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: 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

Monday, 16 Oct 2017

The Parable of the Sower
16 Oct 2017 at 5:25pm



Monday, 2 Oct 2017

Living Temple
2 Oct 2017 at 5:07pm



Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017

The Exaltation of the Cross
19 Sep 2017 at 6:25pm



Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

Dying to Live in Christ
13 Sep 2017 at 2:23pm



Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017

Sacrificing in Order to Bear Fruit: Homily for the Holy Fathers of the 7th E...
15 Oct 2017 at 3:00pm


Sunday, 1 Oct 2017

Sharing the Mercy We Have Received as God’s Temple: Seventeenth Sunday After...
1 Oct 2017 at 2:45pm


Sunday, 17 Sep 2017

Finding Healing Through Sacrifice: Homily for the Sunday After the Exaltatio...
17 Sep 2017 at 5:38pm


Saturday, 9 Sep 2017

Becoming a New Creation Through the Cross: Homily for the Sunday Before the ...
9 Sep 2017 at 6:33pm


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