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
2 hours ago

Orthos and Divine Liturgy
25 Sep 2022 at 11:37am

Great Vespers 09/24/22
25 Sep 2022 at 5:44am

Worship Schedule


Vespers, 5:30 pm


Orthros, 9:00 am

Divine Liturgy, 10 am















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Saturday, 1 Oct 2022

In Order Not To Receive God’s Grace in Vain, We Must Love Our Enemies: Homil...
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Saturday, 24 Sep 2022

Fulfilling our Vocations as “Earthen Vessels”: Homily for the 15th Sunday Af...
24 Sep 2022 at 4:12pm

Saturday, 17 Sep 2022

Taking Up Our Crosses is Always a Free Choice : Homily for the Sunday After ...
17 Sep 2022 at 8:44pm

Saturday, 10 Sep 2022

“A New Creation” Through the Cross of the New Adam: Homily for the Sunday Be...
10 Sep 2022 at 3:36pm

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