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*180 '''[[Paraskevi|Paraskevi the Parthenomartyr]]''', [[July 26]]; Protomartyr [[Dyfan of Merthyr]] of the British Isles, [[May 14]]; The twelve [[Scillitan Martyrs]] <ref>The account of Scillitan Martyrs is based on trial records, though it has been embellished with miraculous and apocryphal material.</ref> executed in Scillium of North Africa the earliest documented martyrdom of the [[Church of Africa]], [[July 17]]; ''Marcus Aurelius dies of plague''.
 
*180 '''[[Paraskevi|Paraskevi the Parthenomartyr]]''', [[July 26]]; Protomartyr [[Dyfan of Merthyr]] of the British Isles, [[May 14]]; The twelve [[Scillitan Martyrs]] <ref>The account of Scillitan Martyrs is based on trial records, though it has been embellished with miraculous and apocryphal material.</ref> executed in Scillium of North Africa the earliest documented martyrdom of the [[Church of Africa]], [[July 17]]; ''Marcus Aurelius dies of plague''.
 
*190 Melito, Bp. of Sardis dies.
 
*190 Melito, Bp. of Sardis dies.
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*193 [[Dionysius of Vienne]], 6th Bp. of Vienne, France, d. [[May 8]].
 
*200 ''c.-202'' [[Irenaeus of Lyons]] dies, possibly martyrdom.
 
*200 ''c.-202'' [[Irenaeus of Lyons]] dies, possibly martyrdom.
  

Revision as of 16:05, August 12, 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.; Leucius the Confessor, 1st Bishop of Brindisi ordained.
  • 166 The Holy Martyrs Justin the Philosopher, Chariton, Euelpistos, Ierax, Peonus, Valerian, Justus and the Martyress Charita, beheaded June 1.
  • 167 Abercius of Hieropolis, wonderworker and Equal to the Apostles November 4
  • 180 Leucius the Confessor, 1st Bp. of Brindisi, June 20.

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



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