Religion Timeline

Early Church Events

The Resurrection of Jesus

Approx. 33 AD

The resurrection of our lord Jesus. Also the first Easter.

The Ascension

33 AD

Jesus rises into heaven and rightfully claims the king of heaven. Brings everyone from purgatory into heaven.

Paul's Conversion

35 AD

Paul was an evildoer who killed many Christians. God then spoke to him and he became christian.

Paul martyred in Rome

65 AD

Paul was a faithful disciple to god. He was later made a saint.

Peter martyred in Rome

67 AD

Peter was the first pope of the catholic church. He was also a saint.

Edict of Milan

313 AD

The leader of Rome, Constantine, signed a letter allowing religious toleration. IT made Christianity the official religion of the Empire.

Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

The Eastern and Western Schism was the break in the catholic church that led the church dividing into two main groups, Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox. This happened when two bishops, with small different beliefs about the catholic church, excommunicated each other.

Councils

The council of Jerusalem

50 AD

Showed what a catholic was supposed to be and how to live a life of holiness. Decided the steps needed to become a catholic.

Council of Nicea

325

Was debating about ether or not Jesus was the same or lower than God. It was decided that Jesus was equal to God.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

Debated if the Holy Spirit was part of the trinity. In the end, the Holy Spirit was decided to be put into the trinity.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

This council decided if Mary was the mother of God. Many disagreed saying she was only the mother of Christ. In the end, they decided that Jesus was the same as God and so Mary was the mother of God.

Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

The council debated over if Jesus was divine and human. Many said that Jesus was a divine being. In the end, they decided that Jesus is man and God.

Gospels

The Gospel of Mark

65 AD - 70 AD

Appealed to emotions that Jesus had and showed, this made Jesus seem more human. The gospel showed that Jesus laughed and cried like any other human.

The Gospel of Matthew

80 AD

He wrote this Gospel to connect the Jews and the Christians to believe in one faith. At the time, Jesus was considered a false prophet by the Jews.

The Gospel of Luke

80 AD - 85 AD

It talks in deeper about the life of Jesus and his ancestry. Like the Gospel of Matthew, he tries to connect the ancestry of Jews and Christians into one.

The Gospel of John

90 AD

It talks about the mission of Jesus and his miracles. He makes Jesus sound more "godly". John tries to prove the eternal side of Jesus.

Saints

Holy lives of people who spent their time working for good.

Lifetime of St. Maximilian Kolbe

1894 - 1941

Full name: Maximilian Mary Kolbe

Born: January 8, 1894

Died: August 14, 1941

Feast day: August 14

Beatification Date: 17 October, 1971

Canonization Date: 10 October, 1982

Country: Poland

Symbols: Needles, Prisoner uniform

Patronages: Families, drug addicts, pro-life movement

Main Story: St. Maximilian Kolbe was a prisoner at the concentration camp, Auschwitz. He prayed to Mary every day and helped others in time of struggle. When three prisoners escaped, the Nazis lined up ten men to die. Maximilian was not one of them, but volunteered to replace a man who was crying about his family. Maximilian took his place, and the men where put into a bunker where they would starve to death. Maximilian prayed to Mary every day for two weeks, which at that point everyone else had died, so the Nazis decided to inject a lethal acid into his arm, killing him.

Source: “St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe.” EWTN's Saints and Other Holy People Home, Eternal Word Television Network, www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/M/stmaximilianmarykolbe.asp.