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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated 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 Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
Note: When we say I believe in the Holy Catholic Church, we are talking about the traditional teachings of the Orthodox Catholic Church. This new pope Francis is not recognised by God. I have heard it twice, once by a prophetess of the name Maria Divine Mercy, who was told the keys of the Vatican was returned to heaven when Pope Benedict resigned as Pope. And a young Spanish seer from Garabandal in 1961 was told by Our Lady how many more popes were to be before the end times and Mary said one of them she doesn’t recognised. Pope Francis is not teaching the true Catholic teachings at all, he is a danger to the church, but ultimately God’s people, the sheep of His flock will not follow him, because they will not recognise his voice as it is written in scripture. Jesus’s sheep will only recognise the voice of Jesus and it is Jesus we follow.
Now the next important prayer we use a lot in the Rosary is known by the Protestants as the ‘Lord’s Prayer.’ Catholics usually call it the ‘Our Father.’ In the Gospel the Lord’s Prayer is said twice. Catholics say the shorter version. The Protestants will add ‘and Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. Catholics don’t say that. Neither are wrong it is just your preference the way you want to say it. Both versions are in the bible.
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 as from evil. Amen
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
Note: We call Mary the mother of God, because at one time in Christian History there were heretics saying that Jesus wasn’t God. Christians all know God is a Trinity, which is Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Three persons but yet one God. It is very hard to explain, but basically God put on human flesh to come down to earth to teach us all how to live and then He died on the cross taking our sins with Him to the cross to save us from hell, if we would only believe and obey Him. So the church tried to stop the heresies by saying Mary was the mother of God in other words Mary was the mother of God the second person, which is Jesus Christ. Their efforts did stopped the heresies from spreading. Now the beginning of the Rosaries we are saying what St. Elizabeth said to Mary in the Gospel when Mary came to visited and help her while she was pregnant with St. John the Baptist. So there is history attached to the prayer of ‘Hail Mary.’
The next important prayer of the Rosary that we use a lot is Glory Be
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
This Prayer Came later
On my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, and help especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen
Hail Holy Queen, Or Salve Regina
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 towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
The Final Prayer
O God whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection has purchase for us the rewards of eternal life, grant we beseech thee, that meditating upon 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
Now the next step is, while we are saying the Hail Mary Prayers we are supposed to let our minds meditate on the mysteries of our Redemptions. I will write down the different mysteries in their order. For the moment we are just getting all the prayers before you that you will need to know, to say the Rosary. In the next article we will have a much better idea how to use all this information.
The Joyful Mystery
The first Joyful Mystery is The Annunciation
The second Joyful Mystery is The Visitation
The third Joyful Mystery is The Nativity
The fourth Joyful Mystery is The Presentation – (When Jesus was circumcised)
The fifth Joy Mystery is The Finding of Jesus in The Temple
The Sorrowful Mystery
The first Sorrowful Mystery is The Agony in the Garden
The second Sorrowful Mystery is The Scourging at the Pillar
The third Sorrowful Mystery is the crowning with Thorns
The fourth Sorrowful Mystery is The Carrying of the Cross
The fifth Sorrowful Mystery is The Crucifixion
The Glorious Mystery
The first Glorious Mystery the Resurrection
The second Glorious Mystery the Ascension
The third Glorious Mystery the Descent of the Holy Spirit
The fourth Glorious Mystery the Assumption
The fifth Glorious Mystery the Coronation
Note: I remember reading a book about Mary’s life by a visionary who was given the supernatural gift of seeing Mary’s life and she was shown; Mary had the opportunity not to die, because of how pleasing her life was to God. Even though she was given this opportunity she chose to die, because she wanted to resemble her Son as much as possible. The fourth Glorious Mystery the Assumption is saying she didn’t die, she just went straight to heaven. And yet at the same time there is a feast day where we celebrate Mary’s death. So there is a contradiction here. When I meditate on the fourth Glorious Mystery I just meditate on the joy everybody in heaven receiving her as she enters in heaven with her Son.