by Victor Hoagland, C.P.

Pray the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery

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Our Father
It was nine o'clock in the morning when they crucified him. The notice of the accusation against him said: "The King of the Jews." (Mark 15,26) - Hail Mary

People passing by shook their heads and hurled insults at Jesus: "Aha! You were going to tear down the Temple and build it back up in three days! Now come down from the cross and save yourself!" (Mark15,29) - Hail Mary

The soldiers also made fun of him; they came up to him and offered him cheap wine and said, "Save yourself if you are the king of the Jews."(Luke 23,36) - Hail Mary

Standing close to Jesus' cross were his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clophas, and Mary Magdalene. (John19,25) - Hail Mary

Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing there; so he said to his mother, "He is your son." (John19,26) - Hail Mary

At noon the whole country was covered with darkness, which lasted for three hours. At three o'clock Jesus cried out with a loud shout, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why did you abandon me?" (Mark15,33-34) - Hail Mary

Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Father! In your hands I place my spirit! He said this and died." (Luke23,46) - Hail Mary

It was toward evening when Joseph of Arimathea arrived. It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath), so Joseph went boldly into the presence of Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. (Mark 15,42-43) - Hail Mary

Joseph bought a linen sheet, took the body down, wrapped it in the sheet, and placed it in a tomb which had been dug out of solid rock. (Mark 15,46) - Hail Mary

Then he rolled a large stone across the entrance to the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph were watching and saw where the body of Jesus was placed. (Mark 15,47) - Hail Mary

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. Amen.

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