A Timeline of Church History

Now, brethren, a revelation was made unto me in my sleep by a youth of exceeding fair form, who said to me, “Whom thinkest thou the aged woman, from whom thou receivedst the book, to be?”

I say, “The Sibyl”

“Thou art wrong,” saith he, “she is not.”

“Who then is she?” I say.

“The Church,” saith he.

I said unto him, “Wherefore then is she aged?”

“Because,” saith he, “she was created before all things; therefore is she aged; and for her sake the world was framed.”

Vision 2, the Shepherd of Hermas

What follows is an ever-expanding timeline of the history of the Orthodox Church.

Key:

Orthodox history
Heretical history

Jewish history
Islamic history
Big events in history