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Passion Week (Holy Week)

Holy Week Timeline Visualization

Holy Week Timeline (pdf)

Holy week (or Passion Week) begins on Palm Sunday - the week that commemorates Jesus' death and resurrection. Here's a new visualization in pdf format that harmonizes the four Gospel accounts of Holy Week and lets you examine the "who," "what," and "where" of events leading up to and through Easter. Follow the lines in the chart to see at a glance what people were doing, where they were, and whom they were with at any point during the week.

For example, we can examine the portion of the chart showing Jesus in Gethsemane and his betrayal by Judas. First Jesus draws aside Peter, James, and John and entreats them to pray while Jesus also prays. Then Judas and a crowd arrive; Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss, Jesus is arrested, and the disciples flee, while Peter and John follow at a distance. The visualization shows you the main actors in the story and provides Bible references for you to read the story yourself.

Because the Gospel writers weren't concerned about writing strict chronological accounts, the details and timing of some events are open to interpretation. For example, when exactly did Judas meet with some of the Jewish leaders to agree to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver? What did Jesus do on Wednesday? The chart shows one of several possible sequences of events.

We hope this chart leads you to contemplate more deeply the meaning behind the ancient words that Christ "was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day rose again according to the Scriptures" as we move closer to celebrating his resurrection this Easter.

Source: Bible Gateway

See Also:

Passion Week Supplement in Malankara World

Sermons for Passion Week

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