Jesus Christ: Chronology of the Day Christ Died

Time Event
Evening Jesus washes feet and institutes the symbols of bread and wine. He foretells his betrayal. (Matthew 26:26-30; Luke 22:14-23; John 13:3-17, 21).

Christ foretells the disciples’ desertion and Peter’s threefold denial.

He prays for his church. (Mark 14:27-31; John 13:36-38; chapters 14-17)

Night In Gethsemane, Christ prays. The disciples fall asleep. An angel appears and strengthens Christ. (Matthew 26:36-46; Luke 22:43)

Judas arrives with a mob. Christ is seized. The disciples forsake him. (Matthew 26:47-56)

Early morning,
before daylight
Christ is taken to Annas, questioned and sent to Caiaphas. Peter denies Christ. (John 18:12-24)

The Sanhedrin, through false witnesses, tries to condemn Christ for blasphemy. (Matthew 26:57-66)

Peter denies Christ a second and a third time. (Mark 14:70-72; Luke 22:58-62)

Christ is mocked and beaten. (Luke 22:63-65)

Daybreak Sanhedrin condemns Christ and sends him to Pilate. (Luke 22:66-71; 23:1)
Morning Judas, remorseful, hangs himself. (Matthew 27:3-10)

Pilate questions Christ, then sends him to Herod. (Luke 23:1-7)

Herod questions Christ, then returns him to Pilate. (Luke 23:8-11)

Pilate seeks to release Christ. The people reject him. Christ is scourged and led to Golgotha. (Matthew 27:15-26; Mark 15:21-22; John 19:1-16)

9 a.m. Christ is crucified between two robbers. (Mark 15:25-28)
9 a.m.-3 p.m.  

Christ prays for his murderers’ forgiveness. (Luke 23:34)

The soldiers divide his garments. (Matthew 27:35)

Christ is scoffed at and mocked. (Matthew 27:39-44)

Christ asks John to care for Mary. (John 19:25-27)

Noon-3 p.m. Darkness over the land. (Matthew 27:45)
3 p.m. Christ is given wine vinegar. He speaks his last words and dies. (Luke 23:46; John 19:28-30, 34-37)
Late afternoon –
early evening
Joseph of Arimathea claims Christ’s body. He and Nicodemus prepare it for burial. Christ’s body is laid in Joseph’s new tomb. (Matthew 27:60; Mark 15:42-46; John 19:38-42)




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