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1 Doctors of the Church (clickable link in the timeline) Apostolic Fathers of the Church (clickable links in the timeline) List of Early Bishops of Rome/Popes Earliest History of the Church Earliest Canon of the Bible Monasticism 264 Photos of mosaic portraits of Bishops of Rome (St Paul’s Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy) 30 AD to the Present Vulgate translation of the Bible * Condemnation of a heresy by a Council ^ Biblical Milestone Post-Apostolic Fathers of the Church (clickable link in the timeline) Robert J. Schihl, Ph.D. Click here Dedicated to my son, Joel Robert Schihl, 1975-2006. © 2006 Robert J. Schihl TIMELINE OF THE CHURCH

2 1005020011502575125175 Paul of Tarsus Rome 67 6 BC Rome 674279 LinusAnacletus 92 Clement I 101105115 Evaristus Alexander I Sixtus I 125136 Telesphorus Hygenus 140155 Pius I 166 Anicetus Soter 175 Eleutherius 189 Victor I 199 + Pentecost COUNCIL OF JERUSALEM 50 + Paul’s 1 Thessalonians written 60s + Mark written 80s + Luke written 80s + Matthew written 90s + John written + Excommunication of Christians from Jewish Synagogues + Destruction of Jerusalem Apostles Creed 125 ASIATIC COUNCIL Earliest known Council 200+ ? Jerusalem 130 Barnabas Didache 70 Smyrna 155 Ignatius 69 Antioch 107 Hierapolis 120 Hermas Rome 140 ? ? Polycarp Justin Martyr Rome 165 14 Papias Irenaeus Lyons 200 130 Syria 110 Augustus 100 54 Nero 81 68 96 Domitian Sardis 190 Melito ? Hippolytus 170 Clement 150Alexandria Tertullian 160 Origin 184 30 JESUS CHRIST Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon (of Jesus and Evangelists; 300 of 350 OT quotes) OT Canon (similar to Trent’s) 45/46 books Peter bar Jona Clement ? Rome 97 170 List of Septuagint canon of 45/46 books ^ Jamnia; Unfixed OT canon Orthodox Jewish Rabbis at Jamnia cir 200 AD; 22/24 books Fixed OT canon ^ Trajan 98 117 161 180 Marcus Aurelius 193 ^ ^

3 300250400200350225275325375 Rome 220 Tertullian Alexandria 215 Clement Alexandria 254 Origin Hippolytus Rome 235 Cyprian Carthage 258 200 Zephyrinus 217 Eusebius Caesarea 339 260 Gregory Thaumaturgus Neo-Caesarea 270 213 Lactantius Italy 320 Augustine 354 291 Poitiers 371 Hilary Ambrose Tier 397 340 Basil Caesarea Mazaca 379 329 Cyril Jerusalem 387 Athanasius 293 315 Alexandria 373 376 Cyril John Chrysostom 345 Jerome Latin Vulgate 349Antioch Gregory 329 Nazianzus 389 Gregory 335Nyssa 394 Theodore 350 COUNCIL OF NICEA COUNCIL OF CONSTANTINOPLE I Council of Rome 382 Council of Hippo 393 Council of Carthage 397 381 + Edict of Milan 222 Callistus I Urban I 230 Pontian 235 Anterius 236 250 Fabian 253 254 257-8 Cornelius Mani 215 Persia 277 Manichaeism Apollinarius Apollinarianism Laodicea 380310 Pelagius 399 Pelagianism Lucius I Stephen I Sixtus II 260268 Dionysius 269 274 Felix I 283 Eutychian 296 Caius Marcellinus 304 308 Marcellus I Eusebius 309 Milteades 311 314 335 Marcus Sylvester I 336 352 Julius I 356 Liberius Anastasius I 383 Siricius Maximinius 235238 * Adoptionism Modalism Subordinationism Arianism Sabellianism/Patripassians 256336 Arius Lybia * 354 Photinianism 325 Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon OT Canon similar to Trent (45/46 books) NT Canon (27 books) Palestinian Canon (39 books) (Books originally written in Hebrew) ^ ^ Fixed OT canon Fixed NT canon 211 Septimius Severus Decius 251249 Valerian 253 260 Aurelian 270275 Diocletian 264305 Constantine 337 387 Patrick 386 Conversion Vandals accept Arian Christianity Ephraen Syria 373 306

4 500450600400550425475525575 417 Zosimus 401 Innocent I 418 Bonaface I 422432 Celestine Sixtus III 440 406 Leo I 461 Hilarius 468 Simplicius Felix III 483492 496 Gelasius I 498 Anastasius II 514 Symmachus Hormisdas 523 John I 526 530 Felix IV Bonaface II 532 John II 535 536-7 Agapetus I Silverius Vigilius 555561 Pelagius I John III 574 579 Benedict I 590 Pelagius II 604 Gregory I 407 419 Stridon 430 Numidia Peter Chrysologus Ravenna 451 450 550480 Benedict Monte Casino + End of the Western Roman Empire COUNCIL OF EPHESUS COUNCIL OF CHALCEDON COUNCIL OF CONSTANTINOPLE II 431 553 451 + Visigoth Sack of Rome + Hippo Besieged Nestorius ? Nestorianism Mohammed 570 Plagianism Monophysitism 440 Gregory the Great Rome Eutychianism * * 418 Britain 440 Isidore ? Augustine Canterbury 254 Alexandria Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon OT Canon similar to Trent (45/46 books) NT Canon (27 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (39 books) Anastasius I Ireland 493 Hippo 430 + Bishop Byzantine Empress 500548 Theodora Vandals in North Africa Attila the Hun attacks Italy Vandals overrun Gaul Vandals sack Rome Vandals defeated + + besieges Paris + disappears Bubonic plague Leo the Great 400 Rome 461

5 700650800600750625675725775 Sabinian Bonaface III 604 606 607 * 609 604 636 Seville 680 COUNCIL OF CONSTANTINOPLE III Monothelitism COUNCIL OF NICEA II * Iconoclasm 726 d. 610 Mohammedanism / Islam 632 608 615 Bonaface IV 618 Deusdedit 625 Bonaface V 638 Honorius I 640 Severinus 642 John IV 649 Theodore I 655 Martin I 657672 Vitalian 676 Adeodatus (II) 678 DonusEugene I Agatho 681 682-3 685 Leo II Benedict II 686 John V 687 Conon 701 John VII John VI 705 707 Sisinnius 787 Constantine -15708731 Gregory II 741 Gregory III 751 Zachary Stephen II 757767 Paul I Stephen III 772795 Adrian I Leo III Damascus 749? John Damascene Bede the Venerable England 735 Charlemagne 673 742 + First use of episcopal rings + Lateran Synod Condemns Monothelitism 774 Donation of Territory to Pope 794 Condemns Image Worship Restores Image Worship Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon OT Canon similar to Trent (39 books) NT Canon (27 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (34 books) + Conversion of England + Translation of parts of the Bible into English (Caedmon, Aldhein) + 597-604 First Archbishop of Canterbury Vikings invade Ireland

6 9008501000950825875925975800 816 817 Stephen V 824 Paschal I 814 827 Eugene II Valentine 844 Gregory IV 847 Sergius II 855 Leo IV 858 Benedict III 867 Nicholas I 872 Adrian II 882 John VIII 884 Marinus I 885 Adrian III 891 Stephen V 896 Formosus Bonaface VI Stephen VI 897 Romanus Theodore II 900 898 John IX Benedict IV Leo V 903 911 913 Sergius III Anastasius III Lando 914 John X 928 Leo VI 929 931 935 John XI 939 Leo VII 942 Stephen VIII 946 Marinus II 955 Agapitus II 963 964 John XII Leo VIII Benedict V 972 John XIII Benedict VII 974 Benedict VI 983 984 John XIV 996 999 John XV Gregory V 993 First canonization of saints 988 Russia Converted Iconoclasm Leo III 800 Leo separates from eastern empire; becomes supreme Bishop of West Icons restored 832 Persecution of image worshipers 996 Civil war at Rome Actus Hludovicianum confirms papal territory 817 + 800 Crowned first Holy Roman Emperor 879 Pope and Patriarch excommunicate each other Photian Schism Break in communion between Nicholas I and Photias of Constantinople 863-67 Mohammedanism / Islam 904 Pornacracy of the Papacy begins with Sergius Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon OT Canon similar to Trent (39 books) NT Canon (27 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (34 books) 846 Muslims invade Italy and Rome902 Muslims control Sicily + 909 Benedictine Abbey of Cluny founded; center of reform Rome increases; Constantinople declines Stephen VII COUNCIL OF CONSTANTINOPLE IV 870

7 110010501200100011501025107511251175 Sylvester II 1003 John XVII John XVIII 1009 1012 Sergius IV 1024 Benedict VIII 10321045 1046-7-8-9 John XIX Benedict IX Sylvester III Benedict IX Gregory VI Clement II Benedict IX Damasus II 1054 1057-8 Leo IX Victor II Stephen IX 1061 Nicholas II 1073 Alexander II 1085 Gregory VII 1086-7 Victor III 1099 Urban II 1118 Paschal II Gelasius II 1124 Callistus II 1130 Honorius II 1143 Innocent II 1144-5 Celestine II Lucius II 1153 Eugene III Anastasius IV 1154 1159 Adrian IV 1181 Alexander III 1185 Lucius III 1187 Urban III Gregory VIII 1191 1198 Clement III Celestine III 1054 Separation between Roman and Eastern churches becomes permanent Bogomils / Albigensians / Cathars 1123 COUNCIL OF LATERAN I 1139 COUNCIL OF LATERAN II 1179 COUNCIL OF LATERAN III 1170 Rules for the canonization of saints Canterbury 11091033 Anselm + Beginning of Scholasticism Peter Damien 10071072 Peter Lombard 1095Italy 1159 1090Clairvaux 1153 Bernard 1052 Berenger of Tours denies Transubstantiation 1074 Excommunication of married priests 1079France 1042 Peter Abelard 1181 Francis 1195 Anthony 1190 Dominic 1096France 1142 Hugh of St Victor 1176 Albigensian Council Pope Urban calls First Crusade + conquers Nicaea +defeats Turks at Antioch + takes Jerusalem 1095-99 1145- 1153 Second Crusade + failure 1189- 1193 Third Crusade 1009 Muslims sack the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem Pope John XIX Crowns Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor 1027 Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon OT Canon similar to Trent (39 books) NT Canon (27 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (34 books)

8 130012501400120013501225127513251375 Assisi 1225 Padua 1231 Spain 1221 Innocent III 12161227 Honorius III 1241 Celestine IV 1254 1243 Innocent IV 1261 Alexander IV 1264 Urban IV 1268 Clement IV 1271 1276-7 Gregory X Innocent V Adrian V John XXI 1280 Nicholas III 1215 COUNCIL OF LATERAN IV 1245 COUNCIL OF LYON I 1274 COUNCIL OF LYON II 1311 COUNCIL OF VIENNE Italy 1274 1225 Thomas Aquinas * Bogomils / Albigensians / Cathars 1233 Pope entrusts the Inquisition to the Dominicans 1252 Inquisition begins to use torture 1202-04 Fourth Crusade 1217-21 Fifth Crusade 1228-29 Sixth Crusade 1248 Seventh Crusade 1212 Children’s Crusade 1244 Jerusalem lost to Muslims 1291 Holy Land falls out of Western control 1348- 1349 The Black Death 1302 “Unam Sanctam” Universal jurisdiction; spiritual over secular 1378 Two Popes The Great Schism Italy 1274 Bonaventure 1217 Italy 1321 Dante Alighieri 1265 1266Scotland 1308 Duns Scotus Catherine Sienna 13801347 1384 John Wycliffe 1327 Jan Hus 1369 13491280 William of Ockham Ratisson 1280 Albert the Great 1281-5 Honorious IV 1287-8 1292 Nicholas IV 1294 1303-41314 Bonaface VIII Celestine V 13051316 1334 John XXII 134213521362 Benedict XIIClement VI Innocent VI 1370 Urban V 13781389 Gregory XI Urban VI Bonaface IX Avignon Papacy 13761305 Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon OT Canon similar to Trent (39 books) NT Canon (27 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (34 books) 1380 1342 Julian of Norwich 1380 Clement VII Benedict XIII Francesco Petrarch Italy 1374 1304 Meister Eckhart 12601327 Wycliffe English Bible + 1382-84 Martin IV Clement V Benedict XI

9 150014501600140015501425147515251575 1456 1238 COUNCIL OF FLORENCE 1414 COUNCIL OF CONSTANCE 1545 COUNCIL OF TRENT 1517 Luther breaks from Rome 1525 Anabaptists break from Reformed 1534 Anglican Church breaks from Rome 1560 Presbyterian Church 1520 Calvin Reformed breaks from Lutheran 1404 1406 Innocent VII 1415 Gregory XII 1417 1431 Martin V 1447 Eugene IV 1455 Nicholas V 1458 Callistus III 1464 Pius II 1471 Paul II 14841492 Sextus IV Innocent VIII 1503 Alexander VI Pius III 1513 Julius II 1521 Leo X 1522-3 1534 Adrian VI Clement VII 1549 Paul III 1550 1555 Julius III Marcellus II 1559 Paul IV 1565 Pius IV 15721585 Pius V Gregory XIII 1590-1 Sixtus V 1592 Urban VII Gregory XIV Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon OT Canon similar to Trent (39 books) NT Canon (27 books) Palestinian Canon) OT Canon (34 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (34 books) + NT (27 books) ^ ^ Luther opts for Palestinian OT canon 1415 1468 Johann Gutenberg Thomas Moore 1478 England 1535 1412France 1431 Joan of Arc 1567 Francis De Sales Lawrence 1559 Robert Bellarmine 1542 Peter Canisius 1521 1597 Theresa Avila 1582 John of the Cross 1591 1515 1542Spain 15951515 Philip Neri 1556 1491 Ignatius Loyola SpainJesuits begin + Germany 15451483 Martin Luther 14511505 Christopher Columbus 1564 Galileo Galilei 1571 Johann Kepler 1417 Johann Tetzel Germany 1519 1465 Erasmus 1465 1536 Thomas a’ Kempis 1460 England 1536 Papacy over Conciliarism 1444 1471 1416 Bernadine of Sienna 1456 John Capistrano John Fisher Conciliarism Pavia- Siena 1423 Basel 1431-1449 Alexander V John XXIII Benedict XIII Henry VIII 15471491 + John Calvin 1509-64 + John Knox 1513-72 + Huldrich Zwingli 1484-1531 Counter Reformation Tyndale Bible 1525-31 + + Cloverdale Bible 1535 + 1582- * Renaissance Innocent IX 1512 COUNCIL OF LATERAN V

10 170016501800160017501625167517251775 16051621 Leo XI Paul V Gregory XV 1623 1644 Urban VIII 1655 Innocent X 1667 Alexander VII Clement IX 1669 16761689 Clement X Innocent XI 1691 1700 Alexander VIII Innocent XII 1721 Clement XI 1724 1730 Innocent XIII Benedict XIII 1740 Clement XII 1758 Benedict XIV 1769 Clement XIII 1774 1799 Clement XIVPius VI 1800 Lutheranism Calvin Reformed Presbyterianism Anglicanism Anabaptists Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon OT Canon similar to Trent (39 books) NT Canon (27 books) Palestinian Canon) OT Canon (34 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (34 books) NT Canon (27 books) 1612 Baptist Church breaks from Anglican Church 1787 Methodism Clement VIII Italy 1622 Brindisi 1619 Capua 1621 Alphonsus Liguori Naples 1797 ^ +1611 King James Bible 1642Italy 1630Germany Episcopal Church 1785 Thirty Years’ War 16181648 + John Wesley 1703-1791 + Charles Wesley 1707-1788 + 1582-1609 Douay-Rheims Bible Challoner Revision 1749-63 + ^ ^ The French Revolution +

11 190018502000180019501825187519251975 Pius VII 1823 1829 Leo XII 18301846 Gregory XVI Pius VIII 1878 Pius IX 1903 Leo XIII 1914 Pius X 19221939 Benedict XV 1805 Pius XI 1958 Pius XII 1963 John XXIII 1978 Paul VI John Paul I John Paul II Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon OT Canon similar to Trent (39 books) NT Canon (27 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (34 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (34 books) NT Canon (27 books) Lutheranism Calvin Reformed Presbyterianism Anglicanism Anabaptists Baptists 1870 COUNCIL OF VATICAN I 1962 COUNCIL OF VATICAN II 1854 Defined ex cathedra Immaculate Conception of Mary 1950 Defined ex cathedra the Assumption of Mary + 1914 Assemblies of God + 1911 Pentecostal Holiness / + 1957 United Church of Christ 1670 Murillo 1767-69 Tiepolo Vineyard Churches + 1974 Willow Creek Association 1992 + 1910India 1997 Mother Theresa New American Bible 1970 + + 1966 Jerusalem BibleKnox Bible 1944-50+ ^^^ + Concordat of 1801 Napoleon reconciles with Pius II Oxford Movement England 18901801 John Henry Cardinal Newman + 1948 Dead Sea scrolls discovered + 1907 Lamentabili Sane Condemnation of Modernism + 1906 Azusa Street Revivals + 1855 Revivalism begins + 1909-1912 The Fundamentals published+ 1863 Seventh-Day Adventists + 1806 End of the Holy Roman Empire (since 800) New International Version 1973 + Charismatic Movement + Notre Dame University Theresa Lisieux 1897 1873

12 210020502200200021502025207521252175 Benedict XVI 2005 Alexandrian (Septuagint) Canon OT Canon similar to Trent (39 books) NT Canon (27 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (34 books) Palestinian Canon OT Canon (34 books) NT Canon (27 books) Lutheranism Calvin Reformed Presbyterianism Anglicanism Anabaptists 33,000+ Denominations worldwide

13 Jerusalem (Acts 15:2) When and where Jerusalem, Palestine, 49 AD. Crisis or controversy Gentile converts must follow Mosaic Law; "Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice, you cannot be saved." Acts 15:1 Attendees "Apostles and presbyters" Acts 15:6, and the following notables: Paul and Barnabas, Peter, James (Acts 15:6-22) Decrees and resolutions "It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place on you any burden beyond these necessities." Acts 15:28

14 Nicea I When and where 325 AD in Nicea (Now Iznik, Turkey, 70 miles from Constantinople on the Asiatic shore of the Bosporus) Crisis or controversy Christ was a pure creature; made out of nothing; liable to fall; the Son of God by adoption, not God by nature: Arianism Attendees 318 bishops; Convened: Constantine I, Emperor; Eusebius of Caesarea, historian; St. Athanasius, theologian; Ratified: Silvester I, Pope. Decrees and resolutions The Nicene Creed; The Consubstantiality of the Word: homousion with the Father; Solved how the date of Easter should be calculated.

15 Constantinople I When and where 381 AD in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) Crisis or controversy The need to insist on homousion; Demonstrate to the world that Christians of the East are not Arians; Apollinaris was teaching that Christ was not true man. Attendees 186 bishops; Convened: Theodosius I, Emperor; St. Basil the Great; St. Gregory of Nyssa; St. Gregory of Nazianzanus, theologians; Ratified: Damasus, Pope Decrees and resolutions Renewed the work of Nicaea; Condemned the heresy of the Macedonians (the Holy Spirit was not really God); Condemned the heresy of Apollinaris (that Christ was not really a man). The 4th century CE Church of Haghia Eirene ("Divine Peace") in Istanbul. The site of the Ecumenical Council of Constantinople of 381AD.

16 Ephesus When and where 431 AD in Ephesus Crisis or controversy Nestorius was teaching that Mary was not the mother of God; Proponents of Nestorius began claiming that Christ was actually two separate persons, human and divine. Attendees 250 bishops; Convened: Theodosius II, Emperor; St. Cyril of Alexandria; St. John Chrysostom; Ratified: Celestinus I, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Condemned Nestorius; Decreed that Mary was also Theotokos, mother of God; Declared that Christ is true God and true man, that he has two natures (human and divine) joined in one person. Basilica of St. John at Ephesus

17 Chalcedon When and where 451 AD in Calcedon (ancient seaport of Bithynia on the sea of Marmara) Crisis or controversy Monophysites were teaching that Christ had a single divine nature and no human nature. Attendees 600 bishops; Convened: Marcianus, Emperor; Ratified: Leo I, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Condemned Monophysitism; Declared that Christ had two distinct natures and was both true God and true man; Promulgated canons of church discipline. The ecumenical council, at Chalcedon, taught Jesus is true God and true man (Painting by Vasili Ivanovich Surikov)

18 Constantinople II When and where 553 AD in Constantinople Crisis or controversy Emperor Justinian I wanted the Church to consider the orthodoxy of three Greek theologians: Theodore of Mopsuestia, Theodoret of Cyrrhus, and Ebas of Edessa. Attendees 150 bishops, Convened: Justinian I, Emperor; Decrees and resolutions Condemned the writings of theologians as having been infestedwith Nestorianism. Basilica of Hagia Sophia, site of the Council

19 Constantinople III When and where 680 AD in Constantinople Crisis or controversy Monothelism was teaching that Christ did not possess a human will. Attendees 174 bishops; Convened: Emperor Constantine IV; Ratified: Leo II, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Condemned Monothelism; Declared that Christ has two wills, human and divine. Basilica of Hagia Sophia, site of the Council

20 Nicaea II When and where 787 AD in Nicea Crisis or controversy Iconoclasts taught that using sacred images was idolatry. Attendees 390 bishops; Convened: Irene, Empress; Ratified: Adrian I, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Condemned Iconoclasts; Declared that sacred images may be honored without idolatry. Promulgated canons of church discipline. Ancient Church in Nicaea

21 Constantinople IV When and where 870 AD in Constantinople Crisis or controversy Needed to decide the right of Patriarch Photius or the restoration of Ignatius. Attendees 102 bishops; Convened: Basil, Emperor; Ratified: Adrian II, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Photius was condemned in 27 canons. Basilica of Hagia Sophia, site of the Council

22 Lateran I When and where 1123 AD (Lateran Basilica in Rome, Italy) Crisis or controversy Needed to face the social and religious problems of the day; First ecumenical council in the West. Attendees 300 bishops; Convened: Callistus II, Pope; Ratified: Callistus Decrees and resolutions Promulgated canons of mixed matters.

23 Lateran II When and where 1139 AD at the Lateran Basilica Crisis or controversy A double papal election and ensuing schism when two rivals claiming to be pope divided the church. Attendees 1000 bishops; Convened: Innocent II, Pope; St. Bernard of Clairvaux Ratified: Innocent II. Decrees and resolutions Took measures against schism of antipope Anacletis II; Promulgated canons of church discipline

24 Lateran III When and where 1179 AD in the Lateran Basilica Crisis or controversy Reorganization had to be faced; there was the ever-needed pressure to reform; restraint of abuses. Attendees More than 300 bishops; Convened: Alexander III, Pope; Ratified: Alexander III, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Decreed that papal elections required two-thirds majority of cardinals at the conclave; Promulgated numerous disciplinary canons.

25 Lateran IV When and where 1215 AD in the Lateran Basilica Crisis or controversy Albigensian heresy: two supreme beings, Evil and Good; Christ did not die; all material things must. Attendees 412 bishops; 388 priests; Convened: Innocent III, Pope; Ratified: Innocent III, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Declaration of Canon Law: the law of the Church; Decrees against Albegensians and Waldensians.

26 Lyons I When and where 1245 AD in Lyon (city in E. France) Crisis or controversy The difficult and heretical behavior of Emperor Frederick II; The persecution of religion. Attendees 140 bishops; more than 300 priests; Convened: Innocent IV, Pope; Ratified: Innocent IV, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Excommunication and deposition of Frederick II. Cathedral where the Council of Lyons I was held.

27 Lyons II When and where 1274 AD in Lyons, France Crisis or controversy A marked decline of the detachment of the popes from the things of the world; Chronic restiveness of the Greeks toward Roman primacy. Attendees 500 bishops; 570 priests; Convened: Gregory X, Pope; St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure; Ratified: Gregory X, Pope. Decrees and resolutions General reformation of the morals of clergy and bishops; Dogmatic constitution of filioque; Profession of faith of Greek Emperor Michael VIII. St Bonaventure at the Council of Lyons

28 Vienne When and where 1312 AD in Vienne (city in E. France near Lyons) Crisis or controversy Problems with the religious order of Knights Templars. Attendees 122 bishops; 300 abbots; Convened: Clemens V, Pope; Ratified: Clemens V, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Templars were suppressed; Canon Law enacted; Three definition of dogmas; Disciplinary decrees written.

29 Constance When and where 1414 – 1418 AD in Constance (city in Germany on Swiss border) Crisis or controversy The Great Western Schism: two sets of popes. Attendees 32 Cardinals; 183 bishops; 100 abbots; 350 priests; Convened: Segismund, Emperor; Ratified: Martin V, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Reformation of the Church; Material organization of religion.

30 Florence When and where 1438 AD in Florence (city of northern Italy) Crisis or controversy East/West reunion; Constantinople was being threatened by Mohammedans. Attendees More than 150 bishops; Convened: Eugene IV, Pope; Ratified: Eugene IV, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Reunion of oriental churches.

31 Lateran V When and where 1512 – 1517 AD in the Lateran Basilica Crisis or controversy Needed reform in church administration; Rise of atheistic philosophy; Friction between bishops and orders of friars. Attendees 115 bishops; Convened: Julius II, Pope; Cajetan; Ratified: Leo X, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Condemned the Averroes philosophy: the soul of man is not immortal; Promulgated reform decrees; Established principles of book censorship; Rights of bishops defined.

32 Trent When and where 1545 – 1563 AD in Trent (in Hapsburg's Germany; now N. Italy) Crisis or controversy Martin Luther; Revolt against the Pope; Widespread heresy. Attendees 70 - 252 bishops; Convened: Paul III, Pope; Ratified: Pius IV, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Doctrinal decrees: restatement of belief in opposition to the new theologies; The Catholic Reformation: the reformation of Catholic life.

33 Vatican I When and where 1870 AD in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City Crisis or controversy A return to life of the Catholic Church: needed a revival of religious life General restoration and restatement of the faith was needed; Christian marriages and education needed safeguarding. Attendees 747 bishops; Convened & Ratified : Pius IX, Pope Decrees and resolutions Promulgated decrees on the Catholic Faith and on the Church; Condemned the Rationalists and Semirationalists; Defined the charism of infallibility. Façade, St. Peter’ Basilica

34 Vatican II When and where 1962 – 1965 AD in St. Peter’s Basilica Crisis or controversy Constant need for reform and revival; Needed translation of faith into modern era: communication media; Christians and Jews; religious freedom, etc. Attendees 2908 bishops; Convened: John XXIII, Pope; Ratified: Paul VI, Pope. Decrees and resolutions Issued 16 documents: On Divine Revelation; The Pastoral Constitution; On The Church in the Modern World; On The Church, etc. Blessed John XXIII; opening session 2908 Bishops in plenary session

35 Ignatius of Antioch, St. Personal Martyr for the faith Disciple of John the Evangelist Condemned to die by wild beasts in Rome Brought from Antioch to Rome and wrote seven letters to churches and individuals along the way Place and dates Antioch; d. 110 Writings Letter to Ephesians; Letter to Magnesians; Letter to Tralles; Letter to Philadelphians; Letter to Smyrnans; Letter to Polycarp of Smryna; Letter to Romans These contain warnings against heretical doctrines; contain detailed summaries of doctrines; and a picture of Church organization with bishops, presbyters (elders) and deacons; First to stress Virgin Birth and to use the term "catholic church" To the Ephesians

36 Clement I, St. (Clement of Rome) Personal 4th Bishop of Rome Place and dates Rome r. 92 - 101 Writings I Clement or Letter to the Corinthians (c. 96): earliest piece of literature outside the NT historically attested; addressed disputes in the Church at Corinth; II Clement (a sermon)(c. 140): Clementine authorship disputed First Clement

37 Polycarp of Symrna, St. Personal Received a visit and letter from Ignatius Represented the Church of Asia Minor in meetings with Pope Anicetus Dating of Easter A teacher of Irenaeus Knew John the Evangelist and other apostles Was a disciple of John the Evangelist Place and dates Symrna 69-155 Writings Polycarp to the Philippians Martyrdom of Polycarp (about him) Polycarp to the Philippians

38 Unknown Author of the Didache Personal Unknown Place and dates Syria 70-110? Writings Didache ("Teaching"): A compendium of moral precepts, instructions on organization of church communities, liturgical worship and regulation. It contains oldest Eucharistic prayer, directions on Baptism, fasting, prayer, treatment of bishops, deacons, prophets. The Didache

39 Barnabas Personal Surname of Joseph, a member of the early Christian Church in Jerusalem (Acts 4:36) Companion of Paul Did missionary work with Mark (Acts 15:39) Place and dates Jerusalem? c. 130 Writings Epistle of Barnabas Allegorical interpretation of the Old Testament The Epistle of Barnabas

40 Papias of Hierapolis Personal Contemporary of Polycarp Knew of a collection of the "sayings of the Lord" to have been written in Aramaic or Hebrew by Matthew Place and dates Phrygia 120? Writings Five Books of Exegeses of the Dominical Oracles: Quoted by Irenaeus Witness to the existence of Jewish Christianity Papias

41 Hermas Personal Little known Place and dates Rome 140? Writings Mandates Similitudes The Shepherd: a vivid description of early Christianity The Shepherd of Hermas

42 Justin (Martyr), St. Personal Philosopher, theologian, early apologist, martyr Convert to Christianity Place and dates Rome 100-165 Writings Apologies for the Christians: erudite of Christians against charges of atheism and sedition; Dialogue with Trypho the Jew: a record of an actual discussion at Ephesus; valuable information about 2nd century Christian Church. First Apology Second Apology Dialogue with Trypho

43 Irenaeus, St. Personal Heard the preaching of Polycarp the disciple of John the Evangelist Appointed the bishop of Lyon (177) Place and dates Asia Minor 140?-202? Writings Against the Heresies: written against the Gnostics; contributed to the knowledge of Gnosticism Against Heresies / Adversus Haereses, Book 1

44 Clement of Alexandria Personal Greek theologian Converted from paganism Ordained a presbyter A teacher of Origen Place and dates Athens 150?-215? Writings Hortatory Address to the Greeks: a defense of the faith The Tutor: instruction in manners and morals The Miscellanies: a discussion of various points of doctrinal theology designed to guide the mature Christian to perfect knowledge.

45 Tertullian Personal Converted to Christianity between 190 and 195 Became a presbyter of the Church (197) Zealous champion of Christianity Profoundly influences later Church fathers Embraced and became a leader of the Montanists (207?) a sect later declared heretical Place and dates Rome 160?-220? Writings Apologeticus (c. 197): his most famous work; a defense of Christians against pagan charges On the Claims of Heretics: argues that the Church alone has the authority to declare what is and is not orthodox Christianity On Baptism On Prayer: throws light on contemporary religious practices

46 Origen Personal A student of Clement Ordained a presbyter The most accomplished biblical scholar of the early Church Father of the allegorical method of scripture interpretation He developed the idea of Christ as Logos or Incarnate Word Place and dates Alexandria 185?-254? Writings Against Celsus: closely reasoned apologetic work refuting the arguments advanced by the Celsus, the first serious critic of Christianity

47 Cyprian, St. Personal Convert to Christianity c. 245 Bishop of Carthage, 248 One of the most authoritative Fathers of the Church Involved in controversy over treatment of those who had left the Church, and those who were baptized by heretics: Accepted the teaching of Rome. Place and dates Carthage 200-258 Writings On Unity of the Catholic Church: exposition of the hierarchical organization of the Church

48 Athanasius, St. Personal Played a prominent role in the theological struggle in the Council of Nicea (325) Opposed Arius (256-336) who maintained that the Son was of a different substance from that of the Father, and was merely a creature Formulated the "homousian doctrine" that the Son of God is the same essence of substance of the Father Became bishop of Alexandria (328) Place and dates Alexandria 293-373 Writings Discourses Against the Arians History of the Arians Apology Against the Arians On the Decrees of the Nicene Synod

49 Cyril of Jerusalem Personal Bishop of Jerusalem in 351 Embroiled in controversy over episcopal duties Place and dates Jerusalem 315?-387? Writings 23 Treatises: addressed to catechumens and newly baptized; some treatises are doctrinal and present the creed of the Church; some are concerned with ritual and present a detailed account of Baptism, Eucharist and chrism

50 Basil, St. Personal Brother of Gregory of Nyssa and a friend of Gregory of Nazianzus Patriarch of Eastern monasticism Wrote a rule of the monastic way of life Founded the Basilian monks (360) Bishop of Caesarea (370). Place and dates Caesarea Mazaca 329?-379 Writings Against Eunomius: written against the Arian leader Eunomius On the Holy Spirit: a doctrinal treatise Moralia: an anthology of New Testament verses Liturgy of St. Basil

51 Gregory of Nazianzus, St. Personal Bishop of Sasima (371) Took charge of the Nicene congregation of Constantinople where he delivered five discourses on the Trinity that earned him fame as "The Theologian" Place and dates Nazianzus in Capadocia, now Turkey 329?-389 Writings Philokalia (Love of the Beautiful): an anthology of the writings of Origen

52 Gregory of Nyssa, St. Personal Bishop of Milan (374) Fame is chiefly as a theologian Place and dates Neocaesarea, now in Turkey 335?-394 Writings Against Eunomius: a defense of the Nicene Creed Great Catechetical Discourse: a defense of the Christian faith against Jews and pagans On Faith: a treatise against the Arians Ten Syllogisms: directed against the Apollinarists

53 Ambrose, St. Personal Bishop of Milan (374) Defended the churches of Milan against Arianism Friend of Monica, mother of Augustine, and finally brought Augustine into the Church Place and dates Tier, now in W. Germany 340?-397 Writings On Faith: a Christian morals manual On the Sacraments: an exegetical treatise On the Holy Spirit: an exegetical treatise Composed many hymns

54 Jerome, St. Personal Biblical scholar Ordained a priest in 386 Secretary to Pope Damasus I in 382 Confronted many heresies, especially Pelagianism Place and dates Stridon, present day Yugoslavia 345?-419 Writings The Vulgate: translated the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into Latin, 383-384, in Rome

55 John Chrysostom, St. Personal Ordained a priest in 386 Greatest orator of the early Church Patriarch of Constantinople in 398 Place and dates Antioch, Syria 349?-407 Writings On the Priesthood Homilies Wrote commentaries, epistles, treatises, and liturgies

56 Augustine, St. Personal Son of Monica (332?-387) Born a pagan Converted in 387 and baptized by Ambrose Ordained a priest in 391 Bishop of Hippo (395) Combated Manichean heresy (conflict of Good and Evil) Martin Luther and John Calvin were students of the works of Augustine Place and dates Numidia, now Algeria 354-430 Writings Confessions (c. 400): his autobiography The City of God (413-426): Retractions (428); Epistles (386-429), On Free Will (388-395) On Christian Doctrine (397) On Baptism: Against the Donatists (400) On the Trinity (400-416); On Nature and Grace (415) and Homilies

57 Cyril of Alexandria, St. Personal Patriarch of Alexandria in 412 Leader of the Council of Ephesus, 431 Instrumental in condemning Nestorianism Place and dates Alexandria 376-444 Writings Against Nestorius Against Julian the Apostate Prolific writer

58 Gregory I, St. ("The Great") Personal Prefect of Rome in 570 Became a monk in 575 Elected pope (r. 590-604) Enhanced prestige of the papacy Upheld Rome's traditional claims of church primacy over the patriarch of Constantinople; Extensive pastoral activity. Introduced liturgical reforms and Gregorian chant Place and dates Rome 540?-604 Writings Moralia: a commentary on the Book of Job Pastoral Care: describes the ideal bishop; instruction on the practice and nature of preaching Dialogues: legends of saints of his own time.

59 John Damascene, St. Personal Financial officer to Saracen caliph Resigned in 700 Entered a monastery and ordained a priest Opposed the Iconoclasts Place and dates Damascus, Syria 675-749 Writings Source of Knowledge: three part text of dogmatic theology in the early Greek church; contains a complete theological system based on the early Greek fathers and synods of 4th-7th centuries

60 Ephrem The Syrian, St. Personal Deacon, monk Noted for his defense of the Church, the mysteries of Our Lord and the honor of the Virgin Mary. Named Doctor in 1920 by Benedict XV Place and dates Syria 306?-373 Writings Wrote exegetical works and hymns

61 Hilary of Poitiers, St. Personal Pagan, convert in 350 Bishop of Poitiers, 353 Defended the decrees of the Council of Nicaea Named Doctor in 1851 by Pius IX Place and dates Poitiers 15?-368? Writings De Trinitate: against the Arians De Synodis Commentary of the Psalms Commentary of Matthew's Gospel

62 Peter Chrysologus, St. Personal Called chrysologus (golden-mouthed) because of exceptional preaching eloquence Archbishop of Ravenna, 433-450 Named Doctor in 1729 by Benedict XIII Place and dates Ravenna 406-450 Writings Many sermons survive

63 Leo The Great, St. Personal Pope, 440-461 Confirmed the doctrine of the Incarnation (Council of Chalcedon, 451) Held the doctrinal primacy of Rome Persuaded Attila the Hun not to invade Rome Named Doctor in 1754 by Benedict XIV Place and dates Rome 461 Writings 143 surviving letters 96 sermons

64 Gregory I, St. Personal The Great Western theologian Named Doctor in 1298 by Bonaface VIII Place and dates Rome 540?-604 Writings See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

65 Isidore of Seville, St. Personal Encyclopedic knowledge Archbishop of Seville Conversion of Visigoths Organizing the church in Spain Named Doctor in 1722 by Innocent XIII Place and dates Seville 560?-636? Writings De Natura Rerum Etymologies: an encyclopedia Chronica Majora: a compilation from church historians Biographies A summary of Christian doctrine

66 Bede The Venerable, St. Personal English Benedictine monk Prolific writer Named Doctor in 1899 by Leo XIII Place and dates England 673?-735 Writings Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731) On the Reckoning of Time (725) Historia Abbatum (725)

67 Anselm, St. Personal Benedictine monk Theologian Philosopher; proposed famous argument for existence of God Archbishop of Canterbury, 1093-1100 Named Doctor in 1720 by Clement XI Place and dates Canterbury 1033-1109 Writings Monologium (1077): God as highest being and His attributes Proslogium (1078): Faith seeking understanding Cur Deus Homo (1093): On the Incarnation and crucifixion

68 Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Personal Cistercian monk Preacher of the Second Crusade Founded over 90 monasteries Named Doctor in 1830 by Pius VIII Place and dates Clairvaux 1090-1153 Writings The Love of God (1127) Consideration to Eugene III (1148)

69 Anthony of Padua, St. Personal Franciscan monk Theologian Exceptional intellectual and oratorical gifts Named Doctor in 1946 by Pius XII Place and dates Padua 1195-1231 Writings Lector in theology: taught at Bologna, Montpellier, and Toulouse Countless sermons exist (

70 Albert The Great, St. Personal Bishop of Ratisbon, 1260-1293 Introduced Greek and Arabic science and philosophy into the medieval world Dominican, Order of Preachers Teacher of Thomas Aquinas Named Doctor in 1932 by Pius XI Place and dates Ratisbon 1206-1280 Writings Summa Theologiae (1270): attempted to reconcile Aristotelianism and Christianity Sentences: a commentary on Peter the Lombard De Unitate Intellectus: against the Averrhoists

71 Bonaventure, St. Personal Franciscan friar Philosopher, theologian Cardinal archbishop of Albano Assisted at Council of Lyons Named Doctor in 1588 by Sixtus V Place and dates Albano 1217-1274 Writings Breviloquium (1254): Commentary on Sacred Scripture Journey of the Mind to God (1259) Life of St. Francis of Assisi (1263)

72 Thomas Aquinas, St. Personal Theologian Named in 1568 by Pius V Italian philosopher Educated at Monte Cassino Ordained a priest in 1250 Advisor and lecturer to the papal court, 1259-1268; named Doctor in 1568 by Pius V Place and dates Fossa Nuova 1225-1274 Writings Eighty works are ascribed to him Summa Contra Gentiles: "On the Truth of Catholic Faith," 1261-1264: one of his greatest works, closely reasoned treatise on the truth of Christianity Summa Theologica: a summary of theology, (1265-1273)

73 Catherine of Siena, St. Personal Western mystic Joined the Dominican Order in 1353 Convinced Pope Gregory XI to return to Rome from Avignon Noted for works of charity and unity in the Church Named Doctor in 1970 by Pope Paul VI; Place and dates Siena 1347-1380 Writings Letters on spiritual matters Dialogue: her ideals of reform and repentance

74 Theresa of Avila, St. Personal Western mystic Foundress of the Order of Discalced Carmelites Entered the convent in 1535 Worked with the aid of St. John of the Cross, Spanish mystic and Doctor of the Church Named Doctor in 1970 by Pope Paul VI Place and dates Avila 1515-1582 Writings The Way of Perfection: (1565) advice to her nuns The Interior Castle: (1577) an eloquent description of the contemplative life The Foundations: (1573-1582) the origins of the Discalced Carmelites

75 Peter Canisius, St. Personal Jesuit Second great Apostle of Germany Leader, Counter-Reformation Named Doctor in 1925 by Pius XI Place and dates Fribourg 1521-1597 Writings Catechism (1560): instructed the faithful to defend their Faith

76 Robert Bellarmine, St. Personal Jesuit theologian Cardinal archbishop of Capua Revision of the Vulgate (1592) Leader of the Counter Reformation Named Doctor in 1931 by Pius XI Place and dates Capua 1542-1621 Writings Disputations on the Controversies of the Christian Faith: (1568-93)

77 Lawrence of Brindisi, St. Personal Capuchin Worked for the conversion of the Jews Confronted the rise of Lutheranism Organized Catholic princes against Turkish invasion Named Doctor in 1959 by John XXIII Place and dates Brindisi 1559-1619 Writings Sermons A commentary on Genesis Writings against Lutheranism

78 John of the Cross, St. Personal Western mystic Combined mysticism with the theology and philosophy of Aquinas Became a Carmelite monk in 1563 Ordained a priest in 1567 Organized the Discalced Carmelites in 1568 Imprisoned for monastic reform 1576-1577 Named Doctor in 1926 by Benedict XV Place and dates Ubeda, Andalusia 1542-1591 Writings Spiritual Canticle: a mystical poem Living Flame of Love: a mystical poem Dark Night of the Soul: describes the soul's progress in union with God

79 Francis De Sales, St. Personal Bishop of Genova, 1602-1622 Founded the Order of the Visitation Confronted the rise of Calvinism Named Doctor in 1877 by Pius IX Place and dates Genova 1567-1622 Writings Introduction to the Devout Life: (1609) shows how ordinary life can be sanctified.

80 Alfonsus Liguori, St. Personal Founded the Redemptorist Order in 1732 Bishop of St. Agatha, 1756-1775 Named Doctor in 1871 by Pius IX Place and dates Nocera de' Pagani 1696-1787 Writings Moral Theology Glories of Mary: (1750)

81 Theresa of Lisieux, St. Personal Carmelite Nun: Sister Theresa of the Child Jesus Also known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" Canonized: May 17, 1925 Created a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II, October 19, 1997 The third woman among 33 Doctors Place and dates Born: Alencon, France, January 2, 1873 Died: Lisieux, France, September 30, 1897 Writings Autobiography of a Saint: Letter and Spiritual Counsels

82 Peter Damien, St. Personal Benedictine monk Cardinal and Bishop of Ostia Ecclesiastical statesman and reformer Named Doctor in 1828 by Leo XII Place and dates Ostia 1007-1072 Writings Notable poet Wrote reforms for popes, clergy, monks

83 Popes’ Mosaic Icons There are many iconographies on the Supreme Pontiffs, from St. Peter to the present day. The set used in this timeline is the one highly valued and officially acknowledged by the Vatican. It is found in the naves of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Paul- Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy. The reproductions in the Pope Chart* are from this collection. The collection is made of medallions in mosaic; each one has the Pontiff’s name written in Latin and the period of his pontificate in Roman numbers. This iconography was started by St. Leo the Great in 498 and historically updated in 1947. St. Peter 42-67 The first Pope * Chart copies of the mosaics available at:; adapted here for teaching The Patriarchal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy. Interior of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls Enlarged section of the Basilica showing the mosaics Diagram showing the chronological order of the mosaics in the Basilica

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