Was St. Joseph alive when our Lord was being tried and crucified? If so, where was he and why didnt he protest.
The Bible gives us very little information about St. Joseph. Non-Biblical works are generally not considered very trustworthy. Because St. Joseph essentially disappears from the Biblical texts after the infancy narratives Christian tradition has generally held that he most likely passed away before Jesus began His public ministry.
According to the apocryphal “Story of Joseph the Carpenter”, the holy man had reached his hundred and eleventh year when he died, on July 20 (A.D. 18 or 19). St. Epiphanius gives him ninety years of age at the time of his demise; and if we are to believe the Venerable Bede, he was buried in the Valley of Josaphat. In truth we do not know when St. Joseph died; it is most unlikely that he attained the ripe old age spoken of by the “Story of Joseph” and St. Epiphanius. The probability is that he died and was buried at Nazareth.