Church History


Pope Peter

Approx. 32 AD - Approx. 67 AD

1st Pope

The Ascension

Approx. 33 AD

The Ascension is when Jesus went soul and body to Heaven. Only him and Mary have been the only ones to go body and soul to Heaven.

The Resurrection of Jesus

Approx. 33 AD

When Jesus died on the cross and rose up from the dead to save us from our sin. This is the most important event in the Catholic Church. It is a day in which rejoice for he has risen.

Paul's Conversion

Approx. 35 AD

When Paul was on his way to Damascus, Paul was struck by a light. AS he fell on the ground he could not see and then he heard a vocie say "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” After that he was transformed and he devoted himself to God.

The Council of Jerusalem

Approx. 49 AD

The council of Jerusalem was about how Christians couldn't believe in there faith.(Christianity) This council made it clear that people could believe in whatever God they pleased

Paul martyred in Rome

Approx. 65 AD

After Jesus's death Paul preached in the streets like many disciples. Although we do not know the way he died people say he was condemed to death by decapitation.

The Gospel of Mark

Approx. 65 AD - Approx. 70 AD

Written to the gentiles. The message of his gospel is that Jesus was present here on Earth and was human. Jesus in this gospel is shown as human with many emotions.

Peter martyred in Rome

Approx. 67 AD

Peter was killed becasue after the death of Jesus all Christians were to be killed. So many disciples still went into the streets and preached many were captured like Peter, others escaped. Peter was killed on a cross upside down becasue he thought he was not worthy to be killed as the same way as Jesus.

Pope Linus

Approx. 67 AD - Approx. 76 AD

2nd Pope

Pope Anacletus

Approx. 76 AD - Approx. 88 AD

3rd Pope

The Gospel of Luke

Approx. 80 AD - Approx. 85 AD

This gospel is written for the Gentles. Jesus is shown as a person who is very loving and kind, Luke stresses his actions. The message is that small acts of kindness is the way to Heaven.

The Gospel of Matthew

Approx. 80 AD

This gospel was written for the Jewish Christians. Jesus is shown as the promised messiah. The message is that he is God with all power.

Pope Clement l

88 AD - 97 AD

4th Pope

The Gospel of John

Approx. 90 AD

This gospel is written for everyone. Jesus is shown as the person on Earth with the power of God. The message is that if we try we can be like him someday

Pope Evaristus

Approx. 97 AD - Approx. 105 AD

5th Pope

Edict of Milan

313 AD

It was a proclamation of religious toleration. This proclamation was made for the east people. This granted people the right to any religion, but it was mostly Christianity that people converted to after the proclamation.

Council of Nicaea

325 AD

Was the first ecumenical council ever. This was called by the Emperor Constantine to create a creed to say that the father was not more important than the son. They called it the equality of the Son and the Father. Also made a set date for Easter. After that they made a statement that the church and the state were separate.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

Was the second ecumenical council of the Church. Summoned by Emperor Theodosius to say that again the Son of God and the Father were both equal, and that this was for both the west and the east. They also talked about the Trinity Doctrine which was saying that God was made up of the Father the son and the Holy spirit.

St. Leo the Great (Doctor of the Church)

Approx. 390 - 461

Born in Tuscany, Italy and died in Rome. Lived a long and very powerful life.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

Was the third council to resolve problems of the church. They made the date of the Jewish Passover the day that we would celebrate Easter. This set away all the rebels from the Romans. They also made Sunday a day of holiness. This would then lead the Council of Chalcedon. The outcome of this council is that it rejected the concept of Pelagianism. This meant that the person could live a moral and good life without the help and aid of God.

St Leo the great facts

Approx. 443

This is when St Leo stops Alltia from marching his army into Rome and destroying everything, but Alltia is stopped. He is the patron saint of solider in battle, and his symbols are the pickax, Huns kneeling, lions. He also was canonizationed in pre-congregation era.

Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

Was the fourth council of the Church. It was when 520 Bishops attended the council and discussed the Nicaea Creed and the Constantinople Creed. It also explained the doctrines and the Confession of faith. They also made everything clear for all the citizens to live by. The outcome of this was that is set aside the 449 council of Ephesus.

Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

It was the final separation of the Eastern christian life and the later Western Christian life. This separated the the Orthoxdox and the Roman Church once and for all. Today we follow the Roman Church.

Father Junipero Serra

1713 - 1784

Was an immigrant that came over from Europe. Founded 21 missions and served many people.

St Junipero Serra facts


St Junipero Serra was canonized in 2015 which was the first canonization in the US. His feast day is July 11, and he is the patron saint of vocations and some of his symbols are his missions and his cross.

Mother Katharine Drexel

1858 - 1955

Was born in the US. Was very wealthy and gave away all of her money to the poor.

St Katharine Drexel facts


She was canonized in 2000, and her feast day is March 3. She is the patron saint of racial justice and doctors. Her symbols are her cross, the poor, and the nun outfit.