Scripture Reading for the Events of Holy Week

Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

  • Matthew 21:1-11 – Jesus entered into Jerusalem on a donkey with the people rejoicing as prophesied in Zechariah 9:9.

  • Matthew 21:12-19 – Jesus condemned the fig tree for no fruit; cleansed & healed in the temple.

  • Matthew 21:19-26:13 – Fig tree withered; Jesus came into conflict with the Scribes and Pharisees; watched the widow give her mite; discussed the end of time; predicted his death and was anointed by Mary with expensive perfumes.

  • Matthew 26:17-27:10 – Passover Meal; upper room teaching; teaching in the Garden of Gethsemane; prayer in the garden; high priestly prayer; betrayed by Judas; Jewish trials before Ananias, Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin; Peter denied Jesus.


  • Matthew 27:11-60 – Roman trials before Pilate and Herod; mocking of the soldiers; carrying the cross; crucifixion on the cross at Golgotha as “King of the Jews”; burial by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.

  • Matthew 27:61-66 – The guard was placed at the tomb.


  • Matthew 28:1-5 – The women visited the tomb and saw the angel; Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene; Jesus appeared to the other women; guards reported to the priests; Jesus appeared to the disciples.