|The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary|
in the Garden (St. Luke 22: 39-44)
Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation." He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
The Scourging at the Pillar (Isaiah 53: 3-7)
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar
with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised,
and we esteemed him not.
The Crowning with Thorns (St. John 19: 1-5)
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together
a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple
robe and went up to him again and again, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!"
And they struck him in the face.
The Carrying of the Cross (St. Luke 23: 26-32)
As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his
way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it
behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, including women who
mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of
Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.
For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women,
the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' Then " 'they
will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!"
' For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when
it is dry?"
The Crucifixion (St. John 19: 17-18; 25-27)
So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). Here they crucified him, and with him two others--one on each side and Jesus in the middle.
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.