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 The central importance for our purposes is found in chapter 21 of the Didascalia. In this chapter, the times of fasting during the week of Pascha (Passover) are discussed. The days of fasting during this holy week, are determined by the chronology of the Passion, set forth within.
Passion Chronology According To The Didascalia
One thing that should be pointed out about the Didascalia's use of naming days of the week, is that it is based upon Roman usage. This is to say, it is based upon a midnight to midnight counting of days. The Connelly translation is used below unless otherwise stated.
And Judas lscariot, who was one of us, rose up and went his way to betray Him [cf. Jn 13.30]. Then our Lord said to us: Verily I say unto you, a little while and ye will leave me; for it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and the lambs of his flock shall be scattered [Jn 16.32; Mt 26.31; Mk 14.27]. And Judas came with the scribes and with the priests of the people, and betrayed our Lord Jesus. Now this was done on the fourth day of the week (Gibson, "Wednesday").
Here we are told that it was on the fourth day of the week, when Judas came with the leaders of Judea to arrest Jesus. This fourth day would be Wednesday, as Gibson translated.
Immediately after the above text, we are told this . . .
For when we had eaten the passover on the third day of the week (Gibson, "Tuesday") at even, we went forth to the Mount of Olives; and in the night they seized our Lord Jesus.
And the next day, which was the fourth of the week (Gibson, "Wednesday"), He remained in ward in the house of Caiaphas the high priest. And on the same day the chiefs of the people were assembled and took counsel against Him.
And on the next day again, which was the fifth of the week (Gibson, "Thursday"), they brought Him to Pilate the governor. And He remained again in ward with Pilate the night after the fifth day of the week.

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