Antioch on the Orontes (/ˈæntiˌɒk/; also Syrian Antioch) was an ancient Greek - Roman city on the eastern side of the Orontes River. Its ruins lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey, and lends the modern city its name.
Antioch was called "the cradle of Christianity" as a result of its longevity and the pivotal role that it played in the emergence of both Hellenistic Judaism and Early Christianity. The Christian New Testament asserts that the name Christian first emerged in Antioch. It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis, and its residents were known as Antiochenes. The city was once a great metropolis of half a million people during Augustan times, but it declined to insignificance during the Middle Ages because of warfare, repeated earthquakes, and a change in trade routes, which no longer passed through Antioch from the far east, following the Mongol conquests.
Karlston Martin’s passion for aviation began as a child when he received a remote control airplane as an early Christmas gift. He set his eyes on the Cox-made Gooney Bird radio-controlled model in the halls of a Sam’s Club inAntioch. “Really, I have always loved planes,” Martin explained ... Pursuing a dream ... Flying for a cause.
While earning his bachelor's degree in theater arts years earlier at AntiochCollege, Feil had become lifelong friends with Rod Serling and future Tony-winning playwright Herb Gardner and helped construct the campus radio station.