A Handy Tool for Understanding the Events of Holy Week

CHRONOLOGY OF THE WEEK LEADING UP TO THE CRUCIFIXION & RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS
Note:  Jewish days began at sunset (6 pm) – thus, a Jewish Friday begins at 6 pm (our Thursday evening) and ends at 6 pm the following day, whereas our days are from midnight to midnight.
SATURDAY – Day before Palm Sunday
Anointed at Bethany – Mt. 26:6-13;  Mk. 14:3-9;  Jn. 12:1-11
PALM SUNDAY
Enters Jerusalem triumphantly – Mt. 21:1-11;  Mk. 11:1-11;  Lk. 19:28-40;  Jn. 12:12-19
Weeps over the city – Lk. 19:41-44
Healing of the blind & lame – Mt. 21:14-17
MONDAY
Curses the fig tree – Mt. 21:18-22;  Mk. 11:12-14, 20-26
Cleanses the temple – Mt. 21:12, 13;  Mk. 11:15-19;  Lk. 19:45-48
Son of Man must be lifted up / Unbelief of the multitude – Jn. 12:20-50
TUESDAY
Teaches by parables in the temple – Mt. 21:23 – 22:14;  Mk. 11:27 – 12:12;  Lk. 20:1-19
Confounds the religious leaders –  Mt. 22:15 – 23:39;  Mk. 12:13-40;  Lk. 20:20-47
The Widow’s Gift – Mk. 12:41-44; Lk. 21:1-4
Delivers the Olivet Discourse –  Mt. 24:1 – 25:46;  Mk. 13:1-37;  Lk. 21:5-38
WEDNESDAY
Judas plots with Sanhedrin – Mt. 26:1-5, 14-16;  Mk. 14:1,2,10,11;  Lk. 22:1-6
THURSDAY – Our Thursday evening – beginning of Jewish Friday
Washes the disciple’s feet and eats Passover meal (Last Supper) – Jn. 13:1-38;  Mt. 26:17-30;
Mk. 14:12-26; Lk. 22:7-38
Delivers last words to disciples –  Jn. 14 – 17
Prays in the garden and is betrayed – Mt. 26:31-56;  Mk. 14:32-52;  Lk. 22:39-53;  Jn. 18:1-12
FRIDAY – Beginning very late on our Thursday eve and going through Fri. afternoon – Preparation Day)
Brought before Annas.  Peter’s first denial of Jesus – Jn. 18:12-23
Brought before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin.  Peter’s second & third denial of Jesus.  The rooster  crows.  Jesus mocked, blindfolded & beaten. –  Mt. 26:57-75, 27: 1; Mk. 14:53-72, 15:1; Lk. 22:54-71; Jn. 18:24-27
Brought before Pilate the first time.  Judas hangs himself. – Mt. 27:2-14;  Mk. 15:1-5;  Lk. 23:1-5; Jn. 18:28-40
Sent to Herod Antipas. – Lk. 23:6-12
Before Pilate a second time.  Condemned, mocked, and beaten. – Mt. 27:15-31;  Mk. 15:6-20;  Lk. 23:13-25; Jn. 19:1-16
Crucified at Golgotha (the third hour – 9 am) – Mt. 27:31-44;  Mk. 15:20-33;  Lk. 23:26-43; Jn. 19:16-30
Darkness throughout the land – 6th through 9th hour / noon to 3 p.m.). Jesus dies 9th hour / 3 p.m. – Mt. 27:45-56; Mk. 15:33-41; Lk. 23:44-49; Jn. 19:30-37
Buried in Joseph’s tomb. –  Mt. 27:57-61;  Mk. 15:42-47;  Lk. 23:50-56a;  Jn. 19:31-42
SATURDAY
Pilate seals the tomb and appoints a guard.  Sabbath rest. –  Mt. 27:62-66;  Lk. 23:56b
SUNDAY
Rises from the dead and appears to Mary Magdalene (still dark). – Mt. 28:1-10; Mk. 16:1-8;  Jn. 20:1-18
Appears to the women. – Mk. 16:9-11; Lk. 24:1-12
Appears to Peter. – Lk. 24:34;  I Cor. 15:5
Soldiers bribed to lie. – Mt. 28:11-15
Appears to the Emmaus disciples. –  Mk. 16:12,13;  Lk. 24:13-32
Appears to the disciples w/o Thomas. – Mk. 16:14-18;  Lk. 24:33-49;  Jn. 20:19-25; I Cor. 15:5
Appears to the disciples with Thomas. – Jn. 20:26-29