Church History Timeline


Resurrection of Jesus

33 AD

3 days after Jesus died on the cross and was placed in the tomb, he rose from the dead and left the tomb. Later a couple of women came to the tomb and discovered the body missing and the rock in front of the tomb moved from the entrance.

The Ascension

33 AD

The Ascension was 40 days after the resurrection. It was when Jesus ascended into heaven.

Paul's conversion

35 AD

This event was when Saul converted over to Christianity. He was originally against Christianity and was breathing murderous threats against them. He was traveling over to a town with Christians and during his travels he was blinded with light and received a message from God. Later he changed his name to Paul and started following God.

Paul Martyred in Rome

65 AD

Paul was condemned to death for his faith and was beheaded in Rome.

Peter Martyred in Rome

Approx. 67 AD

Tradition stated that he was crucified upside down. He was also succeeded as a pope.

Edict of Milan

313 AD

The edict of Milan is when Constantine wins freedom for the Church. The community tried to find a way to keep the Church in unity. Constantine won a battle and said that he won because of Christ. In 313 AD, Constantine met up with the ruler of the east empire at Milan. They agreed on a policy that created and supported religious tolerance and people could worship their religion freely.

Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

Cardinal Humbert declared Michael Cerularius to be excommunicated. Michael was the Patriarch of Constantinople. Michael walked out of the church, shook the dust off of his feel, and left. This event marked the beginning of the Schism, division, between the Greek and Latin Churches. In Southern Italy, Norman warriors conquered the region and Greek (Eastern) Bishops were replaced with Latin (Western) Bishops. People argued about the form of liturgy, differences in marriage, days of fasting, bread used for the Eucharist, and other things.


The Gospel of Mark

Approx. 65 AD - Approx. 70 AD

Mark wrote his bible to Gentiles. In Mark's writing Jesus is always on the move and it is a very fast pace reading. In Mark, there is the most human part of Jesus and his emotion are more visible and bold.

The Gospel of Luke

Approx. 80 AD - Approx. 85 AD

Luke wrote to Greek gentiles and was teaching them how to be a good christian. Luke's Gospel is like Mark and Matthews but with a different perspective. It views Jesus as gentle, compassionate and forgiving. It is written as in an aura of kindness and peace.

The Gospel of Matthew

Approx. 80 AD

Matthew wrote to the Jews. In Matthew's writing it shows Jesus as a teacher. He draws parallels between the Messiah and Moses. The writing is more thoughtful and reflective Jesus on what he says. It focuses on what Jesus has to tell us.

The Gospel of John

Approx. 90 AD

John wrote to everyone. There was debate on how to properly life a christian life at the time. John viewed Jesus as noble, majestic, and divine. In his Gospel, Jesus is in control of the situation at all times.


The Council of Jerusalem

Approx. 50 AD

They believed that salvation was in grace alone, in faith alone, and in Christ alone. In the council of Jerusalem the apostles and church leaders had their first council to discuss this issue.

Council of Nicaea

325 AD

The Arians teachers were rejected and their teachings and they were replaced with new teachings by the Orthodox Doctrines. The Arians taught that "Jesus was divine, but slightly inferior to the Father; Jesus was the first being created in time by God" ( . The Orthodox Doctrines said that Jesus is divine and is made up of the same substance as God and was with him at the beginning of creation. Some of the influential leaders were Constantine and Athanasius of Alexandra.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

The teachings of Apollinarians were rejected. They taught that "divided human and divine parts of Jesus; ... followers of Macedonius said that the Holy Spirit was a divine messenger, but not fully God." ( . The Orthodox Doctrines said that the teaching of Nicea were accepted and further expanded and that the Holy Spirit is fully divine like God. Some influential leaders were Emperor Theodosius, Pope Damasus, and Cappadocian Fathers.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

The Nestorinans and their teaching were rejected. They taught that Mary is the Mother of Christ but is not the Mother of God because Jesus' human side should be embraced. The Orthodox Doctrines said that Mary is the Mother of God because Jesus is both divine and human. A influential leader at the time was Cyril of Alexandria. (

Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

The Monophysites and their teachings were rejected. The taught that Jesus was both divine and human but his divinity replaced his human aspect. The Orthodox Doctrines taught that Jesus was both human and divine balanced in unity in one person. One of the influential leaders at the time was Pope Leo the Great. (


Birth Date

August 26, 1910

Saint Mother Teresa was born August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Albania (modern day Macedonia). Her father passed away when she was eight. She moved out in 1928 when she was 18 years old to join the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary known as the sisters of Loreto, in Ireland.

Death Date


Teresa died in 1997. She was given the honor of a state funeral by the government of India and her body was buried in the Mother house of the Missionaries of Charity.

Beatification date

October 19, 2003

Saint Mother Teresa was beatified on October 19, 2003 by Pope John Paul II. She did many kind actions in her life. One time she traveled to Calcutta and on the way there she had a vision where Jesus asked her to establish a religious community, Missionaries of Charity, dedicated to the service of the poorest of the poor. She listened to God and answered his demands. When she arrived at Calcutta she washed the sores of some children, cared for an old man lying sick on the road, and nursed a woman dying of hunger and tuberculosis.

Canonization Date

September 4, 2016

Saint Mother Teresa was canonized on September 4, 2016. She became patron saint of Calcutta. For her canonization two miracles were confirmed. The first miracle included a woman with a tumor in her abdomen. The tumor caused her stomach to swell up and the doctors pushed the surgery off for another 3 months. She went to the Missionaries of Charities in honor of Mother Teresa and two of the sisters prayed over her with a picture of Mother Teresa. She woke up the next morning and the tumor disappeared.
The other miracle included a Brazilian man that had multiple abscesses in his brain. When he was diagnosed, he and his wife held a relic of Mother Teresa near his head and prayed regularly. In December 2008 he was rushed to the hospital on account of a severe headache he had. He claimed to have experience a miracle which led to his eventual cure. The headache suddenly disappeared and the next day he was declared cured.