Getting to Know St. Joseph of Arimathea Through the Bible & Pallbearer Ministries


John 11:47-48
St. Joseph of Arimathea was a member of the Sanhedrin.  Although St. Joseph of Arimathea is not specifically named within these verses, they do offer a glimpse into a meeting of the Sanhedrin.

Jesus questioned by the Sanhedrin (though, St. Joseph of Arimathea, again, is not named).


St. Longinus, St. Joseph of Arimathea, and St. Nicodemus
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Painting by Gaston Lenthe - 1857
Dobbertin Monastery in Germany


Joseph of Arimathea Seeking Pilate to Beg
Permission to Take the Body of Jesus

Matthew 27:57-61
Joseph of Arimathea requesting Jesus' body from Pilate.

St. Joseph of Arimathea With Jesus Down From the Cross
by Vasily Perov (1833-1882)

St. Mark's version of the burial of Jesus by Joseph of Arimathea.

Luke 23:50-55
St. Luke's account of St. Joseph of Arimathea burying Jesus which includes a reference on how Joseph of Arimathea had not agreed to the Sanhedrin's plan of action against Jesus.

John 19:38-42
St. John's version of Jesus' burial by both Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.





(formerly March 17)

St. Joseph of Arimathea is the Patron of Undertakers, Funeral Homes, and Pallbearers

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Ministries Named After St. Joseph of Arimathea

Scranton Jesuit Preparatory School
Scranton, PA


Hayden Catholic High School
Topeka, KS


Trinity High School
Louisville, KY


St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH



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