We are lucky to have the Rosary, a summary of the Bible; a way of revising the mysteries of our salvation as we praise God and our Spiritual Mother (Jn 19:26) & Intercessor (Jn 2 : Cana).
CREED: Summary of the articles of our faith and mysteries of our salvation.
Mt 6:9-13 God the Father
Gn 1-2 Creator
1 Jn 5: 6-12 Jesus Christ, His only Son
Lk 2:1-13 Born of the Virgin Mary
Lk 23; 24; Crucified under Pontius Pilate
Lk 24:6: He rose from the dead
Acts 1:9: He ascended into heaven
Mt 25:31-46 He shall come to judge the living and the dead
Jn 20:22 Holy Spirit: “He breathed on them and said receive the Holy Spirit”
Mt 16:18: On this rock I will build my Church
Rev 7:19-20 Communion of the saints
Mt 28:19 ”Make disciples of all nations =universal/Catholic; Baptizing them…
Mt 6:14: Forgiveness of sins: “If you forgive….”
Mt 22:31-32 The resurrection of the body
Mt 19:29: Life everlasting
Jn 17: Oneness
OUR FATHER: Mt 6:9-13
HAIL MARY: Lk 1:28, Gabriel (Archangel): ”Hail, favored one! “ =full of grace (charis) = kecharitomene
= gratia plena = immaculate = sinless; cf. Rom 6:14 (justified), Ineffibilis Deus of Pius IX; “The Lord is with you”,
Lk 1:42, Eliz: ”Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb”
Blessed =( See Webster Dic.) Consecrated, adorable, heavenly, beatified, happy, holy
Cf. Gn 2:3 “God blessed the 7th day & made it holy (worthy of devotion), holy in Ps 99:9 = having a divine quality; venerable.
Lk 1:48, Mary: “from now on all ages will call me blessed”, + Petition
43, Eliz: “And how does this happen to me, that the MOTHER OF MY LORD should come to me.
Mother of my Lord : Theotokos, a term adopted by the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus in 431, against Nestorian Christotokos. Theotokos is the reason for HAIL, BLESSED, FAVORED.
GLORY: Lk 2:14: Angels “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace…” before the shepherds.
I: Lk 1:26-31 The Annunceation
II: Lk 1:39-40 The Visitation
III: Lk 2:7 The Nativity
IV: Lk 2:22-24 The Presentation in the Temple
V: Lk 2:46 The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
I: Mt 26:37-38 The Agony in the Garden
II: Mt 27:26 The Scourging
III: Mt 27:29 The Crowning with Thorns
IV: Jn 19:17 Jesus Carries His Cross
V: Jn 19:18 The Crucifixion
I: Lk 24:6 The Resurrection
II: Lk 24:51 The Ascension
III: Acts 2:1-4 The Descent of the Holy Spirit Cf. Jn 20:22: Receive the Holy Spirit
IV: The Assumption: Dogma by Pope Pius XII in “Munificentissimus Deus” of Nov. 1st 1950. Cf. Jn 14:3 “I will come back again and take you to myself” used by Pope John Paul II on Aug. 15th 2004, at Lourdes, as proof of the assumption.
V: Rev. 12:1-2: The Coronation (Regina Caeli): A woman with 12 stars representing the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 Apostles, hence representing the Church
Church called Mary “Queen” since 4th Century; Pope Pius XII, in his encyclical “ Ad Caeli Reginam”, Instituted a feast for the Queenship of Mary; Cf. Vatican II LG 59.
LUMINOUS MYSTERIES BY Pope John Paul II (On the public ministry of Jesus)
I: Mt 3:13-17: Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River
II: Jn 2: The Wedding at Cana
III: Mk 1:15: Jesus announces the Kingdom of God
IV: Lk 9:28-36: The Transfiguration
V: Lk 22:19: The Institution of the H. Eucharist