Sorrowful Mysteries

First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony In the Garden

Agony in the Garden

Agony in the Garden

Luke 22:42,44

Kneeling down, He began to pray, “Father if it be your will, take this cup from me, yet not my will but yours be done”…In His anguish he prayed even more intensely, and his sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.


Second Sorrowful Mystery: Scourging At the Pillar

Scourging At the Pillar

Scourging At the Pillar

Matthew 27:26

Pilate released Barabbas to them. Jesus, however, he first had scourged; then he handed Him over to be crucified.


Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning With Thorns

The Crowing With Thorns

The Crowing With Thorns

Matthew 27:29,30

Weaving a crown of thorns they fixed it on his head, and placed a reed in His right hand. To make fun of Him they knelt before Him saying: “Hail, King of the Jews.” They spat on Him, and took the reed and kept striking Him on the head.


Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

Jesus Carries the Cross

Jesus Carries the Cross

Matthew 27:31, Luke 23:26

When the soldiers had finished mocking Him, …they led him away to crucify Him. On the way they laid hold of a certain Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, and upon him they laid the cross to bear it after Jesus.


Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion of Jesus

The Crucifixion of Jesus

Luke 23:33,34,44,46

When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified Him …Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”…There was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour…and Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”.