Church History

Events

Pentecost

33 A.D.

Pentecost is considered as birthday of the Church. It was when the Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles and they could speak all tongues.

Jesus' Ressurection

33 AD

Three days after Jesus' death, he rose again from the dead. Mary Magdalene was the first witness of the resurrected Jesus.

Edict of Milan

313 AD

This is a proclamation that permanently established religious toleration for Christianity in the roman empire.

The Great Schism

1054

This was the break of connection between the Eastern Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church.

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

This was a break from the Catholic church initiated by Martin Luther

Papacy of Saint Pope John Paul II the Great

1978 - 2005

Saint Pope John Paul II the Great was born on May 18, 1920 in Poland and died on April 2, 2005 in Vatican City. His feast day is October 22.

Papacy of Pope Francis

March 13, 2013

Pope Francis began his papacy on March 13, 2013. He was born in Argentina on December 17, 1936.

Church Councils

Council of Nicea

325

The Council of Nicea was the first ecumenical council to be held in the Christian Church.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

150 people attended this council. It was the second ecumenical council.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

This council was in Ephesus with Christian bishops.

Council of Chalcedon

451

This council was held from October 8 to November 1, 451. This was the fourth ecumenical council.

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

This council was held from 1545 to 1563 in northern Italy. It is considered as one of the most important council in Church history. It is embodied as the Counter-Reformation.

First Vatican Council

1869 AD - 1870 AD

20th ecumenical council. Convened by Pope Pius IX.

Second Vatican Council

1962 AD - 1965 AD

21st Ecumenical council. Announced by Pope John XXIII on January 25, 1959

Saints and Doctors of the Church

St. Jerome's Life

Approx. 347 AD - September 30, 420 AD

St. Jerome was a priest, confessor, theologian, and historian. He died in Bethlehem at the age 73.

St. Augustine of Hippo

November 13, 354 - August 28, 430

St. Augustine was a philosopher and and theologian. He is also a doctor of the Church

Saint Brigid Life

Approx. 450 - Approx. 525

Saint Brigid is a Congregationalist saint. She was born in Fraught, Ireland. Her feast day is February 1st.

Thomas Aquinas Life

Approx. 1225 - 1274

St. Thomas Aquinas is a doctor of the Church who created many important writings of the Church. His feast day is January 28. It was March 7 until 1969.

Life of Saint Teresa of Avila

March 28, 1515 - October 4, 1582

St. Teresa of Avila was canonized in the year 1622. Teresa devoted her life to prayer and writings that led to her becoming a Doctor of the Church. She also was a carmelite nun and prayed always to God

Canonization Date of St. Teresa of Avila

March 12, 1622

Saint Teresa was canonized by Pope Gregory XV

St. Marianne Cope Life

January 23, 1838 - August 9, 1918

St. Marianne Cope is a North-American Saint. She was canonized on October 12, 2012.

St. Katharine Drexel's Life

November 26, 1858 - March 3, 1955

St. Katharine Drexel is a North-American Saint. She was an American heiress, religious sister, and an educator. Her feast day is March 3.