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Comparison of The Scripture Rosary vs Praying the Rosary-Bead by Bead (1)

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Most of you should familiarize the above 2 methods of praying rosary. “The Scripture Rosary” that I am presenting here are the thoughts with each Hail Mary of the Rosary which are actual quotations from the Old and New Testament.  It was an Pamphlet/article written or published in the year 2008 by Rev. Bro. Dr. McKenna and others.

 

“Praying the Rosary-Bead by Bead” was presented in a simple form of thoughtful prayer which was written or published in the year 1962 and the name of the author did not show up in this pamphlet.  So there were only 15 mysteries since the Luminous Mysteries were just added in the year 2002 by Saint Pope John Paul II.

 

Both of them are the rosary prayers for everybody,  the beginners as well as advanced prayers who want to revive their knowledge of the rosary mysteries. As the beads slip through your fingers let your eyes and mind glance through the thoughts while your lips recite the Hail Mary of each decade.

 

The decade is introduced with a summary to link our thoughts with each episode of Our Lord’s life, the new Mysteries of Light, death and resurrection recalled in the mysteries of the Rosary. I have found they are very helpful for my mysteries meditations during my hard times of difficulties for meditation.

 

As I mentioned earlier, some or most of you should encounter some web sites/blogs presenting these 2 methods of rosary prayer but what I am going to do is putting them together side by side for your comparison and consideration, of course you can choose which one is preferable to your favor ( I have tried to search over the Internet but could not find any sites presented them together).  Both pamphlets are extracted from “Home – Catholic Truth Society” and I will place the original links for your references at the end of my last post on Glorious Mysteries.

 

The Joyful Mysteries are marked by the joy radiating from the event of the Incarnation. To meditate upon the joyful mysteries is to enter into the ultimate causes and the deepest meaning of Christian joy. It is to focus on the realism of the mystery of the Incarnation and on the obscure foreshadowing of the mystery of the saving Passion. Mary leads us to discover the secret of Christian joy, reminding us that Christianity is, first and foremost, evangelization, “good news”, which has as its heart and its whole content the person of Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, the one Savior of the world.
                                                              – St. Pope John Paul II 

 

Thank you very much for “EWTN- The Holy Rosary” where above paragraph of St. Pope John Paul II regarding The Joyful Mysteries is excerpted from.

 

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JOYFUL  MYSTERIES OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY

Mary learns from the Angel Gabriel that God wishes her to be the mother of God and humbly accepts. (Luke 1:26-38)

 

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1. The Annunciation

THE SCRIPTURE ROSARY

PRAYING THE ROSARY
(Bead by Bead)

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
Luke 1: 26, 27
The Archangel Gabriel announces to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she is to be the Mother of God.
OUR FATHER OUR FATHER
Gabriel went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, so highly favoured! – Hail! Full of grace! – The Lord is with you.’

Luke 1: 28

1. The Virgin Mary is engaged in prayer.
HAIL MARY 1 HAIL MARY 1
Mary was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean.
Luke 1:29
2. The Archangel Gabriel is sent to her by God.
HAIL MARY 2
HAIL MARY 2
But the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour’
Luke 1: 30
3. He greets her with profound respect: “Hail full of grace, the Lord is with the. . .”
HAIL MARY 3 HAIL MARY 3
‘Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus.’
Luke 1:31
4. Mary is troubled at hearing the angel’s words of praise.
HAIL MARY 4 HAIL MARY 4
He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’
Luke 1: 32, 33
5. He tells her that she has been chosen to be the Mother of God.
HAIL MARY 5 HAIL MARY 5
Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I am a virgin?’
Luke 1: 34
6. Mary’s perplexity: How can she accept so great a dignity and still remain a Virgin?
HAIL MARY 6 HAIL MARY 6
‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you’ the angel answered ‘and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow.’
Luke 1; 35
7. Gabriel bids her not to fear, and unfolds God’s plan for accomplishing the mystery.
HAIL MARY 7 HAIL MARY 7
‘And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God.’
Luke 1; 35
8. Mary, the humble maiden, declares herself ready to carry out God’s plan.
HAIL MARY 8 HAIL MARY 8
‘I am the handmaid of the Lord,’ said Mary ‘let what you have said be done to me.’ And the angel left her.
Luke 1; 38
9. God the Son takes flesh in her chaste womb by the operation of the Holy Ghost.
HAIL MARY 9 HAIL MARY 9
Shout for joy, O daughter of Zion!
(Zephaniah 3;14)The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Emmanuel, a name which means ‘God-is-with-us’.Matt 1; 23 (Isaiah  7; 14)
10. Mary, the sinless virgin, becomes the Mother of God.
HAIL MARY 10 HAIL MARY 10

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the visitation 2 Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth and is praised by her as “blessed among women.” (Luke 1:39-56)

2. The Visitation

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THE SCRIPTURE ROSARY

PRAYING THE ROSARY
(Bead by Bead)

Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah.

Luke 1; 39

Mary, hearing from the angel that Elizabeth, her kinswoman, was with child, went with haste over the hills of Judea to visit her.
OUR FATHER OUR FATHER
Mary went into Zachariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth.
Luke 1; 40
1. Mary sets out on her arduous journey.
HAIL MARY 1 HAIL MARY 1
Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Luke 1; 41
2. Elizabeth welcomes her with joy and greets her with affection.
HAIL MARY 2
HAIL MARY 2
Elizabeth gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.’
Luke 1; 42
3. She declares Mary blessed for having believed so readily the word of the angel.
HAIL MARY 3 HAIL MARY 3
‘Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’
Luke 1; 45
4. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth adores the unborn Saviour.
HAIL MARY 4 HAIL MARY 4
And Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord.
And my spirit exults in God my saviour;
because he has looked upon his lowly handmaid’.
Luke 1; 46-48
5. She proclaims Mary to be the Mother of God.
HAIL MARY 5 HAIL MARY 5
Mary said, ‘Yes, from this day forward all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty has done great things for me.’
Luke 1; 48, 49
6. Mary praises God for the marvels of grace that He has wrought within her soul.
HAIL MARY 6 HAIL MARY 6
Mary said, ‘Holy is his name,
and his mercy reaches from age to age for those who fear Him’
Luke 1; 49, 50
7. The unborn Baptist rejoices in the near presence of his Lord.
HAIL MARY 7 HAIL MARY 7
Mary said, ‘He has shown the power of his arm,
he has routed the proud of heart’.
Luke 1; 51
8. He is cleansed from Original Sin, and given the gift of Sanctifying Grace.
HAIL MARY 8 HAIL MARY 8
Mary said, ‘He has pulled down princes from their thrones
and exalted the lowly.’
Luke 1; 52
9. Zachary recovers his lost power of speech.
HAIL MARY 9 HAIL MARY 9

Mary said, ‘The hungry he has filled with good things,
the rich sent empty away.’
Luke 1; 53
10. He prophesies concerning the future office and wondrous work of the new-born Baptist.
HAIL MARY 10 HAIL MARY 10

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nativity scene by dona gelsinger Mary gives birth to Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem. (Luke 2:1-20)


3. The Nativity

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THE SCRIPTURE ROSARY

PRAYING THE ROSARY
(Bead by Bead)

Joseph, together with his betrothed, Mary, who was with child, came to Bethlehem, the town of David, to be registered.
Luke 2; 4, 5
Joseph and Mary, complying with the decree of Rome, come to Bethlehem to be enrolled, thus fulfilling the eternal decree of God that His Divine Son be born in that city.
OUR FATHER OUR FATHER
While they were there the time came for Mary to have her child.
Luke 2; 6
1. Joseph and Mary set out from Nazareth.
HAIL MARY 1 HAIL MARY 1
And Mary gave birth to a son, her first-born.
She wrapped him in swaddling clothes.
Luke 2; 7
2. There is no room and no welcome for them in the inn at Bethlehem.
HAIL MARY 2
HAIL MARY 2
And Mary laid him in a manger because there was no room for them at the inn.
Luke 2; 7

3. They seek shelter in the cave that was used as a stable.
HAIL MARY 3 HAIL MARY 3
In the countryside close by there were shepherds who lived in the fields and took it in turns to watch their flocks during the night.
The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone round them.
Luke 2; 8, 9
4. Mary brings forth her Son Jesus, and, with Joseph, devoutly adores Him.
HAIL MARY 4 HAIL MARY 4
The shepherds were terrified, but the angel said, ‘Do not be afraid. Listen,
I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.’
Luke 2; 10
5. She wraps Him in swaddling clothes and lays Him in a manger.
HAIL MARY 5 HAIL MARY 5
‘Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.’
Luke 2; 11
6. An angel appears to the shepherds and tells them where to find the new-born Saviour.
HAIL MARY 6 HAIL MARY 6
There was a great throng of the heavenly host praising God.
‘Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and peace to men who enjoy his favour.’
Luke 2; 13, 14
7. Angels were heard singing, “Glory to God on high, peace to men of good will.”
HAIL MARY 7 HAIL MARY 7
After Jesus had been born at Bethlehem in Judea during the reign of King Herod, some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east. And going into the house they saw the child with his mother Mary, and falling to their knees they did him homage.
Matt. 2; 1, 11
8. Wise Men from the East, led by the Star, come seeking Him who is born King of the Jews.
HAIL MARY 8 HAIL MARY 8
Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.
Matt. 2; 11
9. They adore Him, and offer Him their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
HAIL MARY 9 HAIL MARY 9
As for Mary, she treasured all these thing and pondered them in her heart.
Luke 2; 19
10. Herod seeks the life of the Infant Jesus and massacres the Holy Innocents.
HAIL MARY 10 HAIL MARY 10

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baby jesus in temple Mary and Joseph present Jesus to His Heavenly Father in the Temple of Jerusalem forty days after His birth. (Luke 2:22-39)

4. The Presentation

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THE SCRIPTURE ROSARY

PRAYING THE ROSARY
(Bead by Bead)

And the day came for them to be purified, as laid down by the Law of Moses
Luke 2; 22
Forty days after His birth Mary presents the Child Jesus in the Temple, and submits to the ceremony of Purification.
OUR FATHER OUR FATHER
Joseph and Mary took the child Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.
Luke 2; 22
1. Joseph and Mary take the Infant Jesus to Jerusalem to present Him in the Temple.
HAIL MARY 1 HAIL MARY 1
Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to Israel’s comforting and the Holy Spirit rested on him.
Luke 2;25
2. They enter the court of the Temple, and pass unnoticed by those assembled there.
HAIL MARY 2
HAIL MARY 2
It had been revealed to Simeon by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord.
Luke 2; 26
3. Mary offers the two turtledoves that are to be sacrificed for her legal purification.
HAIL MARY 3 HAIL MARY 3
Prompted by the Spirit, Simeon came to the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God.
Luke 2; 27, 28
4. Joseph makes the offering that redeems the Child Jesus from the service of the Temple.
HAIL MARY 4 HAIL MARY 4
‘Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace, just as you promised.’
Luke 2; 29
5. Jesus is presented to the Lord and offers Himself as the Victim of our salvation.
HAIL MARY 5 HAIL MARY 5
‘Because my eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared for all the nations to see . . .’
Luke 2; 30, 31
6. Simeon is led by the Holy Spirit into the Temple and finds God’s three chosen ones.
HAIL MARY 6 HAIL MARY 6
‘A light to enlighten the pagans
and the glory of your people Israel.’
Luke 2; 32
7. Taking the holy Child into his arms, he invokes God’s blessing on Mary and Joseph.
HAIL MARY 7 HAIL MARY 7
Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘You see this child: he is destined for the fall and for the rising of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is rejected.’
Luke 2; 34
8. He foretells that this Child is set for the fall and resurrection of many in Israel.
HAIL MARY 8 HAIL MARY 8
Simeon said to Mary his mother,
‘A sword will pierce your own soul too – so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare’.
Luke 2; 35
9. Mary’s soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed.
HAIL MARY 9 HAIL MARY 9
When they had done everything the Law of the Lord required, they went back to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. Meanwhile the child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom; and God’s favour was with him.
Luke 2; 39, 40
10. Anna, a prophetess, also testifies that Mary’s Child is the expected Redeemer of the world.

 

HAIL MARY 10 HAIL MARY 10

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the finding jesus inthe temple After searching for three days, Mary and Joseph find the twelve-year-old Jesus sitting in the Temple discussing the law with the learned doctors. (Luke 2:42-52).

5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

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THE SCRIPTURE ROSARY

PRAYING THE ROSARY
(Bead by Bead)

Every year the parents of Jesus used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover.

Luke 2; 41

After remaining in Jerusalem and being lost to His parents for three days, Jesus is found in the Temple.
OUR FATHER OUR FATHER
When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and Mary and the boy Jesus went up for the feast as usual.
Luke 2; 42
1. The 12 year old boy Jesus goes with Joseph and Mary to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover.

HAIL MARY 1 HAIL MARY 1
When they were on their way home after the feast,
the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it.
Luke 2; 43
2. On the return journey Joseph and Mary discover that He is not with them.
HAIL MARY 2
HAIL MARY 2
When they failed to find the boy Jesus they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere.
Three days later they found him in the Temple.
Luke 2; 45, 46
3. They seek Him among their kinsfolk and, not finding Him, return to Jerusalem.
HAIL MARY 3 HAIL MARY 3
Jesus was sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions.
Luke 2; 46
4. In her vain search for her beloved Son the sorrowful Mother endures her third dolour.
HAIL MARY 4 HAIL MARY 4
And all those who heard Jesus were astounded at his intelligence and his replies.
Luke 2; 47
5. They enter the Temple to pray, to seek light and guidance in their hour of desolation.
HAIL MARY 5 HAIL MARY 5
They were overcome when they saw the boy Jesus, and his mother said to him,
‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’
Luke 2; 48
6. They find Jesus listening to the Doctors, and astonishing them by His answers.
HAIL MARY 6 HAIL MARY 6

‘Why were you looking for me?’ Jesus replied. ‘Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father’s affairs?’
Luke 2; 49
7. Mary enquires why He has stayed away so long and caused His parents such anxiety.
HAIL MARY 7 HAIL MARY 7
But they did not understand what he meant.
Luke 2; 50
8. He tells them that He has been doing the work given Him by His heavenly Father.
HAIL MARY 8 HAIL MARY 8
He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority.
His mother stored up all these things in her heart.
Luke 2; 51
9. He goes down with them to Nazareth, and they are once more filled with joy.
HAIL MARY 9 HAIL MARY 9
And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favour with God and men.
Luke 2; 52
10. He is subject to them, and leads with them a hidden life of poverty and prayer.
HAIL MARY 10 HAIL MARY 10
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