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