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Luke the Evangelist

Luke the Evangelist is one of the Four Evangelists—the four traditionally ascribed authors of the canonical Gospels. The Early Church Fathers ascribed to him authorship of both the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, which would mean Luke contributed over a quarter of the text of the New Testament, more than any other author. Prominent figures in early Christianity such as Jerome and Eusebius reaffirmed his authorship, although a lack of conclusive evidence as to the identity of the author of the works has led to discussion in scholarly circles, both secular and religious; the New Testament mentions Luke a few times, the Pauline Epistle to the Colossians refers to him as a physician. Since the early years of the faith, Christians have regarded him as a saint, he is believed to have been a martyr having been hanged from an olive tree, though some believe otherwise. The Roman Catholic Church and other major denominations venerate him as Saint Luke the Evangelist and as a patron saint of artists, bachelors, surgeons and butchers.

Many scholars believe that Luke was a Greek physician who lived in the Greek city of Antioch in Ancient Syria, although some other scholars and theologians think Luke was a Hellenic Jew. Bart Koet, a researcher and professor of theology, has stated that it was accepted that the theology of Luke–Acts points to a gentile Christian writing for a gentile audience, although he concludes that it is more plausible that Luke–Acts is directed to a community made up of both Jewish and gentile Christians because there is stress on the scriptural roots of the gentile mission. Gregory Sterling, Dean of the Yale Divinity School, claims that he was either a Hellenistic Jew or a god-fearer, his earliest notice is in Paul's Epistle to Philemon—Philemon 1:24. He is mentioned in Colossians 4:14 and 2 Timothy 4:11, two works ascribed to Paul; the next earliest account of Luke is in the Anti-Marcionite Prologue to the Gospel of Luke, a document once thought to date to the 2nd century, but which has more been dated to the 4th century.

Helmut Koester, claims that the following part, the only part preserved in the original Greek, may have been composed in the late 2nd century: Luke, was born in Antioch, by profession, was a physician. He had become a disciple of the apostle Paul and followed Paul until his martyrdom, he died at the age of 84 years. Epiphanius states that Luke was one of the Seventy Apostles, John Chrysostom indicates at one point that the "brother" Paul mentions in the Second Epistle to the Corinthians 8:18 is either Luke or Barnabas. If one accepts that Luke was indeed the author of the Gospel bearing his name and the Acts of the Apostles, certain details of his personal life can be reasonably assumed. While he does exclude himself from those who were eyewitnesses to Jesus' ministry, he uses the word "we" in describing the Pauline missions in Acts of the Apostles, indicating that he was there at those times. There is similar evidence that Luke resided in Troas, the province which included the ruins of ancient Troy, in that he writes in Acts in the third person about Paul and his travels until they get to Troas, where he switches to the first person plural.

The "we" section of Acts continues until the group leaves Philippi, when his writing goes back to the third person. This change happens again. There are three "we sections" in Acts, all following this rule. Luke never stated, that he lived in Troas, this is the only evidence that he did; the composition of the writings, as well as the range of vocabulary used, indicate that the author was an educated man. A quote in the Epistle to the Colossians differentiates between Luke and other colleagues "of the circumcision." 10 My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does the cousin of Barnabas. 11 Jesus, called Justus sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my co-workers for the kingdom of God, they have proved a comfort to me.... 14 Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, Demas send greetings. Colossians 4:10–11, 14; this comment has traditionally caused commentators to conclude. If this were true, it would make Luke the only writer of the New Testament who can be identified as not being Jewish.

However, not the only possibility. Although Luke is considered to have been a gentile Christian, some scholars believe him to have been a Hellenized Jew; the phrase could just as be used to differentiate between those Christians who observed the rituals of Judaism and those who did not. Luke's presence in Rome with the Apostle Paul near the end of Paul's life was attested by 2 Timothy 4:11: "Only Luke is with me". In the last chapter of the Book of Acts attributed to Luke, there are several accounts in the first person affirming Luke's presence in Rome, including Acts 28:16: "And when we came to Rome..." According to some accounts, Luke contributed to the authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Luke died at age 84 in Boeotia, according to a "fairly early and widespread tradition". According to Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos, Greek historian of the 14th century, Luke's tomb was located in Thebes, whence his relics were transferred to Constantinople in the year 357; the Gospel of Luke does not name its author.

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Emmaus Catholic College

Emmaus Catholic College is an independent Roman Catholic co-educational secondary day school, located in Kemps Creek, New South Wales, Australia. The College was established in 1988 and caters for students from Years 7–12; the College is under the direction of Parramatta Diocese. The school was, in part, named "Emmaus" as it is located 11 kilometres from St Marys, Western Sydney, while Emmaus was located 11 kilometres from Jerusalem. Emmaus Catholic College is linked to two parishes – Our Lady of the Rosary in St Marys and Holy Spirit in St Clair. From 2009 the school has undergone renovations; these included a refurbishment of its chapel and a new oval. The Emmaus Catholic College principal is Robert Nastasi, appointed as principal in Term 4 of the 2016 academic year. List of Catholic schools in New South Wales Catholic education in Australia Catholic Education in the Diocese of Parramatta Emmaus Catholic College website Holy spirit parish website

Dalian PX protest

The Dalian PX protest was a peaceful public protest in People's Square, Dalian, to protest against a paraxylene chemical factory—Dalian Fujia Dahua Petrochemical —built in Dalian city. The protest took place in 14 August 2011. On 8 August, typhoon Muifa struck Dalian city; the breach highlighted the risk of a future storm or natural event causing a breach in the factory's storage tanks, flooding the town with the toxic chemical. The factory, a joint venture between the city and the private company Fujia began operating in 2007. In early August, prior to the typhoon, a film crew from China Central Television, filming a story on the factory, were denied entry to the factory and beaten by factory workers. A trailer advertising the story was broadcast on CCTV, but the segment was withdrawn by the station, triggering speculation on blogs and Twitter that the factory was being protected from scrutiny by someone in authority. Residents of Dalian organised a "stroll" in People's Square through Weibo, Twitter and Internet forums to spread the message.

On 14 August, tens of thousands of people gathered in the Square to protest, demanding the factory be shut down and relocated, that investigation into the factory be made public. The news agency Reuters reported that Chinese authorities had blocked searches for the terms "PX", "Dalian" and "Dalian protests" on Weibo microblogs. On the afternoon of 14 August, the Dalian city government agreed to move the factory out of city, although the new location of the factory and the date of its move were not announced; the proposed new location was announced to be an industrial park on Xizhong Island. In early December 2011, a leaked document posted online suggested that the plant had passed safety checks and would soon resume production. Shortly afterwards, local residents reported that smoke was billowing from the plant's chimney and workers were arriving at the plant. City officials refused to confirm that the plant was active, said that the planned move to Xizhong Island would proceed but would take some time