The Word (magazine)
The Word is the official news magazine of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The magazine is published every month of the year except July and August.
The Word Magazine, Al-Khalimat, was established in 1905 by Bishop Raphael of Brooklyn to bring in the Arabic language news of the Arab speaking Orthodox community in the Diocese of North America. As the Antiochian community, now an archdiocese, grew in the use of the English language, Metropolitan Antony Bashir, In 1957, changed the magazine into an English language publication.
The magazine primarily provides news of the Orthodox in North America while also providing educational and inspirational articles on the Orthodox Christian faith and practice. The magazine is a member of The Associated Press, Ecumenical News International, and the Orthodox Press Service. The editor is Bishop John Abdalah.