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Day by Day Guide for Passion Week

Updated: Mar 11, 2020

Sunday –

  • Jesus triumphant entrance into Jerusalem


Monday –

  • Curses the fig tree on the way into the city

  • Weeps over Jerusalem

  • Cleanses the temple for the second time in His ministry


Tuesday –

  • Finds the fig tree withered; teaches on faith


Wednesday – Silent Day

  • No record in the Gospels, but much activity as Jesus prepares for the Last Supper and as Judas and Sanhedrin prepare for Jesus’ arrest.


Thursday –

  • Peter and John sent to make preparation for Passover Meal

  • Lord’s Supper instituted

  • To Garden of Gethsemane; Jesus’ agony

  • Betrayal by Judas; arrest by Sanhedrin


Friday –

The trials of Jesus Christ

  • First trial, before Annas

  • Second [and primary] trial before Sanhedrin; Jesus is condemned, misused

  • Third trial, immediately at dawn

  • Fourth trial, before Pilate

  • Fifth trial, before Herod

  • Sixth trail, before Pilate

  • Jesus is scourged

  • Jesus bears His cross to the gate on north of city and is crucified around 9am


Jesus’ Seven Saying from the Cross

The Death of the God-Man

  • About 3pm; veil torn, rocks rent; some graves opened and people rise [to mortality] and go into the city

  • Jesus’ side pierced

  • Passover lambs slain in temple

  • Jesus buried by sundown


Saturday –

  • At the request of the Jewish leadership; Pilate grants a guard and sets a seal on the tomb of Jesus


Sunday –

Jesus Christ rises from the dead and makes appearances on the day of His rising to:

  • Mary Magdalene and other women who come to the tomb.

  • To disciples on the road to Emmaus

  • To the astonished disciples [Thomas is absent]

  • To Simon Peter [nowhere recorded, but alluded to in Luke 24:33-34]



[some info adapted from Jesus.org – Doug Bookman]

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