Church History Bryn Pitman



33 AD

Pentecost occurred when the Holy Spirit came down upon the Apostles and ignited them with the fires of the Holy Spirit to go out and preach the Catholic Church. It is known as the birthday of the Catholic Church.

Jesus Christs Resurrection

Approx. 300 AD

Jesus Christ rose from the dead after being crucified to save the sinners from our sins.

Jesus Christs Ascension

Approx. 300 AD

Jesus Christ rose from the fires of Hell after his crucifixion and was seated on the right hand of the Father.

Edict of Milan

313 AD

The Edict of Milan was the establishment of toleration for the Catholic Church in the Roman Empire. It became the main religion of the Roman Empire soon after.

Life of Pope Leo the Great

390 AD - 461 AD

Pope Leo the Great was the Pope of the Catholic Church from 440 AD to 461 AD. He later became a Doctor of the Church for publishing the Tome of Leo and serving God in his lifetime.

Life of Saint Brigid

450 AD - 525 AD

Saint Brigid was born in Ireland and died in Ireland. She lived a very holy life of serving the poor.

Life of Pope Gregory the Great

590 AD - 604 AD

Pope Gregory the Great was Pope of the Catholic Church from 590 AD to 604 AD. He became a Doctor of the Church for his writings that helped the basis of the Catholic Church.

Great Schism

1054 AD

The great Schism is what is known as the break of the communion between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

Life of Saint Thomas Aquinas

1225 AD - 1274 AD

Thomas Aquinas was born the seventh son of an Italian family. He grew up to be a philosopher and wrote the book Summa Contra Gentiles where he provided the 5 proofs that God Exists.. He believed that without God there was no universe. "To take away the cause is to take away the effect." He also believed that all living things have souls and people's souls had the ability to reason.

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

The goal of the Protestant Reformation was to alter the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.

Life of Elizabeth Anne Seton

August 28, 1774 - January 4, 1821

Elizabeth Anne Seton is a Saint of the Catholic Church. She was the first ever native-born citizen of the U.S to become canonized.

Life of Marianne Cope

January 23, 1838 - August 9, 1918

Saint Marianne Cope is best known for spending much of her life working in Hawaii working with lepers on the island of Moloka'i.

Papacy of Saint Pope John Paul II the Great

1978 - 2005

Pope Saint John Paul ll served as Pope for 26 years. He was known as one of the most travelled world leaders, he went all over the globe visiting 129 countries. He spoke over 13 languages.

Papacy of Pope Francis

March 13, 2013 - Present

Pope Francis is the current Pope of the Catholic Church that began his Papacy on March 13, 2013. He is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.

The Life of Maximilian Kolbe

Life Of Maximilian Kolbe

January 8, 1894 - August 14, 1941

Maximilian Kolbe was born in Zduńska Wola, in the country of Poland where he lived for most of his life.Maximilian died in the concentration camp Auschwitz. He offered his life for another man and became a martyr of the Catholic Church.

Maximilian Kolbe is Canonized

October 10, 1982

Maximilian Kolbe was canonized by Pope John Paul ll on October 10, 1982. He officially became a Saint of the Catholic Church.

Church Councils

Council of Nicaea

325 AD

The Council of Nicaea was the first ecumenical council of the Catholic Church. It was called by Constantine. The result of it was that Catholicism became the main religion of the Roman Empire and it was free to practice.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

The Council of Constantinople was the second Ecumenical Council...

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

The Council of Ephesus was held in Ephesus in 431 AD. The Council condemned Nestorians who said they were two seperate persons in the incarnate. This council condemned the Pelagians too who claimed they could reach perfection without God's grace.

Council of Chalcedon

481 AD

The Council of Chalcedon is known as the fourth great Ecumenical council. It was held in Chalcedon in 481 AD. The council condemned Monophysitism which claimed that Jesus has only one nature which combines his divine and human natures.

Council of Trent

1545 AD - 1563 AD

This Council was determining weather jews could convert to Catholicism. And if so, they wondered weather Gentiles could also or if they had to convert to Judaism also. The decision was reached that both religions could convert to Catholicism. This was the start to the Catholic Church being open.

First Vatican Council

1869 AD - 1870 AD

The First Vatican Council is known as the twentieth ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church. It discussed the idea of refusing ideas like liberalism and materialism.

Second Vatican Council

1962 AD - 1965 AD

The Second Vatican Council is known as the twenty-first Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. It discussed spiritual renewal of the Catholic Church for Christians that were separated from Rome that needed to reunite.