St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
501 Sunset Dr., Abilene, TX 79605
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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: https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Faith-Contemporary-Believers-Christianity-ebook/dp/B00GR782U0#nav-subnav.


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. Philip@stlukeorthodox.net

Worship Schedule

5:30 PM  Saturday

Great Vespers

 

9:00 AM  Sunday

Orthros

10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy

 

Podcast

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
16 May 2017 at 9:18pm



Monday, 8 May 2017

Sunday of the Paralytic
8 May 2017 at 9:18pm



Thursday, 4 May 2017

The Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
4 May 2017 at 8:41pm



Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017

Bearing Witness to the Risen Christ
26 Apr 2017 at 8:19pm



Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 21 May 2017

We Must Obey in Order to See: Homily for the Sunday of the Blind Man in the ...
19 hours ago


Sunday, 14 May 2017

The Courage to Face the Truth: Homily for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman ...
14 May 2017 at 2:15pm


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Healed to Rise Up and Walk: Homily for the Sunday of the Paralytic in the Or...
7 May 2017 at 2:18pm


Sunday, 30 Apr 2017

Serving Even When We Do Not Get What We Want: Homily for the Sunday of the M...
30 Apr 2017 at 5:24pm


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