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


Our Parish

How We Began


A few folks in Abilene discovered Orthodox Christianity and began praying and studying together in the late 1990s. Fr. Peter Jacobsen was sent to serve the fledgling Orthodox Christian community from 1998-2000. Fr. John Winfrey served the community from 2000-2003, during which time it received the name of St. Luke. After holding services in the chapel of McMurry University for five years, St. Luke moved into its own building in 2003. Fr. Michael Keiser, a missions priest for our Archdiocese, began visiting the parish that year in order to conduct services. Fr. Philip, who embraced Orthodoxy together with his family in 2000, was ordained as a deacon in 2004 and a priest in 2006, and serves as our pastor. St. Luke provides a rich liturgical life and has introduced many residents of the Big Country to the Orthodox Christian faith.  Our members also do what they can to show the love of Christ to their neighbors.

Watch Our Services

Great Vespers
14 hours ago

Hours and Divine Liturgy
21 Nov 2021 at 11:26pm

Hours & Divine Liturgy
14 Nov 2021 at 11:30pm

Worship Schedule


Vespers, 5:30 pm


Hours, 9:40 am

Divine Liturgy, 10 am

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Fr Philip's Blog

Saturday, 27 Nov 2021

How to Respond When the Weakness of Our Souls is Revealed: Homily for the 23...
27 Nov 2021 at 3:15pm

Saturday, 20 Nov 2021

Preparing for Christmas by Offering Ourselves as Holy Temples: Homily for th...
20 Nov 2021 at 4:22pm

Saturday, 13 Nov 2021

We Must Not Narrow Down Our List of Neighbors to Love: Homily for the 8th Su...
13 Nov 2021 at 10:06pm

Saturday, 6 Nov 2021

The Humble Faith of Those Who Face the Truth: Homily for the Seventh Sunday ...
6 Nov 2021 at 4:19pm

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