First Glorious Mystery: THE RESURRECTION

1. When the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salo'me, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.

2. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen.

3. They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?"

4. And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; --it was very large.

5. but when they went in they did not find the body.

6. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel;

7. and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?

8. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise."

9. And they remembered his words.

10. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you."

-Mark 16:1-4; Luke 24:3-8; Mark 16:7


Second Glorious Mystery: THE ASCENSION

1. To (the apostles Jesus) presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God.

2. And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, "you heard from me,

3. for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

4. So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?"

5. He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority.

6. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Sama'ria and to the end of the earth."

7. Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.

8. While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.

9. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven?

10. This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven."

-Acts 1:3-8; Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:10-11



1. When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.

2. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them.

4. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.

6. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.

7. But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words.

8. Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified."

9. "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

10. So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

-Acts 2:1-6; 14; 36, 38, 41


Fourth Glorious Mystery: THE ASSUMPTION

1. Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy people and thy father's house.

2. And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.

3. Thou art all fair, O my love, and there is not a spot in thee.

4. Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come.

5. For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone.

6. The fig tree hath put forth her green figs: the vines in flower yield their sweet smell. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come.

7. Who is she that goeth up by the desert, as a pillar of smoke of aromatical spices, of myrrh, and frankincense, and of all the powders of the perfumer?

8. Who is this that cometh up from the desert, flowing with delights, leaning upon her beloved?

9 Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which thou hast sanctified.

10. And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple.

-Psalm 44:11-12; Canticles 4:7; 2:10-11, 13; 3:6; 8:5; DV Psalm 131:8 DV; Apocalypse 11:19, DV


Fifth Glorious Mystery: THE CORONATION

1. All the glory of the king's daughter is within in golden borders, clothed round about with varieties.

2. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee.

3. They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the king.

4. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety.

5. The king arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon his throne: and a throne was set for the king's mother, and she sat on his right hand.

6. And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

7. The daughters saw her, and declared her most blessed: the queens and concubines, and they praised her.

8. Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?

9. "Blessed art thou, O daughter, by the Lord the most high God, above all women upon the earth.

10. "Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, thou art the joy of Israel, thou art the honour of our people."

-Psalm 44:14-16, 10; 3 Kings 2:19; Apoc 12:1; Cant 6:9-10; Judith 13:23 DV; 15:10 DV