It is the day before the crucifixion of Jesus. Most of the events of this day occurred after hours which made for a long night into the early hours of Friday. Read the events of this day knowing that Jesus knew what was about to happen.

(Follow the verses with the * to read the shorter version)

THURSDAY

Jesus sends some disciples to prepare the Passover meal
(Matt 26:17-20; Mark 14:12-17; *Luke 22:7-16)

Jesus washes the disciples’ feet
(*John 13:1-20)

Jesus points out the betrayer
(Matt 26:21-25; Mark 14:18-21; *Luke 22:21-23; John 13:21-30. Like the Triumphal entry, this is recorded in all four Gospels)

The disciples debate their greatness
(*Luke 22:24-30)

Jesus predicts Peter’s denials
(*Luke 22:31-38; John 13:31-38)

The Passover meal is ended and the Lord’s Supper is instituted
(Matt 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; *Luke 22:17-20; cf 1 Cor 11:23-26)

Jesus prepares the disciples for His departure
(John 14:1-17:26)

Jesus and the disciples in the garden of Gethsemane
(*Matt 26:30-35; Mark 14:26-31; Luke 22:39-40; John 18:1)

Jesus prays in Gethsemane
(Matt 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; *Luke 22:40-46)

Jesus betrayed, arrested, and alone
(Matt 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; *Luke 22:47-53; John 18:2-12)

Jesus is brought to trial before Annas and Caiaphas
(*Matt 26:57-68; Mark 14:53-65; Luke 22:54)

Peter’s denials of Jesus
(Matt 26:69-75; Mark 14:66-72; Luke 22:55-56; *John 18:25-27)