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April 2012 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The April 2012 issue contains the following articles:

On Forgiveness, pg. 4
by Chris Humphrey, Ph.D.

A Mother's Letter to Her Children on Marriage, pg. 8

Antiochian Heritage Foundation, pg. 10
by Dan Abraham and David Ghiz

Christian Churches Together Meet in Memphis, pg. 12

Antiochian Orthodoxy in the Philippines, pg. 16

Works of the Order in Action: Learning Christian Living through the Orthodox Camping Experience, pg. 20
by Khalil Samara

Leaders See IOCC Work Firsthand in Damascus, pg. 26

...and more!

March 2012 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The March 2012 issue contains the following articles:

The Essence of St. Basil's Social Vision, pg. 5, by Troy and Theodora Polamalu & Charles Ajalat

The Cedars of Lebanon and Our New Bishops, pg. 8, by Fr. Michael Ellias

February 2012 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The February 2012 issue contains the following articles:

A Personal Tribute to Kathy Meyer, pg. 4
by Economos Antony Gabriel

Visit to Al-Kafaat, pg. 6
by V. Rev. Fr. George Alberts

Book Review: A Second Round of Soul Searching, pg. 8
by Carole Buleza

Works of the Order in Action, pg. 13
by V. Rev. Michael Ellias

Let Us Pray, pg. 14
by John Truslow

The Armor of God: Putting on Christ!, pg. 18
by Rammy I. Zanayed

...and more!

We are experimenting with a different, double-page spread format for The Word Magazine PDF files. We hope that this change will provide a better view of the layout and design of the magazine. We welcome reader feedback regarding the readability and usability of this format! Please send comments to editor@antiochian.org.

January 2012 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The January 2012 issue contains the following articles:

The Consecration of Our New Hierarchs: Bishops John, Anthony and Nicholas, pg. 4

Metropolitan Philip Hosts the Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, pg. 10

Translation as a Means of Grace, pg. 14
by Professor Anthony Gythiel

Spiritual Struggle and the Christian, pg. 18
by Fr. Daniel Morton

Postmodern Young People and the Liturgy, pg. 22
by V. Rev. Fr. David J. Randolph

...and more!

December 2011 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The December 2011 issue contains the following articles:

Finding Refreshment at the St. Thekla Pilgrimage, pg. 4
by Mother Alexandra

The Syrian Regime, pg. 10
by Dr. Najib E. Saliba

Arabic Culture, pg. 16
by Odeese M. Ghassa-Khalil

...and more!

November 2011 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The November 2011 issue contains the following articles:

Editorial, pg. 3
by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip

Delegation to Syria, pg. 4
by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon

50th Antiochian Archdiocese Convention: General Assembly Reports, pg. 13

What is the Difference between a Cradle Orthodox Person and a Convert?, pg. 70
by Fr. Stephen Powley

Sharing Hope and Happiness, One Car at a Time..., pg. 73

...and more!

October 2011 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The October 2011 issue contains the following articles:

What's Being Done to Save Our Teens, pg. 3
by His Grace Bishop-Elect John Abdalah

The Albanian Journals Part 2, pg. 4
by Fr. Stephen Mathewes

St. Paraskeva: A Woman of Prayer, pg. 8
by Fr. Andrew Harmon

The Pursuit of God's Peace in an Anxious World, pg. 10
by Fr. Joshua Makoul

Reflections on the Building and Consecration of Our Church, pg. 12
by V. Rev. Josiah Trenham

...and more!

September 2011 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The September 2011 issue contains the following articles:

Metropolitan Philip Addresses the 50th Antiochian Archdiocese Convention, pg. 5

Resolutions of the 50th Antiochian Archdiocese Convention, pg. 16

The Albanian Journals Part 1, pg. 20
by Fr. Stephen Mathewes

Prophecies of Christ's Life, Death and Resurrection in the Old Testament, pg. 24
by Hal Smith

An Orthodox University: Higher Education for Orthodox Christians, pg. 26
by His Grace Bishop Thomas

Hospitality to College Students, pg. 30
by Hollie Benton

...and more!

Correction: Order of St. Ignatius Scholarship Funding

Correction to a statement in an article by Fr. Peter Gillquist in the May 2011 issue of The Word magazine: The Order of St. Ignatius does not provide financial aid to students, including students of the St. Stephen's Course. It does provide aid, however, for children to attend sessions at Antiochian camps each summer.

June 2011 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The June 2011 special double issue contains the following articles:

Treasury of Blessings, pg. 4
by Fr. John Oliver

The Resurrection and My Little Bout with Depression, pg. 10
by Chris Humphrey

Battling Evil Thoughts, pg. 12
by Fr. Stephen Powley

Peacemaking and Reconciliation, pg. 16
by Anthony S. Bashir and Rev. Fr. John Meffrige

Al-Kafaat, pg. 33

... and more!

The Word does not publish in July and August. Watch for the September issue later this summer.

May 2011 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The May 2011 issue contains the following articles:

New Creation in Christ: How Jesus Changes Us and Our Marriages, pg. 5
by V. Rev. Josiah Trenham, Ph.D.

Vision for Life Reaches Out to a Million Homes with Pro-Life Message, pg. 10
by Chris Humphrey, Ph.D.

Over and Above: The Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch, pg. 12
by V. Rev. Peter E. Gillquist

Report from the Department of Christian Education, pg. 17

Structure & Symbolism in Stone: The Architecture of Ancient Christian Syria, pg. 22

...and more!

April 2011 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The April 2011 issue contains the following articles:

Domestic Violence: Where Are the "Well-Meaning" Men?, pg. 4
by V. Rev. Fr. David Randolph

Why the Church Needs Monasteries, pg. 6
by Roberta Royhab

Letting the Light of Christ Shine Through, pg. 8
by Janet Jaime

Thoughts on Living with Cancer, pg. 11
by V. Rev. Elias Bitar

Leaders as Spiritual Trustees, pg. 14
by Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos, D. Min., Ed. D.

...and more!

March 2011 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The March 2011 issue contains the following articles:

Cultivating Inexpressible Joy, pg. 4
by V. Rev. Josiah Trenham, Ph.D.

Two Modes of Christian Being: Individual and Corporate, pg. 7
by V. Rev. Fr. Joseph Antypas

Reflections on Ministering to College-Age Orthodox Christians in a Postmodern World, pg. 8
by Rt. Rev. John Abdalah

How the SMI Changed My Life, pg. 13
by Venise Kousaie

Why Do They Wear Those Red Crosses?, pg. 14
by Robert Scarpa

...and more!

February 2011 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The February 2011 issue contains the following articles:

The Jubilee and Grace, pg. 4
by Sandy Hermansen

To Be Loved, pg. 7
by Fr. Michael Nasser

Envy and the Christian, pg. 11
by Fr. Daniel Morton

Global Economic Crisis?, pg. 15
by Fr. Joseph Allen, Th.D.

Christianity's Misbegotten Child, pg. 18
by Carole Buleza

The Promised Land and the Chosen People: The Two-State Solution, pg. 21
by Archbishop Cyril S. Bustros

...and more!

January 2011 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The January 2011 issue contains the following articles:

Middle East Institute Honors Antiochian Orthodox Layman Issam Fares, pg. 4

Clergy Wives Weekend 2010, pg. 7

10th Annual Orthodox Women's Retreat, pg. 9
by Judy Pinkerton

Seminarian Dinner at the Archdiocese Headquarters, pg. 11

Mother Alexandra's Pilgrimage to Syria and Lebanon, pg. 16

...and more!

December 2010 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The December 2010 issue contains the following articles:

Taking Water to the Jordan, pg. 4

Fr. Joseph Allen Visits Balamand, pg. 6
by Fr. Bassam Nassif

Eating in an Anciently Refreshing Way, pg. 9
by Rita Madden, MPH, RD

An Unimaginable Experience, pg. 21
by Mary Salim

Ascending the Mountain, pg. 22
by Fr. Kevin Gregory

...and more!

November 2010 Edition of The Word Now Available Online

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The November 2010 issue contains the following articles:

Al-Kafaat, pg. 4

Purity, Virginity and Chastity, pg. 6
by Samantha Michael

Gay and Lesbian Ordination: An Eastern Orthodox View, pg. 14
by Archpriest John W. Morris, Ph.D.

Old Testament Women at the Annunciation: Gleanings from the Western Rite Lectionary, pg. 18
by Lynette Smith

Book Review: Land and Covenant, pg. 24
by Fr. Aaron Warwick

...and more!

October 2010 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online

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The October 2010 issue contains the following articles:

Report from the Holy Synod of Antioch, pg. 4

Metropolitan Philip's Trip to the Middle East, pg. 6

The Risen Christ at Camp, pg. 9
by Fr. Philip Rogers

Praying to the Saints, pg. 13
by Fr. Andrew Harmon

Sacred Music Institute, pg. 16
by Chris Farha

...plus reports from the Dept. of Youth Ministries, Antiochian Women, Conciliar Media Ministries, and more!

September 2010 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online

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The September 2010 issue contains the following articles:

Metropolitan Philip Addresses historic Episcopal Assembly, pg. 5

Message from the Episcopal Assembly, pg. 8

Completed Meetings: Working Committees, Archdiocesan Synod, and Board of Trustees, pg. 11

His Grace, Bishop Joseph Addresses Graduates at St. Tikhon's, pg. 15

CD Review: "Thy Resurrection, pg. 28
by Fr. Nicholas M. Kastanas

Vision for Life, pg. 30
by Chris Humphrey

...plus reports from the Dept. of Christian Education, the Antiochian Village Bookstore, Communities in Action and more!

June 2010 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online

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The June 2010 issue contains the following articles:

Seeking the Peace from Above: Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution in the Church, pg. 5
by Fr. John Mefrige

The Transfiguration on Tabor: A Vision of a Vision, pg. 13
by Bogdan Gabriel Bucur

...plus the Archdiocese Book List and Order Form, and more!

The Word does not publish in July and August. Watch for the September issue later this summer.

May 2010 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online

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The May 2010 issue contains the following articles:

Let Christ be in Our Midst: Keeping Young People in the Church, pg. 5
by Corinne M. Cassis

St. Vladimir’s and St. Herman Seminaries Create Program in Missiology, pg. 7

7 Summer Programs for Everyone from St. Vladimir’s Seminary, pg. 26

Finding Scott Hakim, pg. 28
by Fr. David Alexander

...plus reports from the Order of St. Ignatius, the Dept. of Youth Ministries, Antiochian House of Studies and more!

April 2010 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online

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The April 2010 issue contains the following articles:

A Spiritual Child is a Happy Child, pg. 4
by Fr. George Morelli

Soul Mates, pg. 11
by Fr. John Winfrey

So Many Calendars, So Little Time, pg. 14
by R. Leo Olson

Synopsis of the St. Stephen's Course of Study in Applied Orthodox Theology, pg. 34

...and more!

March 2010 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online

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The March 2010 issue contains the following articles:

Ian and the Family of Believers, pg. 4

The Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and the Claim of Rome to Preeminence, pg. 6
by Dn. Gregory Roeber

Monasticism: The Angelic Evangelic Life, pg. 12
by Fr. Steven C. Salaris

March is Antiochian Women's Month, pg. 15

...and more!

February 2010 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online

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The February 2010 issue contains the following articles:

Why Fast?, pg. 4
by Chris Humphrey

The Power of the Name, pg. 6
by Fr. George Morelli

The Emergence of Local Orthodox Christian Societies in America, pg. 26
by His Grace Bishop THOMAS and Sub-deacon Simeon Dana Kees

...and more!