Posts By: Chris Ibraheem


“Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.” (Ecc 7:9)   “A man who is angry, even if he were to raise the dead, is not acceptable to God.” ~ Abba Agathon, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers   Anger is a wild torrent, a raging

The Political Christian

The Political Christian: Christian Advocacy & Policy   This is the second part of a two-part series called “The Political Christian” Part 1: 10/14/20 Part 2: 10/28/20   As of the writing of this article, Egypt is undergoing its own MeToo movement, the US Senate is confirming a Supreme Court Justice, and 100,000 more Californians

Do You Want to Be Found?

In lieu of a student-authored article this week, this sermon originally given by Fr. Daniel Fanous has been transcribed for your ease and benefit. Click here for the actual audio of the sermon.   In the Gospel of John chapter 1, we begin with this question: what do you seek? It’s important that we understand

The Political Christian: Christian Demeanor

This is the first part of a two-part series called “The Political Christian” Part 1: 10/14/20 Part 2: 10/28/20              It is finally everyone’s favorite season and no, I don’t mean Autumn; I mean election season! Within a few weeks, the nation will either reshape its government or choose to maintain the status quo. Regardless

Seeking the Approval of Others

“For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” (Galatians 10:1) As Christians, we are fully aware that we are not of this world. We throw ourselves into the church and its services in order


 A Remedy for Laziness and Spiritual Apathy   “There is no greater evil worse than laziness, none greater than sloth”-  St. John Chrysostom   How can St. John Chrysostom be sure of such an outstanding statement? Who can we ask to know this for sure, who can attest to this? The answer is none other

Self Identity

Who Am I?     “The definition of identity is who you are, the way you think about yourself, the way you are viewed by the world, and the characteristics that define you.”   Yes, it’s crazy to think that sometimes we struggle to figure out our own identity. It depends on many factors like how

Wait for the Lord

“Wait for the Lord, be of good cheer and let your heart be strengthened, and wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27)    This period in our lives can be one of uncertainty and frequent wondering when certain events will come to pass. When will I finally decide on my career and major? When will I

Unceasing Prayer

My dear friend, I write to you for we both share a deep common desire to live a prayerful manner all the days of our life. Is it possible that in every work I do, I can simultaneously be praying? To that question, St. Paul answers us with a very confident YES!!! He teaches us

Being Courageous with God

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9   At the beginning of any school year, its always encouraged to set time aside to self evaluate, and set some goals that you