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May 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The May 2016 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Stewarship and Pascha
by His Grace Bishop John

Witnessing to Evangelicals
by Fr. Philip LeMasters

Ancient Traditions, New Beginnings
by Rev. Prior Dom Theodore

Learning to Listen
by Luke Bullock

The Ministry and Mission of Sacred Music

Struggle for Faith
by Raphael (David) Beason

Reflections on the Priesthood, Part 1
by Economos Antony Gabriel

...and more!

April 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The April 2016 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Happy Is the Man Who Lives Well with God and Fellow Man
by His Grace Bishop John

Lest We Forget: The Legacy of Metropolitan Antony Bashir
by Fr. Antony Gabriel

Lest We Forget: The Legacy of Archpriest Paul Schneirla
by Fr. Antony Gabriel

The Mystery in Ephesians 3
by Rev. Fr. Steven C. Salaris

Trusting God in Times of Illness
by Nancy Korb

The Christian Trinity and the Islamic Oneness of God
by V. Rev. Fr. Elie Estephan

...and more!

March 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The March 2016 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Vocations Are Gifts from God
by His Grace Bishop John

The Pursuit: Towards Christian Manhood

Staying in Balance in the Pastoral Life
by His Grace Bishop John

Seeing Christ in the Saints
by Fr. Joshua Burnett

The Holy Practice of Iconography: Why Start Young?
by Randi Maria Sider-Rose, M.Div.

He Is Love: Teamwork in Indonesia
by Presbytera Renee Ritsi

...and more!

February 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The February 2016 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Our Vision of Leadership is Service
by His Grace Bishop John

House of Studies 35th Anniversary

Metropolitan Joseph Addresses the Archdiocese Board of Trustees

Confession: A Mystery of the Church
by V. Rev. Paul O'Callagan

God Is Wonderful in His Saints
by Rev. Fr. Michael Shanbour

...and more!

The Complete Works of St. Raphael are Now Available in Arabic

To the Beloved Faithful of this God-Protected Archdiocese:

Greetings and Blessings in the Name of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ!

We are pleased to present and commend the tireless effort of Dr. Adnan Trabulsi in compiling and editing this monumental work of The Complete Works of St. Raphael Hawaweeny that are being published collectively for the first time in Arabic as a three volume set. By his work, Dr. Trabulsi has assured that the legacy of this great saint will not only be preserved, but will be made known to the many Arabic-speaking people both inside and outside of America who have not yet come to know St. Raphael. 

This set of three volumes is being made available for the first time in Arabic and includes the writings of this Antiochian saint that were originally published in the "WORD" magazine from 1905 to 1915.

January 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The January 2016 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

A Call to Reject All Hateful Speech and Actions against Our Muslim Friends and Neighbors
by His Grace Bishop John

Keeping Christ in Christmas
by Subdeacon Thom Crowe

Keeping the Faith in Taybeh
An Interview with Maria Khoury

Terror, Violence, Fear, and Our Christian Response
by Fr. Luke A. Veronis

Listening to Our Elderly Companions
by Fr. Peter Kavanaugh

...and more!

December 2015 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The December 2015 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Models of Parenting for Clergy and Parents
by His Grace Bishop John

The Joy and Challenge of Evangelization
by Fr. Anthony Roeber

Chief among Sinners
by John R. Gresham, Jr.

Fr. John Namie: Hear the Voice Again

Prepared Hands, Prepared Hearts, Prepared People
by Edith Humphrey, Ph.D.

What Does FOCUS Mean to You?

...and more!

November 2015 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The November 2015 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Have the Antiochians Changed Their Minds?
by His Grace Bishop John

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph Addresses St. Vladimir's Seminary

Minutes of the General Assembly of the 52nd Antiochian Arthodox Archdiocese Convention

Liturgical Discipleship: A Framework for Youth Ministry
by Gregory Abdalah

Youth Music Ministry
by Chris Farha

The Gift of Life
by Alexis Bethoney Gerena

...and more!

October 2015 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The October 2015 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

The Many Priestly Roles, and Confession
by His Grace Bishop John

His Beatitude John X Addresses the Archdiocese Convention

Truth and Love: Learning from St. Raphael
by Fr. Gregory Horton

St. Raphael: Waiting on God
by Fr. Andrew Moore

Celebrating 40 Years of Ministry: Economos Antony Gabriel
by Rev. Jean El-Murr

Symeon, the New Theologian
by Jason Falcone, M.Div.

Hungry Children at Home and Abroad
by Kh. Suzanne V. Murphy

...and more!

September 2015 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The September 2015 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Patriarch John X and the God Who is With Us
by His Grace Bishop John

His Beatitude John X Addresses the Archdiocese Convention

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph Addresses the General Assembly

Archdiocese Convention Homily
by Archpriest Paul O'Callaghan

June 2015 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The June 2015 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

How Do We Define Success?
by His Grace Bishop John

Antimins or Antimension
by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

Becoming Truly Human
by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

An Invitation to Become Truly Human

The Beauty of the Church: Its Place and Purpose
by His Grace Bishop Anthony

May 2015 Edition of The Word Now Available

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Update, May 25, 2015: A revised version of the May 2015 issue is available.

The May 2015 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

What We Are About
by His Grace Bishop John

Imitation and the Divine Life
by St. Raphael Hawaweeny

Remarks on the First Anniversary Trisagion for Metropolitan Philip
by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

Serving Christ Our God and Our Church
by Violet K. Robbat

Joint Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Kidnapping of Archbishops Paul and John

Secular vs. Orthodox Chaplaincy: Taking the Kingdom of Heaven Seriously
by His Grace Bishop Thomas

On the New Martyrs of the Middle East: An Orthodox Christian View
by His Grace Bishop Thomas

...and more!

April 2015 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The April 2015 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Pascha: The Formula for Joy
by Bishop John

Journeying to Judgement - and Pascha
by Fr. Paul Nadim Tarazi

The Purpose of Life? An Orthodox Christian Perspective
by Reader Daniel Manzuk

The Historicity and Potential of the Western-Rite Liturgy
by Fr. Kenneth M. DeVoie, M.Div.

Panegyric for St. Raphael
by Fr. John Fenton

...and more!

March 2015 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The March 2015 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Discerning the Goal from the Process
by Bishop John

Metropolitan Joseph: The Formative Years
by Sub-deacon Peter Samore

A Celebration Coast to Coast
by Sub-deacon Peter Samore

St. Raphael on Science and Religion
by St. Raphael of Brooklyn, translated by Dr. Sam Cohlmia

Truth in an Age without Facts
by Andrew Boyd

Prepared Hands, Prepared Hearts, Prepared People
by Edith Humphrey, Ph.D.

Orthodoxy and Yoga
by Jason Falcone, M.Div.

...and more!

February 2015 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The February 2015 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Learning from Mary, the Birth-Giver of God
by Garrett "Justin" Brannon

St. John Climacus: The Forgotten Saint
by Father Athanasios Papagiannis

The Gifts of the Evangelist Luke
by Edith Humphrey, Ph.D.

IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief in Syria

...and more!

January 2015 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The January 2015 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

The Speech of His Beatitude Patriarch John X at the Enthronement of His Eminence Joseph (Zehlaoui)

The Address of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

All Power Belongs to God
by His Grace Bishop John

The Cost of Freedom
by His Grace Bishop John

Personhood and an Aging Mind and Body
by Peter A. Kavanaugh

Is Orthodox Christianity Conservative or Liberal?
by Fr. Ignatius Valentine

...and more!

December 2014 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The December 2014 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Christmas Traditions and Our Time of Glad Tidings and Joy
by His Grace Bishop John (Abdalah)

Facing the Crisis: Christian Solidarity on the Middle East
by Fr. Paul O'Callaghan

Vision for Life: The Incarnation and the Sanctity of Life before Birth
by Chris Humphrey, Ph.D.

Orthodoxy and Asceticism
by Kevin Allen

Left Behind?
by Very Rev. John W. Morris

Social Action, Spiritual Outreach, and Philanthropy
by Charles R. Ajalat

...and more!

November 2014 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The November 2014 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Encountering God
by His Grace Bishop John (Abdalah)

The Clergy Symposium: Pastoral Theology and Healing
by The Very Rev. Joseph J. Allen, Th.D.

Baptism and Eucharist: Sacraments of Healing
by Dr. Paul Meyendorff

Antiochian House of Studies
So Much More: Reflecting the Unceasing Worship of the Heavenly Hosts
by Daniel L. Marchant

Antiochian House of Studies
Our Goal: Knowing God
by Sub-deacon Jeremiah Vollman

Antiochian House of Studies
The Kingdom of Heaven and Purity of Heart
by Ronnie Long

Unity in Antioch
by Economos Antony Gabriel

...and more!

October 2014 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The October 2014 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Antiochian Unity, the Assembly of Bishops and World Orthodoxy - Editorial
by Bishop John

The Visit of His Beatitude Patriarch John X and the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

In Praise of New Martyrs
by Fr. John W. Fenton

The War Within
by Richard Zakka

It's Time to Wake Up
by Fr. Timothy Ferguson

The Conference on Antiochian Unity
by Violet K. Robbat

...and more!

September 2014 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The September 2014 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

From Uncertainty to Confidence - Editorial
by Bishop John

Address by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

Into the Heart of Antioch: The North American Delegation to the Antiochian Unity Conference
by Douglas Cramer

Our First Interview with Metropolitan Joseph

Bishop Antoun Reflects

The Road to Damascus: My Conversion
by Brett Heide

...and more!

June 2014 Edition of The Word Now Available

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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

...and more!

April 2014 Memorial Edition of The Word Now Available

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The April 2014 issue of The Word is devoted to His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of blessed memory:

Christ is Risen! Editorial, pg. 3
by Bishop John

Memorial Homily on His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, pg. 5
by His Beatitude Patriarch John X

Memorial Address for the Repose of Metropolitan Philip Saliba, pg. 12
by Archbishop Joseph

We Bid You Farewell: Eulogy, pg. 14
by Economos Antony Gabriel

Memory Eternal, Master, pg. 17
by Fr. Timothy Ferguson, Protosyngellos of our Archdiocese

The Life of Metropolitan Philip, pg. 22

Letters of Condolence, pg. 30

...and more.

March 2014 Edition of The Word Now Available

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Patriarch John X of Antioch and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow Issue Appeal on Syria, pg. 5

Role Models for Women in Antiochian Women's Month, pg. 6
by Kh. Suzanne Murphy

Glory to God for the Antiochian Women, pg. 8
by Kh. Dannie Moore

Some Thoughts Concerning the Dispute over Qatar, pg. 10
by Archpriest John W. Morris

A Missionary's Journey into Orthodoxy in Turkana, pg. 12
by Karen Morrison

Worship: What's the Point, pg. 20
by Chris Humphrey

Food, Sex, and Sports: Idols or Pathways to Salvation?, pg. 23
by Fr. Philip LeMasters

...and more!

February 2014 Edition of The Word Now Available

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Do We Need to Rethink the Parish Council?, pg. 3
by His Grace Bishop John Abdalah

Christ and the Children, pg. 5
by Fr. Joseph Antypas

Metropolitan Philip's Letter Regarding the Nuns of St. Thekla Convent, pg. 8

New England Parish Council Seminar, pg. 10

Mother Macrina Addresses Women's Retreat, pg. 14
by Dianne Julianna Storheim-Hill

St. Athanasios and His Relevance Today, pg. 17
by Fr. Athanasios Papagiannis

...and more!

January 2014 Edition of The Word Now Available

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Desire, Scripture, and Change: Reading the Bible in the Orthodox Tradition, pg. 4
by Fr. John Oliver

Love Your Enemies, pg. 10
by Fr. Andrew Harmon

World Council of Churches Statement, pg. 14

Reflecting on Reflections, pg. 19
by Fr. Joseph Allen, Th.D.

Help the Orphans of War in Syria, pg. 24
by Dianne O'Regan

On Faith, pg. 34
by G. Philip Sayegh

...and more!