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  • Writer's pictureKaren O'Reilly

2023 Holy Week | Passion Week Bible Plan And Timeline Of Jesus Last Week.

Updated: Mar 25

Holy Week 2023 begins on Sunday, April 2nd, and ends on Saturday, April 8th. Then on Sunday, April 9th, we celebrate Resurrection Sunday. Holy Week is also known as 'Passion Week'. It is a sacred time when we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf and a time of celebration when we celebrate His resurrection.

In this article, we will walk through the timeline of Holy Week and follow the final days of Jesus before His crucifixion, the events of Good Friday, and celebrate His resurrection.

Passion week timeline PDF

Passion Week, also known as Holy Week, is a significant time in the Christian calendar that commemorates the final week of Jesus Christ's life before His crucifixion and resurrection. The timeline of events during this week is both dramatic and emotionally charged, beginning with Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and ending with His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Throughout the week, Jesus engaged in several pivotal moments, including the Last Supper with His disciples, His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, His trial and sentencing by Pontius Pilate, His crucifixion, and His burial. These events are crucial to understanding the significance of Jesus' sacrifice and the message of hope and redemption that lies at the heart of our Christian faith.

Passion Week is a time of reflection, repentance, and a renewed commitment to living out the teachings of Jesus in our daily lives.

With our comprehensive timeline, you'll be able to visualize the events of Jesus' last week in a clear concise way, allowing you to immerse yourself in the story fully. And with our accompanying timeline worksheets, you'll have access to guided questions and prompts that will help you dig deeper, unlocking new insights and understanding as you explore the True story of Easter.

Holy Week reading plan 2023

I love Easter! I love Christmas too but what I enjoy most about these seasons is that they make me stop in the midst of the ever-racing rollercoaster of life and intentionally consider and contemplate all that Jesus has done for me and why Jesus had to be crucified.

This Holy Week Bible plan with the timeline of Jesus last week will prepare my heart and yours for the celebration of Resurrection Sunday.

I want to bring you alongside the disciples and the followers of Jesus as they walk through each day of the last week of Jesus' life on earth.


⚠️This is a long post and by intentionally reading and studying each day's events, you'll gain a newfound appreciation for the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us. And for even more support in your study, consider downloading the digital/printable Passion Week timeline PDF for only $5. This resource includes helpful timeline worksheets with guided questions to help you apply and comprehend the enormity of what Christ has done for you and me.

So don't wait-bookmark this page and start your intentional, prayerful study of the Passion Week timeline today!


Jesus last week

Will you join me this coming Holy Week in reading the following scriptures daily and walking alongside me as we unpack the scripture treasure inside of each Bible verse and we will discover what happened on each day of Holy Week?

These are some of the questions that we will be discussing in this article and in the workbook.

  1. Would you have been scared to go to Jerusalem with Jesus when you knew the religious leaders were hostile to Jesus and looking for an opportunity to arrest Him?

  2. Would you spend a year's wages pouring out your affection on Jesus?

  3. Can you learn any lessons from what Jesus was teaching the disciples during Holy Week?

  4. Can you imagine Jesus washing your feet?

  5. Do you think that when Jesus was arrested, you would have run away and hid as the disciples did?

  6. Would you have been brave enough to stand at the foot of the cross when Jesus was placed on it?

  7. If you were with the disciples at this dark time, do you think that you would have remembered that Jesus had promised that He would be raised to life in 3 days?

  8. What would you have done if you came to the tomb where Jesus lay and found that He was not there but an angel was?

Printable Holy Week Timeline (including the timeline of Jesus' crucifixion and Passover pdf)

Download the last week of Jesus' life PDF.

You should start this Easter Bible study on March 31st, 2023.

For your convenience, you can purchase the PDF file for only $5 (You have this already if you have purchased the Devotional Bible study bundle - just log in to download)It contains the full article with all the hyperlinks to the relevant bible verses at so that you can quickly and easily read them on your phone, tablet, or computer. Plus there is an added workbook/prayer journal with questions to help you dig deeper as you walk the timeline of Holy Week with Jesus and His disciples. Find out more HERE.

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Why did Jesus die for us?

Have you ever considered the question of why did we need Jesus to die on the cross?

Well, it goes all the way back to the Book of Genesis. Due to the fall of Adam and Eve, we are all born with a sinful nature. But Romans 5:8 says that already God loved us. You can read more about how God loves us at our darkest times and how He pours His grace over us