Religion Timeline

Events

The Ascension

33 AD

This date is known as Holy Thursday. This is the day Jesus ascended into Heaven.

The Resurrection of Jesus

33 AD

The resurrection of Jesus is when Jesus rose from the dead after he died. On this day Jesus truly saved us from sin.

Paul's Conversion

Approx. 35 AD

Paul was blinded by a light when going to Damascus. He was baptized by Ananias (Baptism was his main turning point) and later he evangelized his faith in Damascus. Without this simple conversion the Bible would be missing thirteen of its twenty-seven books from the New Testament.

Paul Martyred in Rome

Approx. 65 AD

Paul died in Rome Italy. The New testament says he was burned in a fire.

Peter Martyred in Rome

Approx. 67 AD

Peter was killed in Rome Italy. In 67 AD he was crucified upside down.

Edict of Milan

313 AD

A letter signed by emperors of Rome that let people have the freedom to practice Christianity freely. Agreement happened in Milan in which was made by Constantine I/Licinius.

Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

Dispute between Eastern and Western Church. Pope made war between both Church's because of excommunications of the Patriach. The main dispute was about who should lead the Church. They started to split apart more and more due to differences of languages between the two sides, in which lessened the communication of the East and West. (Didn't join back together for a long time.)

Gospels

The Gospel of Mark

Approx. 65 AD - Approx. 70 AD

He wrote to the Gentiles. He wrote to them because they were being killed off. (Portrayed as a message to all about Jesus' teachings).

The Gospel Matthew

Approx. 80 AD

He wrote to the Jews. Wanted to get the law of Moses through to them. (Portrayed as Jesus being a greater teacher than Moses).

The Gospel of Luke

Approx. 80 AD - Approx. 85 AD

He Wrote to the Gentiles. Was a companion of Paul and was from the Greek cities Paul had worked at. (Portrays Jesus by talking about his compassionate ways).

The Gospel of John

Approx. 90 AD

He wrote to the Jews and Gentiles. The reason he wrote this was because they were fighting. (Portrays the wisdom of God).

Councils

The Council of Jerusalem

Approx. 50 AD

Paul and Barnabas talked to the elders of the Church. This certain council consisted of the Apostles. This conference lead to the official order that Christians didn't need to follow the Mosaic Law of the Jews. (Mosaic Law=Law of Moses)(Gentiles can go straight to Christianity)

Council of Nicaea

325 AD

Called by Constantine because of a issue in the Eastern Church. A heresy that said that Christ was not divine, in which the Nicene creed was created. (States our beliefs in which makes God and Jesus equal)(Jesus is divine). Made up of Bishops and was also attended by Emperor Constantine.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

Apollinarians thought the Holy Spirit was a divine messenger but not fully God. Decision: Holy Spirit is fully God in the Trinity. Was made up of many bishops in which was called by Pope Damascus. Emphasized that the trinity was equal in all aspects.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

Nestorians said that Mary was the Mother of Jesus but not the mother of God.(Wanted to give Jesus' humanity more attention). Decision: Mary is the mother of God and people need to take account that Jesus is both human and God. The main person who made this heresy was Nestorius who was the Bishop of Constantinople.

Council of Chalcedon

451

Monophysites said that Jesus was only divine not human. Decision: The earthly Jesus was both human and God. (Had two natures) Called by Pope Leo the Great and Emperor Marcian. Heresy was made up by Eutyches in which was excommunicated after the consensus was made.

Saints

Life of Saint Albert the Great

1200 - 1280

Albert the Great was a very important doctor/saint in the Church. Albert was beatified in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV and was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1931. After his canonization Albert was appointed with many patronages. Albert was named the patron of scientists, philosophers, medical technicians,and natural sciences. Albert was the oldest son in his family, his father was the highest rank in the military. This position came with a lot of riches which lessened the amount of problems in Albert's early life. Later in Albert's life he had an apparition of the blessed virgin. This specific encounter changed Albert's life in which led to him joining the Dominican Order. While Albert was in the Order he studied theology/philosophy. Later on he ended up getting a bachelors degree in theology and ended up teaching philosophy for the members of the Dominican Order. One of his most prominent students was another Doctor of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas. Albert was very important to Thomas because he helped with the foundation of Thomas' work which is so important in our Modern day Church today. Later on Albert was named Bishop by Pope Alexander IV. Albert was viewed strangely by others when he was Bishop because he didn't follow the usual customs a Bishop would. One of these main customs was riding on a horse to specific locations. Albert instead walked on foot from place to place. After three years Albert retired as Bishop. After he retired he ended meeting back with his beloved student Thomas Aquinas. As Albert got older his heath began to fail him. Albert ended up dying in 1280 A.D. Three years after his death his body was found, and miraculously it wasn't deteriorated. (Symbols: Miter, crosier, bachelor's degree, and the Bible)