August 21, 2019

HOLY ROSARY:”LUMINOUS MYSTERIES” – (Thurs.)

{Pray without Ceasing”(1Thes5:17)}

HISTORY: (Western Church) “The Rosary”, says the Roman Breviary, “is a certain form of prayer wherein we say fifteen decades or tens of Hail Mary with an Our Father between each ten, while at each of these fifteen decades we recall successively in pious meditation one of the mysteries of our Redemption.” The same lesson for the Feast of the Holy Rosary informs us that when the Albigensian heresy was devastating the country of Toulouse, St. Dominic earnestly besought the help of Our Lady and was instructed by her, so tradition asserts, to preach the Rosary among the people as an antidote to heresy and sin. From that time forward this manner of prayer was “most wonderfully published abroad and developed [promulgari augerique coepit] by St. Dominic (1170-1221) whom different Supreme Pontiffs have in various past ages of their apostolic letters declared to be the instituter and author of the same devotion.” That many popes have so spoken is undoubtedly true, and among the rest we have a series of encyclicals, beginning in 1883, issued by Pope Leo XIII, which, while commending this devotion to the faithful in the most earnest terms, assumes the institution of the Rosary by St. Dominic to be a fact historically established.

Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary: Reflections from Sacred Scriptures & Virtues, blessings and benefits:

The scriptural rosary presented below follows the old medieval custom of assigning separate meditation with each Marian bead. Begin with the
(sign of the cross) Apostles Creed. Then 3 Hail Marys – Faith, Hope & Charity.

The Luminous Mysteries

I The Baptism of the Lord – Jesus is baptized by John in the Jordan River     [ Kerygma : OBEDIENCE ]

Patre noster(Mt 3:13-17) Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?” Jesus said to him in reply, “Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him. After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened [for him], and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased

Prayer / Meditation

  1.  Hail Mary (And be not conformed to this world; but be reformed in the newness of your mind, that you may prove what is the good, and the acceptable, and the Perfect Will of God) (Rom12:2)
  2. Hail Mary  (THUS saith the Lord: Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool: what is this house that you will build to me? and what is this place of my rest? My hand made all these things, and all these things were made, saith the Lord. But to whom shall I have respect, but to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that tremble at my words? (Is66:1-2)
  3. Hail Mary (And I knew him not; but he who sent me to baptize with water, said to me: He upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining upon him, he it is that baptize with the Holy Spirit.)   ( Jn1:33)
  4. Hail Mary  (Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world. (Mt28:19-20) {Holy Trinity}
  5. Hail Mary (Peter response: “ repent and be baptized everyone of you. the promise is for you and your children & for all far off …who the Lord shall call… (Acts2:38-39)
  6. Hail Mary (And it shall come to pass in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem: half of them to the east sea, and half of them to the last sea: they shall be in summer and in winter. And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day there shall be one Lord, and his name shall be one.) (Zech14:8-9)
  7. Hail Mary (… celebrate the festival of weeks to the Lord thy God, a voluntary oblation of thy hand, which thou shalt offer according to the blessing of the Lord thy God. And thou shalt feast before the Lord thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger and the fatherless, and the widow, who abide with you: in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose, that his name may dwell there)(Dt16:10-11)
  8. Hail Mary (And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were done through the Apostles. (Acts2:43) calling to mind “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.(Prv9:10).
  9. Hail Mary (In whom also you are circumcised with circumcision not made by hand, in despoiling of the body of the flesh, but in the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, in whom also you are risen again by the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him up from the dead.
  10. Hail Mary (And I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice from the throne, saying: Behold the tabernacle of God with men, and he will dwell with them. And they shall be his people; and God himself with them shall be their God. (Rev21:2-4)

“Glory Be” to the Holy Trinity:

II The Wedding Feast at Cana Jesus performs his first public miracle at his mother’s request. [Kerygma – TRUST]

Patre Nostre (John 2:1-11) On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” [And] Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.” Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.

  1. Hail Mary (Wedding – I will bring you; Israel understood these as “4 blessing cups + Elijah cup”(Ex6:6-7,8)) our Lord handed down rivers of “milk & honey” 4 more blessing cups, [ 1) Liturgia -“prayer”, 2) Kerygma “teaching”, 3)Koinonia- “Communion & fellowship”, and 4) Service (“Mission” In life of Christ)]
  2. Hail Mary (“free you”, “deliver you”, “redeem you” & “I will take you”. { (Prov31:2,3,8,10) (Lord’s Espousal)
  3. Hail Mary (For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.( Is54:5)
  4. Hail Mary ( And he said to his father in law: What is it that thou didst mean to do? did not I serve thee for Rachel? why hast thou deceived me?(Gn29:7,18,24)
  5. Hail Mary ( …two shall be in one flesh…;…Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. (Mk10:5-10); (Mal2:14-16); (Prov2:17)
  6. Hail Mary (“but you have saved the good wine until NOW?”)(Jn2:10)
  7. Hail Mary (Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me?(Jn2:4) ; Honor thy father and thy mother, that thou may be long lived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee. (Ex20:12)
  8. Hail Mary (His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.”) (Jn2:5) Mary reveals to us, her Son, the “King of Israel”.
  9. Hail Mary ( The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who made a marriage for his Son. And he sent his servants, to call them that were invited to the marriage; and they would not come. (Mt22:2-3)
  10. Hail Mary ( spirit and the bride say: Come. And he that hear, let him say: Come. And he that thirst, let him come: and he that will, let him take the water of life, freely. (Rev22:17)

“Glory Be” to the Holy Trinity:

III The Proclamation of the Kingdom Jesus announces the coming of the Kingdom and forgives sins. [ Kerygma – CONVERSION]


Pater Nostre:(Mk 2:3-12) Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven.” Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves, “Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming. Who but God alone can forgive sins?” Jesus immediately knew in his mind what they were thinking to themselves, so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”— he said to the paralytic, “I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.” He rose, picked up his mat at once, and went away in the sight of everyone. They were all astounded and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”

Prayer / Meditation

  1. Hail Mary : ( But if I, with the finger of God, cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. (Lk11:20) {see “finger of God”- (Ex8:19; 31:18; Dt9;10)
  2. Hail Mary: ( Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speak thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. (Mt13:9-12)
  3. Hail Mary (confer kingdom Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.) (Lk22:29-30)
  4. Hail Mary (Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel”.)(Mk1:14-15)
  5. Hail Mary (For if you will forgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you also your offenses. But if you will not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive you your offenses.)(Mt6:14-15)
  6. Hail Mary (Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hides, and for joy thereof goes and sells all that he hath, and buy that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one “pearl of great price”, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.) (Mt13:44-46)
  7. Hail Mary (For your Father know that you have need of all these things. Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. (Mt6:30)
  8. Hail Mary (Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that come in the name of the Lord.) (Mt23:34, 37-38)
  9. Hail Mary (And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.) (Mt16:18-19)
  10. Hail Mary (When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divide his sheep from the goats:And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.) (Mt25:32-34)

“Glory Be” to the Holy Trinity:

IV The Transfiguration – Jesus is transfigured, dazzling white, on Mount Tabor. [ Kerygma – SPIRIT OF WORSHIP ]

Pater Nostre: (Mt 17:1-9) – After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, (“epeskiazen”), then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and do not be afraid.” And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone. As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, “Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

Prayer / Meditation

  1. -Hail Mary (And Moses said: I will go and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the Lord saw that he went forward to see, he called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said: Moses, Moses. And he answered: Here I am.) (Ex3:3-4)
  2. Hail Mary (But if they will not even believe these two signs, nor hear thy voice: take of the river water, and pour it out upon the dry land, and whatsoever thou draw out of the river shall be turned into blood.) (Ex4:9)
  3. Hail Mary (And I will remember my covenant with you, and with every living soul that bear flesh: and there shall no more be waters of a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the clouds, and I shall see it, and shall remember the everlasting covenant, that was made between God and every living soul of all flesh which is upon the earth.(Gn9:15-6)
  4. Hail Mary (And the angel of the Lord spoke to Elias, saying: Go down with him, fear not. He arose therefore, and went down with him to the king, And said to him: Thus saith the Lord: Because thou hast sent messengers to consult Beelzebub the god of Accaron, as though there were not a God in Israel, of whom thou might inquire the word; therefore from the bed on which thou art gone up, thou shalt not come down, but thou shalt surely die. So he died according to the word of the Lord which Elias spoke), (2Kg1:15-17) )
  5. Hail Mary (And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. But if I by the Spirit of God cast out devils, then is the kingdom of God come upon you.(Mt12:27-28) But if I by the finger of God cast out devils; doubtless the kingdom of God is come upon you. (Lk11:20) ; (Mk3:22-24)
  6. Hail Mary (Now the Kings servants, who threw them in did not cease feeding the furnace fires with naphtha, pitch tow and brush…..the angel of the Lord came down into the furnace,to be with Azariah and his companions, and drove the fiery flame out of the furnace. (Dn3:23, 26)
  7. Hail Mary (“What, O my beloved, what, O the beloved of my womb, what, O the beloved of my vows”?(Prov31:2) The Mystery of “Incarnation” the woman’s human essence (DNA & RNA) is ‘mingled’ with the ‘Divine’ by the “power of the Most High shall (“epeskiazen”) overshadow thee.”) (Lk1:34-35
  8. Hail Mary (.. they did not know the secret purposes of God, nor hope for the wages of holiness, nor discern the prize of a blameless souls; for God created man for in-corruption, and made him in the image of his own eternity, but through the devils envy death entered the world and those who belong to his party experience it. (Wis2:22-24)
  9. Hail Mary (And as he went on his journey, it came to pass that he drew nigh to Damascus; and suddenly a light from heaven shined round about him. And falling on the ground, he heard a voice saying to him: Saul, Saul, why persecute thou me? (Acts9:3-4)
  10. Hail Mary (And I saw no temple therein. For the Lord God Almighty is the temple thereof, and the Lamb. And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it. For the glory of God hath enlightened it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof. (Rev21:22-23)

“Glory Be” to the Holy Trinity:

V The Institution of the Eucharist At the Last Supper, Christ changes bread and wine into his body and blood.  [ Kerygma – GRATEFUL HEART ]

Pater Nostre: (1Cor11: 23-29 )For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord. person should examine himself, and so eat the bread and drink the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself.

Prayer / Meditation

  1. Hail Mary (For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that make an atonement for the soul.(Lev17:11)
  2. Hail Mary (But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat. (Lev22:11)Take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock, where in the Holy Spirit hath placed you bishops, to rule the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. (Acts20:28)
  3. Hail Mary (When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul long to eat flesh; thou may eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lust after.. (DT12:20)
  4. Hail Mary (The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.(Ps110:4) As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. (Heb5:6)
  5. Hail Mary ( Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. (Prov9:5)
  6. Hail Mary (Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.(Dt29:6) Men of Judea, and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you…..(it is only 9 AM, these men are not drunk) (Acts2:14)
  7. Hail Mary (I am the bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the desert, and are dead. This is the bread which come down from heaven; that if any man eat of it, he may not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world. (Jn6:48-51)
  8. Hail Mary (And Jesus saith to him: “I will come and heal him.” And the centurion making answer, said: “Lord, I am not worthy that thou should enter under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed. For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers; and I say to this, Go, and he go, and to another, Come, and he come, and to my servant, Do this, and he do it.(Mt8:7-9)Obey Soul”
  9. Hail Mary (Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accept thy works. (Ecl9:7)
  10. Hail Mary (And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us: Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who having joy set before him, endured the cross,……) (Heb12:1-2)

“Glory Be” to the Holy Trinity:

(Ps110:1) The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.


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