The Word has been faithfully published for decades by the Antiochian Archdiocese, and has played a crucial role in the inspiration and education of generations of Antiochian Orthodox Christians.

Each issue of The Word is available online in PDF format.

Here, we're highlighting the best of The Word from recent years. We hope you enjoy this selection of some of the best writing and storytelling in Orthodoxy today.

Author Title Datesort icon Subjects
Abdalah, Bishop John Christmas Traditions and Our Time of Glad Tidings and Joy December 2014
nativity
christmas
Meyendorff, Dr. Paul Baptism and Eucharist: Sacraments of Healing November 2014
sacraments
baptism
Eucharist
Vollman, Sdn. Jeremiah Our Goal: Knowing God November 2014
House of Studies
Theology
Abdalah, Bishop John Encountering God in the Church November 2014
Metropolitan Joseph
Patriarch John
the Church
witness
Olson, Gresham All Things are Possible Through Christ October 2014
oratorical winner
loving God
Fenton, Fr. John In Praise of New Martyrs October 2014
Syria
martyrs
Abdalah, Bishop John Antiochian Unity, the Assembly of Bishops and World Orthodoxy October 2014
balamand
lebanon
antiochian unity
Robbat, Violet K. The Conference on Antiochian Unity October 2014
lebanon
balamand
Abdalah, Bishop John The Word Interviews Metropolitan Joseph September 2014
Metropolitan Joseph
Youth
Interview
Monasteries
Cramer, Douglas Into the Heart of Antioch: The North American Delegation to the Antiochian Unity Conference September 2014 antiochian unity conference
Khouri, Bishop Antoun Bishop Antoun Reflects on His Life in the Archdiocese, Metropolitan Philip, and Metropolitan Joseph September 2014
Metropolitan Philip
Bishop Antoun
Sayfie, Eugene M. The Great Man and the Friend June 2014 Metropolitan Philip
Abdalah, Bishop John Our Time of Uncertainty: God Already Has It Figured Out June 2014 Metropolitan Philip
Al-Zehlaoui, Archbishop Joseph Memorial Address for the Repose of Metropolitan Philip Saliba May 2014 Metropolitan Philip repose
Abdalah, Bishop John Christ is Risen! May 2014 Metropolitan Philip repose
Morrison, Karen A Missionary’s Journey into Orthodoxy in Turkana March 2014
mission
africa
Abdalah, Bishop John Do We Need to Rethink the Parish Council? February 2014 parish council
Harmon, Fr. Andrew Love Your Enemies January 2014 love
Robbat, Violet K. Antiochian Women Celebrate 40th Anniversary December 2013 Antiochian Women
Philip, Metropolitan His Eminence Metropolitan Philip's Address to the Archdiocese Assembly September 2013
Metropolitan Philip
archdiocese convention
Philip, Metropolitan Arab Spring or Tornado? June 2013
middle east
syria
Bray, Geoffrey Works of the Order in Action: Project Mexico May 2013
order of st ignatius
project mexico
charity
Nicholas, Bishop The Role of Women in the Orthodox Church May 2013 women
Croitoru Scott, Renee Works of the Order in Action: The Treehouse April 2013
order of st ignatius
abortion
charity
Robbat, Violet K. I Am an Antiochian Woman March 2013 Antiochian Women
DeJonge, David Beyond the Image: A Photographer's Journey to Orthodoxy March 2013 iconography
Works of the Order in Action: Theophany School March 2013
order of st ignatius
education
Finley, Fr. John Works of the Order in Action: Department of Missions and Evangelism February 2013
order of st ignatius
evangelism
Philip, Metropolitan Patriarch Ignatius IV: An Incarnational Theologian January 2013 Patriarch Ignatius IV
Gabriel, Economos Antony A Farewell to Patriarch Ignatius IV: A Personal View January 2013 Patriarch Ignatius IV
The 2012 Visit of Patriarch Ignatius IV to the United States December 2012 Patriarch Ignatius IV
Shadid, Christopher Antiochian Village: Its Influence on A Seminarian, A Parish, and the Youth of Our Archdiocese November 2012 Antiochian Village
Miller, Scott Works of the Order in Action: The More You Know Them, The More You Love Them November 2012 order of st ignatius
Miller, Scott Works of the Order in Action: Married Seminarians Assistance November 2012 order of st ignatius
Abdalah, Bishop John What Can We Do for God's Youth Today? October 2012 youth
Harmon, Fr. Andrew Are Your Ears Burning? September 2012 trinity
Allen, Kevin Will We Be Ready for the "Coming Evangelical Collapse"? September 2012 evangelism
Works of the Order in Action: Working Together - Teen SOYO and the Order of St. Ignatius September 2012 order of st ignatius
O'Connor, Mary Winstanley Works of the Order in Action: Message from the North American Chairman June 2012 order of st ignatius
Gillam, Fr. Joel Evangelism 2.0: Modern Communication leads to Ancient Faith and Communion June 2012 Evangelism
Manzuk, Rdr. Daniel An Orthodox Perspective on Tolerance June 2012 tolerance
Hogg, Kh. Cynthia A Mother's Reflections on Her Son's Ordination May 2012
family
priesthood
ordination
Nasser, Fr. Michael Works of the Order in Action: "Give Me a Boost" May 2012
clergy
order of st ignatius
Basil (Essey), Bishop Mary, Our Cause of Rejoicing May 2012
theotokos
mary
Samara, Khalil Works of the Order in Action: Learning Christian Living through the Orthodox Camping Experience April 2012
camping
order of st ignatius
youth
Antiochian Orthodoxy in the Philippines April 2012
Evangelism
asia
Abdalah, Bishop John Lent Is a Time For Parish Renewal and Growth March 2012 lent
Buhler, Keith Friends with Holiness: My St. Stephen’s Residency March 2012
Antiochian Village
st stephens course
Nahas, Jennifer Works of the Order in Action: OCF Conferences March 2012
college
order of st ignatius
Ellias, Fr. Michael The Cedars of Lebanon and Our New Bishops March 2012
Bishops
middle east
travel
Ellias, Fr. Michael Works of the Order in Action! February 2012
charity
order of st ignatius
Works of the Order
The Consecrations of Our New Hierarchs, Bishops John, Anthony and Nicholas January 2012
middle east
bishops
Gythiel, Anthony Translation as a Means of Grace January 2012 language
Randolph, Fr. David J. Postmodern Young People and the Liturgy January 2012 youth
Ghassa-Khalil, Odeese M. Arabic Culture December 2011 arabic
Alexandra, Mother Finding Refreshment at the Annual St. Thekla Pilgrimage December 2011
Antiochian Village
monasticism
Powley, Fr. Stephen What is the Difference between a Cradle Orthodox Person and a Convert? November 2011
cradle
conversion
Reardon, Fr. Patrick Delegation to Syria November 2011
syria
middle east
travel
Makoul, Fr. Joshua The Pursuit of God's Peace in an Anxious World October 2011 spirituality
Lengyel-Leahu, Madeleine Winner of the 2011 Oratorical Contest: Madeleine Lengyel-Leahu September 2011
oratorical festival
Orthodox Living
THOMAS (Joseph), Bishop An Orthodox University: Higher Education for Orthodox Christians September 2011 Education
Trenham, Fr. Josiah New Creation in Christ: How Jesus Changed Us and Our Marriages May 2011 marriage
Bitar, Fr. Elias Thoughts on Living with Cancer April 2011 health
Royhab, Roberta Why the Church Needs Monasteries April 2011 monasticism
Jaime, Janet Letting the Light of Christ Shine Through: Icons and Iconographers April 2011 iconography
Trenham, Fr. Josiah Cultivating Inexpressible Joy March 2011
joy
spirituality
Abdalah, Fr. John Reflections on Ministering to College-Age Orthodox Christians in a Postmodern World March 2011
ministry
college
culture
Kousaie, Venise How the Sacred Music Institute Changed My Life March 2011 music
Alexandra, Mother Mother Alexandra's Pilgrimage to Syria and Lebanon January 2011
pilgrimage
middle east
Madden, Rita Eating in an Anciently Refreshing Way December 2010 food
Alexander, Fr. David Finding Scott Hakim May 2010 chaplain
Morelli, Fr, George Smart Parenting XVIII and Smart Pastoring: A Spiritual Child is a Happy Child April 2010 children
Winfrey, Fr. John Soul Mates April 2010 marriage
Olson, R. Leo So Many Calendars, So Little Time April 2010 calendar
Salaris, Fr. Steven C. Monasticism: The Angelic Evangelic Life March 2010 monasticism
Ian and the Family of Believers March 2010
children
special needs
Humphrey, Chris Why Fast? February 2010 fasting
THOMAS (Joseph), Bishop The Emergence of Local Orthodox Christian Societies in America February 2010
society
america
Salaris, Fr. Steven C. Preaching Christ Crucified at Theophany January 2010
theophany
baptism
Griffith, Fr. Daniel The Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord January 2010
feast
circumcision
Khalil Jr., Daniel G. My Damascus Summer December 2009
syria
damascus
travel
Close, Cameron Robert 2008 Oratorical Festival Winner: Cameron Robert Close September 2009
oratorical
marriage
Royhab, Roberta The Children Are Not Afraid September 2009
charity
orphanage
Alexandra, Mother The Founding of the Convent of St. Thekla at Antiochian Village September 2009
monasticism
Antiochian Village
PHILIP, Metropolitan Metropolitan PHILIP Addresses Archdiocese Convention September 2009
Metropolitan PHILIP
Bishops
Antiochian Archdiocese
Truslow, John A Vision for Orthodox Christian Parish Life June 2009
Church Growth
Parish Life
Stroud, James Bronson Our Church: Baptized by Fire and Water June 2009 Church Growth
The Orthodox Church Today June 2009 Orthodox Living
Ellaham, Nicholas Fellowship Footnotes June 2009 fellowship of st john the divine
Magnuson, Curtis Lessons from a Bible Puppet Theater June 2009
bible
education
children
Salem, Mother Melania Insanity and Demonic Possession in Patristic Thought May 2009
patristics
psychology
demons
Humphrey, Christopher Orthodoxy and the Unborn Child May 2009 abortion
Paulick, Melanie From Lent to Pascha: The Journey of the People of God April 2009
Lent
Pascha
Fasting
Truslow, John Expectations for Giving in Christ’s Love March 2009
tithing
charity
Khoury, Maria C. Building Faith by Reading March 2009
children
education
Bernard, Gina Helping Martin Succeed March 2009
children
special needs
Horton, Fr. Gregory Where's Bonner's Ferry? March 2009
Evangelism
Mission
Church Growth
THOMAS (Joseph), Bishop Care at the End of Life: What Orthodox Christianity Has to Teach February 2009
Dying
Orthodox Living
Yazge, Fr. Anthony Where Do You Stand? January 2009 Teen SOYO
Manzuk, Rdr. Daniel Marriage: Society's View vs. Reality November 2008 marriage
East Meets West in Ligonier November 2008
history
immigration
Salaris, Fr. Steven C. Preaching Christ Crucified at the Feast of the Transfiguration October 2008 Transfiguration
Wright, Genevieve A Son's Journey to the Priesthood October 2008
family
priesthood
Daly, Fr. Daniel I Am A Consumer October 2008
culture
Orthodox Living
Manzuk, Rdr. Daniel Why a Fast for Dormition? June 2008
Spirituality
Dormition
Fasting
Cook, Gregory Words We Live By: ORTHODOX & American Ideals In Foundational Texts May 2008 Spirituality
Editors SCOBA Recognition of Fr. Paul Schneirla May 2008 SCOBA
Purpura, V. Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Are We Doing Enough For Our Teens? May 2008 Teen SOYO
Allen, Kevin Part II: An Interview with Charles Ajalat on Orthodox Unity in America April 2008
Orthodox Unity
SCOBA
Manzuk, Rdr. Daniel Great and Holy Saturday: The Forgotten Feast April 2008 Holy Saturday
Allen, Kevin An Interview with Charles Ajalat on Orthodox Unity in America, Part 1 March 2008
SCOBA
Evangelism
Nimey, Cindy Antiochian Women Celebrate Their 35th Anniversary March 2008 AOW
Wickes, Julia About Ancient Faith Radio March 2008 Evangelism
Shadeed,Christopher NAC SOYO President's Message on Unity Sunday March 2008 Teen SOYO
Cramer, Douglas Bringing Light to the World Wide Web: Antiochian Archdiocese Online March 2008
Evangelism
Antiochian.org
Esper, Metropolitan SABA The Diaconate in the Church Today February 2008
Bishops
Spirituality
Kinan, Mark Icons from Sinai February 2008 Spirituality
Truslow, John Summa Contra “Fundraisers” January 2008 Fundraising
Nasr, Very Rev. Constantine Orthodox Unity: A Local Example January 2008 Unity
Allen, Very Rev. Joseph The Falling Asleep in Christ of The Most Rev. Archbishop PETER (L’Huillier) January 2008
Bishops
SCOBA
OCA
Huneycutt, Fr. Joseph The Prayer Discipline of St. Philip the Evangelist December 2007
Spirituality
St. Philip
Mathewes-Green, Frederica Men and Church December 2007 Spirituality
Corey, Joy Antiochian Women: The Be-attitudes of a Servant December 2007
Antiochian Women
Spirituality
Salaris, Fr. Steven C. Preaching Christ Crucified at Christmas December 2007
Spirituality
christmas
nativity
Yacio, Judy First National Conference on Orthodox Schools Confirms Yearning to Promote Christian Learning Environment October 2007
Children
Education
Editors The Al-Kafaàt Foundation October 2007 Charity
PHILIP, Metropolitan Metropolitan PHILIP's Address at St. Tikhon's Seminary Commencement October 2007 Metropolitan PHILIP
Editors Orthodox World: Romanian Orthodox Church Elects New Patriarch October 2007 Bishops
Morris, Fr. John An Orthodox Response to the Recent Roman Catholic Declaration on the Nature of the Church October 2007 Theology
Editors Metropolitan PHILIP Receives an honory Doctorate at St. Tikhon’s Seminary Graduation September 2007 Metropolitan PHILIP
Gillquist, Very Rev. Peter Retrospective on the EOC Reception into the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese September 2007 Evangelism
PHILIP, Metropolitan Metropolitan Philip's Address to the 48th Archdiocesan Convention General Assembly September 2007 Metropolitan PHILIP
Morris, Fr. John The Holy Tradition and the Veneration of Mary and other Saints in the Orthodox Church June 2007
Theology
Spirituality
Cross, Dn. Andrew Lights Camera Action. Orthodoxy Now June 2007 Communication
Editors Communities in Action May 2007
Metropolitan PHILIP
Bishops
Allen, Kevin Church Growth Orthodox Style May 2007 Evangelism
Morelli, Fr. George Good Marriage: How an Attitude of Entitlement Undermines Marriage May 2007
Spirituality
Marriage
Long, Forrest Journeying East: Finding Spiritual Sanctuary in the Eastern Orthodox Church April 2007
Spirituality
Conversion
Panorama Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Honors Metropolitan PHILIP with the John Anderson Award April 2007
Metropolitan PHILIP
Bishops
Smith, Bryan Education in Christ The Growth of Orthodox Schools April 2007
Children
Education
Baine, Katherine Stewardship: Why Do You Give? Have You Asked Yourself Lately? March 2007
Fundraising
Spirituality
Damick, Fr. Andrew Stephen Theophany or Twelfth Night: Which Do You Choose? March 2007 Theology
Saba, Tom Navigating through Africa and Led by the Cross January 2007 Evangelism
Samara, Khalil The Spiritual Director: A Guide and Mentor January 2007 Spirituality
Editors St. George of Troy, Michigan Triple Celebration December 2006
Metropolitan PHILIP
Bishops
Editors Metropolitan Silouan Elected for Archidiocese of Argentina December 2006 bishops
PHILIP, Metropolitan Reflection of Metropolitan Philip on His Fortieth Anniversary December 2006
Metropolitan PHILIP
Bishops
Michaels, Fr. Anthony Conciliarity in the Orthodox World View November 2006 Spirituality
Burns, Rick What is Primary to Orthodox Spirituality? November 2006 Spirituality
Editors The Word interviews Very Rev. Anthony Yazge, new Antiochian Village Camp director November 2006 Antiochian Village
Nasr, Economos Constantine Marriage and Family Retreat October 2006 Spirituality
Huneycutt, Fr. Joseph The Faith. It's Simple. (Really.) October 2006 Theology
Ajalat, Charles The Cloud of Witnesses Chapel June 2006 Church Growth
Nova, Andrew The Authenticity of Orthodoxy in a Post-Modern World June 2006 Orthodox Living
Najim, Fr. Michel An Antiochian Christian Viewpoint on the Gospel of Judas June 2006 Theology
Homsey, Harvey H.H. Stewardship: Why My Family Tithes May 2006 Fundraising
Gallaway, Fr. Thomas The Sacred Nature of Sex May 2006 Spirituality
Salaris, Fr. Stephen "Sneak Previews" of the Heavenly Kingdom May 2006 theology
Allen, Fr. Joseph An Invitation to Return April 2006 Spirituality
Allen, Fr. Joseph The Thoughts of Metropolitan PHILIP April 2006 Theology
PHILIP, Metropolitan Eulogy of Ernest J. Saykaly April 2006 Metropolitan PHILIP
Morelli, Fr. George The Parenting Vocation: Living the Life of Christ March 2006 Spirituality
Allen, Fr Joseph Thoughts of Metroplitan PHILIP on Missiology March 2006 Evangelism
Nassif, Bradley Reclaiming the Gospel March 2006 Evangelism
Veronis, Fr. Luke A. An Incredible Calling in Life March 2006
Ministry
Evangelism
Fr. Ilyas Kurban The Passion Week And Holy Saturday April 1958
Holy Week
Passion Week
Holy Saturday