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) of New York|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
[[http://www.antiochian.org/thewordnews |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.