COMMANDER  CROSS ROSARY

We Do NOT Abandon Our Mother Church  

- important call to all men -

- and to Knights -

Pray the Rosary!

"The family that prays together stays together.

The Holy Rosary, by age-old tradition, has shown itself particularly effective

as a prayer which brings the family together. "

Pope JP II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae 

After a lot of questions, extensive research and meditating, "we" have now amended our various Rosary prayers slightly, but hopefully, only to the better.


1) The "new" format of the actual Rosary prayers follow both Cardinal Leo Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneiders way of praying it in Latin. 


We still have a few pre- and post-prayers attached to our Step-by-Step Rosary format.


2) One of the core "problems" has been the third apparition of Fatima in June 1917, and the O my Jesus ... prayer. It is supposed to be after the mystery and our long-term question was, what constitutes a mystery?

The scripture is considered the mystery, which then means that the "O my Jesus..." prayer comes after the scripture and before the Our father. But, we are supposed to meditate of the mystery while praying, and this has been the tricky part to get all bits together. If you do not know of how to meditate, how can you meditate? It is of course under continues development to improve it so bear with us ... 


3) We hope that we have a good solution of how we can offer an understandable way of "how to" meditate over the mystery when praying the Our father, Hail Mary and Gloria ... followed by the "O my Jesus ...". At the end of an adoration we believe we have a good way of how to do it. 


4) On top of all that work, we now believe the time has come that "we" tell the world of why we believe Latin is a sacred language and therefore of great importance for our salvation. The Commander Cross Rosary website community often attach the Latin prayer to each prayer where it is possible. We put together a "10-reasons list of why we believe the importance of Latin"



SPIRITUAL BATTLES


Our small Step-by-Step Rosary community in South Africa showed us how great it works and how the little community is growing, all spread over the country. The group prays the Rosary "together" but in different locations and at the same time. We suggested this to our contact during the lockdowns and it has continued to grow. 


Never let the true radicals control the "rules of the game" because they will change the rules so it suits their game. Who could have thought that praying Catholics were going to be called "Backwardists" by a Pope?  We should maybe be proud that our Rosary prayers are considered "extremist" or "radical symbol" because Satan uses its powers to remove our only weapon from us. Hence, the 10-reasons of why we believe the Latin is of great importance. 

We received a letter recently that said: Don't stop - keep producing!


You Are Not Alone when praying the Rosary by yourself. 


Straight to the point Rosary


Knights in Obedience Crusade Rosary


Traditional Latin Rosary


Holy Hour Rosary



Remember that the three languages; Greek, Hebrew and Latin

were nailed on the Cross - the Sign of our Salvation,

when then makes Latin a sacred language. 


That is one of our reasons why including the Latin in as many prayers as possible.


In each of our Step-by-Step Rosary, we always pray for the Popes intentions. It is seldom mentioned of what are the papal intentions? 

Popes come and go, but the Church bestow.


We decided to find out, in the Raccolta, what the intentions of the Pope are.

PRAYER ACCORDING TO THE POPES INTENTION

The Raccolta, ed. 1910


The Pope’s intention always includes the following objects:

i. The progress of the Faith and triumph of the Church.

ii. Peace and union among Christian Princes and Rulers.

iii. The conversion of sinners.

iv. The uprooting of heresy.


The Commander Cross Step-by-Step Rosary developed its various Rosary versions to allow users to gradually grow and develop while praying the Rosary. You may be a beginner, or you are interested in the Latin texts or you know how to pray the Rosary but you just want to read the actual mysteries.


We structured it so you have

  • several pre-prayers,
  • the actual Rosary,
  • followed by several prayers to close the Rosary. 


It has been mentioned before but it vital to find a structure of when to take the time to pray during the day. Our standard Rosary prayer is about 25-30 minutes and in due time, you realise that you have spent some 45 minutes, with some pre-prayers, the Rosary, a few final-prayers and maybe finishing up with the "Lithany of the Day".

Maybe you only have 15 minutes while being in a subway train going to or from work - and you may want to start right away with the Rosary, pray 2-3 decades - which is better than nothing.


The Commander Cross "Straight to the Point Rosary" is a shorter version of our Step-by-Step format. It goes quite quick so it can be done at any time available. 



The Commander Cross "Holy Hour Rosary"  is based on a request, or a call, from Father Rick Heilman at the US Grace Force, about daily prayers for Members of Auxilium Christianorum. It is developed for the purpose of Catholics being locked out from our Church, and to be used as a Holy Hour prayer session. The idea was also to pray outside a church building in case the building was locked.



The Commander Cross "Knights in Obedience Crusade Rosary" have most prayers in Latin which is the Church language, and a language the Evil one hates.

Latin is also the language that unite all Catholics in prayers, worldwide. Evil does not like us to be in unity, but disarrayed. If there is already one language that unites us in prayers, why then have 100 local languages praying what you hope to be a correct prayer.

This became obvious on March 25, 2022, with the prayer to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Suddenly, there was information about the English text not being in conformity with the Russian, Portoguese, Spanish, Arabic and Italian versions.



This is the main reason why include Latin in almost all of our Step-by-Step versions.


Our extensive research has shown cases where texts are missing in other languages. This may be due to poor translations skills, previous poor translations, poor langueage skills or trends in the society.



In 2019, Bishop Athanasius Schneider asked for more knights in the spirtual battle.

The Commander Cross Knights in Obedience Crusade Rosary is the Rosary for the soldiers of Christ,

the knights who know that they are in Obedience to God!


The spirtual battle is already here.

- in God we trust, Resist the Devil -


It is time to buckle up, if you have not done it yet.

Be strong in God's Grace.

THE STEP-BY-STEP ROSARY

1. PRE-PRAYERS


Warm-up prayers to prepare our mind and heart before the actual Rosary. Prayers to St. Michael, penitent prayers, Memorare, and prayers to St. Joseph and Our Lady.

 


2. THE ROSARY


The Actual Mystery texts are included. Not just the Headline or just the bible reference.

The mysteries, scriptures, are all a short daily reading of the Bible.

3. LEONINE PRAYERS


The Penitent's Rosary include the Leonine prayers right before Salve Regina, to include the Salve Regina prayer at the connecting medallion of the Rosary


Commander Cross Rosary prays the Jesus Prayer as well as Holy Joseph- and Holy Family prayers.


4. PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS


The origin of this form of prayer is divine rather than human.

"The Rosary is then ended with a prayer for the intentions of the Pope" (Pope JP II in Rosarium Virginis Mariae 2002).

Our Lady of Akita said in her third apparition on Oct 13, 1973:

"With the Rosary pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests."

5. LITANY OF LORETO


The Pentitent's Rosary offers an optional ending; Praying the Litany of Loreto. The litany was requested by Pope Leo XIII to add to the Rosary in his Supremi Apostolatus Officio of Sept 1883, in Superiore Anno in Aug 1884.


Commander Cross has decided to include the Litany as an optional ending. We love it!

The Step-by-Step Rosary follows our developed format;

the way the Pearls “converge upon the Crucifix,

which both opens and closes the unfolding sequence of prayer."



Our Lady of Fatima said to the children; pray the Rosary every day and

"Pray the rosary for peace and an end to the war."

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Our Lady of Akita said in 1973; "Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary.


Ven. Fulton J. Sheen said:

"I am proposing to you, one daily continuous hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. ... no 15 minute visits adding up to an hour ... For the laity I am recommending to you 15 minutes a day and it need not be spent in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, you may make it at home reading the gospels. ... and if you have not great responsibilities, then do the hour, as many lay people are doing."



Our Lord asked for it (Matt 26:40-41):

“So you had not strength to watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”


Our Mother Church is larger


The Church is supernatural. It is not an organisation.

The Holy Mother Church is greater than the Pope, than the Cardinals or Bishops. They are all members of the Church.

Keep the Faith


This is the victory that overcomes the world, our Faith.

It is a Divine Faith, it is not a human Faith.

We do not leave the Church because the Church is our Mother.