Pray the Rosary
Enjoy praying the Rosary with the stained-glass images of the Cathedral. Each image is accompanied by a scriptural verse that highlights its portrayed Mystery.
Photography by Don Elvir Tabaković
1. Make the Sign of the Cross and pray the Apostles’ 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He arose again; 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 Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen
2. On the first bead, pray the Our Father:
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.
3. On the next three beads, pray three Hail Mary’s then pray the Glory Be:
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 our 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.
4. For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery then say the Our Father.
5. While holding each of the ten beads of the decade, next pray ten Hail Mary’s while meditating on the Mystery, then Pray The Glory Be.
6. After finishing each decade, pray The Fatima Prayer:
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.
7. After saying all five decades:
Pray the Hail, Holy Queen, followed by this closing prayer:
Hail Holy Queen Prayer
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 unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Let us pray: O God, whose Only Begotten Son, by his life, Death, and Resurrection,
has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Five Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Mondays, Saturdays, and, during the season of Advent, on Sundays:
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a virgin whose name was Mary. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus.” Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to Your word.” (Luke 1: 26-38)
Mary set out and traveled to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!” (Luke 1: 39-43)
While they were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her first-born Son. She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6-7)
In the Temple-Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His Mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” (Luke 2: 22-35)
Finding in Temple
When Jesus was twelve years old, His parents went up to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover. As they were returning home, the boy Jesus remained behind. After three days, they found Him in the temple. Jesus went down with them to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:41-52)
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and, during the season of Lent, on Sundays:
Agony in the Garden
They came to a place named Gethsemane, and He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray. My soul is sorrowful even to death.” He prayed to His Father: “Take this cup away from Me, but not what I will but what You will.” (Mark 14:32-36)
Scourging at the Pillar
They bound Jesus, led Him away, and handed Him over to Pilate. Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas to them and, after he had Jesus scourged, handed Him over to be crucified. (Mark 15: 1-15)
Crowning with Thorns
The soldiers led Jesus away inside the palace and assembled the whole cohort. They clothed Jesus in purple and, weaving a crown of thorns, placed it on Him. They began to salute Him with, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and kept striking His head with a reed and spitting upon Him.” (Mark 15: 16-19)
Carrying of the Cross
Then Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified. So they took Jesus and, carrying the cross Himself, He went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha. (John 19 16-17)
Crucifixion and Death
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified Jesus. Darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I commend my spirit.” And when He had said this, He breathed His last.” (Luke 23: 33-46)
The Five Glorious Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Wednesdays and, outside the seasons of Advent and Lent, on Sundays:
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for He has been raised as He said.” (Matthew 28:5-6)
As the Apostles were looking on, Jesus was lifted up, and a cloud took Him from their sight. This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen Him going into heaven.” (Acts 2: 1-4)
Descent of Holy Spirit
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2: 1-4)
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with Him those who have fallen asleep. Thus we shall always be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4: 14-17)
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. (Revelation 12:1)