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The December 2009 issue contains the following articles:
FOCUS North America, pg. 4
by Charles Ajalat
My Damascus Summer, pg. 8
by Daniel G. Khalil Jr.
Metropolitan PHILIP Hosts Annual Seminarian Dinner, pg. 12
Book Review: Meeting the Incarnate God, pg. 31
Book Review: Patience With God, Pg. 32
Printed this month are the minutes and reports of the 49th Convention of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, convened at Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California, July 19–26, 2009. The Metropolitan’s Address to the Assembly was printed in the September Issue of The WORD and is available online at antiochian.org.
The October 2009 issue contains the following articles:
Willingness to Change, pg. 5
by Alberto Adan Macapili
Perseverance and Godly Independence, pg. 6
by Very Rev. Joseph Allen
The Ladder of Divine Ascent for Marriage, pg. 8
by Very Rev. Fr. George Morelli, Ph.D.
Can Light Sound Melodious?, pg. 14
by Yacoub Riad Al Sarraf
Doctors and Faith Help Sub-Deacon Overcome Life-Threatening Injuries, Pg. 21
by George J. Tanber
The September 2009 issue contains the following articles:
The Founding of the Convent of St. Thekla at Antiochian Village, pg. 12
The St. Thekla Pilgrimage, pg. 15
by H. Paul Finley
Homeschooling: The Encouragement and Challenge of St. Emmelia, pg. 20
by Fr. Noah Bushelli
Wrecking a Marriage, Pg. 21
by Fr. George Morelli
The June 2009 issue contains the following articles:
A Vision for Orthodox Christian Parish Life, pg. 5
by John W. Truslow, Jr.
Orthodoxy and Ethnicity, pg. 8
by Archpriest Theodoros Daoud
Training Up a Child, pg. 16
by Rt. Reverend Bishop THOMAS
The Word does not publish in July and August. Watch for the September issue later this summer.
The April 2009 issue contains the following articles:
Fr. Peter Gillquist Interviews Metropolitan PHILIP, pg. 4
Sharing the Faith: News and Resources from the Department of Christian Education, pg. 19
Address by His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia, pg. 23
From Lent to Pascha: The Journey of the People of God, pg. 31
by Melanie Paulick
The March 2009 issue contains the following articles:
A Sketch of the Life of His Holiness Kirill, pg. 5
Building Faith by Reading, pg. 8
by Maria Khoury, Ed.D.
Expectations for Giving in Christ's Love, pg. 11
by John Truslow
Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family, pg. 14
by Dn. Stephen Holley
The February 2009 issue contains the following articles:
Care at the End of Life: What Orthodox Christianity Has to Teach, pg. 4
by Bishop THOMAS
Ministry at the End of Life, pg. 7
by Fr. George Morelli
Preaching Christ Crucified at the Meeting of the Lord, pg. 22
by Fr. Stephen C. Salaris
The October 2008 issue includes the following articles:
Christians and Jews Under Islam, pg. 4
by Najib Saliba, Ph.D.
Preaching Christ Crucified at the Transfiguration, pg. 12
by Fr. Steven C. Salaris, M.Div., Ph.D.
A Son's Journey to the Priesthood, pg. 14
Special Olympics Training Camp at the Antiochian Village: A Little Taste of Heaven, pg. 17
I Am a Consumer, by Fr. Daniel Daly, pg. 30
The Word is on their annual July and August hiatus, but while we eagerly await the September issue we can still be fed by this beloved ministry of our Archdiocese, founded in Arabic in 1905 by St. Raphael of Brooklyn and in 1957 made an English language publication by Metropolitan Antony Bashir. At The Best of The Word, you'll find thought-provoking articles that share the blessed work being done in the Antiochian Archdiocese, and the wisdom of her workers. So whether you missed reading an issue (maybe even a few?) in print, or want to discover The Word for the first time, enjoy The Best of The Word.
Some recommendations to get you started: Kevin Allen's Church Growth, Orthodox Style; Gregory Cook's Words We Live By: ORTHODOX and American Ideals In Foundational Texts; Fr. Thomas Gallaway's The Sacred Nature of Sex; Harvey H.H. Homsey's Stewardship: Why My Family Tithes; and Fr. Joseph Purpura's Are We Doing Enough For Our Teens?
Why A Fast for Dormition, page 8
Antiochian House of Studies, page 29
Communities in Action, page 32
Update from Fr. Michael Nasser at Project Mexico, page 40
Orthodox Tanzania, page 43
- Words We Live By: Orthodox and American Ideals in Some Foundational Texts, by Gregory Cook
- "Starting A Conversation: New Ways To Keep Young People Engaged in the Orthodox Faith, by Seraphim Danckaert
- Department of Youth Ministry
- House of Studies Seminarian Track
- Communities in Action
Bringing Light to the World Wide Web: Antiochian Archdiocese Online, by Douglas Cramer
An Interview with Charles Ajalat on Orthodox Unity in America, Part 1, by Kevin Allen
Antiochian Women Celebrate Their 35th Anniversary, by Cindy Nimey
NAC SOYO President's Message on Unity Sunday, by Christopher Shadeed
About Ancient Faith Radio, by Julia Wickes