Timeline of Early Christian History in Cyprus

Christian Cyprus   ‘Island of Saints’

34AD…First Christians arrive in Cyprus [Acts 11:19]…when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus…

40AD+/-…[Acts 11:20]…men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus.

42/43AD+/-…[Acts 11:22] News (many conversions) of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.

44AD…[Acts 11:25] Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul

45AD…[Acts 11:26]…for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church (in Antioch)

46AD…Barnabas and Paul come to Cyprus: Beginning the 1st Missionary Journey

52AD..Auxibios landed in Cyprus. Here he was ordained bishop of Soloi by St. Mark

60AD+/-...Barnabas found Heracleides there again, we instructed him to proclaim the Gospel of God, and to set up churches, and ministers in them. (Acts of Barnabas)

61AD…Barnabas is martyred in Salamis by the Jews

115-116AD…Jewish uprising in Cyprus, Egypt, and Cyrene known as the Kitos War   Jews were expelled from Cyprus.



312AD…Chi-Rho is Revealed to Constantine on the eve of Milvian Bridge Battle which established Constantine as Emperor of the eastern and western Roman Empire

313AD…Edit of Milan (Tolerance) Christianity is recognized throughout the Roman Empire, though persecutions continued in some places

325 AD…The Nicene Council, universal Christian creed declared in addition to 20 canons

365AD…Major earthquake in Eastern Mediterranean, many structures destroyed, pagan temples not rebuilt.


380AD…Christianity is made the Religion of Roman Empire, pagan cults outlawed

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