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

The worship, spirtual life, and community of St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church draw together people from Abilene and outlying towns. What we have in common is our commitment to Jesus Christ in the fullness of His Body, the Church. Our members are from different ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, but are united in the faith, worship, and life of the Church born at Pentecost by the power of the Holy Spirit. We follow together the path taught by our Lord and the apostles in the Bible and modeled by the saints and martyrs across the centuries. Most of us discovered Orthodox Christianity as adults, and inquirers and visitors are welcome in all our services. We hope that you will worship with us soon!

Father Philip LeMasters


Worship Schedule


Saturday 5:30 PM

Great Vespers


Sunday 9:00 AM


10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy


4-19: Friday 6 pm, Little Compline with Canon for St. Lazarus

4-20: Saturday 9 am Divine Liturgy for St. Lazarus; 5:30 pm, Great Vespers 

4-21: Palm Sunday 9 am, Matins; 10 am Liturgy for Palm Sunday; 6 pm, Bridegroom Matins

4-22: Holy Monday 6 pm, Bridegroom Matins 

4-23: Holy Tuesday 6 pm, Bridegroom Matins 

4-24: Holy Wednesday: 6 pm, Service of Holy Unction [Note: Those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Holy Unction should fast after the mid-day meal.]

4-25: Holy Thursday, 6 pm, Service of the Twelve Passion Gospels 

4-26: Holy Friday: 10 am, Royal Hours; 3:30 pm, Great Vespers of Taking Down from the Cross; 6 pm, Lamentations at the Tomb

4-27: Holy Saturday: 10 am, Vesperal Divine Liturgy

11 pm, Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy [This is the main service for Orthodox Easter.]  Those preparing to receive Communion should begin their fast from food by late afternoon and from beverages by early evening.

4-28: Pascha: Sunday noon, Agape Vespers










Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Blind to the Messiah
25 Apr 2019 at 9:40am

Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019

Help My Unbelief
9 Apr 2019 at 12:28pm

Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019

Taking Up Our Cross
2 Apr 2019 at 5:05pm

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019

Healing the Paralyzed
26 Mar 2019 at 9:58am

Fr Philip's Blog

Saturday, 20 Apr 2019

Accepting the Tension Between Our Expectations and God’s Fulfillment : Homil...
20 Apr 2019 at 9:17pm

Sunday, 14 Apr 2019

There is No Shame in Repentance: Homily for the Commemoration of St. Mary of...
14 Apr 2019 at 4:02pm

Saturday, 6 Apr 2019

Brutally Honest Humility, Not Self-Reliance: Homily for the Fourth Sunday of...
6 Apr 2019 at 4:50pm

Saturday, 30 Mar 2019

Embracing the Struggle for Faithfulness: Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Great ...
30 Mar 2019 at 11:18pm

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