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Christianity Timeline

  • AD 1

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Jesus Christ was born
  • 30

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    On the day of Pentecost, Peter preaches a great sermon and about 3,000 people are added to the church
  • 35

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    Saul is converted and changes his name to Paul
  • Period: 37 to 41

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Crisis under Caligula
  • 43

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    The Romans invade Britain
  • 44

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Saint James the Great: According to ancient local tradition, on 2 January on the year of AD 40, the Virgin Mary appeared to James on a Pillar on the bank of the Ebro River at Caesaraugusta, while he was preaching the Gospel in Spain. Following the apparition,
    St James returned to Judea, where her was beheaded by King Herod Agrippa I in the year AD 44 during a Passover (Nisan 15) (Acts 12: 1-3)
  • Period: 46 to 48

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Paul and Barnabas sail to Cyprus and what is now Turkey
  • Period: 48 to 51

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Paul and Silas travel to Turkey and Greece
  • Period: 53 to 57

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Paul makes a third trip to Turkey and Greece
  • 64

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    The Emperor Nero persecutes Christians in Rome (He blames them for a fire which devestated Rome)
  • 67

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Paul is martyred
  • Period: 125 to 202

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Irenaeus Bishop of Lyons and a Christian writer lives
  • Period: 150 to 215

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Clement of Alexandria the theologian lives
  • 155

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    Polycarp is martyred
  • Period: 160 to 220

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Tertullian the Christian writer lives
  • 165

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    Justin Martyr the Christian apologist is martyred
  • 180

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The first evidence of Christianity in Britain
  • Period: 185 to 254

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The theologian Origen lives
  • Period: 200 to 258

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Cyprian, a theologian and bishop of Carthage in North Africa lives
  • 202

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Perpetua, a wealthy and educated woman, is martyred
  • 250

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The Emperor, Decius, persecutes Christians
  • 251

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Synods Carthage
  • 303

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The Emporer, Diocletian, persecutes Christians
  • 304

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    St Alban, the first Britain Christian martyr, is executed
  • 313

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The Emporer, Constantine, proclaims toleration for Christians
  • 325

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The Council of Nicaea defines the Trinity
  • 328

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, first cite of modern 27 book New Testament canon
  • 330

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Constantinople solemnly inaugurated. Constantine moves the capital of Roman Empire to Byzantium, renaming it New Rome
  • 331

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Constantine commissioned Eusebius to deliver 50 Bibles for the church of Constantinople
  • 335

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Council in Jerusalem, reversed Nicaea’s condemnation of Arius , consecrated Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • 337

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Constantine the Great dies. Baptized shortly prior to his death
  • Period: 340 to 420

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The Christian writer, Jerome, lives
  • Period: 347 to 407

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The theologian, John Chrysostom, lives
  • Period: 354 to 430

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Augustine of Hippo the great theologian lives. His writings have a great influence on the Church in the Middle Ages
  • 380

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The Emporer, Theodosius, makes Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire
  • 381

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    381 First Council of Constantinople, 2nd ecumenical, Jesus had true human soul, Nicene Creed of 381
  • 410

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Led by Alaric the Goths, captured Rome
  • 431

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Council of Ephesus, 3rd ecumenical, repudiated Nestorianism, decreed Mary the Mother of God, forbid any changes to Nicene Creed of 381, rejected by Assyrian Church of the East
  • 432

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    Patrick goes to Ireland
  • 451

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The Council of Chalcedon meets
  • 476

    Christianity In The Early Ages

    The Western Roman Empire ends completely
  • Period: 484 to 519

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    Acacian Schism, over Henoticon divides Eastern (Greek) and Western (Latin) churches. Clovis king of the Franks (in France) converts to Christianity
  • 529

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    Benedict founds the first monastery in Western Europe at Monte Cassino, Italy
  • 563

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    Columba the Irish missionary sails to Scotland
  • 597

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    Augustine lands in Kent and begins the work of converting the Anglo-Saxons of southern England to Christianity
  • Period: 675 to 754

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    Bonafice, an Englishman, lives. He is a missionary to the Germans
  • 846

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    Boris I, King of Bulgaria, converts to Christianity and his people follow
  • 871

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    Alfred the Great becomes king of Wessex (Southern England)
  • 910

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    The Clunaics, and order of monks, is founded at Cluny in France
  • 960

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    Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark, converts to Christianity and his people follow
  • 966

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    Mieszko I, King of Poland, converts to Christianity and his people follow
  • 988

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    Russia converts to Christianity
  • 1008

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    Olof Skotkonung, Kind of Sweden, converts to Christianity and his people follow
  • 1009

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah destroyed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built over the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem
  • 1054

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    The Church splits into the eastern (Orthodox) part and the western (Catholic) part
  • Period: 1088 to 1179

    Christianity In The Middle Ages

    Hildegard, the female theologian and writer, lives