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CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX FIRST AGE OF THE CHURCH

A. D.

65 St. Peter, June 29.

St. Linus, Sept. 23.

St. Cletus, April 26.

St. Clement, Nov. 23.

St. Anacletus, July 13.

14 Augustus, Dec. 25.

37 Tiberius.

41 Calus Caligula.

68 Nero, July 2, under whom first general persecution.

69 Galba

Otho and Vetellius

79 Vespasian

81 Titus.

96 Domitian, Feb. 1, May 6, under whom second gen. persecution

98 Nerva, Feb. 1.

Trajan.

On the history of Agrippa, July 25.

51 Of the Apostles at Jerusalem, June 29 and 30.

St. Peter, June 29.

St. Paul, June 29.

St. Matthew, Sept. 21.

St. John, Dec. 27.

St. James the Less, May 1.

St. Jude, Oct. 28.

St. Mark, April 25.

St. Luke, Oct. 18.

Liturgy of St. James. Vide May 1.

Acts of St. Andrew. Vide Nov. 30.

Apostolical Canons and Apostolical Constitutions. Vide Nov. 23, note.

91 St. Hermas, May 9.

95 On the books ascribed to St. Dionysius the Areopagite, Oct. 3.

100 St. Clement, Nov. 3.

On the Epistle of Barnabas. See June 11.

On Philo the Jew. See June 29, note.

Saints in this age, besides the Apostles, &c., mentioned above.

The B. V. Mary. See her festivals

The Conception Dec. 8.

The Nativity, Sept. 8.

The Holy Name of the B. V, Sept. 8.

The Presentation, Nov. 21.

The Annunciation, Mar. 25.

The Visitation, July 2.

The Purification, Feb. 2.

The Assumption, Aug. 15.

The Dedication of St. Mary ad Nives, Aug. 5.

The Festival of the Rosary, Oct. 1.

On the Angels.

Apparition of St. Michael, May 8.

Dedication of St. Michael, Sept. 29.

Holy Angel Guardians, Oct. 2.

On All Saints, Nov. 1.

On All Souls, Nov. 2.

Nativity of St. John Baptist, June 24.

Decollation of St. John, Aug. 29.

St. Joseph, March 19.

St. Anne, July 26.

St. Mary Magdalen, July 26.

St. Martha, July 29.

St. Thecla. Sept. 23.

St. Petronilla, May 31.

St. Pudentiana, May 19.

St. Nicodemus, Aug. 3.

St. Gamaliel, Aug. 3.

St. Nicomedes, Sept. 15.

St. Philemon, Nov. 22.

The Seven Machabees, &c., Aug. 1.

Simon Magus, June 6.

Cerinthus, Dec. 27, mov. feasts.

Hymenæus.

Nicolaits, Oct. 28.

Ebion, Dec. 27, Feb. 18, mov. feasts.

Menander.

Basilides, Aug. 28, note.

Saturninus, July 28.

Nazareans, Feb. 18.

St. Peter establishes his Chair first at Antioch, then at Rome, where he sat twenty-five years, and suffered martyrdom. See Feb. 22, Jan. 18, June 29.

For the history of the establishment of the Christian Church, and of the conversion of nations, see the Lives of the Apostles, and other Apostolic men; SS. Peter and Paul, June 29. St. Andrew, Nov. 30. St. James the Great, July 25. St. James the Less and St. Philip, May 1. St. John, May 6 and Dec. 27. St. Bartholomew, Aug. 24. St. Matthew. Sept. 21. St. Thomas, Dec. 21. SS. Simon and Jude, Oct. 28. St. Matthias, Feb. 24. St. Mart, April 25. St. Luke, Oct. 18. St. Phillip the Deacon, June 6. St. Barnabas, June 11. St. Titus, Jan. 4. St. Timothy, Jan. 24. St. Joseph, of Arimathea, March 17. St. Anianus, April 25. St. Maximinus, June 8. St. Joseph Barsabas, June 11. St. Philemon, Nov. 22. St. Stephen, Dec. 26. St. Onesimus, Feb. 16.

On the Institution of Metropolitans and on Patriarchs, see note, Sept. 5.

On the Institution of Deacons, Dec. 26.

On the Therapeuts, and the antiquity of the Ascetic life, April 25 and June 29, note on Philo.

The Apostles, after their call to the Apostleship, lived in continency. See May 31 and June 29.

A. D.

33 In the first partial persecution raised at Jerusalem, St. Stephen suffered martyrdom, December 26.

43, 44 In the second partial persecution, raised by Herod Agrippa, St. James the Great was martyred, July 25, and St. Peter was cast into prison. Vide Aug. 1.

64 In the first general persecution raised against the Church by Nero, suffered SS. Peter and Paul, see June 24, 29, and 30. St. Vitalis, April 28. SS. Processus and Martinian, July 2. St. Nazarius, July 28.

70 Jerusalem taken and burnt, the Christians retire to Cella, Feb. 18.

95 In the second general persecution under Domitian, St. John the Evangelist was banished, after having been cast into a vessel of boiling oil, May 6, Dec. 27.

On Christian churches, Nov. 9 and 18.








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