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Our Lord's crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension.
Pentecost, or Whitsunday, which was this year,
The office of deacons instituted.
ria, and among others converts Simon Magus : as
Saul, or St. Paul, is converted, and goes into Arabia.
St. Paul returns out of Arabia to Damascus, where
he preaches Christ: for which reason the Jews there sought to kill him.
St. Paul escapes from Damascus to Jerusalem, whence after fifteen days time he goes to Cæsarea: thence to Tarsus.
Pilate having been banished A. D. 37. by the Em
peror Caligula, to Vienne in France, now hangs himself.
Herod the tetrarch of Galilee was likewise this year
anished by the same Emperor to Lyons in France.
Barnabas is sent by the Apostles to Antioch.
Barnabas fetches St. Paul from Tarsus to Antioch :
where St. Luke was probably one of their disciples.
Disciples were now first called Christians at Antioch.
St. Paul and Barnabas come up to Jerusalem.
Gospel: and the Apostles left Jerusalem to go and
St. Paul and Barnabas set forth from Antioch to
preach, and come to Cyprus, and so to Antioch in Pisidia.
St. Paul and Barnabas come to Iconium, Lystra, and
St. Paul and Barnabas return to Antioch in Syria.
Now arises the controversy about circumcision at An
St. Paul and Barnabas go up to Jerusalem about it,
where a council is Id, and a synodical or canonical epistle is agreed on.
St. Peter, Paul, and Barnabas were now all together
at Antioch: where Paul withstood Peter ; and a dissension arose between Paul and Barnabas about taking John surnamed Mark with them.
St. Paul with Silas and Timothy go through Phrygia,
Galatia, &c. to Thessalonica.
from Thessalonica to Beræa and Athens,
and so to Corinth; whence he is thought to have written his first Epistle to the Thessalonians.
St. Paul being still at Corinth is now thought to bave
written his second Epistle to the Thessalonians.
St. Paul leaving Corinth sails to Ephesus, whence he
goes to Cæsarea, and so to the passover at Jerusalem. Thence he returns to Antiocb in Syria, and through Galatia and Phrygia to Ephesus; where he now makes a long stay.
St. Paul being still in Asia, probably at Ephesus, is
now thought to write his first Epistle to the Corin-
comes to Troas, and so through Macedonia into
St. Paul leaving Greece goes to Troas, and sails to
Miletus, and thence to Phænicia, and so comes to Jerusalem : where he is apprehended, and sent prisoner to Cæsarea.
After two years, being had before Festus and King
Agrippa, St. Paul appeals to Cæsar; and is sent to
After three months stay at Malta, St. Paul comes to
bruary, in the seventh year of Nero.
wrote four Epistles, viz. to the Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon.
Having now his liberty, St. Paul staid some time still
in Italy, during which time he wrote the Epistle to the Hebrews.
St. Paul wrote his first Epistle to Timothy, and also
that to Titus,
St. Paul now returning to Rome again, is taken and
kept a close prisoner. Now he wrote his second Epistle to Timothy.
St. Paul, and also St. Peter, is said now to have suf.
fered martyrdom at or near Rome.
St. John the Apostle wrote the Revelation ; and, after
Domitian's death, returned from the isle of Patmos to Ephesus.
St. John did now write his Gospel, at the request of
the bishops of Asia.