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

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

April 7,       Friday,  6 PM,      Little Compline with Canon for St. Lazarus     

April 8,  Saturday, 10 AM,      Divine Liturgy for St. Lazarus

                          5:30 PM,      Great Vespers

April 9,      Sunday,  9 AM,      Matins                                                  

                              10 AM,      Liturgy for Palm Sunday

                                6 PM,      Bridegroom Matins

April 10,        Holy Monday, 6 PM,        Bridegroom Matins                                   

April 11,       Holy Tuesday, 6 PM,        Bridegroom Matins                          

April 12,  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.) 

 April 13,  Holy Thursday, 9 AM,    Vesperal Divine Liturgy                   

                                         6 PM,    Service of the Twelve Passion Gospels

April 14,       Holy Friday, 10 AM,    Royal Hours

                                     3:30 PM,   Great Vespers of Taking Down from the Cross

                                          6 PM,    Lamentations at the Tomb

April 15,    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.)

April 16,  Pascha,   Sunday noon,  Agape Vespers

Worship Schedule

5:30 PM  Saturday

Great Vespers


9:00 AM  Sunday


10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy



Monday, 20 Mar 2017

The Cross Kills the Fear of Death
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Thursday, 16 Mar 2017

Paralysis: The Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
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Tuesday, 7 Mar 2017

Icons: The Sunday of Orthodoxy
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Wednesday, 1 Mar 2017

Forgiveness Sunday
1 Mar 2017 at 11:31pm

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