300-650 AD The Imperial Church, churches of Asia and Africa

293 AD – Diocletian separated the Roman empire under four emperors to better manage the vast land for stability purposes.

303 AD – Diocletian issues a series of four edicts that prohibits open practice or worship of Christianity.

312 AD – Constantine one of the four emperors begins to wage war against Maxentius.  He leads crushing victories utilizing “Chi Ro” emblazoned on shields of his army and denounces that Christianity is the cause of why he won these conflicts.

313 AD – Edict of Milan is struck between the Roman emperors Constantine and Licinius, which opens religious freedoms for Christian and non-Christian religions for open worship.

324-330 AD – after moving the capital and officiating it in 330 AD Constantinople quadrupled in size and had any buildings and churches built. The great palace of the emperors being the  most notable that stood from 330 AD through 1453 after the death of the last emperor of Rome.

325 AD – First council of Nicaea takes place in the city of Nicaea headed by Christian bishops and Constantine.  In this council they tried to bring together a consensus of religious ideas, primarily issues with the relationship of God and his Son and whether he was his own entity or was he a part of God.

381 AD – Council of Constantinople declares that Jesus was not created and that he is equal to the father in the Holy trinity.

431 AD – Council of Ephesus convenes and condemns the teachings of Nestorius where its decided that the Virgin Mary can be called the birth giver of Christ, but not the birth giver of God.

484-518 AD –  The Acacian Schism between the Greek (Eastern Churches) and Latin (Western Churches) due to difference in beliefs of Jesus being Divine or Human. Which finally ended when Justine I speed up negotiations and brought the church back together. 

527 AD – Justinian becomes one of the most significant emperors managing the difficult balance eastern church philosophy and the Miaphyste cuase.

571 AD – Abraham of Kashkar begins to bring the many monasteries in the east that have fallen into disarray back into form.

614 AD – Khusarua II sacks Jerusalem and takes the “true cross”, which is believed to have been the cross Jesus was crucified from.

628 AD – Sassanian Shah Khusaru II is murdered by his own son prince Shiroi, Shiroi then proceded to have all male relatives killed off to hold power and renames himself Kavad II.  Kavad II only held power for a few months before being killed in a coup. Though many of his goodwill gestures towards Christians continued to prove fruitful.

635 AD – Alopen is sent as an emissary to China to spread Christianity. Several Christian monasteries are built in China with support of Chinese Tang emperor.

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