The Seven Day Bible Rosary - The Glorious Mystery

The first Glorious mystery

Jesus has risen from the dead

Our Christian faith is not a philosophy of ideas with which we happen to agree. Rather, it is based upon the person of Jesus Christ and upon his teaching, his death and his resurrection. So crucial is the resurrection that St. Paul wrote, "If Christ is not risen, your faith is in vain and you are still in your sins" (I Corinthians 15: 17).

The saving death and resurrection of the Lord are the foundations of our faith. They are also the reasons for our being faithful to Jesus in the everyday things of life.

We pray for an increase in faith and in everyday fidelity to Jesus.

Our Father
1. After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mazy Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulcher.
Hail Mary
2. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled back the stone and sat upon it.
Hail Mary
3. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing white as snow.
Hail Mary
4. For fear of him, the guards were terrified and became like dead men.
Hail Mary
5. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified."
Hail Mary
6. "He is not here; for He has risen, as He said. Come, see the place where He lay."
Hail Mary
7. "Go quickly and tell his disciples that He has risen from the dead."
Hail Mary
8. They departed quickly from the tomb in fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Hail Mary
9. "I am the resurrection and the life;
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10. "He who believes in me, even though he die yet he shall live."
Hail Mary
Glory be

The second Glorious mystery

Jesus ascends into heaven to prepare a place for us


One of the most consoling teachings of Jesus is His word that He has returned to the Father to prepare a place for us.

It is the reality of the resurrection and ascension which give us the hope that we too will rise with Christ. If we live with the Lord, we shall die with Him; and if we die with the Lord, we shall rise with Him; and when we rise with the Lord, we shall be with Him for all eternity.

We pray that we will walk with Jesus in this life so as to be with Him for all eternity

Our Father
1. The Last Supper Jesus said "in my Father's house there are many mansions. If there were not, I would have told you because I go to prepare a place for you."
Hail Mary
2. "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself so that where I am, you may also be."
Hail Mary
3. His ascension, Jesus came to them and said: "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Me.
4. "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all na tions, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit;
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5. "Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you."
Hail Mary
6. "I am with you always; even unto the end of the world."
Hail Mary
7. And when He had said these things, He was lifted up before their eyes, and a cloud took Him out of their sight.
Hail Mary
8. And while they were gazing up to heaven as He went, behold, two men in white garments stood by them.
Hail Mary
9. "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up to heaven?"
Hail Mary
10. "This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come in the same way as you have seen Him going upto heaven."
Hail Mary
Glory be
Hail Mary

The Third Glorious mystery

The Holy Spirit descends upon the apostles

For ten days after the Lord ascended into heaven, the apostles prayed and reflected on the promise of Jesus to send the Holy Spirit. Finally, on the feast of Pentecost, the promise was fulfilled.

The Holy Spirit filled them with love and with great zeal for souls. The Holy Spirit empowered them to overcome their fears and to preach the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

We pray for an increase of love and zeal throughout the Church.

Our Father
1. Jesus said to the apostles, "You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you;
Hail Mary
2. "And you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and even to the ends of the earth."
Hail Mary
3. When the feast of Pentecost was drawing to a close, they were all together in one place.
Hail Mary
4. Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, like a mighty wind blowing; and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
5. There appeared to them tongues as of fire, separating and settling on each of them.
Hail Mary
6. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues as the Spirit prompted them to speak.
Hail Mary
7. Now there were staying at Jerusalem devout Jews from every nation under heaven; and all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"
Hail Mary
8. Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins;
Hail Mary
9. "And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."souls.
Hail Mary
10. Those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand
Hail Mary
Glory Be


The fourth Glorious mystery

Mary is taken into heaven and crowned' as Queen

Like her divine son before her and as another promise of our own future on the last day, Mary has been taken body and soul into heaven where she reigns as Queen of Heaven and Mother of the Church.

Like her divine son, Mary was a sign of contradiction. Pledged to a life of dedicated virginity, she was yet called to be the mother of the Messiah and remained a virgin. She gave birth to the Lord of the universe in the humble surroundings of a cave.

In her God has truly exalted the lowly.

We pray for a greater devotion to Mary throughout the Church.

Our Father
1. And Mary said, "My soul shows forth the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my saviour.
Hail Mary
2. "Because He has looked with favour on the lowliness of his handmaid, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Hail Mary
3. "He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
Hail Mary
4. "His mercy, is from generation to generation on those who fear Him.
Hail Mary
5. "He has shown strength with his arm; He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their hearts.
Hail Mary
6. "He has put down the mighty from their thrones and has exalted the lowly.
Hail Mary
7. "He has filled the hungry with good things and the rich He has sent away empty.
Hail Mary
8. "He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of his mercy.
Hail Mary
9. "Even as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever."
Hail Mary
10. Mary, Queen of heaven, pray for us.
Hail Mary
Glory Be

The Fifth Glorious mystery

Jesus will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead

The Church prays, "Come, Lord Jesus!" But do we sometimes softly add, 'but not quite yet"? If we are not ready, is it not time to get ready? For we know not the day nor the hour of his return.

In one sense we can say that the mission of the Church is to prepare mankind for the return of the Lord. Jesus asks whether He will find faith when He returns. Our answer can be "Yes!" if getting ourselves and others ready for his return is important to us.

We pray that the entire Church will be ready to meet the Lord when He returns.

Our Father
1. I saw visions in the night, and behold, one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of heaven;
Hail Mary
2. He came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him.
Hail Mary
3. To Him was given power and glory and kingdom; and all peoples, nations, and languages shall serve Him.
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
5. Jesus said: "When the Son of Man comes, do you think He will find faith on the earth?"
Flail Mary
6. "A little while and you shall see me no longer, and again a little while and you shall see Me, because I go to the Father."
Hail Mary
7. "Amen, amen I say to you that you shall weep and lament, but the world will rejoice;
Hail Mary
8. "You shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy."
4. His dominion shall not pass away; stroyed.
Hail Mary
9. "You have your sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you"
Hail Mary
10. We profess our faith: He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
Hail Mary
Glory Be


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