation before praying the hail mary as a group. When praying on rosary friday it is important to meditate upon the passion of Christ Jesus: his suffering and death.

To Begin:

Make the sign of the cross.

Say the Apostle’s Creed

Say 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary’s, and 1 Glory Be.

The First Mystery 

“The Agony in the Garden”

Say 1 Our Father.

  1. And he came out, and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and his disciples followed him. (Pray the Hail Mary).
  2.  Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there, and pray.” (Pray the Hail Mary).
  3. And when he came there  he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Pray the Hail Mary).
  4. And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. (Pray the Hail Mary).
  5. And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,  “Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” (Pray the Hail Mary).
  6. And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you will not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.” (Pray the Hail Mary).
  7. Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot pass unless I drink it, thy will be done.” And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. (Pray the Hail Mary).
  8. So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying those same words. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Pray the Hail Mary).
  9. And then there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground. (Pray the Hail Mary).
  10. Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us be going- see, my betrayer is at hand.” (Pray the Hail Mary).

Pray the Glory Be.

The Second Mystery

“The Scourging at the Pillar”

Say 1 Our Father.

  1. Then officers and soldiers came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.
  2. Jesus, knowing all that was to befall him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.” When he said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
  3. And Jesus said, “Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”
  4. Now Jesus was brought before Pilate; and Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said to him, “You have said so.”
  5. Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged by soldiers. 
  6. He was wounded for our transgressions
  7. He was bruised for our iniquities
  8. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him.
  9. And by His stripes we are healed.

 

Say 1 Glory Be.

 

The Third Mystery

“The Crowning with Thorns”

 

Say 1 Our Father

  1. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the praetorium, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. (Hail Mary…)
  2. And the soldiers stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him. (Hail Mary…)
  3. And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head. (Hail Mary…)
  4. He had no form or comeliness that we should look at him. (Hail Mary…)
  5. And the soldiers put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him the soldiers mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews! (Hail Mary…)
  6. And the soldiers spat upon him (Hail Mary…)
  7. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. (Hail Mary…)
  8. And the soldiers took the reed from him and struck Jesus on the head. (Hail Mary…)
  9. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him. (Hail Mary…)
  10. And he was as one from whom men hide their faces. He was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Hail Mary…)

Say 1 Glory Be.

The Fourth Mystery

“The Carrying of the Cross”

Say 1 Our Father.

  1. And after they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him. (Hail Mary…)
  2. They took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross (Hail Mary…)
  3. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (Hail Mary…)
  4. Yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.  (Hail Mary…)
  5. Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise him;he has put him to grief (Hail Mary…)
  6. As they were marching out, they came upon a man of Cyre′ne, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross. (Hail Mary…)
  7. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way
  8. And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. (Hail Mary…)
  9. But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. (Hail Mary…)
  10. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!’  Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us’; and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’  For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” (Hail Mary…)

Say 1 Glory Be.

 

The Fifth Mystery

“The Crucifixion.”

Say 1 Our Father.

  1. And they crucified him, and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. And it was the third hour. (Hail Mary…)
  2. Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Judeans.” They offered him wine to drink, mingled with gall; but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. (Hail Mary…)
  3. One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!”  But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”  And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingly power.” (Hail Mary…)
  4. And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Hail Mary…)
  5. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. (Hail Mary…)
  6. There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the youngerand of Joses, and Salome, who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him; and also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem. (Hail Mary…)
  7. Yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (Hail Mary…)
  8. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “E′lo-i, E′lo-i, la′ma sabach-tha′ni?” which means, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Hail Mary…)
  9. And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed his last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. (Hail Mary…)
  10. And one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.  (Hail Mary…)

Say 1 Glory Be.

 

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: