Church History Timeline Project


The Resurrection of Jesus

33 AD

The Resurrection of Jesus is when Jesus rose from his tomb on the third day, and appeared to Mary Magdalene.

The Ascension

33 AD

The Ascension is when Jesus rose up to heaven. On the third day in accordance with the scripture, to save us from our sins, he rose up body and soul.

Pauls Conversion

35 AD

Paul's Conversion is when Paul was in the desert, and god came unto him. God converted Paul to become a Christian.

Paul Martyred in Rome

65 AD

Paul was sent to Rome in chains. The ship was wrecked on the way, and many died. Paul finally got to Rome and spent two years there before he was beheaded.

Peter Martyred in Rome

67 AD

Peter was sent to be killed. He was crucified upside down in Rome.

Edict of Milan

313 AD

The Church received many threats, and from this they created a system with Bishop, cannon, and creed. Rome usually tolerated all religions, but when they realized that Christianity wanted win, they declared war on Christianity. As the church started to grow, so did the attacks of Rome. Constantine, a Roman Ruler, won the battle and attributed it to Christ. He then became the emperor, and made a policy of complete religious tolerance, making Christianity the official religion of the Empire.

Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

This divided Christianity in two different parts, those parts were Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. The main cause of this was the disputes of papal authority. The Church slip in almost all ways, but both sides believe they are one holy catholic and apostolic, and they both believe they are the true church.

The Gospels

The Gospel of Mark

65 AD - 70 AD

Mark wrote to the gentiles, Mark thought it was necessary to include who he was, what he did, and what he taught. He showed Jesus' human side in his gospel.

The Gospel of Luke

80 AD - 85 AD

Luke wrote to the Greek Gentiles, Jesus is portrayed by Luke's compassionate forgiving Jesus. When he was writing he would balance diversity and themes without getting the reader confused.

The Gospel of Matthew

80 AD

Matthew wrote to the Jewish people of his time, he also thought it was necessary to include who he was, what he did, and what he taught.

The Gospel of John

90 AD

John wrote to everyone, he is noble,majestic,and divine to Jesus. John wanted his audience to see Jesus origins as divine.

The Councils of the Church

The Counsel of Jerusalem

50 AD

There was a disagreement that the Gentiles had to follow Mosaic law before they could become Christians. Peter stated that God doesn't see a difference between Gentile and a Jew. We believe that we are saved by God, and his grace.

Council of Nicaea

325 AD

The council of Nicaea is when the Arians thought Jesus was still divine, but inferior to God. The council then concluded that Jesus was fully divine and also equal to God.

The Council of Constantinople

381 AD

The Apollinarians divided the human parts, and the divine parts of Jesus. They said that the holy spirit is a divine messenger, but not fully God. The Nicaea later stated that the holy spirit is also fully divine, and that the Trinity has one divine nature, but three distinct people.

The Council of Ephesus

431 AD

The Nestorians thought that Mary is the Mother of Christ, but Mary shouldn't be called the Mother of God, and that Jesus' humanity is not neglected. The council then came to the conclusion that it is proper to call Mary the Mother of God, because Jesus is God and Jesus was conceived in Mary, so Mary is also the mother of God, they stated that he is united as one person.

The Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

The Monophysites thought that Jesus was both human and divine, but only has one nature. It was then stated that Jesus is both fully human and divine, and his natures and wills are united in one person.

Blessed Virgin Mary

Blessed Virgin Mary

15 BC - 41 AD

Mary was neither Beatified or Canonized because she is pre-congregational. Pre-congregational is when a Christian Saint whose beatification and or Canonization occurred before the process was required. Mary is the patron of all humanity, and the United States. Mary also has symbols which are crowns of 12 stars, blue mantly, and roses. One very important story about Mary is the Annunciation. The Annunciation is the angel Gabriel came down to Mary and told her that she was going to conceive in the womb and have a son. Mary at first was confused because she did not know of the man. At the same time her sister, Elizabeth, had also conceived a son in her old age. The Annunciation is the start of Jesus' life in human nature.