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November 2017 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The November 2017 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Christ is in our Midst
by Very Rev. John Fenton

Discerning and Using the Gifts that God Has Given
by Fr. Milad Selim

Whose House Are We Talking About?
by Fr. Anthony Baba

Presentations, Minutes, and Resolutions from the Archdiocese General Assembly, July 2017

...and much more!

October 2017 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The October 2017 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Marriage Crowns of Victory, Royalty, and Martyrdom
by Nicholas Mamey

Stewardship: Getting Completely Wet
by John Kaloulis

Principles of Child Rearing
by John D. Dalack, PhD

The Martyrdom of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
by Julia Ritter

A Ministry of Mentorship
by Thomas G. Saba

Doors Open, Lights On, Floors Swept, Priest Paid
by Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

A Word About a Great Man of God
by Economos Antony Gabriel

Some Thoughts on Orthodox Unity in North America
by Archpriest Michael Laffoon

...and more!

September 2017 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The September 2017 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Metropolitan Joseph's Address to the General Assembly
by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

Bishop Thomas Addresses St. Tikhon's Seminary
by His Grace Bishop Thomas

From the Hearth: Preserving our Most Precious Gifts
by Keidi Lewis

Old Heresies in the 21st Century
by Fr. Dan Daily

Forgotten No More
by Fr. Stephen Powley

...and more!

June 2017 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online

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The Hieromartyr Metrophanes and the Chinese New Martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion, p. 5
Fr. Symeon Kees

Fatherhood, A Kind of Asceticism, p. 7
Deacon Thom Crowe

Hospitality, Gratitude, and Stewardship in the Parish, p. 9
Father Joshua Makoul

An Orthodox Spiritual Response to Clergy Burnout, p. 13
Bishop Thomas and Peter Schweitzer

What I Wish I Had Known 39 Years Ago, p. 17
Bishop John

Christian Education news, Communities in Action reports...and more!

May 2017 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online

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Remembering Some of Our Antiochian Bishops in America, p. 5
Fr. Thomas Zain

Being Faithful in the Age After God, p. 10
Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

Fidelity in the Life of Christ, p. 14
Bishop Thomas and Peter Schweitzer

The Music of the Church: A Western Rite Perspective, p. 18
Rebecca S. Alford

An "Original Brick": Matushka Juliana Schmemann, p. 20
Shamassey Mary Honoré

Christian Education news, Communities in Action reports...and more!

April 2017 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online

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The April 2017 issue contains the following articles:

Is it Realistic to Call Myself the Foremost of Sinners?, p. 3
By Bishop John

Coming to Grips with Some of our Holy Week Hymns, p. 13
Fr. Bogdan G. Bucur

The Rich Resources of the Western Rite, p. 19
Fr. Nicholas Alford

Giving: Answering Grace with Grace, p. 26
Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

...and more!

March 2017 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The March 2017 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Meeting the Needs of Our Church School Children
by His Grace Bishop John

The Domestic Church as Foundation for Youth Formation
by Bishop Thomas and Peter Sweitzer

Who Is My Neighbor (And Who Did They Vote For?)
by Gregory Abdalah, M.Div.

The Liturgy after the Liturgy
by Kamal Hourani

The Heresy of Individualism: A Lesson from the Holy Family
by Fr. Peter Kavanaugh

Our Youth Teach Us
by Gregory Abdalah, M.Div.

Metropolitan Joseph's Address to Cardinal Dolan and Other Guests

Strengthening the Ministries of Our Church
by Kh. Suzanne Murphy

...and more!

January-February 2017 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The January-February 2017 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Responding to God with Those Who Are Joining Us
by His Grace Bishop John

From Darkness to Light in the Church
by Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

Who Is My Neighbor (And Who Did They Vote For?)
by Gregory Abdalah, M.Div.

Who Is Worthy of God's Love?
by Fr. George H. Shalhoub

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph's Address at the Funeral of Protosyngellos Paul Doyle

My Discovery of Bishop Constantine at Holy Trinity Monastery
by David Beason

...and more!

December 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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

Re-Gifting Christmas Gifts?
by His Grace Bishop John

Metropolitan Joseph Offers Encouragement and Solutions for Christians Struggling in the Holy Land

It's a "Great Supper" and You Are Invited
by Archpriest Joseph Sakkab

The Place of Monasticism in the Modern Christian World
by Iakovos Menelaou

Christine (Esahak) Lynch - A Legacy of Faith and Service
by V. Rev. George Kevorkian

Remembrances of Archbishop Abo-Assaly
by Matthew Namee

...and more!

November 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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

Am I Any More Ready to Receive Christ Today Than Israel Was 2,000 Years Ago?
by His Grace Bishop John

And the Word Became Flesh
by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis

Metropolitan Joseph Visits Metropolitan Tikhon at the OCA Chancery

Preparing for Mass
by V. Rev. John W. Fenton

Helping Women Saves Lives
by Christopher Humphrey, Ph.D.

Orthodox Christian Witness through a Vibrant Parish Spiritual Life
by Bishop Thomas, with the assistance of Peter Schweitzer and Marshall Goodge

Getting Ready for Christmas
by Khouria Stefanie Yazge, Ph.D.

...and more!

October 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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

Who Is the Enemy?
by His Grace Bishop John

Blessed Violence: Caring for a World in Crisis
by Fr. John Oliver

Youth Ministry: Connecting Learning with Living in the Kingdom
by V. Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Purpura

The Attributes of the Church
by St. Justin Popovich

The Holy Trinity and LGBTQ Movement
by Bradley Nassif, Ph.D.

On the Death of Khalid Jabara
by the Jabara Family

...and more!

September 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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

Nurturing Children for Service
by His Grace Bishop John

Let God Be Magnified
by Fr. John Oliver

Christ's Words as a Model for Prayer
by Claire Brandenburg

Reflections on Broken Promises and White House Meetings
by Kh. Stephanie Yazge

Jesus Loves You.... But
by Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

What the World Needs Now Is Personhood
by Fr. George Morelli

...and more!

June 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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

Bringing Orthodox Leaders Together to Do God's Work
by His Grace Bishop John

Desiring Him Who Is Hidden
by Fr. Stephen Freeman

A Joint Statement: Three Years after the Abduction of Metropolitans Paul and Youhanna

Will the Cradle of Christianity Be without Christians?
by Dr. Najib E. Saliba

The Priesthood: Biblical, Crucible, Miracle
by Fr. John Oliver

We Know Him in Our Relationships
by Erin Kimmett

...and more!

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!