Church History

Events

The Ressurection of Jesus

33 AD

Jesus was nailed to the cross and put to death. He ressurected 3 days later from the dead.

The Ascension

33 AD

Jesus Ressurects from the dead three days after he died. He visits the Disciples and then returns to Heaven with God

Paul's Conversion

Approx. 35 AD

Saul of Tarsus, a man who kills Christians, is visited by Jesus. He is flashed by a light and hears Jesus ask: "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" Saul then begins to focus his life on Christ and becomes a Christian.

The Council of Jerusalem

Approx. 50 AD

There had become a disagreement whether or not the Gentiles had to follow the Mosaic Law before becoming Christians. Peter told them that God made no distinction between Gentile and Jew.

The Gospel of Mark

Approx. 65 AD - Approx. 70 AD

Mark wrote this Gospel for the Gentiles (Non-Jewish Catholics). He wrote Jesus as emotional and on the move.

Paul Martyred in Rome

Approx. 65 AD

Paul had wanted to visit Rome for a long time. It turned out that it was his last trip and he was eventually martyred in Rome

Peter Martyred in Rome

Approx. 67 AD

Peter died not long after Paul in Rome. It was told that he was martyred and was crucified upside down.

St. Pope Linus reigns

Approx. 67 AD - Approx. 76 AD

St.Pope Linus takes over after the tragic death of Peter the very first Pope. He reigned for about 9 years.

St. Pope Anacletus (Cletus) Reigns

Approx. 76 AD - Approx. 88 AD

St. Pope Anacletus (Cletus) Reigns after St. Pope Linus. He reigned for about 12 years.

The Gospel of Matthew

Approx. 80 AD

Matthew wrote this Gospel for Jewish Christians. He tried to prove how Jesus is the Messiah.

The Gospel of Luke

Approx. 80 AD - Approx. 85 AD

Luke wrote this Gospel for the Greek Gentiles. He attempted to show how to be a good Christian.

St. Pope Clement I

Approx. 88 AD - Approx. 97 AD

St. Pope Clements I takes over after St. Pope Anacletus (Cletus). He reigned for about 9 years.

The Gospel of John

Approx. 90 AD

John wrote this Gospel for everyone. He did this to unite the Gentiles and the Jews.

St. Pope Evaristus

Approx. 97 AD - Approx. 105 AD

St. Pope Evaristus takes over after St. Pope Clements I. He reigned for about 8 years.

Edict of Milan

313 AD

In Rome, usually all religions were tolerated, but after the discovery that Christianity wanted to triumph over all religions war was brought against those who were christian and provided less rights in Rome. After struggling for centuries to keep the church together in union after much discrimination against them, a proclamation between Milan and Emperors Constantine and Licinius to establish Christianity in the Roman Empire. This provided legal rights for Christians at the time to build churches and have right of their own property again. This event was significant because it provided a large growth in Catholics after a drop because of the Roman law which prevented them from being so. The freedom to be Catholic was granted, after the law saying they wern't able to, was destroyed. This helped the population of Catholic grow overtime and now cover 17% of the world today.

Council of Nicea

325 AD

This event marked the first Ecumenical or widespread Council of the Catholic Church. The council focused on bringing out their teachings opposing to the heresy of Arius. The council claimed that Jesus was God the son and one substance and nature with God the father. Twenty Canons (laws) were established including what time of year Easter was to be celebrated which proved against the Meletian heresy.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

Again a Council was called against the Heresy's against the Arians as well as the Apollinarians and Macedonians. They addressed the Heresy against the Godhead of the Holy Spirit, stated the Dogma, and added to the Nicene Creed saying that the Holy Spirit was from both God and his son.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

This council founded the dogma that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of God (Jesus Christ) as well as the false belief of Jesus being two persons rather than being one divine and human person (Nestorianism). Another topic it cleared was Pelagianism which involved original sin containing human nature.

Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

The council was held to define the two natures of Christ, one of the most controversial discussions within the Church. This was primarily done after the discussion of false beliefs from Eutyches who was later excommunicated.

Council of Constantinople II

553 AD

The council was called to reject Nesotorianism ( Two seperate people of Christ) though they could never fully come to agreement on the arguments.

Council of Constantinople III

680 AD - 681 AD

The council was called to banish the idea of Jesus only having one will which followers were come to be known as Monothelites.

Council of Nicaea II

787

The council was called to clear up worshiping of sacred icons. They claimed that they should be well valued but not replace God himself.

Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

A dispute between the Eastern (Orthodox) and the Western (Roman) church in which they excommunicated each other and changed some key things. Some of these things included different liturgical practises, changed parts of the nicene creed, and many disagreements over jurisdiction. The break between the two church's have never been solved and has served as a landmark for many different faiths.

St.Clare

July 16, 1194 - August 11, 1253

She is the patron saint of eyes, television, television writers, telephones, gliders, gold workers, goldsmiths, laundry and needle workers, telegraphs, and more. Her symbols are a monstrance or pyx, objects of which she often held.
St. Clare's most famous miracle took place one day in Assisi. A group of soldiers came to attack the city, Clare went outside of the Church where her order took place and placed a blessed sacrament upon the wall and prayed. The soldiers then headed back, causing no harm to Assisi and its people. (Catholic Online)

St.Clare Canonization

September 26, 1255

St.Clare had not been beatified and was almost immediately canonized as a saint. The Pope at the time of her death, Pope Innocent, attempted to declare her a saint automatically, but cardinals advised otherwise. Pope Alexander IV, who took over after Pope Innocent, later canonized her two year after her death. (Catholic Online)

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

1656 - April 17, 1680

She is the patron saint of the environment and ecology. Kateri practiced many fastings and sacrifices in honor of Jesus Christ to show her love for him. A symbol for her is the water lily. (Catholic Online)

St. John Neumann

March 28th, 1811 - January 5th, 1860

He is the patron saint of boy scouts, catholic schools, and Philadelphia. A symbol of his is the water lily. He served as a Bishop and spent his life up until his death founding catholic schools and building churches. (Notes from American Saints in Religion)

St. John Neumann beatification

October 31, 1932

St. John Nuemann Canonization

1977

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Beatification

June 22, 1980

Beatified by Pope John Paul II, the process started in 1932.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Canonization

October 21, 2012

Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI after a second miracle was discovered.(Britannica)