The Luminous Mysteries

The Five Luminous Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Thursdays:

Prayers of the Rosary

 Begin with the Sign of the Cross
Apostle’s Creed
Our Father
3 Hail Mary’s
Glory

First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan

Scripture: Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:13-17)

Our Father…
10 Hail Mary’s
Glory be…
Oh, my Jesus…

 Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding Feast at Cana

Scripture: On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.  (John 2:1-11).

Our Father…
10 Hail Mary’s
Glory be…
Oh, my Jesus…

 Third Luminous Mystery: Jesus’ Proclamation of the Coming of the Kingdom of God

Scripture: Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali,so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

“Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali,
on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
the people who sat in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death
light has dawned.”

From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near”  (Matthew 4:12-17)

Our Father…
10 Hail Mary’s
Glory be…
Oh, my Jesus…

 Fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration

Scripture: Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said.  While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud.  Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!”  When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen (Luke 9:28-36).

 Our Father…
10 Hail Mary’s
Glory be…
Oh, my Jesus…

Fifth Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist

Scripture: While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives (Matthew 26:26-30).

Our Father…
10 Hail Mary’s
Glory be…
Oh, my Jesus…

Concluding Prayers:

 Hail, Holy Queen
Optional: concluding prayer
Optional: St. Michael Prayer
Optional: Prayer to St. Joseph

Scripture quotes taken from: 
New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible is approved for use in English by the Catholic Church and is used, in part, for the Scripture quotes of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The New American Bible Revised Edition is the version used in the Sacred Liturgy.