St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
501 Sunset Dr., Abilene, TX 79605
St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church

The worship, spirtual life, and community of St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church draw together people from Abilene and outlying towns. What we have in common is our commitment to Jesus Christ in the fullness of His Body, the Church. Our members are from different ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, but are united in the faith, worship, and life of the Church born at Pentecost by the power of the Holy Spirit. We follow together the path taught by our Lord and the apostles in the Bible and modeled by the saints and martyrs across the centuries. Most of us discovered Orthodox Christianity as adults, and inquirers and visitors are welcome in all our services. We hope that you will worship with us soon!

Father Philip LeMasters


Holy Week at St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church

3-30:  Friday, 6 pm,  Little Compline with Canon for St. Lazarus

3-31:  Saturday, 9 am, Divine Liturgy for St Lazarus;  5:30 pm, Great Vespers

4-1:  Palm Sunday, 9 am, Matins; 10 am, Liturgy for Palm Sunday; 6 pm, Bridegroom Matins

4-2:  Holy Monday, 6 pm, Bridegroom Matins

4-3:  Holy Tuesday, 6 pm, Bridegroom Matins

4-4:  Holy Wednesday, 6 pm,  Service of Holy Unction 

        (Note: Those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Holy Unction should fast after the mid-day meal.)

4-5:  Holy Thursday, 6 pm, Service of the Twelve Passion Gospels

4-6:  Holy Friday, 10 am, Royal Hours;  3:30 pm, Great Vespers of Taking Down from the Cross; 

         6 pm, Lamentations at the Tomb

4-7:  Holy Saturday,  10 am, Vesperal Divine Liturgy

         11 pm, Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy (This is the main service for Orthodox Easter.) 

         Those preparing to receive Communion should begin their fast from food by late afternoon 

          and from beverages by early evening.

4-8: Pascha,  Sunday noon, Agape Vespers


Worship Schedule

Saturday 5:30 PM

Great Vespers


Sunday 9:00 AM


10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy


Great Lent

Wednesdays at 6 PM

Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts


Fridays at 6 PM

Little Compline with Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos






Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018

Offering Ourselves to Christ
20 Mar 2018 at 10:41am

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018

Adoring the Cross
13 Mar 2018 at 1:34pm

Monday, 5 Mar 2018

5 Mar 2018 at 2:57pm

Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018

Sunday of Orthodoxy
28 Feb 2018 at 11:34am

Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018

Lent is About Offering, Not Achieving: Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent in ...
18 Mar 2018 at 2:15pm

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018

On Not Being Ashamed of the Cross: Homily for the Adoration of the Holy Cros...
11 Mar 2018 at 3:41pm

Sunday, 4 Mar 2018

Overcoming Paralysis Through Humble Repentance: Homily for the Second Sunday...
4 Mar 2018 at 3:56pm

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018

Healing for Holiness: Homily for the First Sunday of Great Lent (Sunday of O...
25 Feb 2018 at 3:36pm

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