The Word Magazine
The Word is the official news magazine of the Antiochian Archdiocese. Published monthly (with the exception of July and August) the magazine circulates to the households of all members of the Antiochian Archdiocese and other subscribers including libraries and seminaries. The magazine was founded in 1905 in the Arabic language by St. Raphael of Brooklyn, and later was turned into an English language publication by Metropolitan Antony Bashir in 1957. While content is primarily intended to keep readers informed of Orthodox news, it also educates and inspires with articles on faith and practice. The Word is a member of The Associated Press, Ecumenical News International, and the Orthodox Press Service.
Back issues are available in PDF format on this web page.
Editor: Bishop John Abdalah
2 Lydias Path
Westborough, MA 01581-1841
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June 19, 2014 update: A revised version of the June 2014 Word is now available. Please download the updated version.
The June 2014 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:
Our Time of Uncertainty - Editorial, pg. 3
by Bishop John
Preaching Christ Crucified on Palm Sunday, pg. 4
by V. Rev. Steven C. Salaris, M.Div., Ph.D.
Bishop John Answers Some Frequently Asked Questions, pg. 7
From High School to College: The First Forty Days, pg. 10
by Christina Andersen
The Divine Liturgy: The Sacrament of Thanksgiving, pg. 12
by Metropolitan Ephrem (Kyriakos)
The Great Man and the Friend, pg. 14
by Eugene J. Sayfie, M.D.
Project Roots, pg. 36
by Nada Salem Abisamra
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Please note: Articles contained in The Word Magazine and on this website express the opinions of the authors. Articles are accepted for publication as contributing to a process of discussion and are not necessarily the last, official word from the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.