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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!

December 2013 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The December 2013 issue includes the following articles:

St. Stephen's Course for the Residency Program, pg. 4
by Archdeacon Peter N. Boulukos

Antiochian Women Celebrate 40th Anniversary, pg. 8
by Violet K. Robbat, President

Bishop Anthony Addresses Priests at 9th Annual Synaxis, pg. 10

Metropolitan Philip Welcomes Seminarians to Dinner, pg. 12

The Missionary Character of Preaching in American Orthodoxy Today: An Interview with the Late Fr. Peter Gillquist, pg. 16
by Daniel Miles, Ph.D.

Special Olympics - Different Abilities, pg. 34
by Leilah A. Rodriguez-Anter

...and more!

November 2013 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The November 2013 issue highlights the 51st Convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, held with great joy in July 2013 in Houston, Texas.

See this link to re-visit the Convention with Antiochian.org's commemorative photo gallery.

Included in the issue are texts of the reports given by Archdiocesan organizations and departments to the General Assembly;

Texts of the resolutions of the General Assembly;

The proposed budget for the fiscal year ending January 31st, 2015;

A speech given by Oratorical Contest finalist Daniella Batarseh; and more!

October 2013 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The October 2013 issue includes the following articles:

Impressions of Our Pilgrimage to Russia, pg. 4
by Archpriest Thomas Zain

Charity as an Act of Faith Constituting Agents of the Holy Spirit, pg. 8
by Metropolitan Silouan

Giving is the Criterion of Our Belonging to the Reign of God, pg. 14
by Patriarch John X

An Appeal to All Arabs, pg. 18
by Metropolitan Philip

St. Basil on Higher Education in Every Age, pg. 20
by Fr. Gregory Harrigle

Healing Unresolved Grief: Resolving the Hidden Losses in Our Lives, pg. 29
by Fr. Demetrios Joshua Makoul

Sanctified Schooling: Working Out Our Salvation witihin Education, pg. 31
by Bishop Thomas (Joseph), Ed.D.

...and more!

September 2013 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The September 2013 issue includes the following articles:

Metropolitan Philip Addresses the 51st Convention, pg. 4

Resolutions of the 51st Convention, pg. 9

2013-2014 Sunday School Year Message, pg. 17
by Carole Buleza

Loving the Departed: Memorials and Almsgiving, pg. 22
by Josiah Trenham, Ph.D.

Old Heresies in the 21st Century, pg. 27
by Fr. Dan Daly

Orthodox Women's Retreat: Coping with Depression and Anxiety, pg. 29
by Elaine Holowach-Amiot

...and more!

June 2013 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The June 2013 issue includes the following articles:

Arab Spring or Tornado?, pg. 3
An editorial by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip

Christianity: So Much More than Moral Code, pg. 12
by Daniel M. Manzuk

On Cotton Candy Christianity, pg. 14
by Daniel M. Manzuk

Antiochian Village Tornado Relief Project, pg. 18
by Dianne O'Regan

Praying for the Departed, pg. 36
by Josiah Trenham, Ph.D.

...and more!

May 2013 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The May 2013 issue includes the following articles:

What Language is This?, pg. 4
by R. Leo Olson

How to Think About Evil, Until You Can't, pg. 8
by Christopher Humphrey, Ph.D. 

The Role of Women in the Orthodox Church, pg. 16
by Bishop Nicholas 

Strengthening the Voice of Young Arab-Americans, pg. 20
by Laila Mokhiber

Works of the Order in Action: Project Mexico, pg. 22

Interview with Father George Shalhoub, pg. 24
by Elizabeth Ajluni

...and more!

April 2013 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The April 2013 issue includes the following articles:

Curriculum Vitae of His Beatitude Patriarch John X, pg. 4

A Response to the Encyclical of H.B. Patriarch Youhanna X, pg. 11
by Economos Antony Gabriel

The Funeral Service: Lecture 5 - Christian Burial, Graves and Cemetaries, pg. 12
by Archpriest Josiah Trenham, Ph.D.

Orthodox Spirituality in an Ungodly Age, pg. 17
by Kevin Allen

Works of the Order in Action: The Treehouse, pg. 28

...and more!

March 2013 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The March 2013 issue includes the following articles:

I Am an Antiochian Woman, pg. 4
by Violet K. Robbat

Enthronement Speech of H.B. Patriarch John X, pg. 6

David DeJonge: Beyond the Image, pg. 11

Works of the Order in Action: Theophany School, pg. 15

The Funeral Service: Lecture 4, pg. 16
by Archpriest Josiah Trenham, Ph.D.

So What's the Big Deal with Great Lent?, pg. 30
by Fr. Joseph Allen

...and more!

February 2013 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The February 2013 issue includes the following articles:

Message from Patriarch John X, pg. 4

Change of Mind Equals Change of Heart, pg. 9
by Amy Ansara

On the First Week of St. Stephen's Program, pg. 22
by Cindy George

Works of the Order in Action: Department of Missions and Evangelism, pg. 24
by V. Rev. John Finley

The Role of the Patriarch in the Orthodox Church, pg. 26
by Fr. Joseph Antypas

...and more!

January 2013 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The January 2013 issue includes the following articles:

Patriarch Ignatius IV: An Incarnational Theologian, pg. 3
by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip

Letters of Condolence on the Passing of Patriarch Ignatius IV, pg. 10

A Farewell to Patriarch Ignatius IV: A Personal View, pg. 26
by Economos Antony Gabriel

Dying Well: Spiritual Essentials and Practical Advice for the Family, pg. 32
by Fr. Josiah Trenham

...and more!

December 2012 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The December 2012 issue includes the following articles:

The Visit of Patriarch Ignatius IV to the United States, pg. 4

Getting Old in a Spiritual Way: Embracing God's Will in Aging, pg. 6
by Fr. Josiah B. Trenham

The Kiss of Peace: A Seal of Reconciliation, pg. 13
by Fr. Bassam Nassif

Conflict in Syria, pg. 20
by Dr. Najib Saliba

The Rise of Social Orthodoxy, pg. 26
by Fr. Ayman Kfouf

Works of the Order in Action: The More You Know Them, The More You Love Them, pg. 32
by Elias K. Hebeka

...and more!

November 2012 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The November 2012 issue includes these articles:

An Inspirational Tour: The St. Romanos Melodist Choir from Beirut, Lebanon, pg. 4
by Archpriest Thomas Zain

The Remembrance of Death, pg. 8

Seminarian Annual Dinner, pg. 14

Antiochian Village, pg. 18
by Christopher Shadid

Works of the Order in Action: Married Seminarians Assistance, pg. 24
by Scott Miller

...and more!

October 2012 Edition of The Word Now Available

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Update: A revised version of the October issue has now been added.

The October 2012 issue includes these articles:

What Can We Do for God's Youth Today?, pg. 3
by Bishop John Abdalah

Raising Up a Generation of Leaders, pg. 4
by Dana Zawahri

Ten Years Later ... Reflections of a Youth Director, pg. 8
by Gigi Baba Shadid

A Journey in the Spirit, pg. 10
by Phillip Walker, M.D.

Reflection on Antony Bashir, pg. 17

St. John of Damascus, pg. 19
by Fr. Joseph Allen, Th.D.

On Being an Orthodox Mystery Writer, pg. 23
by Dan Stemasko

...and more!

September 2012 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The September 2012 issue contains the following articles:

Elder's Reflection, pg. 4
by Fr. Antony Gabriel

The Tale of Two Men, pg. 7
by V. Rev. Joseph Antypas

Will We Be Ready for the "Coming Evangelical Collapse"?, pg. 8
by Kevin Allen

Are Your Ears Burning?, pg. 12
by Fr. Andrew Harmon

Real Spring Break, pg. 20
by John Mahfouz

Works of the Order in Action: Teen SOYO and the Order of St. Ignatius, pg. 22

...and more!

June 2012 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The June 2012 issue contains the following articles:

Back to Basics: Bishop John Addresses St. Tikhon's Class of 2012, pg. 4

Theophany: Personal Nurture, The Foundation for Learning, pg. 7
by Jen Nahas

An Orthodox Perspective on Tolerance, pg. 8
by Daniel Manzuk

Evangelism 2.0, pg. 12

Works of the Order in Action: Message from the North American Chairman, pg. 16
by Mary Winstanley O'Conor

Rassem El Massih: A Voice of the Faithful, pg. 25
by Linda M. Thomas

...and more!

May 2012 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The May 2012 issue contains the following articles:

Mary, Our Cause of Rejoicing, pg. 4
by His Grace Bishop Basil

Do We Really Believe in the Resurrection?, pg. 8
by Fr. Michael Shanbour

A Message from Metropolitan Philip on Events in Syria, pg. 11

Focus on Protecting the Christians in Syria and Lebanon, pg. 13

Heal Always, pg. 21
by Fr. Antony Hughes

Works of the Order in Action: "Give Me a Boost", pg. 20
by Fr. Michael Nasser

A Mother's Reflections on Her Son's Ordination, pg. 24

...and more!

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