The Life of Jesus & Early Church

  • AD 1

    The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary in Nazareth

    The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary in Nazareth
    In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David.
  • AD 1

    The Census of Quirinius

    The Census of Quirinius
    A census of Judea taken by Publius Sulpicius Quirinius
  • AD 1

    The Birth of John The Baptist

    The Birth of John The Baptist
    The cousin of Jesus and is 6 months older than Jesus.
  • AD 1

    The Birth of Jesus

    The Birth of Jesus
    Born by a virgin named Mary. The son of god and the son of man.
  • AD 1

    The Shepherds and the Wise Men

    The Shepherds and the Wise Men
    The traditional representation of Jesus' birth includes a manger surrounded by shepherds, wise men and farm animals.
  • AD 1

    The Massacre of the Innocents

    The Massacre of the Innocents
    Herod the Great, king of Judea, orders the execution of all male children two years old and under in the vicinity of Bethlehem.
  • AD 1

    The Fleeing of Egypt

    The Fleeing of Egypt
    Joseph is warned by an angel in a dream to take Jesus and Mary to Egypt to escape King Herod's wrath.
  • AD 1

    The Death of Herod the Great

    The Death of Herod the Great
    He died by a chronic kidney disease.
  • 12

    Jesus Visits the Temple in Jerusalem

    Jesus Visits the Temple in Jerusalem
    He visits the temple at the age of 12 and stays there.
  • 29

    Jesus Works as a Carpenter in Nazareth

    Jesus Works as a Carpenter in Nazareth
    Jesus actually worked as a carpenter before he began going about His Father's business.
  • 30

    Jesus is Baptized by John the Baptist In The Jordan River

    Jesus is Baptized by John the Baptist In The Jordan River
    Christ was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.
  • 30

    Jesus in the Wilderness

    Jesus in the Wilderness
    Jesus stays in the wilderness with no food nor water for 40 days.
  • 30

    Jesus Turns Water to Wine

    Jesus Turns Water to Wine
    The first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John.
  • 31

    The Sermon on the Mount

    The Sermon on the Mount
    Collection of sayings and teachings of Jesus Christ, which emphasizes his moral teaching found in the Gospel of Matthew.
  • 32

    Jesus Walks on Water

    Jesus Walks on Water
    Jesus walking on the water is depicted as one of the miracles of Jesus recounted in the New Testament.
  • 33

    Jesus Raises Lazarus

    Jesus Raises Lazarus
    Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead - Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.
  • 33

    The Last Supper

    The Last Supper
    Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion.
  • 33

    The Crucifixion of Jesus

    The Crucifixion of Jesus
    Jesus was stripped of his clothing and offered wine mixed with myrrh or gall to drink after saying I am thirsty. Then hung on a cross with his hands and feet nailed into it.
  • 33

    The Resurrection of Jesus

    The Resurrection of Jesus
    God raised Jesus after his crucifixion as first of the dead, starting his exalted life as Christ and Lord.
  • 33

    Ascension of Jesus

    Ascension of Jesus
    The physical departure of Christ from Earth into the presence of God in Heaven.
  • 33

    The Establishment of the Church of Jerusalem

    The Establishment of the Church of Jerusalem
    The founding principles of the newly established Church of Jerusalem were set by the disciples of the Lord, sanctified by the blood of multitudes of known and unknown martyrs and were preserved by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate as a sacred heritage to this day.
  • 34

    Saul (Paul) converts to The Way of Jesus

    Saul (Paul) converts to The Way of Jesus
    The conversion of Paul the Apostle was, according to the New Testament, an event in the life of Paul the Apostle that led him to cease persecuting early Christians and to become a follower of Jesus.
  • 43

    The Establishment of the Church at Antioch

    The Establishment of the Church at Antioch
    Tradition holds that the first Gentile church was founded in Antioch, where it is recorded that the disciples of Jesus Christ were first called Christians. It was from Antioch that St. Paul started on his missionary journeys.
  • 44

    The Apostle James is martyred by Herod Agrippa 1 in Jerusalem

    The Apostle James is martyred by Herod Agrippa 1 in Jerusalem
    James' zeal for Jesus resulted in his being the first of the 12 apostles to be martyred. He was killed with the sword on order of King Herod Agrippa I of Judea, in a general persecution of the early church
  • 48

    Paul and Barnabas chosen as an Apostolic Team

    Paul and Barnabas chosen as an Apostolic Team
    It was during this time in Antioch that Barnabas and Paul were selected by the Holy Spirit for missionary work. Taking John Mark along as a helper, the first stop was Barnabas' native Cyprus and its city of Paphos.
  • 49

    The First Missionary Journey of Paul from Antioch

    The First Missionary Journey of Paul from Antioch
    Paul begins his third mission journey. "After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples."
  • 51

    The Second Missionary Journey of Paul from Antioch

    The Second Missionary Journey of Paul from Antioch
    Paul travels from Antioch to Ephesus. Tarsus is on the way, and based on Acts 18:23, Paul might have re-visited disciples there.
  • 53

    The Third Missionary Journey of Paul from Antioch

    The Third Missionary Journey of Paul from Antioch
    Paul travels from Antioch to Ephesus. Iconiumn is on the way, and based on Acts 18:23, he might have re-visited disciples there."
  • 57

    Paul arrested in Jerusalem

    Paul arrested in Jerusalem
    Paul returns to Jerusalem where he is arrested and a long period of confinement in various locations begins.
  • 59

    Paul in Prison at Caesarea

    Paul in Prison at Caesarea
    Paul was arrested and taken for trial by the governor. But being a Roman citizen Paul appealed for a hearing before the Emperor.
  • 60

    Paul travels to Rome

    Paul travels to Rome
    He made this journey as a prisoner. Between the third missionary journey and the journey to Rome, Paul is in Jerusalem and Caesarea.
  • 62

    Paul reaches Rome and ministers under House Arrest

    Paul reaches Rome and ministers under House Arrest
    Paul arrives in Rome under house arrest and soon writes is four Prison Epistles.
  • 64

    Luke writes the Book of Acts

    Luke writes the Book of Acts
    The Book of Acts, which is an account of the growth and expansion of Christianity after the death of Jesus down through close to the end of the ministry of Paul.