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SATURDAY OF THE JOYFUL

The Glory of the Lord


Let us ponder in our hearts the mystery of the Lord’s glory
kept in the heart of Mary, Mother of my Lord.  



First, The Lord Risen


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1 The women who had come with him from Galilee saw how his body was laid, * and returning home, they prepared spices and ointments. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2 And on the first day of the week after the sabbath, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, * bringing the spices which they had prepared. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3 And they found the stone rolled back from the tomb. * And going in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4 And it came to pass, as they were astonished in mind at this, * behold, two men stood by them, in shining apparel. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5 And they said to them: * Why seek you the living one with the dead? He is not here, but is risen.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6 Remember what he spoke to you when he was yet in Galilee: * the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7 And they remembered his words. * And returning from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and the rest. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8 And these words seemed to the rest as idle tales: * and they did not believe them. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9 But Peter rising up, ran to the tomb, and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths laid by themselves. * And he went away wondering to himself at what had come to pass. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10 I have power to lay down my life, and I have power to take it up again. * Therefore does the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it up again. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
The temple of God was opened,
and a great sign appeared in heaven: *
A woman clothed with the sun.


Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. And on her head was a crown of twelve stars:*
Rs. A woman clothed with the sun.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. The temple of God was opened,
and a great sign appeared in heaven: *

Rs. A woman clothed with the sun.


Second, The Lord Ascended


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1 Jesus stood in the midst of them and says to them: * Peace be with you. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2 But they, being troubled and frightened, supposed that they saw a spirit. * And he said to them: See my hands and feet, that it is I myself: handle and see, for a spirit has not flesh and bones. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. * And taking some of their broiled fish, he ate it before them. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4 Thus is it written: it befitted Christ to suffer and to rise again from the dead on the third day, * that repentance and remission of sins be preached in his name to all nations. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5 And you are witnesses of these things, and I am sending the Promise of my Father upon you. * But you stay in the city, till you be endued with power from on high. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6 And he led them out as far as Bethany, * and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7 You shall receive the power of the Holy Spirit coming upon you, * and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem and even to the uttermost part of the earth. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8 And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up, * and a cloud received him out of their sight. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9 And behold two men stood by them in white garments, who said: * You men of Galilee, this Jesus, who is taken from you into heaven, shall come as you have seen him going into heaven. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10 And adoring, they went back into Jerusalem with great joy. * And they were always in the temple, praising and blessing God. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
The temple of God was opened,
and a great sign appeared in heaven: *
A woman clothed with the sun.


Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. And on her head was a crown of twelve stars:*
Rs. A woman clothed with the sun.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. The temple of God was opened,
and a great sign appeared in heaven: *

Rs. A woman clothed with the sun.




Third, The Lord Gives the Promise of the Father


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1 When the days of Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place. * And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2 And there appeared to them parted tongues, as of fire, and it sat upon every one of them. * And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in diverse tongues. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3 Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem devout Jews, men out of every nation under heaven, * and they were confused because every man heard them speak in his own tongue. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4 And Peter, standing up with the Eleven, lifted up his voice and spoke to them: This is what was spoken of by the prophet: * I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh, and they shall prophesy. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5 You men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth was a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, * which God did by him in the midst of you, as you know. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6 Delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, * him by the hands of wicked men you have crucified and slain. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7 But him God has raised up, having loosed the sorrows of hell, * as it was impossible that he should be held by it. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8 Being exalted, therefore, by the right hand of God, and having received of the Father the Promise of the Holy Spirit, * he has poured forth this which you see and hear. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9 Now when they had heard these things, they were pierced to the heart, and they said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles: * What shall we do, men and brothers? Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10 Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. * And they that received his word were baptized, some three thousand that day. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
The temple of God was opened,
and a great sign appeared in heaven: *
A woman clothed with the sun.


Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. And on her head was a crown of twelve stars:*
Rs. A woman clothed with the sun.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. The temple of God was opened,
and a great sign appeared in heaven: *

Rs. A woman clothed with the sun.



Fourth, The Mother of My Lord 

Assumed to his Right Hand


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1 Who is she that comes forth as the rising dawn, * fair as the moon, bright as the sun? Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2
 Behold you are fair, O my love, behold you are fair. * One is my dove, my perfect one is but one. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou … thou …

Vs. 3 She is the only one of her mother, the chosen of her that bore her. * The daughters saw her and declared her most blessed.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4 As the rose planted by the brooks of water, your flesh will flouish: * you shall send forth flowers and bring forth leaves in grace. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5 In raiments of varied hue, the king’s daughter is led into the king. * All the glory of the king's daughter is within his palace. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline your ear: * forget your people and your father's house, and the king shall greatly desire your beauty. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7 For he is your Lord, and him you shall adore. * The Lord has been well pleased with you, and your God shall rejoice over you. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8 As the bridegroom shall rejoice over the bride, * so shall your God rejoice over you. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9 And the daughter of Tyre will come with gifts, * yes, all the rich among the people shall entreat your countenance. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10 They shall remember your name throughout all generations. * Therefore shall nations praise you for ever, yes, for ever and ever. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
The temple of God was opened,
and a great sign appeared in heaven: *
A woman clothed with the sun.


Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. And on her head was a crown of twelve stars:*
Rs. A woman clothed with the sun.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. The temple of God was opened,
and a great sign appeared in heaven: *

Rs. A woman clothed with the sun.



Fifth, The Mother of My Lord
Glorified at his Right Hand


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. * The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of rigtheousness, for you have loved justice and hated iniquity. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2 And the Queen stands on your right hand, * arrayed in gold of Ophir, clothed in raiment of varied hue. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3  I will not rest till her justice come forth as brightness, and her salvation be lighted as a lamp. * And the peoples shall see your justice, and all kings your glory. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4 And you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. * You shall be called My pleasure, because the Lord has been well pleased with you. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5 You shall be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, * and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6 And the King arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon his throne. * And a throne was set for the Mother of the King, and she sat on his right hand. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7 And the King said to her: Ask, my Mother, * for I must not turn away your face. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8 All the people were greatly astonished, and they bowed down and worshiped God, saying to her with one accord: * Blessed are you beyond all women! Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9 And blessed be the Lord who made heavan and earth, for he has so magnified your name that your praise shall not depart out of the mouth of men, * who shall be mindful of his power forever. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10  You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the joy of Israel, you are the highest honor of our people! * Intercede for us with your son, O glorious Mother of my Lord! Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
The temple of God was opened,
and a great sign appeared in heaven: *
A woman clothed with the sun.


Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. And on her head was a crown of twelve stars:*
Rs. A woman clothed with the sun.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. The temple of God was opened,
and a great sign appeared in heaven: *

Rs. A woman clothed with the sun.




Concluding Prayers After the Decades



Intercessions 
for the Church 

Vs. Lord, have mercy.   
Rs. Lord, have mercy. 

Vs. Christ, have mercy.   
Rs. Christ, have mercy. 

Vs. Lord, have mercy.   
Rs. Lord, have mercy. 

Vs. Christ, hear us.   
Rs. Christ, graciously hear us. 

Vs. God, the Father of heaven:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. God the Son, Redeemer of the world:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. God the Holy Spirit:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. Holy Trinity, one God:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. Watch over your Church, O Lord. 
 Rs. O Lord, watch over our Holy Father. 

Vs. Preserve your Church, O Lord. 
Rs. O Lord, preserve our Holy Father. 

Vs. Uphold your Church, O Lord. 
Rs. O Lord, uphold our Holy Father. 

Vs. Grant the pastors of your Church and its laborers
ever to renew, O Lord. 
 Rs. O Lord, grant your people ever to renew. 

Vs. Grant religious life in the Church and the consecrated
ever to renew, O Lord. 
Rs. O Lord, grant your people ever to renew. 

Vs. Grant the life of the faithful in the family and in the world 
 ever to renew, O Lord. 
 Rs. O Lord, grant your people ever to renew. 

Vs. Draw to the bosom of the Church 
all the peoples of the world, O Lord: 
 Rs. And in your mercy hear the Holy Father’s intentions 
for all the peoples of the world, O Lord.

Vs. Holy Mary, holy Mother of the Church, pray for her: 
 Rs. that she be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 


Seasonal 
Antiphon 
to the 
Blessed Virgin 
Mary


(To the tune of the Roman Salve, below.) 

Mary, we greet thee, 
Mother and Queen all merciful:
our life, our sweetness, and our hope, we greet thee! 

To thee we exiles, 
children of Eve, lift our crying;
to thee we send our sighs, 
as mourning and weeping 
 we pass through this valley of tears. 

Therefore we pray, 
be our gracious helper, 
look with pity, with eyes of loving tenderness, 
 upon us sinners. 

And at the end, 
when this earthly exile shall be over, 
show us 
the blessed fruit of thy womb: 
Jesus. 

O loving! 
O gentle! 
O most sweet 
Virgin Mary! 



 Vs. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God: 
Rs. That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

The concluding prayer is recited by a leader of prayers: 

Lord holy Father, 
 as your only begotton Son by his life, death, and resurrection 
 has obtained for us the rewards of eternal life:
grant us, we beseech thee, 
that by pondering in our hearts these mysteries that 
his blessed Mother keeps in hers, 
we may imitate what they contain 
and attain what they promise. 
Through the same Christ our Lord: 
Rs. Amen 

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Spirit: 
Rs. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end. 
 Amen 

 The leader invokes the final blessing: 

Vs. May the Lord our God bless us, 
and defend us from all evil, 
and lead us to eternal life: 

They conclude, kissing the crucifix and making the sign of the cross with it: 

Rs. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Spirit. 
 Amen.