According to Catholic tradition, the Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ. The New Testament records Jesus’ activities and teaching, his appointment of the twelve Apostles, and his instructions to them to continue his work.
Who was the first founder of the Church?
The Christian Church originated in Roman Judea in the first century AD/CE, founded on the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who first gathered disciples. Those disciples later became known as “Christians”; according to Scripture, Jesus commanded them to spread his teachings to all the world.
When was the first church built and by who?
The earliest archeologically identified Christian church is a house church (domus ecclesiae), the Dura-Europos church, founded between 233 and 256. In the second half of the 3rd century AD, the first purpose-built halls for Christian worship (aula ecclesiae) began to be constructed.
Where did the first church start?
The very first church started in Jerusalem, and then it spread to Judea and Samaria, and then all over the rest of the known world at the time. The map below shows that area. On the far left is Rome, in what is now Italy. On the far right is Jerusalem, in Israel.
Which is the original church?
The original Christian church divided on the Great Schism on 1053 AD into the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. Therefore, both are the original Christian Church, or as they both call it, both have «Apostolic Succession», meaning that their churches directly descend from the Apostles.
Did Peter start the Catholic Church?
In a tradition of the early Church, Peter is said to have founded the Church in Rome with Paul, served as its bishop, authored two epistles, and then met martyrdom there along with Paul.
Was the first church Catholic or Orthodox?
In actual truth, the earliest would be the Christians Orthodox. The first early followers of Christ are called Christian in Antioch. Roman Catholic is never founded by Jesus Christ. It started from Constantine the Great, who gave rise to Roman Catholics.