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*25-26 ''c,'' Death of [[Joseph the Betrothed]] <ref>The apocryphal account, "The History of Joseph", a 4th century document the last years of Joseph's life. According to St. [[Epiphanios of Cyprus]] (c315-403), the Elder Joseph lived to a profound old age, having entered into rest at the age of one hundred and ten years old. He reposed just before Christ entered His public ministry to preach the Gospel</ref>
 
*25-26 ''c,'' Death of [[Joseph the Betrothed]] <ref>The apocryphal account, "The History of Joseph", a 4th century document the last years of Joseph's life. According to St. [[Epiphanios of Cyprus]] (c315-403), the Elder Joseph lived to a profound old age, having entered into rest at the age of one hundred and ten years old. He reposed just before Christ entered His public ministry to preach the Gospel</ref>
 
*27 ''c, ''[[John the Baptist]] <ref>The Ministry of St. John the Baptist begins in the "15th year of Tiberius" (Luke 3:1-2). He preaches, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near" (Matt 3:1-2) and [[Theophany|baptising Christ in the Jordan]] (Mark 1:4-11)</ref> begins his ministry including the [[Theophany|Baptism of Christ]]''
 
*27 ''c, ''[[John the Baptist]] <ref>The Ministry of St. John the Baptist begins in the "15th year of Tiberius" (Luke 3:1-2). He preaches, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near" (Matt 3:1-2) and [[Theophany|baptising Christ in the Jordan]] (Mark 1:4-11)</ref> begins his ministry including the [[Theophany|Baptism of Christ]]''
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*27 [[September 1]]: Beginning of the [[Indiction]]. ''According to Holy Tradition, Christ entered the synagogue on [[September 1]] to announce His mission to mankind (Luke 4:16-22).<ref> Quoting Isaiah 61:1-2), the Savior proclaimed, "The spirit of the Lord is upon me; because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to proclaim release to captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord…" This scene is depicted in a Vatican manuscript (Vatican, Biblioteca. Cod. Gr. 1613, p.1).</ref>''
 
*27-30 ''c, Three year ministry of [[Christ]]'' <ref>The three year ministry of Christ includes the appointment of the Twelve Apostles, Sermon on the Mount, miracles, transfiguration, etc</ref>
 
*27-30 ''c, Three year ministry of [[Christ]]'' <ref>The three year ministry of Christ includes the appointment of the Twelve Apostles, Sermon on the Mount, miracles, transfiguration, etc</ref>
 
*28 ''c,'' [[John the Baptist]] is executed by Herod Antipas <ref>The execution of Saint John the Baptist has been recorded in ''"Antiquitates Judaicae"'' in Latin published by the Jewish historian Flavius Josephhus about 93 or 94 AD, 18.5.2</ref>
 
*28 ''c,'' [[John the Baptist]] is executed by Herod Antipas <ref>The execution of Saint John the Baptist has been recorded in ''"Antiquitates Judaicae"'' in Latin published by the Jewish historian Flavius Josephhus about 93 or 94 AD, 18.5.2</ref>

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Contents

New Testament Era (1-30)

Since the deaths of many of the biblical personalities can not be traced, for the purposes of the New Testament era, we will list the chronological appearance of these same personalities, as they are documented in the Scripture.

30 Death and Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God. [6]


Apostolic Era (30-100)

The Apostolic period can begin with the death of Christ, or from the Day of Pentecost, and ends with the Apostle John and covers about seventy years.

  • 31 Protomartyr of christianity Apostle Stephen delivers a speech before the Sanhedrin (Acts 6:8-8:1) and is stoned to death December 27.

After the Ascension of the Saviour to Heaven, the Apostles preach the Good News to various parts of the world:

Apostle Thaddeus preaches to Syria and Mesopotamia. He preaches the Gospel to Edessa and converts King Abgar.
  • 34 Death of Philip, tetrach of Iturea; Apostle Nikanor the deacon (Acts 6:1-6), d. July 28

Agrippa I is eaten by worms and dies.

  • 52 First Apostolic Council takes place in Jerusalem.
  • 66
    • Evellius, advisor of Nero, converted to Christ on witnessing the patience of the martyrs and then himself martyred in Pisa, Italy, May 11;
    • Hermagoras and Fortunatus, according to tradition, Hermagoras was a disciple of Apostle Mark and was consecrated Bishop of Auileia in Italy. He and his deacon Fortunatus were beheaded under Nero, July 12;
    • Priscus, 1st bishop of Capua, Italy sent by Apostle Peter, martyred under Nero, September 1;
    • Photine of Samaria, Anatole, Photo, Photis, Paraskeve, Kyriake, Photinos and Joses and the Duke Sebastianos, martyred under Emperor Nero.
    • Christians arrive in Antioch from Jerusalem
  • 67 c, Paul, founder of the Church of Rome, beheaded in Rome;
  • 70 the Roman emperor Titus captures and destroys Jerusalem. The Romans demolish the Jewish temple and under difficult conditions the Christians emigrate in Pella in the east bank of Jordan river.

90-96 (2nd) Persection of Christians under Emperor Domitian

  • 99 Maro, Eutyches and Victorinus, [27], martyred under Trajan, April 15.

First Century unknown dates


Close of the Apostolic Age



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