A Little History of the Antipas Site
Today, we've become so accustomed to computers and electronic media, that few people recognize what an accomplishment the Antipas site was. The original Antipas site was lovingly compiled by Brother Julio and Sister Kim Scaramastro, at a time when the Internet was in its infancy. Before Christadelphian writings were in any electronic format, they were among the first to make the pioneer writings available on-line. Books were disassembled, scanned page by page, put through optical character recognition, proof read, posted to web pages and then the books were diligently rebound. This site represents hours and hours of man power. Their simple goal was to have the writings of the pioneer brethren, hymns, bible readings, and exhortations available for all Christadelphians
Neither Julio or Kim ever dreamed that the Internet could become world-wide, nor did they ever expect the site to be of interest to anyone but Christadelphians. Imagine 30 years ago telling either one of them, that people everywhere around the world would be accessing the Internet from their cell phone. They were not with us to see the information age explode into the global phenomenon it is today. They are asleep, awaiting the return of our Lord and Master. Julio and Kim intended for this site to continue to stand as witness to the Truth, as contained in the Scriptures, taught by the Apostles, and expounded upon by the pioneer Christadelphians until our Lord's return and beyond.
It was Brother Dennis and Sister Marie Davis that continued to add to and edit Antipas. Marie filled her days with putting together the hymns, and organizing the site. Dennis worked to answer questions, write articles and make corrections to the site. Together they were able to add many of the books, articles and hymns on here today. Both Dennis and Marie worked tirelessly on the site with the hope of improving and sharing the gospel message with anyone who would listen. Dennis and Marie fell asleep in the Lord and Antipas was passed on to me, their daughter, Sister Rachel. Having very large footprints to fill I am doing all I can to redesign the site for better accessibility while adding as many Christadelphian works to Antipas as I can. It is my hope to have a full library and music section online and available to any one who is searching for the Truth.
If you have any suggestions or additions please contact me. Lord willing, I will continue to maintain and improve this site.
We are currently re-designing the entire site! All the links should continue to work however, some pages may be in our old format while others are being changed over to our new design and layout as we continue work on the new look. We hope our the new look, and more organized layout, will make Antipas more appealing and easier to navigate. We are adding more PDF files and downloadable content as well. Please be patient, and check back regularly, as we have almost 7 thousand pages to re-design. Any comments or concerns regarding functional problems, or the new design, are greatly appreciated! If you find a mistake (broken links, spelling errors, missing pages) please drop us an e-mail (email@example.com) with the page title and URL location. This can be done simply by copying and pasting the link at the top of your web browser.
As we add more to the site we are in great need of additional people to review the material. Proof reading consists of matching the text of a chapter in PDF with a web copy and making any necessary corrections. It shouldn't take more than an hour or so per chapter or article. Proof reading is the most time consuming portion of expanding this site. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
The hymns on the site are really very beautiful, simple arrangements. They were written with singing, rather than listening, in mind. Each hymn has a (4-6 bar) musical introduction like that typically used at meeting. Pauses (or rests) were added to help with group singing. The entire Green Hymnbook is on our site. Many thanks to Peter Clausen for sending us the Mp3 files. Simply go to the hymn and press the play button. Want to use the hymns for meeting? The windows are set for mobile files. We suggest opening a separate page for each hymn in your browser. After the hymn is announced click on the opened page for that hymn and play.
Many thanks, to all who forward materials to us for publication. Please continue to send us information when possible. We are especially interested in original articles from Dr. Thomas and brother Roberts. Please be aware that some areas of the site were removed or are being revised, and may be inaccessible. Some articles will not return to the site. If there is a particular article you wish to view, please contact us and we will e-mail the article.