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The events surrounding Jesus' closure of His ministry on earth during Holy Thursday
 
Wednesday of Holy Week Christ spent in prayer and seclusion in Bethany for His hour was approaching. On Thursday afternoon He went into Jerusalem and ate the Paschal supper with His Apostles in the Cenacle. The incomparable farewell address of the Saviour to His Apostles was delevered partially in the Cenacle and partially on the way to the Garden of Gethsami. Gethsemani was a small garden on the Mount of Olives just east of Jerusalem.

He was taken prisoner and submitted to three preliminary trials, the first before Annas, the influential former High Priest, the second before Caiphas and the third before the members of the Sanhedrin who had gathered at the house of Caiphas. He was then put into prison overnight where He was cruelly mistreated, insulted and mocked by the soldiers guarding Him.
 

Map showing Garden 
of Gethsemani at the 
time of Jesus' Ministry
Map showing Garden of Gethsemani
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(The Two Patricks in County Tyrone, Ireland, are writing a series of books on the life and times of Jesus and they are a really excellent read - the first two are published under the titles of Song of The Carpenter I & II. Well worth buying and excellent for schools for Religious Instruction) Below are the biblical references for the various events according to each evangelist. 
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Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Holy Thursday
The Sanhedrin's plot 
Judas' teason 
Preparations for the Paschal Supper 
The Last Supper 
The strife as to precedence 
The washing of the feet 
Christ indicates the traitor 
Institution of the Eucharist 
Desertion of the eleven foretold 
Peter's denial foretold 
Remark concerning the sword 
Discourse after the Last Supper 
and
Christ's sacerdotal prayer 
The Agony at Gethsemani 
The Betrayal by Judas 
The arrest 
Christ before Annas 
and
Christ before Caiphas 
First trial before the Sanhedrin 
Peter's denial of Christ 
and
Christ is mocked 
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26:14-16
26:17-19
26:20
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26:21-25
26:26-29
26:31-32
26:33-35
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26:30
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26:36-46
26:47-50
26:50-56
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26:57-58
26:59-66
26:69-75
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26:67-68
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14:1-2
14:10-11
14:12-16
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14:18-21
14:22-25
14:27-28
14:29-31
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14:46-52
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14:53-54
14:55-64
14:66-72
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14:65
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22:1-2
22:3-6
22:7-13
22:14
22:24-30
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22:15-20
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22:34-38
22:39
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22:55-62
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13:1-17
13:8-30
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13:36-38
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17:1-26
18:1
18:2-9
18:10-11
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18:24
18:19-23
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18:25-27

Under our section on The Bible we have attempted to give a 'potted history' and some explanations around divine inspiration, translations and interpretation. In order to make your reading of the New Testament teachings of the Life of Christ a little easier we have looked at the time of Jesus from His Conception to His Ascension according to the writings of the four evangelists, and categorised the various events and teachings with reference to the chapter and verse of each writer. 

We start with Jesus' Infancy & Childhood; then move on to the start of Jesus' Public Ministry. There is no historical proof of actual times available but we have used the Douay Challoner version to divide the three years of Jesus' ministry as His First Year of Public Ministry; His Second Year of Public Ministry; His Third Year of Public Ministry; the events leading into His time of betrayal and suffering during Holy Week; the events surrounding Holy Thursday when He instituted the bloodless sacrifice of the Eucharist to be carried out in His name for perpetuity; the events surrounding His suffering, passion and death on Good Friday; and finally His Burial, Resurection and Ascension into Heaven.


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