Before continue reading this post, please kindly read the 1st post as it is held as introduction.
There will be 4 posts presenting 4 sets of Rosary Mysteries, this is the 2nd post of new mysteries “Luminous Mysteries”.
Please note these new mysteries was not included in “Praying the Rosary-Bead by Bead” since this pamphlet had been written about 60 years ago before Luminous Mysteries so this post will be presented of “The Scripture Rosary” only.
Moving on from the infancy and the hidden life in Nazareth to the public life of Jesus, our contemplation brings us to those mysteries which may be called in a special way “mysteries of light”. Certainly the whole mystery of Christ is a mystery of light. He is the “light of the world” (Jn 8:12). Yet this truth emerges in a special way during the years of his public life, when he proclaims the Gospel of the Kingdom…. Each of these mysteries is a revelation of the Kingdom now present in the very person of Jesus.
….. St. Pope John Paul II
|OUR FATHER||In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Matt 3; 1-2
|HAIL MARY 1||This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said,
“The voice of one cries out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight’.”
Matt 3; 3 (Isaiah 40; 3)
|HAIL MARY 2||John proclaims, “I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
Matt 3; 11
|HAIL MARY 3||Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.
Matt 3; 13
|HAIL MARY 4||John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
Matt 3; 14
|HAIL MARY 5||But Jesus answered John, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
Matt 3; 15
|HAIL MARY 6||And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and the Spirit of God was seen descending like a dove and alighting on him
Matt 3; 16
|HAIL MARY 7||And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
Matt 3; 17
|HAIL MARY 8||There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him.
John 1; 6-7
|HAIL MARY 9||The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
John 1; 29
|HAIL MARY10||John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.
I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I saw, and I give testimony, that this is the Son of God.”
John 1; 32-34
|OUR FATHER||There was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
John 2; 1
|HAIL MARY 1||Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
John 2; 2
|HAIL MARY 2||When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”
John 2; 3
|HAIL MARY 3||Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.”
John 2; 4
|HAIL MARY 4||His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
John 2; 5
|HAIL MARY 5||Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
John 2; 6-7
|HAIL MARY 6||Jesus said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it.
John 2; 8
|HAIL MARY 7||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
John 2; 9
|HAIL MARY 8||The steward said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have well drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
John 2; 10
|HAIL MARY 9||Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
John 2; 11
|HAIL MARY10||After this he went down to Capernaum, he and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples.
John 2; 12
|OUR FATHER||Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God
|HAIL MARY 1||Jesus proclaimed, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the good news.”
Mark 1; 15
|HAIL MARY 2||He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea,
so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”
Matt 4; 13-16 (Isaiah 9; 1)
|HAIL MARY 3||Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.
Matt 4; 23
|HAIL MARY 4||Jesus went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he has sent me to heal the contrite of heart. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of reward.”
Luke 4; 16-19 (Isaiah 61; 1-2)
|HAIL MARY 5||When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. And opening his mouth, he taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matt 5; 1-3
|HAIL MARY 6||Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.
Luke 4; 14-15
|HAIL MARY 7||As Jesus was still speaking to the multitudes, behold his mother and his brethren stood outside the house, seeking to speak to him.
Matt 12; 46
|HAIL MARY 8||But Jesus answered him that told him, saying: “Who is my mother, and who are my brethren?”
Matt 12; 48
|HAIL MARY 9||And pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.”
Matt 12; 49-50
|HAIL MARY10||Jesus taught, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.”
John 13; 34-35
|OUR FATHER||Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Matt 16; 15-16
|HAIL MARY 1||Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I say to you: That you are Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Matt 16; 17-18
|HAIL MARY 2||Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.
Matt 17; 1
|HAIL MARY 3||And while Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed,
Luke 9; 29And Jesus was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.Matt 17; 2
|HAIL MARY 4||Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.
Matt 17; 3
|HAIL MARY 5||They appeared in glory and were speaking of Jesus’ departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem
Luke 9; 31
|HAIL MARY 6||Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
Matt 17; 4
|HAIL MARY 7||While Peter was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud.
Luke 9; 34
|HAIL MARY 8||From the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!”
Matt 17; 5
|HAIL MARY 9||When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. And Jesus came and touched them, and said to them, “Arise, and fear not.”
Matt 17; 6-7
|HAIL MARY10||When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
Matt 17; 8-9
|“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”
5. The Institution of the Eucharist
|on every Thursday|
|OUR FATHER||Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover meal for us that we may eat it.”
Luke 22; 7-8
|HAIL MARY 1||When the hour came, Jesus took his place at the table, and the apostles with him.
Luke 22; 14
|HAIL MARY 2||Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
John 13; 1
|HAIL MARY 3||Then Jesus poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him.
John 13; 5
|HAIL MARY 4||Jesus said to them, “So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also.”
John 13; 14-15
|HAIL MARY 5||Then Jesus took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks and said the blessing, he broke it and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take and eat. This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
Luke 22; 19 (Matt 26; 26)
|HAIL MARY 6||Jesus did the same with the cup after supper, when he had returned thanks he said, “Drink all of you from this for this is my blood. This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood, poured out for the many for the forgiveness of sins.”
Matt 26; 27-28 : Luke 22; 20
|HAIL MARY 7||Jesus then said, “Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed for you, (Simon) that your own faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
Luke 22; 31-32
|HAIL MARY 8||Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, (of the preceding year,) was near.
So the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
Then Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.”
John 6; 4, 24, 32
|HAIL MARY 9||Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
John 6; 35
|HAIL MARY10||Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.”
“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.”
“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day;
for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.”
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
John 6; 48, 51, 54-55, 68-69