Sorrowful Mystery. The Agony in the Garden.
He withdrew from
them, about a stone's throw away, and knelt down and prayed.
'Father,' he said, 'if you are willing, take this cup away from
me. Nevertheless, let your will be done, not mine.' Then an
angel appeared to him, coming from heaven to give him strength.
In his anguish he prayed even more earnestly, and his sweat fell
to the ground like great drops of blood.
Sorrowful Mystery. The Scourging at the Pillar.
Pilate had Jesus taken away and scourged.
Sorrowful Mystery. The Crowning with Thorns.
soldiers twisted some thorns into a crown and put it on his head
and dressed him in a purple robe. They kept coming up to him and
saying, 'Hail, king of the Jews!' and slapping him in the face.
Sorrowful Mystery. The Carrying of the Cross.
took charge of Jesus, and carrying his own cross he went out to
the Place of the Skull or, as it is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,
where they crucified him.
Sorrowful Mystery. The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord.
his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near
her, Jesus said to his mother, 'Woman, this is your
son.' Then to the disciple he said, 'This is your
mother.'... Jesus said, 'It
is fulfilled'; and bowing his head he gave up his spirit.