Church History Timeline Project

Events

Ascension

33 AD

The Ascension of the Lord is when Jesus rose to Heavenly glory after promising his the Holy spirit. His disciples preached about Jesus and converted many people after they were promised the Holy Spirit.

Resurrection of Jesus

33 AD

The Resurrection is when Jesus rose up from his tomb 3 days after he was killed on the cross. It was a miracle because nothing like this has ever happen and will basically never happen again.

Paul's Conversion

Approx. 35 Ad

Saul was walking in the desert one day and he heard a voice saying “Saul Saul why are you persecuting me.” then Saul was blinded by a light and was converted to Catholicism.

The Council Of Jerusalem

Approx. 50 AD

There was a disagreement over whether or not the Gentiles had to first follow Mosaic Law before they could become Christians. Peter told them that God makes no distinction between Gentile and Jew; actually, we believe that we are all saved in the same way through the grace of Jesus.

Paul Martyred in Rome

Approx. 65 AD

Paul was sent to Rome in chains on a ship. After reaching Rome Paul was their for 2 years and then was beheaded.

Peter Martyred in Rome

67 AD

Peter was Martyred in Rome when he was hung on a cross upside down. He felt that he was not worthy to be killed the way that Jesus was.

Edict of Milan

313 AD

The Edict of Milan was a proclamation that let Catholics worship freely. It was concluded in Milan and the agreement was between Roman emperors Constantine and Licinius. There had been previous Edicts that did not work out but this one was one that would stick.

Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

What caused the Eastern and the Western churches to split was when Cardinal Humbert excommunicated Michael Cerularius, the Patriarch of Constantinople. About 10 days later Michael excommunicated the Cardinal. This caused the churches to split due to the ill will between the Greek and Latin rulers. This created the Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox churches.

Gospels

The Gospel of Mark

Approx. 65 AD - 70 AD

Gospel of Mark specifically writes to the Gentiles and tells of Jesus’ adult life. The Gospel of Mark also has an emphasis on miracles. The purpose of this gospel is to show that Jesus is the Messiah and has come to save us from our sins and our suffering. This gospel shows that Jesus has emotions just like us.

The Gospel of Luke

Approx. 80 AD - 85 AD

The Gospel of Luke tells a detailed account of Jesus’ birth and the Christmas Story. It also talks about how he teaches, heals the sick, and is very compassionate towards the poor and less fortunate.

The Gospel of Matthew

Approx. 80 AD

Gospel of Mark specifically writes to the Gentiles and tells of Jesus’ adult life. The Gospel of Mark also has an emphasis on miracles. The purpose of this gospel is to show that Jesus is the Messiah and has come to save us from our sins and our suffering. This gospel shows that Jesus has emotions just like us.

The Gospel of John

Approx. 90 AD

The Gospel of John shows Jesus resembles Moses. Jesus is portrayed as a divine hero and holds all heavenly wisdom. Jesus also speaks in long monologues rather than short catchy parables that teach a lesson. Throughout the whole Gospel John tells a story of Jesus being open about being fully divine and fully human. At the end John says that the empty tomb of Jesus is not the end but the beginning of our new life renewed by him. “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

Councils

Council of Nicea

325 AD

This council was called by Constantine. The argument was that Jesus was divine but not as divine as god. A pastor there said that God originally never had a son and lived alone, but then made a son for himself who in turn created everything else. Finally the decision was made that Jesus was not inferior to God and they were in fact both fully divine.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

Apollinarians said that Jesus was divided into two parts. Part of him was divine and part of him was human, he could not be both in one being. The Macedonians said that Jesus was a divine prophet, not fully the savior that the people were waiting for. Also the teachings of the Council of Nicea were confirmed and were added to. In addition to everything in the Council of Nicea being true, The Council of Constantinople said that the Holy Spirit was fully divine and the trinity had 3 persons in 1 God.

Council of Chalcedon

431 AD

The Council of Chalcedon confirmed that two forms of Jesus Christ. The council said that Jesus was both divine and human. The reason that they had to confirm this was because many theologians were beginning to get confused about both natures of Jesus.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

The Nestorians thought that Mary should not be called “The Mother of God” but that Mary should be called the “Mother of Christ.” to not ignore that fact that Jesus was indeed fully human and fully divine. In the end she was called the Mother of God.

Saints

Kateri Tekakwtiha

1656 - 1680

a. Kateri was born in 1656
b. Kateri died on April 17, 1680 when she was 24
c. Kateri Tekakwtiha was beatified on June 22, 1980 and was canonized on October 21 2012
d. Kateri is the patron saint of ecology, environmentalism, orphans, environmentalists, ecologists, and converts
e. A very special symbol of Kateri Tekakwitha is the Lily flower because she was called "The Lily of the Mohawks."
Summary- Kateri was born in a Canadian town and raised by the Chief of the Mohawk Indian tribe. Kateri's whole family died of Smallpox except for her. Kateri contracted smallpox but did not die, it left her face scarred and partially blinded. However this did not shake her faith. Kateri loved listening to the missionaries talk and had so much faith in God. A little time after she converted to Catholicism, Kateri Tekakwitha died at the age of 24. She is the saint of ecology and ecologists.

Marianne Cope

January 23, 1838 - August 9, 1918

a. Marianne was born on January 23, 1838
b, Marianne died on August 9, 1918
c. Marianne was Beatified in 2005
d. Marianne was Canonized on October 21, 2012
e. Marianne Cope is the Patron of Lepers, Outcasts, people with AIDS/ HIV

Katharine Drexel

November 26, 1858 - March 3, 1955

a. Katharine was born on November 26, 1858
b. Katharine died on March 3, 1955
c. Katharine Drexel was beatified on November 20, 1988
d. Katharine was canonized on October 1, 2000
e. Katharine is the patroness of Racial justice, philanthropists, charity
f. Symbols of Katharine are Charities, philanthropists, entrepreneurship