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Apostolic Era

  • 100

    Jesus's Crucifixion

    Jesus's Crucifixion
    Around the year 30
  • 100

    Council of Jerusalem

    Council of Jerusalem
    Year 50
  • 100

    Council of Jamnia

    Council of Jamnia
    Year 95
  • 100

    Death of John, the last apostle

    Death of John, the last apostle
  • 100

    Resurrection of Jesus

    Resurrection of Jesus
    Around year 30, 3 days after the Crucifixion
  • 100

    Martyrdom of St. James the Great

    Martyrdom of St. James the Great
    Year 44
  • 100

    Martyrdom of St. James the Less, Bishop of Jerusalem

    Martyrdom of St. James the Less, Bishop of Jerusalem
    Year 62
  • 100

    Martyrdom of St. Paul

    Martyrdom of St. Paul
    Mid-60s
  • 100

    Fall of Jerusalem

    Fall of Jerusalem
    Year 69
  • 100

    Christ is baptized

    Christ is baptized
    Year 27
  • Period: 100 to 100

    Reign of Pope St. Clement

    Years 88-97
    According to Tertullian, writing c. 199, the Roman Church claimed that Clement was ordained by St. Peter, and St. Jerome tells us that in his time "most of the Latins" held that Clement was the immediate successor of the Apostle.
  • Period: 100 to 100

    Reign of pope St. Cletus

    Years 76-88
    he ordained a certain number of priests is nearly all we have of positive record about him, but we know he died a martyr, perhaps about 91.
  • Period: 100 to 100

    Reign of pope St. Linus

    Years 67-76
    The Liberian Catalogue shows that it lasted twelve years, four months, and twelve days.
  • 105

    Death of Pope St. Evaristus

    Death of Pope St. Evaristus
  • 107

    Martyrdom of St. Ignatius of Antioch

    Martyrdom of St. Ignatius of Antioch
  • Period: 115 to 125

    Reign of Pope St. Sixtus

    According to the "Liber Pontificalis", he passed the following three ordinances: (1) that none but sacred ministers are allowed to touch the sacred vessels; (2) that bishops who have been summoned to the Holy See shall, upon their return, not be received by their diocese except on presenting Apostolic letters; (3) that after the Preface in the Mass the priest shall recite the Sanctus with the people.
  • Period: 125 to 136

    Reign of Pope St. Telesphorus

    Telesphorus is mentioned as one of the Roman bishops who always celebrated Easter on Sunday, without, however, abandoning church fellowship with those communities that did not follow this custom.
  • Period: 136 to 140

    Reign of Pope St. Hyginus

    The "Liber Pontificalis" also relates that this pope organized the hierarchy and established the order of ecclesiastical precedence. This general observation recurs also in the biography of Pope Hormisdas; it has no historical value, and according to Duchesne, the writer probably referred to the lower orders of the clergy.
  • Period: 140 to 155

    Reign of Pope St. Pius I

    The "Liber Pontificalis" (ed. Duchesne, I, 132) says the father of Pius was Rufinus, and makes him a native of Aquileia
  • Period: 155 to 166

    Reign of Pope St. Anicetus

    While Anicetus was Pope, St. Polycarp, then in extreme old age, came to confer with him (160-162) about the Paschal controversy; Polycarp and others in the East celebrating the feast on the fourteenth of the month of Nisan, no matter on what day of the week it fell; whereas in Rome it was always observed on Sunday, and the day of the Lord's death on Friday.
  • 156

    Martyrdom of St. Polycarp

    Martyrdom of St. Polycarp
  • Period: 166 to 175

    Reign of Pope St. Soter

    The letter which Soter had written in the name of his church is lost, though Harnack and others have attempted to identify it with the so-called "Second Epistle of Clement"
  • Period: 175 to 189

    Reign of Pope St. Eleutherius

    From his contemporary Hegesippus we learn that he was a deacon of the Roman Church under Pope Anicetus (c. 154-164), and evidently remained so under St. Soter, the following pope, whom he succeeded about 174.
  • 189

    Pope Victor I excommunicates the Quartodecimians

    Pope Victor I excommunicates the Quartodecimians
  • Period: 189 to 199

    Reign of Pope Victor I

    He protected Christian men and women of rank against the excesses of the heathen rabble, and his son Caracalla had a Christian wet nurse.
  • 190

    Pope Victor I excommunicates Theodotus

    Pope Victor I excommunicates Theodotus
  • Period: 199 to 217

    Reign of Pope St. Zephyrinus

    Immediately after his elevation to the Roman See, Zephyrinus called to Rome the confessor Callistus, who lived at Antium and who had received a monthly pension from Pope Victor, and intrusted him with the oversight of the coemeterium.
  • 200

    Death of St. Irenaeus of Lyons

    Death of St. Irenaeus of Lyons
  • 213

    Death of St. Gregory of Neocaesarea

    Death of St. Gregory of Neocaesarea
  • 217

    Death of Pope St. Zephyrinus

    Death of Pope St. Zephyrinus
  • Period: 217 to 222

    Reign of Pope St. Callistus

    In fact the Church of St. Callistus is close by, containing a well into which legend says his body was thrown, and this is probably the church he built, rather than the more famous basilica.
  • Period: 222 to 230

    Reign of Pope St. Urban

    The dissension produced in the Roman Church by Hippolytus continued to exist during Urban's pontificate. Hippolytus and his adherents persisted in schism; it was probably during the reign of Urban that Hippolytus wrote his "Philosophumena", in which he attacked Pope Callistus severely.
  • Period: 230 to 235

    Reign of St. Pontian

    The schism of Hippolytus continued during his episcopate; towards the end of his pontificate there was a reconciliation between the schismatic party and its leader with the Roman bishop.
  • Period: 235 to 236

    Reign of St. Anterus

    Reign lasts forty days
  • Period: 236 to 250

    Reign of Pope St. Fabian

    During his reign of fourteen years there was a lull in the storm of persecution. Little is known of his pontificate.
  • 250

    Martyrdom of Pope St. Fabian

    Martyrdom of Pope St. Fabian
  • 251

    Council of Cartage

    Council of Cartage
  • 251

    Treaty 'On the Unity of the Church' is written by St. Cyprian

    Treaty 'On the Unity of the Church' is written by St. Cyprian
  • Period: 251 to 253

    Reign of Pope St. Cornelius

    About the beginning of March, 251 the persecution slackened, owing to the absence of the emperor, against whom two rivals had arisen. It was possible to assemble sixteen bishops at Rome, and Cornelius was elected though against his will, "by the judgment of God and of Christ, by the testimony of almost all the clergy, by the vote of the people then present, by the consent of aged priests and of good men”
  • Period: 253 to 254

    Reign of Pope St. Lucius I

    The persecution of the Church under the Emperor Gallus, during which Cornelius had been banished, still went on. Lucius also was sent into exile soon after his consecration, but in a short time, presumably when Valerian was made emperor, he was allowed to return to his flock.
  • Period: 254 to 257

    Reign of St. Stephen I

    Most of what we know regarding Pope Stephen is connected directly or indirectly with the severe teachings of the heretic Novatus.
  • Period: 257 to 258

    Reign of Pope St. Sixtus II

    During the pontificate of his predecessor, St. Stephen, a sharp dispute had arisen between Rome and the African and Asiatic Churches, concerning the rebaptism of heretics, which had threatened to end in a complete rupture between Rome and the Churches of Africa and Asia Minor.
  • 258

    Martyrdom of St. Cyprian of Carthage

    Martyrdom of St. Cyprian of Carthage
  • Period: 259 to 268

    Reign of Pope St. Dionysius

    It was not until the persecution had begun to subside that Dionysius was raised (22 July, 259) to the office of Bishop of Rome. Some months later the Emperor Gallienus issued his edict of toleration, which brought the persecution to an end and gave a legal existence to the Church.
  • Period: 269 to 274

    Reign of Pope St. Felix I

    Felix erected a basilica on the Via Aurelia; the same source also adds that he was buried there.
  • Period: 275 to 283

    Reign of Pope St. Eutychian

    The rite for blessing the produce of the fields, ascribed to him by the "Liber Pontificalis", undoubtedly belongs to a later period. The statement also that he promulgated rules for the burial of martyrs and buried many of them with his own hands, has but slight claim to acceptance.
  • Period: 283 to 296

    Reign of Pope St. Caius

    He is mentioned in the fourth-century "Depositio Episcoporum". He was buried in the chapel of the popes in that cemetery.
  • 293

    Diocletian forms the Tetrarchy

    Diocletian forms the Tetrarchy
  • Period: 293 to 304

    Reign of Pope St. Marcellinus I

    According to the "Liber Pontificalis" he was a Roman, son of a certain Projectus. The Liberian Catalogue of popes gives 30 June as the day of his election, and the years 296-304 as the time of his pontificate.
  • 300

    Christianity is introduced in Armenia

    Christianity is introduced in Armenia