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

Father Philip LeMasters is the pastor of St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church. Having grown up Baptist and then done some denominational wandering through various Protestant denominations, he became Orthodox in 2000 along with his wife and two daughters.  His day job is as Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program at McMurry University. In addition, Fr. Philip is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York, where he teaches one course each semester as Professor of Christian Ethics.

Closer to home, Fr. Philip regularly introduces visiting groups of students from local universities to the Orthodox faith. He has also spoken about Eastern Christianity at Methodist, Episcopal, and Church of Christ congregations in Abilene. He's racked up many frequent flyer miles by speaking at international Orthodox conferences in Greece, Romania, and Syria. He has also led retreats in Orthodox churches in Beaumont, TX, and Toronto, Canada. 

His latest book, The Forgotten Faith, is a great introduction to Orthodox Christianity:

Fr. Philip received the Ph.D. in Christian Theology and Ethics from Duke University and is also a graduate of Rice and Baylor. He holds the M.A. in Applied Orthodox Theology from the St. John of Damascus School of Theology of the University of Balamand. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2006.

Leave Fr. Philip a message at (325) 675-9922 or email him at Fr.

Worship Schedule

5:30 PM  Saturday

Great Vespers


9:00 AM  Sunday


10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy



Monday, 7 Aug 2017

Feast of the Transfiguration
7 Aug 2017 at 4:52pm

Wednesday, 2 Aug 2017

Loaves and Fishes
2 Aug 2017 at 10:40am

Tuesday, 1 Aug 2017

St. Timon Sunday
1 Aug 2017 at 10:24am

Monday, 17 Jul 2017

Light of the World
17 Jul 2017 at 9:56pm

Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017

Transfigured in Humility: Homily for the 10th Sunday After Pentecost and the...
13 Aug 2017 at 4:31pm

Sunday, 6 Aug 2017

Seeing is Believing: Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration in the Orth...
6 Aug 2017 at 4:46pm

Monday, 31 Jul 2017

The Eucharistic Context of Pastoral Response to Contemporary Challenges in M...
31 Jul 2017 at 4:18pm

Sunday, 30 Jul 2017

Offering Ourselves Despite our Inadequacy: Homily for the Eighth Sunday Afte...
30 Jul 2017 at 6:06pm

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