Geography of Passion Week

This week is Passion Week (or Holy Week), the week that commemorates the final week of Jesus’ life. It encompasses Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through his resurrection on Easter.

Here’s a Google Map that shows what happened where during this week in and around Jerusalem (including a harmonization of the four Gospel accounts). Click a letter on the map for details of what occurred in each place.

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The KML file lets you interact with this map in Google Earth. The KML file, including all the enclosed text, is available under a Creative Commons license. Please feel free to use it how you’d like.

(Obviously we don’t know the exact location of many of these events, but this map gives you a good idea.)

Adapted from data published by