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1. Immaculate Virgin Conception of the Virgin Mary: Friday morning, November 8 in 31 BC
2. Virgin Birth of the Virgin Mary: about midnight at the start of Tuesday, August 5 in 30 BC
3. The Naming Day of the Virgin Mary: the evening of Tuesday, August 19 in 30 BC
4. The Presentation of the Virgin Mary (St. Ann's Purification): Thursday, October 23 in 30 BC
5. The Day the Virgin Mary began her Service in the Temple of Jerusalem: Wednesday, November 8 in 27 BC
6. The Annunciation to Zechariah about John the Baptist: on the Day of Atonement, Wednesday, Tishri 10 and September 13, 16 BC
7. The Conception of John the Baptist: earliest opportunity was the night of Tuesday/Wednesday, September 26/27 and Tishri 24, 16 BC
8. The End of the Virgin Mary's Service in the Temple: winter of 16/15 BC
9. The Betrothal of Saint Joseph and the Virgin Mary: late January of 15 BC (a 7 or 8 day betrothal/wedding ceremony and celebration, beginning on or about Tuesday, January 23)
10. Elizabeth's Sixth Month: about AdarI 24 (Wed., February 21) to Adar II 23 (Thurs., March 22) of 15 BC
11. The Incarnation of Christ: about midnight at the start of Sunday, AdarI 28 and February 25 in 15 BC.
12. The Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth: sometime before sunset on Friday, April 20 in 15 BC.
13. The Birth of John the Baptist: most likely between Wednesday, June 27 and Saturday, July 7, of 15 BC.
14. The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ: about midnight at the start of Sunday, November 25 in 15 BC.
15. The Circumcision of Christ: about dawn on Sunday, December 2 in 15 BC.
16. The Presentation of Jesus Christ in the Temple: on the 40th day from birth, inclusive, which was the morning of Thursday, January 3 in 14 BC (or perhaps on Saturday, February 2 of 14 BC).
17. The Flight of the Holy Family to Egypt: after sunset on Saturday, February 29 in 13 BC.
18. The Arrival of the Holy Family in Egypt: approx. Friday, March 20 in 13 BC.
19. The Massacre of the Holy Innocents: sometime between March and June of 13 BC, (possibly on or about March 9).
20. The Return of the Holy Family from Egypt: September in 7 BC.
21. The Child Jesus Lost and Found in the Temple: Sunday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 9 in 3 BC.
22. The Death of Saint Joseph: spring of AD 15, shortly before (or soon after) John began baptizing, and several months before Jesus began His Ministry.
23. The Beginning of the Ministry of John the Baptist: spring of AD 15.
24. The Baptism of Jesus: the morning of Friday, October 4 in AD 15.
25. The Forty Days Jesus spent in the Wilderness: Saturday, Tishri 24 and Oct. 26, to Wednesday, Kislev 5 and Dec. 4, inclusive, in AD 15.
26. The Wedding at Cana: Tuesday, December 31 to Friday, January 3, in AD 15/16.
27. The Cleansing of the Temple: Saturday, Nisan 15 and April 11, in AD 16.
28. John the Baptist's Arrest: early to mid June of AD 16 (mid to late Sivan, in the Jewish calendar).
29. The Martyrdom of John the Baptist: approximately January 25; about the middle of Tevet, and about the end of January, in AD 18.
30. The Last Supper: the evening of Thursday, April 6, after sunset, in AD 19 (Nisan 14 had just begun, since the Jewish day begins at sunset).
31. The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ: about 15:00 hours on Friday, April 7 and Nisan 14, in AD 19.
32. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: before sunrise on Sunday, April 9 and Nisan 16, in AD 19.
33. The Ascension of Jesus Christ: mid to late morning on Thursday, May 18, in AD 19.
34. Christian Pentecost: coincided with Jewish Pentecost (the Feast of Weeks), Sunday, May 28 and Sivan 6, in the year AD 19.
35. The Appointment of the First Seven Deacons: most likely in AD 21.
36. The Stoning of Saint Stephen: the winter of AD 21/22, sometime between Dec. and Feb., inclusive.
37. The Virgin Mary moves from Jerusalem to Bethany: winter of AD 21/22
38. Saul's Conversion: early to mid AD 22, not long after the martyrdom of Saint Stephen.
39. The Writing of the Gospel of Matthew: between early AD 22 and early AD 25, during the reign of the emperor Gaius
40. The Virgin Mary moves to Ephesus: spring of AD 25
41. Saul's First Visit to Jerusalem (visit after 3 years): early AD 25.
42. The Beheading of James the Greater: between the evening of Wednesday, April 9, and the evening of Wednesday, April 16 (the seven days of unleavened bread), in the year AD 27.
Correction: I now think that James was beheaded just prior to the days of Unleavened Bread. Herod would not have put anyone to death during the Passover, for fear of offending the huge crowds. The Scripture passage: "This was during the days of Unleavened Bread." (Acts 12:3) refers to Peter's arrest. Peter was not put to death right away because the Passover had now begun. Herod probably intended to kill Peter after the Passover, but he escaped. -- Ronald L Conte Jr (12-15-2003)
43. Saint Peter's Flight from Jerusalem to Rome: departed Jerusalem about the time of the Passover of AD 27 and arrived in Rome on May 20 (or at least sometime in mid AD 27)
44. Saul's Actual Second Visit to Jerusalem (Acts 11-12): mid AD 28 to early AD 29.
45. The Virgin Mary's Visit to Jerusalem at the Time of a Church Council: early AD 29 (sometime after Saul's departure).
46. The Death of the Virgin Mary: about 15:00 hours on Saturday, July 31 in AD 34.
47. The Resurrection and Assumption of the Virgin Mary: before sunrise on Sunday, August 15 in AD 34.
48. The Writing of the Gospel of Mark: in late fall and winter of AD 34 to 35, during the reign of the emperor Claudius.
49. Saint Mark founds the Church at Alexandria: spring of AD 35 (after he completed the Gospel).
50. Paul's Third Visit to Jerusalem (visit after 14 years) and the Church Council on Mosaic Law (Acts 15): early to mid AD 35.
51. Paul (Saul) in Corinth: fall of AD 36 to spring of AD 38 (two winters).
52. Paul's Three Years in Asia (Acts 20:31): early AD 38 to early AD 41.
53. Paul's Arrest at Jerusalem: early summer of AD 41
54. Paul's Two Years in Prison under Felix: early summer of AD 41 to about the same time in AD 43.
55. Paul's Trip to Rome: left Jerusalem in fall of AD 43, shipwrecked on Malta winter of AD 43/44, arrived in Rome early in the year AD 44.
56. Paul's Two Years at Rome (Acts 28:30): early AD 44 to early AD 46
57. The Writing of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles: between early AD 44 and early AD 46 (while Paul was in Rome), during the reign of the emperor Nero.
58. The Martyrdom of Saint James the Less: spring, about the time of Passover, in AD 49, Nero's 10th year as emperor.
59. The First Christian Martyrs of Rome: the fall of AD 49, some length of time after the summer fire in Rome, during Nero's 10th year.
60. The Martyrdom of Saint Mark the Gospel Writer: Monday, March 30 of AD 50, on the day after Easter, during Nero's 11th year.
61. The Martyrdoms of Saints Peter and Paul: on June 29 of AD 52, during Nero's 13th year as emperor.
62. The Writing of the Gospel of John: during the reign of Domitian, sometime between AD 68 and AD 81 (most likely sometime well before AD 82, when he was exiled to Patmos because of the Gospel).
63. The Writing of the Book of Revelation: while John was on the island of Patmos, from approximately AD 82 to AD 83 or 84.
64. The Death of Saint John the Gospel Writer: in the year AD 87, at the approximate age of 94 years.
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