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

A Sister Diocese Program
Archdiocese of Bosra-Hauran and the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America

The Orthodox who today live in much of the territory once known as Arabia Petraea – descendants of those converted to faith in Christ Jesus by St. Timon – comprise the faithful of the Archdiocese of Bosra, Hauran, Jabal al-Arab and the Golan. The present “angel of Bosra and successor to St. Timon” is Metropolitan Saba (Esper). One of the most venerable Archdioceses of our Patriarchate, the Archdiocese of Bosra now finds itself facing very difficult times. Due to the frequency of warfare in that area, the occupation of much of its territory by a neighboring unfriendly nation, and the resultant unemployment and poverty, most of its people are economic refugees, having relocated to Damascus or departed for the Americas, Australia, Europe or the Gulf States.

In a gesture of Christian love and support for Metropolitan Saba and his flock, the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America has committed itself to a “Sister Diocese” relationship with the Archdiocese of Bosra-Hauran.

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Idris Family

Donate to help a refugee family:
The Idris family are refugees from the Congo and beloved members of St. Luke, but their needs extend beyond what our small community can provide. Maria is a widowed mother attempting to support seven children on her wages from an unskilled job. Please prayerfully consider making a donation in support of meeting their immediate and long-term needs. “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” (James 1:27)

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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