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 How To Pray The Rosary

"And coming to her, he said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you." 

                                    Luke 1:28

​Roman Catholic Rosary: (Also done by Anglicans)

Start by making the sign of the Cross:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Then recite the Apostle's Creed: 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator 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, died, and was 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 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. Amen. 

Then say 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's (for the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity) and then 1 Glory Be: 

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy 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. Amen.

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

GLORY BE to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

After the completion of five mysteries (5 decades), or 15 or 20, the following is customarily said: 

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, 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 valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

(Verse) Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. 

(Response) That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.



The Holy Rosary Schedule

The Joyful Mysteries
(Monday and Saturday)
1. THE ANNUNCIATION 
2. THE VISITATION 
3. THE NATIVITY 
4. THE PRESENTATION 
5. THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE 

The Sorrowful Mysteries
(Tuesday and Friday)
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 

The Luminous Mysteries
(Thursday)
1. THE BAPTISM 
2. THE WEDDING OF CANA 
3. THE PROCLAMATION OF THE KINGDOM 
4. THE TRANSFIGURATION 
5. THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST 

The Glorious Mysteries
(Wednesday and Sunday) 
1. THE RESURRECTION 
2. THE ASCENSION 
3. THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 
4. THE ASSUMPTION 
5. THE CORONATION 







Anglican Rosary:


Hold the beads loosely in your left hand, allowing 
the cross to dangle. Gently grasp the cross in your 
right hand and say your beginning prayer. 

Move up the chain and lightly grasp the first bead 
(invitatory bead) between your thumb and forefinger 
and say the selected prayer for your invitatory bead. 

Move your fingers up the chain to the next individual 
bead (the first of 4 cruciform beads), and say the 
prayer selected for your cruciform beads. 

Move up the chain to the first set of 7 beads (you will 
be going counterclockwise around the rosary). 
Grasping the first bead, say the chosen prayer for the
 weeks. Repeat on the successive 6 beads, breathing deeply between each bead. 

​Move to the next cruciform (dividing) bead and say the cruciform prayer again. Then move to the second “week” of 7 beads. Continue as before through all 4 weeks.

“Exit” the rosary with a prayer of thanksgiving while holding the cross, and sit in silence for a few minutes. 

The repetition of words, combined with the focal point of the beads in your hands, will help to slow the mind and still the body, leaving you peaceful and refreshed. 

This is a great PDF file to assist you in praying the Anglican Rosary. 
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