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April 17, 1992 | by Joseph P. Blake, Daily News Staff Writer
Teachers are always on the lookout for that special student who stands out among his or her peers and seems destined for great things. More rarely, though, do they search for students who would make a good Jesus or Virgin Mary. But that's what Annette DiMedio, an instructor and assistant dean at the University of the Arts, does every fall for her annual theatrical production on the life of Christ. "I look for my Jesus and my Mary the very first day of class," said DiMedio, who's directing a presentation at 3 p.m. today on the Stations of the Cross - the events leading up to and including the crucifixion and entombment of Jesus.
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April 15, 1990 | By Eileen Kenna, Special to The Inquirer
They filtered into the gym at Corpus Christi Catholic School in Upper Gwynedd on Palm Sunday, costumes covered by plastic trash bags slung over their shoulders. There was a lot of joking about everyone having a cross to bear, about costumes that showed off the men's hairy legs. But soon the 50 people who would perform in a dress rehearsal of The Passion and Crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ would lower their heads in prayer, and some, like 49-year-old Gerry Wernert, who plays Mary, would shed real tears over the re-enactment of the last hours of the life of Jesus Christ.
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April 3, 1999 | STEVEN M. FALK / DAILY NEWS
Students from the University of the Arts perform the Stations of the Cross at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church as part of Good Friday ceremonies yesterday. The stations depict scenes from the torments suffered by Christ on the day of his Crucifixion.
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August 15, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / GERALD S. WILLIAMS
Lucien Crump puts finishing touches on his painting of the Crucifixion at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in West Philadelphia. The painting, on a canvas 14 by 28 feet, will be dedicated in a special service at 8 p.m. today at the church, at 63d and Callowhill Streets.
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April 21, 1993 | BY JAMES T. McDONELL
I grew up in a typical Catholic environment, mass, confessions, Catholic schools, and all the rituals that go along with a heavy theological religion. Also, an image of Christ, deified from conception to the grave. I was taught to emulate this man, but how do you emulate a God? It was hard enough to be myself let alone copying a God. This is what I know: Christ was a man who knew the same experiences that you or I know. Sometime in his life, probably through his own goodness, he awoke to the reality of God within him, a reality that exists in everyone.
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April 21, 2000 | by David Kronke, Los Angeles Daily News
THE MIRACLE MAKER. 7 p.m. Sunday, Channel 6. "The Miracle Maker" brings us the Life of Christ in the same medium that transformed Gumby into a children's icon, Claymation, mixed intermittently (and irritably) with inferior other styles (probably farmed out to other animators in order to meet some deadline or budgetary constraint). The cast of voices - led by Ralph Fiennes as Jesus, and including Julie Christie (playing Mary Magdelene, who's not a prostitute here, just a little crazy)
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November 6, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
Luna Theater Company, based at the historic Church of the Crucifixion in Bella Vista since 2013, abruptly canceled the remainder of its season last week because "our desires for a long-term lease extension fell on deaf ears," according to an email from Gregory Scott Campbell, founder and producing artistic director. The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, owner of the church, refused to extend Luna's lease, signed in 2013 and running until August 2016. The church building was shut in March.
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April 2, 2000 | By David O'Reilly, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
She has prayed in the light of its stained-glass windows for 50 years, but Louise Bryant wasn't supposed to be in the Episcopal Church of the Crucifixion last Sunday. Samuel Jackson grew up in this little South Philadelphia parish, but he wasn't supposed to be here, passing the collection basket, either. And the Rev. Paul Washington - once the champion of Black Panther radicals, scourge of racist police officers, rector of the diocese's largest church, a man branded a "traitor" to Episcopal tradition and even an enemy of America - was surely not supposed to be here.
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October 23, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
The Luna Theater has found a place to call home: The converted Church of the Crucifixion at 620 S. 8th St., with its serviceable proscenium and, in its inaugural production of A Clockwork Orange , hugely able actors filling it. Yet, amid this real-estate triumph, the production of Anthony Burgess' theatrical adaptation of his explosive novel also showed that no matter how good the actors are, the near-bare stage with limited entrances and...
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November 6, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
Luna Theater Company, based at the historic Church of the Crucifixion in Bella Vista since 2013, abruptly canceled the remainder of its season last week because "our desires for a long-term lease extension fell on deaf ears," according to an email from Gregory Scott Campbell, founder and producing artistic director. The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, owner of the church, refused to extend Luna's lease, signed in 2013 and running until August 2016. The church building was shut in March.
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October 23, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
The Luna Theater has found a place to call home: The converted Church of the Crucifixion at 620 S. 8th St., with its serviceable proscenium and, in its inaugural production of A Clockwork Orange , hugely able actors filling it. Yet, amid this real-estate triumph, the production of Anthony Burgess' theatrical adaptation of his explosive novel also showed that no matter how good the actors are, the near-bare stage with limited entrances and...
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April 1, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Staff Writer
They have been coming by bus or car from as far away as Florida - nearly 27,000 of them - every year for the last 31. Most are believers. Others are looking for something to believe in and are praying they will find it as they watch He Is Alive , about the last seven days of Jesus' life, unfolding on the stage of the sanctuary of the Fountain of Life Center in Burlington Township. For nearly two hours Saturday afternoon, 400 members of the Assemblies of God congregation took the stage, re-creating every event - from Christ's entry into Jerusalem to the Last Supper, his arrest and trial, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection.
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March 30, 2013 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
So much to see and hear. So little time. Or maybe a surfeit of time. That's the promise of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, which begins its second monthlong citywide splash this week - two years after a rousing debut of more than 135 performances and events wrapping up with a street fair on the Avenue of the Arts that drew more than 200,000. This time, the festival, though smaller, returns with a bang, as in the Big Bang of almost 14 billion years ago, although this weekend the oldest moment being evoked is only between three and four billion, when life emerged from the primordial soup.
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January 14, 2013
The Testament of Mary By Colm Tóibín Scribner. 96 pp. $19.99. Reviewed by Helen W. Mallon   After the silent night came a cataclysm. Colm Tóibín's novella The Testament of Mary highlights the microscopic, personal aspect of Christianity's earthshaking beginnings. In this daring interpretation, he takes a behind-the-icon approach to Mary, the Catholic embodiment of perfection. This book is one in which the name Jesus does not appear.
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August 22, 2006 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
GERMAN PROSECUTORS said yesterday that even though Madonna hung from a cross, she's off the hook. They have decided against investigating the pop diva who performed her mock crucifixion scene at a weekend concert before 45,000 fans at D?sseldorf's LTU Arena. The crucifixion drew criticism in Italy, and D?sseldorf prosecutors said last week that they would monitor reports about the concert. They did not, however, send observers. Yesterday, spokesman Johannes Mocken said they would not look into possible charges of insulting religious beliefs.
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April 16, 2001 | By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
For all of his popularity on compact disc, Estonian composer Arvo P?rt - the best known among a school of Eastern Europeans called "the holy minimalists" - is surprisingly absent from the concert hall. His 1988 hour-long setting of the St. John Passion Gospel - titled Passio - is heard live so seldom that Friday's performance by the chorus Voces Novae et Antiquae and the Rel?che ensemble at the Trinity Center for Urban Life had the buzz of an event. The crowd was youngish and artsy, no surprise since P?rt's music echoes ancient chant so popular a few years ago. Also, the music is heartily accommodated by the electronic age, its spareness lending itself to recordings made in resonant venues where the sanctimonious silences have a shot at making sense.
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April 21, 2000 | by David Kronke, Los Angeles Daily News
THE MIRACLE MAKER. 7 p.m. Sunday, Channel 6. "The Miracle Maker" brings us the Life of Christ in the same medium that transformed Gumby into a children's icon, Claymation, mixed intermittently (and irritably) with inferior other styles (probably farmed out to other animators in order to meet some deadline or budgetary constraint). The cast of voices - led by Ralph Fiennes as Jesus, and including Julie Christie (playing Mary Magdelene, who's not a prostitute here, just a little crazy)
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April 2, 2000 | By David O'Reilly, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
She has prayed in the light of its stained-glass windows for 50 years, but Louise Bryant wasn't supposed to be in the Episcopal Church of the Crucifixion last Sunday. Samuel Jackson grew up in this little South Philadelphia parish, but he wasn't supposed to be here, passing the collection basket, either. And the Rev. Paul Washington - once the champion of Black Panther radicals, scourge of racist police officers, rector of the diocese's largest church, a man branded a "traitor" to Episcopal tradition and even an enemy of America - was surely not supposed to be here.
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April 4, 1999 | By Sudarsan Raghavan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On this Easter day, when fighting rages across Yugoslavia, and Christians everywhere pray for peace, the Rev. Dennis Rhodes and parishioner Sally Lackovich may not have much to agree about. Father Rhodes' congregation is largely Albanian, and Lackovich is a Serb. Yet they do have something in common: a biblical metaphor that they believe appropriately describes the plight of people on both sides of the conflict in the Balkans. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ. "I think it's a good analogy," Father Rhodes said.
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