Praying the rosary?


What are the main prayers of the rosary?

--Reaching in Rochester


Here are the prayers:

The "Apostles Creed" is said while holding the cross:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.



"The Lord's Prayer" is said at the single/standing alone bead on some rosaries:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

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.



The "Hail, Mary" is said on the ten beads that are in a row on some rosaries:

Hail, Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with you;
blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.



"Glory to the Father" is said at the end of 10 "Hail Mary's":

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and will be forever,


Please note: This prayer was retranslated in 1971-4...and some will say other phrases and words to it which are not in the translation of the Latin.


"Hail Holy Queen" is said at the end of the rosary.


Hail Holy Queen, mother of mercy.

Our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To you do we send up our sigh, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then most gracious advocate. your eyes of mercy toward us.

And after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O holy mother of God! That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.



Joyful Mysteries prayed on Mondays & Saturdays

1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Nativity
4. The Presentation
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple


Sorrowful Mysteries prayed on Tuesday and Fridays

1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion


Glorious Mysteries prayed on Sundays & Wednesday

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension of our Lord
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit Upon the Apostles
4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
5. The Coronation of Mary


Luminous Mysteries prayed on Thursdays

1. The Baptism of Jesus
2. The Wedding feast of Cana
3. The Invitation of Jesus (to the kingdom & conversion)
4. The Transfiguration
5. The Eucharist (The institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper is the sacramental expression of the paschal mystery.)


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