The four gospels agree that Jesus died the day before the weekly sabbath, i.e., on Friday (using our pagan terminology).
|Mt 27:62||The next day, the one following the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate ...|
|Mk 15:42||When it was already evening, since it was the day of preparation, the day before the sabbath, ...|
|Lk 23:54||It was the day of preparation, and the sabbath was about to begin.|
|Jn 19:31||Now since it was preparation day, in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken and they be taken down.|
- "The next day…preparation: the sabbath. According to the synoptic chronology, in that year the day of preparation (for the sabbath) was the Passover; cf. Mk 15:42 (NAB, fn to Mt 27:62).