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  • Is This Cave in Turkey the Place Where Saint Peter Celebrated Mass?

    06/29/2016 4:03:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 207 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel Esparza
    Chapter 11 of the Acts of the Apostles says that Antioch was the city in which, for the first time, the disciples of Jesus were called “Christians.” Tradition has enthroned Peter as the founder of the Church of Antioch, following the narration of the very same Book of Acts, which tells not only of the arrival of Peter and Barnabas to the Turkish city, but also of their preaching.Moreover, this very same tradition claims that it was in the Knisset Mar Semaan Kefa (“Grotto of St. Peter” in Aramaic) where Peter would celebrate the Eucharist for this community. That is to...
  • Georgian Church Decides not to Participate in Pan-Orthodox Council

    06/10/2016 6:31:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 6/10/16
    Tbilisi, June 10, Interfax - The Georgian Orthodox Church will not participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete which is slated for June 16-27. "This decision was adopted during today's session of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church in which the Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia participated," the report of the Georgian Patriarchate said. Ilia II said in February that the Holy Synod rejected the document 'The relation of the Orthodox Church towards the rest of the Christian world' which was prepared for discussion at the Pan-Orthodox Council. The Synod also opposed a number of other documents...
  • Documents on the Upcoming Great and Holy Council

    06/10/2016 11:54:25 AM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
  • Church of Cyprus criticizes opponents of planned Pan-Orthodox Council

    06/10/2016 11:24:01 AM PDT · by NRx
    Interfax ^ | 06-10-2016 | Staff
    Nicosia, June 10, Interfax - The Orthodox Church of Cyprus opposed the idea to postpone the convocation of the Pan-Orthodox Council, which has been prepared for over half a century and has been slated to take place on Crete in late June, the message of the Archbishop Chrysostom of Cyprus said. "We invite all of the local Orthodox Churches to participate in the work of the Holy and Great Council with a spirit of love, humility, and common mind, so that our witness to the world may be fruitful and effective," the message said. The document said that earlier the...
  • Leading cleric says Orthodox Church’s ‘Vatican II’ is a go

    06/08/2016 12:42:39 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    Crux ^ | 06-07-2016 | John L. Allen Jr.
    "Unity is an objective, not a given," says the Rev. John Chryssavgis, an archdeacon and theological adviser to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. "It may be there spiritually and liturgically and sacramentally, but to make it visible is hard, painful, slow work, and it takes time." In a sense, the “Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church”, conceived as a gathering of all the heads of the 14 independent Orthodox churches around the world in Crete June 16-27, has been at least a millennium in the making. More proximately, planning has been underway since 1961, meaning more than a half-century....
  • Serbian Orthodox Church Refuses to Participate in Pan-Orthodox Council

    06/09/2016 4:44:21 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Interfax ^ | 6/9/16
    Belgrade, June 9, Interfax - The Serbian Orthodox Church joined a number of local Churches which do not consider participation in the Pan-Orthodox Council slated for late June on Crete possible. "Our Church sees obstacles to participation in the Holy and Great Council and proposes to postpone it for the time being," the letter of the Serbian Orthodox Church Synod to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who is responsible for coordination of the preparations of the Council, said. Before holding this historical event it is necessary to resolve the differences between the local Churches, reach a consensus and revise...
  • Africans sentenced for notorious hate crime torture attack in Nashville

    03/25/2016 3:16:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Stop Hate Crimes ^ | February 28, 2016
    In March of 2012, two 24-year-old white males were abducted by a group of South Sudanese Africans in Antioch, TN. It was early in the morning and the victims were getting ready to do a paper route. The victims were subjected to 45 minutes of humiliating torture. They were forced to perform sexual acts on each other, sexually tortured, beaten, and stabbed. The perpetrators taunted them the entire time. After the torture, the men were left to die. They were dumped on the side of the road naked and covered in blood. Each had ten stab wounds. One of the...
  • Halley's Comet Portrayed On Ancient Coin

    05/19/2004 2:14:39 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 901+ views ^ | 5-19-2004 | Heather Catchpole
    Halley's comet portrayed on ancient coin Heather Catchpole ABC Science Online Wednesday, 19 May 2004 Could the star shape on the king's crown be Halley's comet? A rare ancient coin may feature an early record of Halley's comet, researchers say. The coin features the head of the Armenian king Tigranes II the Great, who reigned from 95 to 55 BC. A symbol on his crown that features a star with a curved tail may represent the passage of Halley's comet in 87 BC, say the Armenian and Italian researchers. Their research will be published in Astronomy & Geophysics, a journal...
  • Russian leading politician: Syria is a “Christian holy land” for Russia.‘It Is Our Land’

    10/23/2015 12:19:39 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 25 replies ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | Mary Chastain
    “This is generally the holy land,” he explained. “It is for us [Russians] our land. It was from there came to us a civilization. Maybe someone forgot. Antioch gave us the first monks.” He continued, “When we celebrated the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty all liturgy led not to Russian Orthodox Church, but to Antioch. Would not it be for Antioch, there would be no Orthodoxy and Russia. This is our land!”
  • Antioch breaks communion with Jerusalem over Qatar (Eastern Orthodox Caucus)

    07/03/2015 9:23:59 AM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    Byzantine Texas ^ | 07-02-2015 | Holy Synod of Antioch
    This has building for a while. See the full text from the Holy Synod at the sourced link.
  • Christians belong in Middle East, Antioch patriarchs say in call for peace

    06/10/2015 1:55:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | January 10, 2015
    The five patriarchs of Antioch at their June 8 meeting in Damascus. Credit: Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch via Facebook/ Damascus, Syria, Jun 10, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The five Christian patriarchs of Antioch met in Syria on Monday, calling for peace in the Syrian civil war while reaffirming that Christians have a place in the Middle East. The Christian leaders described themselves as an authentic people of the land, who are “deeply rooted in its earth that was watered by the sweat of our fathers and grandfathers, and we confirm more than ever that we are staying.”...
  • The Patriarchs of Antioch call for an end to the Lebanese crisis

    07/03/2014 11:30:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 3, 2014 | GIORGIO BERNARDELLI
    (©REUTERS) CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST All six patriarchs – the Catholics, Orthodox and Syrians – hold a historic meeting, returning in spirit to Antioch, the early centre of Christianity: “Christians must stay united in trying times” giorgio bernardelli Together, united by the spirit of the Church of Antioch, where - according to the Acts of the Apostles - Jesus’ followers were called Christians for the first time. Six bishops and patriarchs who whilst representing different denominations hold the spirit of the ancient patriarchal see of Antioch alive, met at the University of Balamand in Lebanon in recent days, to...
  • 7 men shot at San Francisco Bay Area home

    06/30/2014 5:51:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2014 12:01 PM EDT
    Seven men were wounded in a shooting at a San Francisco Bay Area home, police said. The circumstances surrounding Saturday’s shooting in Antioch were not immediately clear. Antioch police Sgt. Tom Fuhrmann said Monday police were not releasing any additional information because the shooting was still under investigation. …
  • The restoration of the cave church of St. Peter in Antioch - Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

    06/26/2014 2:03:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Fides ^ | June 24, 2014
    Antakya (Agenzia Fides) - The cave church of St. Peter in Antioch is still closed and restoration work is not yet complete. But the prefecture authority has granted permission, however, to the Christians of Antioch, Iskenderun, Mersin and Adana to visit the cave church on June 29 to celebrate with a moment of prayer, the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. This was confirmed to Fides Agency by the Capuchin Franciscan Fr. Domenico Bertogli, pastor of the local Catholic Church of the Latin rite, editor of the news magazine entitled "Chronicle of Antioch". "There is still much...
  • Antioch: Robber slain, customer wounded during jewelry store robbery

    04/12/2014 1:46:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 04/11/2014 | Katie Nelson and Natalie Neysa Alund
    ANTIOCH -- An Antioch jewelry store owner shot and killed an armed robber Friday afternoon and police said a customer was also shot during the heist, police said. The robbery at the Hardy Nix Jewelry store at 3600 Delta Fair Boulevard shut down a major street as authorities swarmed the surrounding area looking for a second suspect who escaped the store after the 4:27 p.m. robbery. The female customer who was shot was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening wound, according to Antioch police Lt. Robin Kelley. The woman "just happened to be in the way" as the...
  • Man Who Cries Blood Searches For Answers

    10/18/2013 3:40:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | 10-17-2013 | CBS Charlotte
    A Tennessee man who cries tears of blood has spent the last seven years searching for answers and help. The first time Michael Spann cried blood he was in his home coming down the stairs and had a sudden flash of pain. “I felt like I got hit in the head with a sledgehammer,” Spann told The Tennessean. “I never felt anything like it.” Spann said blood was coming not just from his eyes, but also his nose and mouth. He was 22-years-old at the time when this started to occur almost everyday. Now, seven years later, he said it’s...
  • Police: Antioch resident disarms, kills apparent home invader

    02/14/2012 9:58:08 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 2/14/12 | Robert Salonga
    ANTIOCH -- A man at home with his young son disarmed and shot to death an apparent home invader Monday night, police said. The resident was in his home in the 4800 block of Wexler Peak about 8:20 p.m. when he heard the doorbell ring but did not answer right away, police said. Moments later, he heard what sounded like someone kicking in his front door. He went to the commotion and got into a fight with a man armed with a gun, police said. In the struggle, the resident took the gun from the male intruder and shot him...
  • Reaching Back 2,000 Years to Unravel a Curse

    01/05/2012 7:47:43 PM PST · by shibumi · 9 replies
    New York Times/Science ^ | January 2 2012 | SINDYA N. BHANOO
    A vegetable seller named Babylas was the target of an alarming curse nearly 2,000 years ago. Written on a lead tablet found in Antioch, one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire, the curse calls on the gods to tie up the hapless greengrocer, then “drown and chill” his soul. The curse is described in the German journal Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik by Alexander Hollmann, a classicist at the University of Washington who studies Greek and Roman magic.
  • PG&E Hit Hard By Antioch Copper Thefts

    06/17/2011 11:10:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CBS Local ^ | June 14, 2011
    Copper wire continues to be snatched from the East Bay city of Antioch this year, and that’s translating into a big problem for Pacific Gas and Electric – considering how much the utility relies on the material. Since the first of the year, 300 power poles have been knocked down in Antioch. The wiring contained on and within the poles was subsequently ripped off. Stealing copper wire is nothing new, but Antioch police describe the recent spate of incidents unusual. PG&E, meanwhile, maintains it takes $500 to repair a pole containing just dollars worth of copper. Copper went for $1.25/lb...
  • Suspect killed in shootout during home-invasion robbery in Antioch

    06/08/2010 10:40:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 57+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 6/8/10 | Matthias Gafni and Paul Burgarino
    ANTIOCH — A 15-year-old suspect is dead, one is in custody and another is at large after shots fired during a botched home-invasion robbery critically wounded an Antioch husband and wife early this morning, police said. The three juvenile suspects were likely targeting a marijuana-growing operation inside two of the home's bedrooms,... Police were called at about 4:37 a.m.... by the husband, who said three men were breaking into his house,... When officers arrived, the husband, who had been shot, had one suspect at gunpoint. Police detained the juvenile suspect, and he is being interviewed by investigators. Police searched the...
  • After Vallejo, City Of Antioch Officials Consider Bankruptcy Filings ( California )

    06/03/2010 8:44:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 311+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 31, 2010
    Two years after Vallejo, California, filed for bankruptcy protection, officials in nearby Antioch are also tossing around the 'B' word. Antioch's leaders earlier this month said bankruptcy could be an option for the cash-strapped city of roughly 100,000 on the eastern fringe of the San Francisco Bay area. Antioch's fiscal woes are standard issue for local governments in California: weak revenue from retail sales and property taxes is forcing spending cuts, layoffs and furloughs. Orange County Treasurer Chriss Street would not be surprised if more local governments across the Golden State sound a similar alarm. Street expects more talk of...
  • St. Ignatius of Antioch and the Early Church

    10/16/2009 3:59:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 1,190+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | October 16, 2009 | Kenneth D. Whitehead
    Sometime around the year 107 A.D., a short, sharp persecution of the Church of Christ resulted in the arrest of the bishop of Antioch in Syria. His name was Ignatius. According to one of the harsh penal practices of the Roman Empire of the day, the good bishop was condemned to be delivered up to wild beasts in the arena in the capital city. The insatiable public appetite for bloody spectacles meant a chronically short supply of victims; prisoners were thus sent off to Rome to help fill the need. So the second bishop of Antioch was sent to Rome...
  • More Protestants Find a Home in the Orthodox Antioch Church

    10/07/2009 6:33:33 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 52 replies · 1,335+ views ^ | October 2, 2009 | SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN
    More Protestants Find a Home in the Orthodox Antioch Church By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN Published: October 2, 2009 LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. — Cal Oren was threading his way through the Santa Cruz Mountains of California early one evening in 1993, driving his wife, brother and three tired children back from a day of hiking amid the redwoods. As their car neared the town of Ben Lomond, Mr. Oren said, his brother pointed to a church on the roadside and said: “I’ve been inside this. It’s really neat.” So Mr. Oren pulled to a stop, and as the children stayed in...
  • Antioch Chiropractor Pleads No Contest In Sex Case

    10/01/2009 4:00:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 424+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | October 01st 2009
    Antioch Chiropractor Pleads No Contest In Sex Case Thursday, October 1, 2009 Martinez, Calif. (AP) -- A former Antioch chiropractor has pleaded no contest to drugging two women and sexually assaulting one of them at his office. Thirty-eight-year-old Jason Goettsch faces four years in prison as part of a deal with prosecutors submitted Wednesday in a Contra Costa County Superior Court. Goettsch's attorney, Dirk Manoukian, says his client did not admit guilt, but would have faced up to 18 years in prison if convicted at trial. Police say Goettsch gave the women the drug GHB at a bar on Feb....
  • City of Antioch Low Income Housing Problems Predicted

    12/30/2008 4:44:36 PM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | December 30, 2008 | Wayne Lusvardi
    A website is reporting of tensions mounting in the Northern California City of Antioch, California over an influx of low income tenants moving into the area. These problems were predicted by this writer in the Antioch Press in August 17, 2007(see below): What the article fails to report is that Antioch was subject to an unfair allocation of low income housing imposed on it by the Association of Bay Area Governments. This writer reported on the unfairness of Antioch's low income housing allocation in an article published in the Antioch Press on August 17, 2007. Below is the...
  • Antioch's gone, but its spirit lives (Dead Lib College Barf Alert)

    09/11/2008 9:47:33 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 12 replies · 226+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 11, 2008 | Holly Zachariah
    Antioch's gone, but its spirit lives Nonstop institute born out of demise Thursday, September 11, 2008 3:27 AM By Holly Zachariah THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio -- Jesus smiled down on Isabella Winkler as she talked to her college students about violence, passion, gender roles and French kissing. The six students in Winkler's culture and interpretation class focused on the photographs of embracing couples and paid no mind to the stained-glass image overwhelming the sanctuary inside the United Methodist Church. At about the same time, chemistry professor Kabuika Butamina was across town. He goes by only Kab. "Just one...
  • Antioch faculty to keep teaching as school closes

    07/12/2008 10:12:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 186+ views
    ABC 7 News ^ | July 11, 2008 | JAMES HANNAH
    Former faculty at Antioch College, which is temporarily closing amid financial problems, plan to teach in coffee shops, bookstores and parks to keep alive the spirit of the private school known for its pioneering academic programs. Scott Warren, former associate professor of philosophy and political theory at Antioch, said 22 ex-faculty members have formed the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute in the village of Yellow Springs... Warren said the institute will follow the Antioch formula of offering progressive liberal arts courses while encouraging learning for life, humanitarian acts and collective decision-making. Murdock said she applauds the group's passion, but the institute...
  • Turkish bishops move up beginning of Pauline Year to June 22 [Ecumenic]

    06/12/2008 4:27:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 49+ views
    CNA ^ | June 12, 2008
    Rome, Jun 12, 2008 / 12:17 pm (CNA).- The official Vatican daily “L’Osservatore Romano” has reported that the bishops of Turkey have decided to move up the beginning of the Pauline Year in that country to June 22. Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, will celebrate a Mass on that day, and symposium on the writings of St. Paul as well as a national pilgrimage to Tarsus, Antioquia and Ephesus will take place until June 24.In order to welcome visitors, the Church in Turkey has asked the government for permission to celebrate...
  • Antioch city, police sued for discrimination {for enforcing the law in Section 8 housing}

    05/14/2008 7:53:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 246+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/14/8 | Simon Read, East County Times
    The Antioch Police Department has been named in a federal lawsuit alleging the department's Community Action Team unfairly targets African-American families enrolled in the subsidized-housing program known as Section 8. Filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month by Bay Area Legal Aid — a civil legal service for low-income families — the suit alleges the city and police department are engaged in a "concerted and unlawful campaign to seek evidence which could lead to the termination of participants' Section 8 voucher benefits." Four individuals and a group of Section 8 families are named as plaintiffs. The suit seeks unspecified...
  • Council denies charges of police bias

    12/20/2007 8:03:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 96+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/20/7 | Hilary Costa
    ANTIOCH: Legal aid groups' study says policing team interferes with rights of black families living in Section 8 housing - Antioch Mayor Donald Freitas flatly rejects the claims of new a study that accuses the Antioch Police Department of racism. "I think you owe us an apology because ... you continue to play the race card and say we are discriminating, that we are prejudiced against African-Americans, and that simply is a lie," he said at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The mayor directed his comments toward the two legal aid groups that published the report, which alleges that the police...
  • Antioch College trustees say they'll keep school open (Commie college not closing)

    11/03/2007 4:56:37 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 29 replies · 120+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | November 3, 2007 | AP
    YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio — Trustees overseeing Antioch College said Saturday they have reversed their decision to temporarily close the school, which is known for its pioneering academic program that produces students with a passion for free thinking and social activism. The reversal is contingent on whether alumni and the school can meet fundraising deadlines in the next three years, board chairman Art Zucker said. Antioch will also close buildings and dormitories and will downsize the faculty to meet budget constraints, he said. Trustees announced in June that because of declining enrollments, heavy dependence on tuition and a small endowment, the...
  • St. Ignatius of Antioch and the Early Church

    10/17/2007 10:12:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 490+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | October 16, 2007 | Kenneth D. Whitehead
    Sometime around the year 107 A.D., a short, sharp persecution of the Church of Christ resulted in the arrest of the bishop of Antioch in Syria. His name was Ignatius. According to one of the harsh penal practices of the Roman Empire of the day, the good bishop was condemned to be delivered up to wild beasts in the arena in the capital city. The insatiable public appetite for bloody spectacles meant a chronically short supply of victims; prisoners were thus sent off to Rome to help fill the need. So the second bishop of Antioch was sent to Rome...
  • A Troubling Undercurrent in George Will's Deathbed Obit for Antioch College

    07/16/2007 7:50:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies · 1,689+ views ^ | July 15, 2007 | Tom Blumer
    A Troubling Undercurrent in George Will's Deathbed Obit for Antioch College Posted by Tom Blumer on July 15, 2007 - 22:36. The Pulitzer Prize winner's latest syndicated column is an offbeat gem about the "suspension of operations" that appears to presage the death of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio: There is, however, a minuscule market for what Antioch sells for a tuition, room and board of $35,221 -- repressive liberalism unleavened by learning.Founded in 1852 -- its first president was Horace Mann -- Antioch was, for a while, admirable. One of the first colleges to enroll women and blacks,...
  • Farewell, Antioch (Antioch College)

    07/15/2007 6:11:38 AM PDT · by Valin · 31 replies · 1,559+ views
    Townhalll ^ | 7/15/07 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- During the campus convulsions of the late 1960s, when rebellion against any authority was considered obedience to every virtue, the film "To Die in Madrid," a documentary about the Spanish Civil War, was shown at a small liberal arts college famous for, and vain about, its dedication to all things progressive. When the film's narrator intoned, "The rebels advanced on Madrid," the students, who adored rebels and were innocent of information, cheered. Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, had been so busy turning undergraduates into vessels of liberalism and apostles of social improvement that it had not found...
  • Antioch College lets contracts expire for 13 administrators, 8 staff

    06/27/2007 5:00:43 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 551+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 6/27/07 | Stephanie Irwin Gottschlich
    YELLOW SPRINGS — Antioch College won't renew contracts for 13 of 60 administrators and eight hourly staff workers, effective Friday. Spokeswoman Lynda Sirk declined to elaborate on which positions were cut until the college had a chance to notify staff who are losing their jobs. "They've been kind of telling people one by one," said Chris Hill, the faculty spokeswoman who has taught media arts at the college for 10 years. Earlier this month, Antioch University's board of trustees decided to close the college because it had run out of money. The college will close in July 2008, and officials...
  • Antioch Closure Ends Chapter in Higher Education [NPR audio bemoans death of liberal college]

    06/24/2007 5:20:30 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 24 replies · 876+ views
    NPR ^ | June 24, 2007 | John McChesney
    A shortage of money is prompting Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, to close next year. The Board of Directors hopes to reopen four years later, but many fear it will not happen. A former faculty member of the liberal arts college reflects on what the closure means for the community and this work-study approach to higher education.
  • It's Anger, Not Nostalgia, At This Antioch Reunion

    06/23/2007 12:23:45 PM PDT · by Knutsdatter · 24 replies · 920+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/23/07 | Diana Jean Schemo
    YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, June 22 — The messages have been flying through alumni chat rooms, sometimes 10 a minute, ever since Antioch University announced that it was closing, at least for now, the undergraduate college that once seemed the very symbol of the 1960s. A new curriculum program, intended to save money and shrink the faculty by abolishing majors and developing areas of concentration instead, projected that 190 new students would enter Antioch last September; instead 63 showed up. This year the college had 125 acceptances for September, but it was still not enough. The school is to be shut...
  • Where the Arts Were Too Liberal [Antioch College Closes]

    06/17/2007 2:43:15 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 29 replies · 1,808+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2007 | MICHAEL GOLDFARB
    THIS is an obituary for a great American institution whose death was announced this week. After 155 years, Antioch College is closing. [snip] The college’s motto, not in Latin or Greek but plain English, was coined by Horace Mann, its first president: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” For most of its history the institution lived up to that calling. [snip] Yet it was in the high tide of liberal activism that the college lost its way. . . . The 2,000 students at Antioch, living in a picture-pretty American village, provided a laboratory...
  • Antioch announces it will close in July 2008

    06/16/2007 8:19:06 PM PDT · by Baladas · 19 replies · 945+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | June 13, 2007 | Stephanie Irwin Gottschlich
    SPRINGS — Antioch College will shutter its campus in July 2008 because of a lack of money and declining enrollment, the private, liberal arts college said Tuesday. The school will regroup for four years and hopes to find the financial resources to reopen an overhauled campus in 2012. About 160 faculty and staff will lose their jobs when the campus goes dark, said Mary Lou LaPierre, vice chancellor for university advancement. The undergraduate college, which has a rich history in social activism, has watched enrollment drop from its 1960s heyday of about 2,000 students to 400 today, LaPierre said. Enrollment...
  • Antioch College, R.I.P ( Anatomy of the demise of a liberal arts college )

    06/15/2007 10:38:57 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 85 replies · 3,602+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 6/14/2007 | Henry P. Wickham Jr.
    According to a statement released on June 12, 2007 by the Antioch College Board of Trustees, the College in Yellow Springs, Ohio will suspend operations on July 1, 2008. The Trustees announced that the "College's resources are inadequate" to continue its operations in Yellow Springs. The statement from the Trustees refers to the College's "low enrollment and lack of adequate funding." It refers to all of the cutbacks that the College has made, which have "eroded the confidence students and parents have in the College's academic program." The statement mentions the long-term goal of reopening the campus at some point...
  • Antioch College To Suspend Operations In 2008

    06/13/2007 9:17:06 AM PDT · by goarmy · 79 replies · 1,852+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | June 13, 2007 | Unknown
    YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio -- Officials at Antioch College said it will close after the 2007-2008 school year while it searches for enough money to reopen. The small school in Ohio has a history of social activism and civil disobedience. It counts Coretta Scott King, "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling and evolutionary scientist Stephen Jay Gould among its graduates. The college has a small, $30 million endowment and depends heavily on tuition revenue. But a student body that was 2,000 strong in the 1960s has dropped to around 400. School spokeswoman Linda Sirk said the college hopes to find enough money...

    04/01/2007 1:11:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 454+ views
    Maronite Heritage ^ | April 1, 2007
    Hosanna Sunday On the next day, when the great crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, they took palm branches and went out to meet him, and cried out: "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, (even) the king of Israel."Jesus found an ass and sat upon it, as is written: "Fear no more, O daughter Zion; see, your king comes, seated upon an ass's colt."His disciples did not understand this at first, but when Jesus had been glorified they remembered that these things were written about...
  • Governor (Schwarzenegger) stumps for Republican candidate in Antioch (Simonsen)

    06/09/2006 5:02:24 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 152+ views
    Mercury News ^ | June 9, 2006 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    Republican Simonsen faces tough campaign against DeSaulnier for 11th Assembly District Several hundred invited guests warmly welcomed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his "Protecting the California Dream" campaign tour Thursday morning in what may have been the first time a sitting governor visited Antioch. The stop also kicked off the 11th Assembly District race for Republican Arne Simonsen, the feisty Antioch city councilman running in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans two-to-one. He's running against Contra Costa Supervisor Mark DeSaulnier, a Democrat who bested three challengers in Tuesday's primary election. With odds that steep, it certainly doesn't hurt to have a...
  • Peter's First See: The evolution of the Patriarchate of Antioch

    05/02/2006 6:18:09 PM PDT · by pravknight · 13 replies · 533+ views
    CNEWA ^ | March 2003` | Chorbishop John D. Faris
    by Chorbishop John D. Faris Three successors of Peter – Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I, Pope John Paul II, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius IV – gather in the Syriac Orthodox Cathedral of St. George in Damascus, May 2001. (photo: L’Osservatore Romano) For most people, the phrase “See of Peter” refers to Rome. Rome is the site of the martyrdom of St. Peter and it has been, ever since, the See of Peter. The term see may be unfamiliar. It is derived from the Latin word sede, meaning chair or seat, and refers to a seat of government, which in...
  • Ex-Tenant Takes Revenge Against Landlords

    03/10/2006 11:38:36 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 1,016+ views
    AP via Comcast ^ | 3 10 06 | Associated Press
    ANTIOCH, Calif. - A man who was evicted from the house he rented for years allegedly took revenge on his landlords by dumping the home's hoarded contents _ five-gallon buckets of cookies, canned food, old batteries and puzzle pieces _ on the front lawn and in the backyard. The homeowner, Ann Stevenson, said she rented the house to Lloyd Annesley and his partner, Margaret McCoy, with a subsidized rent as a favor to the longtime family friends. After McCoy died, Annesley learned he would have to move and his relatives helped him dump the debris before they abandoned the property...
  • Collection Plates for Communism--The National Council of Churches

    02/22/2005 4:42:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 1,700+ views
    Frontpagemagazine/discoverthenetwork ^ | 2-22-05 |
    The National Council of Churches has a long history of supporting Communist causes -- and condemning the United States and Israel. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 475 Riverside DriveSuite 880New York, NY 10115 Phone :212-870-2227 URL :     Largest coalition of leftwing religious denominations in the United States Has long record of financial support for Communist regimesRemains faithful ally of Communist Cuba  Reserves criticism on moral issues for Israel and the United States Makes common cause with environmentalist radicals Masks leftist politics in faith-based declarations  Earlier this month, the National Council of Churches condemned Israel – a nation plagued in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-17-05, Memorial, St Ignatius of Antioch, bishop & martyr

    10/17/2005 9:47:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies · 491+ views American Bible ^ | 10-17-05 | New American Bible
    October 17, 2005Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr Psalm: Monday 45 Reading IRom 4:20-25 Brothers and sisters:Abraham did not doubt God’s promise in unbelief;rather, he was empowered by faith and gave glory to Godand was fully convinced that what God had promisedhe was also able to do.That is why it was credited to him as righteousness.But it was not for him alone that it was writtenthat it was credited to him;it was also for us, to whom it will be credited,who believe in the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,who was handed over for...
  • Maronite Catholic: Qolo (Hymn) of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/04/2005 7:11:57 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 65 replies · 7,835+ views
    Qurbono, The Book of Offering, Maronite Catholic Church | English rendering 1994 | Ancient Maronite
    Qolo: Assumption Entrance Hymn Tune: Fsheeto Alleluia! O Mother who gave Life to us, petition on our behalf the Son who appeared from you: may he remove from us the blows of punishment, and keep away divisions and disputes. May he lead us in the path of life in which we journey at all times. On your memorial day, we sing praise to your only Son. Alleluia! Blessed are you, O Mary, for God, who feeds all creatures, was nourished by you and rested on your breast. O Wonder! The Son of God was nourished by a human creature! He...
  • Antioch student rally cleared amid talk of legal action

    07/15/2005 3:07:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 251+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/15/5 | Rowena Coetsee
    ANTIOCH - A Deer Valley High student club prevailed this week when the school district, under threat of a lawsuit, agreed to allow the club to hold a political rally. In a meeting with the American Civil Liberties Union and half a dozen club members, Antioch Unified School District officials on Tuesday agreed to allow Students for Peace and Justice to stage an anti-war rally on campus this fall.The district indicated that it was not interested in spending money to pursue the matter in court, said ACLU attorney Julia Harumi Mass, who represented the club's two founders.Patrick Edelbacher and Amir-Ali...
  • In Antioch Catholics and Orthodox celebrate Easter together

    03/29/2005 10:16:09 AM PST · by Destro · 231+ views ^ | 29 March, 2005 | AsiaNews
    29 March, 2005 TURKEY In Antioch Catholics and Orthodox celebrate Easter together Antakya (AsiaNews) – The 75 Catholics of Antakya, the glorious Antioch-on-the-Orontes where the followers of Jesus were called Christians for the first time, did not celebrate Easter on March 27 as did their fellow Catholics around the world. Instead, they shall share in the celebrations with the larger Greek Orthodox community on May 1. Since 1988 Christians in this southern city of modern Turkey have in fact been celebrating Easter together according to the ancient Julian calendar. This was the brainchild of Father Domenico Bertogli, an Italian capuchin...