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(108-124 (3rd) Persection of Christians under Emperor Trajan and continuing under Emperor Hadrian.)
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*130 ''c.'' Death of [[Apostle Quadratus]], of the Seventy; [[Papias]], Bp. of Heriopolis and apostolic father.
 
*130 ''c.'' Death of [[Apostle Quadratus]], of the Seventy; [[Papias]], Bp. of Heriopolis and apostolic father.
 
*138 [[Telephorus of Rome|Telephorus]], Bp. of Rome, the only 2nd-century pope who's martyrdom is historically verifiable.
 
*138 [[Telephorus of Rome|Telephorus]], Bp. of Rome, the only 2nd-century pope who's martyrdom is historically verifiable.
*155 [[Polycarp of Smyrna|Polycarp]], Bp. of Smyrna, martyred by being burned to death in the arena in Smyrna.{{citation|I need help on this date. Apparantly, this date is attributed to the '''writing''' "Martyrdom of Polycarp" and that he died in ca. 86. However, this is earlier than St. John - is that possible?}}
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*155 [[Polycarp of Smyrna|Polycarp]], Bp. of Smyrna, martyred by being burned to death in the arena in Smyrna.{{citation|I need help on this date. Apparantly, this date is attributed to the '''writing''' "Martyrdom of Polycarp" and that he died in ca. 86. However, this is earlier than St. John - is that possible?}}; First Apology by Justin the Philosopher.
 
*160 ''Marcian, heretic, dies.''
 
*160 ''Marcian, heretic, dies.''
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*161 Second Apology by Justin the Philosopher.
 
*165 ''Valentium, Gnostic heretic, dies''; [[Justin Martyr]] and disciples denounced as Christian, scourged and beheaded for refusing to sacrifice; ''Peregrinus Proteus becomes Christian and leader of a synagogue, then takes up the life of a Cynic. He ends his life by burning himself on a pyre at the Olympiad of 165 in Athens.''
 
*165 ''Valentium, Gnostic heretic, dies''; [[Justin Martyr]] and disciples denounced as Christian, scourged and beheaded for refusing to sacrifice; ''Peregrinus Proteus becomes Christian and leader of a synagogue, then takes up the life of a Cynic. He ends his life by burning himself on a pyre at the Olympiad of 165 in Athens.''
 
*167 [[Abercius of Hieropolis]], wonderworker and Equal to the Apostles [[November 4]]
 
*167 [[Abercius of Hieropolis]], wonderworker and Equal to the Apostles [[November 4]]

Revision as of 20:54, August 10, 2011

Second Century (101-200) the sub-Apostolic Age

More commonly referred to as the "sub-Apostolic age", begins and ends with the second century.

108-124 (3rd) Persection of Christians under Emperor Trajan and continuing under Emperor Hadrian.

  • 112 c.-116 Zacchaeus, fourth Bp. of Jerusalem August 23.
  • 114 Holy Martyr Justin the Philosopher born at Sychem.
  • 120 c.Martyrdom of Eleutherios, Bp. of Illyria, and his mother Anthia, December 15.
  • 121 c. Lydia the Martyr, with her husband Philetus and sons Macedonius and Theoprepius, March 23.
  • 130 c. Death of Apostle Quadratus, of the Seventy; Papias, Bp. of Heriopolis and apostolic father.
  • 138 Telephorus, Bp. of Rome, the only 2nd-century pope who's martyrdom is historically verifiable.
  • 155 Polycarp, Bp. of Smyrna, martyred by being burned to death in the arena in Smyrna.citation needed; First Apology by Justin the Philosopher.
  • 160 Marcian, heretic, dies.
  • 161 Second Apology by Justin the Philosopher.
  • 165 Valentium, Gnostic heretic, dies; Justin Martyr and disciples denounced as Christian, scourged and beheaded for refusing to sacrifice; Peregrinus Proteus becomes Christian and leader of a synagogue, then takes up the life of a Cynic. He ends his life by burning himself on a pyre at the Olympiad of 165 in Athens.
  • 167 Abercius of Hieropolis, wonderworker and Equal to the Apostles November 4

177-180 (4th) Persecutions of Christians under Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180)



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