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

More Information >

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

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


St. Luke photos
Video



St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church | Contact

For website issues contact kirksey@stlukeorthodox.net