Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics
         
       
   

The Rosary

THE PRAYERS OF THE ROSARY
In communal praying of the Rosary, the leader says the first part of these prayers as indicated here.
The leader also announces the Mysteries, and gives out the intentions for which each is offered.

The Apostles' Creed
Leader: I believe in God the Father almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
All: I believe in the Holy Ghost,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the Communion of Saints,
the Forgiveness of sins,
the Resurrection of the body,
and the Life everlasting. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer
Leader: Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
All: Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
But deliver us from evil. Amen.

The Hail Mary
Leader:
Hail, Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
All: Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. (Amen.)

The Glory Be
Leader:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
All: As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen.

THROUGH THE GOSPEL
There are fifteen Mysteries that draw us into the birth, life, suffering, death and triumph of Jesus. There are two Mysteries that belong to the time before his birth, and there are three that take us into the life of the Church where we, like Mary (who is not just our Mother, but also our Sister in Christ) share in the Holy Spirit and journey expectantly to the glory of heaven.

The twenty Mysteries are arranged in four sets of five. In communal praying of the Rosary, it is customary to go through just one set of Mysteries on each occasion.

The Joyful Mysteries
1. The Annunciation
2. Mary's Visit to Elizabeth
3. The Birth of Christ
4. The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
5. Jesus found among the Teachers of the Law

The Luminous Mysteries
1. The Baptism of the Lord
2. The Wedding of Cana
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. The Institution of the Eucharist

The Sorrowful Mysteries
1. The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane
2. The Scourging of the Lord
3. The Mocking and Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Death of the Lord at Calvary

The Glorious Mysteries
1. The Resurrection of the Lord
2. The Ascension
3. The Coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
4. The Assumption of Mary
5. The Coronation of Mary
and the Glory of the Saints

AFTER PRAYING THE ROSARY
All: Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy;
hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy towards us;
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Leader: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God:
People: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Leader: Let us pray.
O God,
whose only-begotten Son
by his life, death, and resurrection,
hath purchased for us the reward of eternal life;
Grant, we beseech thee,
that as we meditate upon these Mysteries
in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary
we may imitate what they contain,
and obtain what they promise;
through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.