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First Luminous Mystery

Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan

After Jesus was baptized, he came directly out of the water. Suddenly the sky opened and he saw the Spirit of God descend like a dove and hover over him. With that, a voice from the heavens said, "This is my beloved Son. My favor rests on him. (Matthew 3, 16-17)

Second Luminous Mystery

Wedding Feast of Cana

There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the Mother of Jesus was there... At a certain point the wine ran out, and Jesus mother told him, "They have no more wine." ... His mother instructed those waiting on table, "Do whatever he tells you. (John 2, 1-5)

Third Luminous Mystery

Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

Jesus appeared in Galilee proclaiming the good news of God: "This is the time of fulfillment. The reign of God is at hand! Reform your lives and believe in the gospel! (Mark 1, 14-15)

Fourth Luminous Mystery

The Transfiguration

Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. He was transfigured before their eyes. His face became as dazzling as the sun, his clothes as radiant as light. (Matthew 17, 1-2)

Fifth Luminous Mystery

Institution of the Holy Eucharist

Taking bread and giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to them saying; This is my body to be given for you. Do this as a remembrance of me. He did the same with the cup after eating, saying as he did so; This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you. (Luke 22, 19-20)

"The whole air about us is filled with angels."
St. John Chrysostom