Holy Week

The Most Important Week in History

Holy Week is a week of Christian Religious Holidays. It begins on Palm Sunday with the triumphal return of Jesus to Jerusalem. The week also includes, Maundy Thursday, the Passover Feast, Good Friday, the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross, and the week ends on Holy Saturday. The next day is Easter Sunday with the resurrection of Jesus, when he arose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven.

  • In 2021, Holy Week is observed on Sunday March 28, 2021 through April 3, 2021


Holy Week - Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday

I found the chart below on a church bulletin that my parents brought home from Bayside Church Adventure in Roseville, CA. I thought it was a great summary of the major events during Holy Week. The chart shows the location of each event, and then any related scripture verses in the 4 Bible Gospel accounts in the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

Palm Sunday

Event

Location

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Triumphal entry into Jerusalem

Mount of Olives

21:1-11

11:1-10

19:29-44

12:12-19

Jesus is anointed at Bethany

Simon's House

26:7-12

14:3-8

7:37-46

12:3-7



Sunday Evening / Monday

Event

Location

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Jesus cleanses the temple

Jerusalem

21:12-13

11:15-18

19:45-48

2:13-17

Jesus rebukes unbelief

Jerusalem

12:37-50

Jesus curses the fig tree

Jerusalem

21:18-21

11:12-21



Monday Evening / Tuesday

Event

Location

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Parable of the Two Sons

Jerusalem

21:28-32

Greatest commandment

Jerusalem

22:35-40

12:28-34

Whose son is Messiah

Jerusalem

12:35-37



Tuesday Evening / Wednesday

Event

Location

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Sanhedrin plot to kill Jesus

Jerusalem

26:1-5

14:1-2

22:1-2

Judas agrees to betray Jesus

Jerusalem

26:14-16

14:10-11

22:3-6



Wednesday Evening / Thursday

Event

Location

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Preparation for the Passover

Jerusalem

26:17-19

14:12-16

22:7-13



Thursday Evening / Friday

Event

Location

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

The Passover Feast

Jerusalem

26:20-25

14:17

22:14-16

13:1-2

Disciples argue over greatness

Jerusalem

22:24-30

Jesus washes the disciples' feet

Jerusalem

13:3-17

Jesus prays in Gethsemane

Mount of Olives

16:36-46

14:32-42

22:39-46

18:1

Jesus is betrayed and arrested

Mount of Olives

26:47-56

14:43-52

22:47-53

18:2-12

Jesus is scourged and mocked

Jerusalem

27:27-31

15:16-19

19:1-3

Pilate consents to Jesus' death

Jerusalem

27:22-26

15:12-15

23:20-25

19:4-6

Jesus led away to be crucified

Calvary

27:31-34

15:20-23

23:26-32

19:16-17

Jesus on the cross

Calvary

27:35-50

15:24-37

23:33-46

19:18-30

Miracles accompanying crucifixion

27:51-56

15:38-41

23:45-49



Friday Evening / Saturday

Event

Location

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Joseph buries the body of Jesus

27:57-61

15:42-47

23:50-55

19:31-42

Jewish leaders secure the tomb

Jerusalem

27:62-66



Easter Sunday

Event

Location

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

He is Risen!

Calvary

28

16

24

20-21

Romans 5:8



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