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

Worship Schedule


9:40 am


10:00 am

Divine Liturgy 


5:30 pm

Great Vespers






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Fr Philip's Blog

Saturday, 12 Jun 2021

Ascending in Holiness with the God-Man: Homily for the Sunday of the After-F...
12 Jun 2021 at 2:54pm

Saturday, 5 Jun 2021

Turn Away from the Darkness and Toward the Light: Homily for the Sunday of t...
5 Jun 2021 at 9:24pm

Saturday, 29 May 2021

The Joy of the Resurrection Extends Even to Samaritans, Gentiles, and Us: Ho...
29 May 2021 at 7:24pm

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Wanting to Be Healed Is Not Always Easy: Homily for the Sunday of the Paraly...
22 May 2021 at 10:02pm

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