Early Church History 7

Fire, Dungeon and Sword:  Bloody Rome

Rodney Stark, CITIES OF GOD

Tacitus and Dio Cassius

Circus Maximus, to Palatine and Caelian Hill districts

Emperor Nero at Antium (Anzio)

Ofonius Tigellinus

Prefect of the Vigiles; Praetorian Prefect

Tacitus: "It crowned a disreputable life with a new infamy by quitting it too late!"

Mamertine Prison

Via Appia: "Domine, quo vadis?"

"I am going to join those suffering."

The Trophy of Caius: "I can show you the trophies of the apostles, for if you go to the Vatican or to the Ostian Way, you will find the trophies of those who founded the Church." Eusebius. ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, II.

Constantine's basilica

1594 Pope Clement VIII

1626 Pope Urban VIII

1940 Pope Pius XII

1968 Pope Paul VI

June 29, 354, Roman liturgical calendar: "Petri in Catacumbas et Pauli Ostense, Tusco et Basso conss."

The Church of Saint Paul-Outside-The-Walls

Emperor Theodotius I

"Paulo Apostolo Mart(yri)

December 6, 2006 Vatican Announcement

Peter's Mission:

James of Zebedee, 44 A. D.

Stephen, 35 A. D.

Herod Agrippa I

Luke 21: 12 - 19 But before any of this, they will manhandle and persecute you, summoning you to synagogues and prisons, bringing you to trial before kings and governors, all because of my name.  You will be brought to give witness on account of it. I bid you resolve not to worry about your defense beforehand, for I will give you words and a wisdom which none of your adversaries can take exception to or contradict.  You will be delivered up even by your parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and some of you will be put to death.  All will hate you because of me, yet not a hair of your head will be harmed. By patient endurance you will save your lives.



Jerusalem, 49 A. D.


Antioch to Cappadocia, Bithynia, Pontus

Mark, cousin of Barnabas

Simon of Cyrene, father of Alexander and Rufus (Mark 15:21)

Silvanus and Mark (I Peter 2:12)

I Peter 1: 17 - 21