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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

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!