His choice also eliminated another problem he found troubling: dating events from the reign of an emperor who had killed so many Christians.
The only problem with this dating system was that no one knew when Jesus of Nazareth was born.
This designation, it is claimed, is nothing more than an attempt to "remove Christ from the calendar" in keeping with the "subversive" effects of political correctness.
The road to true love has always been rutted with heartbreak, but do we have it any easier today? This method of dating was continued by the Romans who counted their years according to three different systems in different eras: from the founding of Rome, by which consuls were in power, and by which emperors ruled at a given time.Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE) reformed the calendar and renamed the months during his reign (49-44 BCE).This calendar remained in use, with periodic revisions, until 1582 CE when Pope Gregory XIII instituted the Gregorian Calendar still in use in the present day.
Christians used the calendar and the Roman calendar in the early years of the faith. 525 CE, however, a new concept in dating was introduced by a monk named Dionysius Exiguus (c.The Easter celebration of the resurrection was considered the most important of the church and Constantine, and those in power who followed him, wanted the event observed by all churches on the same day.