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The “Who, What, Where, and When” of Holy Week

We’re in the middle of Holy Week—the period of time beginning with Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday, celebrated this past Sunday) and ending with his trial, execution, and resurrection (culminating this coming Sunday). This single week is the busiest, most dramatic, and most documented period of Jesus’ life on Earth… but there’s so much going on (documented across four different Gospel sources) that it can be confusing to track all of the people, factions, and events in the story.

For those of you who find charts helpful for keeping such details straight, here’s a visual timeline that takes people and events from each of the four Gospel accounts and shows how they relate to each other:

Holy Week timeline visualization
(Click the image above for a full-size version. It’s also available in PDF.)

This visualization was released under a Creative Commons license, which means that you should feel free to print copies (we recommend printing the PDF) and share them with people at your church.

See this post for more information about how to read this timeline and what it does and doesn’t show.

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