Holy Week - Timeline

This timeline gives a very breif account of what was taking place during holy week (the week leading up to Easter).


Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey
Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-10, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-18

Some Greeks ask to see Jesus
John 12:20-36

Jesus weeps over Jerusalem
Luke 19:41

Enters Temple
Mark 11:11

Returns to Bethany
Matthew 21:17, Mark 11:11


Palm Sunday

Jesus curses a fig tree
Matthew 21:18-19, Mark 11:12-14

Jesus clears the temple
Matthew 21:12-13, Mark 11:15-17, Luke 19:45-46

Jesus returns to Bethany
Mark 11:19



Disciples see withered fig tree on way to Jerusalem
Matthew 21:20-22, Mark 11:20-21

Jesus challenges religious leaders and teaches in the temple
Matthew 21:23-23:39, Mark 11:27-12:44, Luke 20:1-21:4

Jesus teaches on the mount of Olives
Matthew 24:1-25:46 Mark 13:1-37, Luke 21:5-36

Judas agrees to betray Jesus


The Bible says nothing about Wednesday. He probably remained in Bethany (just outside Jerusalem and where they were staying for the festival) with his disciples, or may have visited the temple again.



Jesus shares a "last supper" (Passover meal in which Jesus instituted the Eucharist or Communion) with his disciples.
Matthew 26:20-35, Mark 14:17-26, Luke 22:14-30

Jesus speaks to the disciples in the Upper Room.
John 13:1-17:26

Jesus prays in the garden of Gethsemane
Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46

Jesus is betrayed and arrested
Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-52, Luke 22:47-53, John 18:2-12

Jesus is questioned by the Jewish authorities
John 18:13-24


Maundy Thursday

Jesus is formally tried by the Sanhedrin (the Jewish Governement composed of the Priests) and the Roman Authorities.
Matthew 26:57-27:26, Mark 14:53-15:15, Luke 22:54-23:25, John 18:19-19:16

The crowd reject Jesus
Matthew 27:15-23, Mark 15:6-15, Luke 23:18-25, John 18:33-40

Jesus is flogged and mocked
Matthew 27:24-31, Mark 15:16-20, John 19:1-16

Jesus is crucified
Matthew 27:32-54, Mark 15:16-39, Luke 23:26-49, John 19:16-37

Jesus is buried before the Sabbath (Saturday)
Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-54, John 19:38-42


Good Friday

Nothing happens


Jesus rises from the dead
Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-53, John 20:1-21:25


Easter Day