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 has introduced many residents of the Big Country to the Orthodox Christian faith, and its members do what they can to show the love of Christ to their neighbors.
Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
11 hours ago
5th Sunday of Great Lent: Hours and Divine Liturgy
18 Apr 2021 at 11:41pm
18 Apr 2021 at 6:21am
Little Compline with the Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos
17 Apr 2021 at 7:40am
Fourth Sunday of Lent: Hours and Divine Liturgy
11 Apr 2021 at 11:33pm
Little Compline with the Akathist to the Theotokos
10 Apr 2021 at 6:55am
Hours and Divine Liturgy for the Third Sunday of Lent
4 Apr 2021 at 11:40pm
Little Compline with the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos
3 Apr 2021 at 6:57am
Hours and Divine Liturgy for the Second Sunday of Lent
28 Mar 2021 at 11:32pm
3rd and 6th Hours
Little Compline with Canon for St. Lazarus at 6 pm
Divine Liturgy for St. Lazarus at 9 am
The Holy Week schedule is available on the monthly calendar found in the "Service Schedule" tab.
Pascha services begin at 10 pm on May 1.