Church History

Events

Edict of Milan

313 AD

Three centuries after John died the church faced major threats on the inside and out. On the outside, the power of the Romans. At first the Romans tolerated all religions, but when they realized the Christians wanted to triumph over all the declared war on the Christians. Constantine won the battle and said it was because of Christ. He then became emperor of the West. In 313 Constantine met with the emperor of the eastern half of the empire, they met in Milan and agreed on a policy of total religious tolerance for Christians and it became the official religion of the Empire.

Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

This event divided Christianity into two, Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. This happened because of an argument about papal authority, between the east Roman empire and the west Roman empire. The argument was around who should lead the Church and the Pope excommunicated the Patriarch of the Eastern Emoire.

Gospels

The Gospel of Mark

Approx. 65 AD - 70 AD

The Gospel of Mark was written for the Gentiles. Jesus is portrayed as very sympathetic.

The Gospel of Matthew

80 AD

This gospel is written for the Jewish Christians. Jesus is portrayed as a teacher.

The Gospel of Luke

80 AD - 85 AD

This gospel was written for a gentile audience. Jesus id portrayed as very powerful.

The Gospel of John

90 AD

This Gospel was written for a eveyrone. Jesus is portrayed as very spiritual.

Council

The Council of Jerusalem

Approx. 50 AD

The Christian Jews were saying that the Gentile Christians had to follow the Mosaic laws of the Jews even though the were not Jews. It was later decided that the did not have to follow those rules.

Council of Nicaea

325 AD

This council happened because The Catholic Church wanted to tell the true teachings of the Church, instead of the heresy of Arians. The Arians said that Jesus was divine but lower in “rank” than God. The Catholic Church says that jesus and God are the same. As a result of this council the Nicene Creed was written.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

Two groups of people, the Apollinarians and the followers of Macedonius, were arguing over Jesus' divinity. The Apollinarians divided the divine parts and the human part of Jesus. The followers of Macedonius said that the holy spirit was not fully God but instead his divine messenger. As a result of this council the Catholic Church says that the holy spirit was fully god and it is part of the Trinity.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

The Nestorians said that Mary should not be called the “Mother of God” . But, she should be called the “ Mother of Christ”, so that Jesus’ human part is not neglected. As a result The Church say that Calling Mary the “Mother of God” is tradition and she should be properly called this, because Jesus is both human and divine.

Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

The Monophysites said that Jesus was human and divine but had one nature, that his divinity replaced his human part. Because Jesus was on Earth he had an Earthly form. But he also is the son of God. So Jesus is both equally divine and Human.

Paul

Paul's Conversion

Approx. 35 AD

When Saul (Paul) was on his way to Damascus he was blinded by a light and fell. Then a voice said to him, " Saul, Saul why do you persecute me?" He was later blind for three days until Ananias came to him and healed him.

Paul Martyred in Rome

Approx. 65 AD

St.Paul was killed because he was a christian

Jesus

The Ascension of Jesus

33 AD

Jesus was taken up to heaven and sat down at the right hand of God

Resurrection of Jesus

33 AD

After Mary Magdelene and the other Mary found the tomb empty they realized that Jesus had risen from the dead.

Popes

Peter martyred in Rome

Approx. 67 AD

Tradition says he was hung on a cross upside-down.

St. Linus Succeeds Peter As Pope

67 A.D. - 76 A.D.

St. Cletus becomes pope

76 AD - 88 AD

St. Clement I becomes Pope

88 AD - 97 AD

St. Evaristus becomes Pope

97 AD - 105 AD

St. Alexander becomes Pope

105 AD - 115 AD

St. Sixtus 1 becomes Pope

115 AD - 125 AD

Saints

Birth date

August 25, 1905 AD

Birth date- August 25, 1905
Faustina from a young age wanted to become a nun. Her parents wouldn't let her so at 16 she became a housekeeper. she had her first vision of Jesus when she was at a dance. He told her to go to Warsaw and join a convent. She did so immediately. At 20 she became a nun.

Death Date

October 5, 1938

Faustina died on October 5, 1938. She was only 33 years old and died of tuberculosis. Before she died she had multiple visions of
Jesus. In one of her visions Jesus told her, "Mankind will not have peace till it turns with trust to my mercy. She is buried at the Basilica of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland

Beatification date

April 18, 1993

Faustina was Beatified by Pope John Paul II. Her first miracle involved a woman named Maureen Digan who had a disease called lymphedema. She was praying at Faustina's grave when she heard the words "ask for my help and I will help you." Digan was cured instantly after she heard this. One of Faustina's symbols is her diary Divine Mercy In My Soul.

Canonization Date

April 30, 2000

She was canonized also by Pope John Paul II who was also from Poland. Her second miracle involved a priest named Father Ron Pytel. Who was cured of his illness after praying at the Holy Rosary Church.