Church History

Events

The Ascension

33 AD

After Jesus died on the cross and was buried in the tomb. On Sunday morning Mary Magdalene goes to visit Jesus in the tomb only to find that the tomb is empty. With Angels there to announce that Jesus has risen from the dead.

The Resurrection of Jesus

33 AD

The Ascension of the Lord took place 40 days after the Resurrection, Jesus goes to visit his disciples one last time. He blesses all of them and then ascends to heaven. The disciples go back to jerusalem to spread the word of the Gospel.

Paul's Conversion

Approx. 35 AD

Paul persecutes the church and consents to the stoning of Stephen, but then Paul meets Christ and this asked “Paul, Paul why are persecuted?” The Lord then tells him what to do and where to go.

Paul Martyred in Rome

Approx. 65 AD

No one exactly knows what happened to Paul, all that is known is that he was martyred on his way to Ostia.

Peter Martyred in Rome

Approx. 67 AD

Peter had been crucified in Rome under Emperor Nero. He was crucified upside down at his own request.

Edict of Milan

313 AD

An agreement that established a toleration for Catholics in the Roman empire. At the end, Constantine and Licinius came to an agreement and gave Catholics and all people legal rights to worship whatever they pleased.

Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

The eastern and western schism also known as “the great schism” was an event that split up Christianity into Western roman catholicism and Eastern orthodoxy. The causes of this split was because of the roman Pope at the time. He had claimed authority and it had started a small riot in the Catholic church.

The Councils

The Council of Jerusalem

Approx. 50 AD

A conference of the Christian Apostles in Jerusalem that decreed that Gentile Christians did not have to follow the Mosaic Law to be Catholic.

Council of Nicaea

325 AD

This Council brought forth the teachings of the Church and declared the divinity of Jesus. Finally came to an agreement on when easter is celebrated. Plus from this Council brought forth the Nicene Creed.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

A repeat of the Council of Nicaea redeclared the divinity and stated the dogma of the Church.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

“The third general council of the church” finally defined what dogma is, restated dogma. The council happened because of the heresy that was committed by Nestorius.

Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

This council took place twenty years after the last one, this council answered the doctrine of two natures of Jesus. This council had started to confuse people, they had been confused on how one divine person was in two.

The Gospels

The Gospel of Mark

Approx. 65 AD - Approx. 70 AD

Mark had been writing to the Gentiles, Non-Jewish Catholics. Jesus was portrayed as someone that was in a hurry why, because Mark had to write it down fast before the Emperor had the chance to execute him, he felt as if he needed to write down everything but quickly. He didn’t talk about Jesus’ young life nor his birth. Jesus was always moving he was never sitting or standing still. Mark made Jesus more lifelike, easier to relate to. Making Jesus seem more comfortable to talk to.

The Gospel of Luke

Approx. 80 AD - Approx. 85 AD

Luke was writing to the Greek converts. The way Jesus is shown in Luke is one that most people would think who Jesus really was. Luke gives light to the outcast of society and Luke is the gospel with the most stories.

The Gospel of Matthew

Approx. 80 AD

Matthew was writing to the Jewish Christians, Jesus was seen as the new Moses, Matthew goes through Jesus’ family tree going back to Abraham. Matthew tells stories of Jesus’s youth, Mark has a more thoughtful Jesus in his Gospel.

The Gospel of John

Approx. 90 AD

John was writing to everyone. Jesus is the most divine in John’s gospel.

The Saints

Birth date of Saint Teresa of Avila

Approx. 3-25-1515

Saint Teresa of Avila was born on March 28th in the year 1515, she was born in Avila, Spain with her birth name being Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada.

Saint Teresa of Avila’s patronages

March 25, 1515

Saint Teresa is the patron saint of headache sufferers because she is said to come in mental prayer.

Saint Teresa of Avila’s symbols and stories:

March 25, 1515

Some of the symbols of Saint Teresa are the heart, an arrow, and a book. Saint Teresa of Avila was named one of the doctors of the church, a woman with this title was unheard of, she was honored this title because of her writings and teachings on prayer.

Death date of Saint Teresa of Avila:

October 4th, 1582

Saint Teresa of Avila died on October 4th, 1582 at the age of 67 due to her fragile health and living conditions.

Beatification of Saint Teresa of Avila:

April 24, 1614

Saint Teresa of Avila was beatified by Pope Paul V on April 24, 1614 in Rome.

Canonization of Saint Teresa of Avila:

March 12, 1622

After being beatified by Pope Paul V, Saint Teresa of Avila was canonized on March 12, 1622 by Pope Gregory XV in Rome.

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha patronages:

1656

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is the patron saint of environment and ecology

Birth Date of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

1656

The birthdate of saint kateri tekakwitha is unknown expect the year of her birth, 1656.

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha death date

April 17, 1680

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha died on April 17, 1680 due to childhood smallpox, it affected her years on.

Saint Damien of Molokai patronages

1840

Saint Damien of Molokai is the patron saint of people with leprosy

Saint Damien of Molokai birth date

1840

The only thing we know about the Saint Damien of Molokai birth is that he was born in the year 1840

Saint Damien of Molokai death date

1889

We do not know the death date of Saint Damien of Molokai is that he had died in the year of 1889

Beatification of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

June 22 1980

June 22 1980 was the date of her beatification.

Beatification of Saint Damien of Molokai

June 4th, 1995

Saint Damien of Molokai was on June 4th, 1995 by Pope John Paul II

Saint Damien of Molokai canonization

October 11th, 2009

Saint Damien of Molokai was canonized on October 11th, 2009

Canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

October 21, 2012

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized on October 21, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.