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The Rosary

Carlow Cathedral, Ireland


      According to an old tradition the Rosary Prayer was given by Our Lady to St Dominic.  Certainly it was a prayer treasured by the Dominican order from its earliest days. Through the rosary these early Dominicans preached and prayed the gospel. 

Rosary rosarybeads-webThe Rosary has been called  “the little gospel,” as the great gospel stories of the Lord are reflected upon in this prayer. Christ lived among us in order that we might share his way of living.  In his life on earth, the relationship between Christ and humanity is best seen in Mary who represents each one of us who are called to work together with the Lord and share in his life, work and glory.  In the Rosary we do not think about the events of Christ’s and Mary’s life in a detached manner but these wonderful mysteries are meditated in prayer.  Through our prayer and meditation of the events (mysteries) of the lives of Jesus and Mary our minds are focused on Christ as the saving Lord of everyone in all times.

       By tradition there are fifteen mysteries or events which are meditated in the Rosary.  This ancient form was promoted by the Dominican Pope Pius the fifth, in the sixteenth century.  These fifteen mysteries are divided into three groups: The Joyful mysteries, the Sorrowful mysteries and the Glorious mysteries. In 2002 Pope John Paul 2nd introduced a set of five new mysteries called “the Mysteries of Light” (or "Luminous Mysteries") that the Rosary could more completely recount the gospel story.

         The great attachment of the Dominican brothers to the Rosary can be seen from the fact that old Dominican church in Isfahan was dedicated to our Lady of the Rosary.  When the Irish Dominicans came in 1962 they called their first house near the university “Rosary House.”  Today the St Abraham’s Church is the centre of a parish which is titled “the Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary."

Praying the Rosary

So there are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into

the five JOYFUL MYSTERIES,  (said on Monday and Saturday)

the five LUMINOUS MYSTERIES,  (said on Thursday)

the five SORROWFUL MYSTERIES, (said on Tuesday and Friday)

and the five GLORIOUS MYSTERIES. (said on Wednesday and Sunday)

How to say The Rosary

Rosary John-Paul-web


                1. Making the sign of the Cross, the one who is leading says "O God, come to our aid." 

All Reply: "O Lord, make haste to help us."

1. Say the "Glory be to the Father."

2. Announce the First Mystery; then say the "Our Father."

3. Say ten "Hail Marys," while meditating on the Mystery.

4. Say the "Glory be to the Father" after the ten "Hail Marys."

5. Announce the next Mystery; then say the "Our Father."   Repeat 4 and 5 and continue with Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner.

  After the last mystery the following prayers are normally said.


HAIL, HOLY QUEEN, Mother of Mercy.  Hail 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 vale 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!


[or in Latin:

Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae,

vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae,

ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes

in hac lacrimarum valle.

Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos

misericordes oculos ad nos converte;

et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.

O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.]


V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


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 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.





دعاهای روزانه


دعای روزانه


Candels-webای پدر ما كه در آسمانی
نام تو ستوده باد، ملكوت تو فرا رسد،
خواست تو انجام يابد روی زمين آن سان كه در آسمان
امروز نان روزانه ی ما را ارزانی دار و از بدی های ما بگذر
آن سان كه ما نيز می گذريم از هر كه به ما بدی كرد
و مگذار تن به وسوسه دهيم بلكه ما را از بدی رهايی ده. آميــــــن


درود به تو ای مريم
پر از نعمت، خدا با تو است
ميان همه ی زنان تو خجسته هستی
و عيسی، ميوه ی درون تو نيز خجسته است
ای مريم مقدّس مادر خدا برای ما بيچارگان گناهكار
اكنون و در هنگام مرگ ما دعا كن


فرّ و شكوهمندی باد به پدر و پسر و روح القدس
چنانكه از روز نخست بوده اكنون هم هست
و تا سال های سال خواهد بود. آميـن


Daily-Prayers-Mary-and-Jesus-webای عيسی و مريم ويوسف
دلم و روانم را به شما تقديم می كنم
ای عيسی و مريم و يوسف
در هنگام مرگ، مرا حمايت كنيد
ای عيسی و مريم و يوسف
در آرامش با شما جانم سپری شود. آميـن


ای فرشته ی خدا كه پاسبان من
و مهر خدا مرا به تو سپرده
از راه بنده نوازی مرا روش
پاسبانی و رهبری كن. آميـن.




ده فرمان

Daily-Prayers-04-ten-commandments-web  1 - من خداوند، خدای تو هستم، همان خدايی تو را از اسارت و بندگی مصر آزاد كرد
تو را خدايان ديگر غير از من نباشد
2 - از نام من كه خداوند، خدای تو هستم 
3 - روز سبت را به ياد داشته باش
و آن را مقدّس بدار
4 - پدر و مادر خود را احترام كن 
5 - قتل نكـن 
6 - زنا نكـن 
7- دزدی نكـن
8 - دروغ نگو 
9 - چشم طمع به ناموس ديگران نداشته باش 
10 - به فكر تصاحب غلام و كنيز، گاو و الاق و اموال همسايه ات نباش 






Daily-Prayers-03-forgivness-webكاركرد پشيمانی


خداوندا، به خاطر تمام گناههايی كه
كرده ام از ته دل پشيمانم و و از تو
طلب بخشش می كنم
كمكم كن تا ديگر باره در گناه نيفتم










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(قبـل از صرف غـذ)
به نام پدر و پسـر و روح القدّس. آميـن
خداوندا، از برای اين نان
و تمام هدايای ديگری كه به ما ارزانی فرموده ای
تو را شكر می گوييم
به نام پدر و پسـر و روح القدّس. آميـن

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به نام پدر و پسـر و روح القدّس. آميـن

خداوندا، از برای هدايايی كه در اختيار ما گذاشته ای
تو را سپاس می گوييم، عطا فرما كه در انجام وظيفه ی
خود آماده تر باشيم. به خاطر مسيح، خداوند ما. آميـن

به نام پدر و پسـر و روح القدّس. آميـن

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