Church History Timeline

Jesus' Actions

The Ascension

33 AD

Happen After Jesus rose from the dead. It was when Jesus was taken from the earth into heaven, to live in peace with God, all of the apostles were watching this take place.

Resurrection of Jesus

33 AD

Jesus died to save all of us from sin so we could have eternal life in Heaven. Jesus rose from the dead and one day he will come again to judge the living and the dead.


Paul’s Conversation

Approx. 35 AD

Saul was blinded by a light and hears the voice of Jesus. The voice ask Saul, " Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me." Saul that became the most relentless, brilliant, and bold of missionary of Christianity and changed his name to Paul.


Paul Martyred in Rome c. 67 AD

Approx. 65 AD

Paul was behead by the Emperor because the during this time Christian were being persecuted for their faith.

Peter Martyred in Rome

Approx. 67 AD

Peter was hung upside down on the cross because he didn’t want to be right side up like Jesus, He stood up for his faith so he was martyred.

Gospel Writers

The Gospel of Mark

Approx. 65 AD - Approx. 70 AD

Mark wrote to Gentiles because Christian were being killed by the Emperor and concern was rising that Christian leaders were dying out. Jesus is portrayed as someone who suffers and experiences a full range of emotions.

The Gospel of Luke

Approx. 80 AD - Approx. 85 AD

Luke wrote to Greek Gentile because Gentiles Christian were beginning to grow and they didn't know what to do. Jesus is portrayed as a compassionate and forgiving person.

The Gospel of Matthew

Approx. 80 AD

Matthew wrote to Jewish Christians because they were unsure if Jesus was the real Messiah. Jesus is portrayed as a reflective teacher.

The Gospel of John

Approx. 90 AD

John wrote to everyone because Christian communities were conflicting with each other. Jesus is portrayed be the mystery of the incarnation, talks about how Jesus is one with the father (Word of God).


The Council of Jerusalem

Approx. 50 AD

There was a disagreement over whether or not the Gentiles had to first follow Mosaic practice before they could become Christians. Peter believed that God makes no distinction between the Gentiles and Jews. The Council of Jerusalem rules that Gentile converts do not have to observe the Mosaic Law.

Council of Nicaea

325 AD

This council was called because some people believed Jesus was divine but he was lowed in rank compared to God. The result of this was Jesus is divide and the same substance at the Father and was with the father since the beginning of creation. The date of celebration for Easter was to be on Sunday. The Nicene creed was written.

Council of Constantinople

381 A.D.

This council was called because people though Jesus human and divine parts were divided and that the Holy Spirit wasn't fully God, But just a divine messenger. The result of this were the teaching of Nicea were confirmed and expanded. The Holy Spirit was proved to be fully divine. The trinity was three persons in one God.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

Defined the catholic dogma that the blessed virgin is the mother of God, and show the truth of one divine person in Christ. Was convened against the heresy of Nestorius.

Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

Answered the Eutychian or Monophysite heresy and confirm the doctrine of the two natures of Christ. Had a result of growing controversy for early theologians that were being lead into error by the idea of one person being God and Man and that there are two natures.


Edict of Milan

313 AD

Constantine was trying become Emperor of Rome. Before the battle he had a vision of Christ and he put the image of Christ on his shields. He wins the battle and Constantine devoted the victory to Christ. He became emperor of the west and an advocate of Christianity. He met with the emperors of the eastern half of the empire. The two emperors agreed on a policy of complete religious tolerance and making Catholicism the official religion of the Empire. . Christianity became the favored religion.


Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

The event that divided Christianity into western Catholicism and eastern Orthodoxy. when Pope Leo IX and Patriarch Michael I excommunicated each other it was a result of period of estrangement between the two bodies of the church. the Roman Pope claimed he was in charge of the four Eastern patriarchs, while the four eastern patriarchs claimed Patriarch of Rome was in charge, and he was in charge of only the Western Christian


St. Clare of Assisi

1194 - 1253

St. Clare of Assisi was born on July 16, 1194. She died on August 11, 1253. Her Beatification date is unknown. She was canonized in August 15, 1255. Her patronages are eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry, television. Her symbols are monstrance. One of her stories is when she was to ill to go to mass and shall an image of the mass on the wall, that is what she in known as the patronage of television.

Elizabeth ann seaton

August 28, 1774 - January 4, 1821

She was born on August 28, 1774. She died on January 4, 1821. She was beatified by Pope John XXIII on March 17, 1963. She was canonized by Pope Paul VI on September 14, 1975. Her patronages are in-law problem, against the death of children and etc. One of her symbols is a school. A story of her she how she and John Newman worked to get her to build the first catholic schools system in the US.

St. John Neumann

1811 - 1860

He was born in 1811 and died in 1860. When he was beatified is unknown was Beatified He was canonized 1977. His patronages are Catholic education. His Symbols are Catholic schools. A story of him she how he and Elizabeth Ann Seaton worked to get her to build the first catholic schools system in the US.