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

Father Philip LeMasters is the pastor of St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church. Having grown up Baptist and then done some denominational wandering through various Protestant denominations, he became Orthodox in 2000 along with his wife and two daughters.  His day job is as Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program at McMurry University. In addition, Fr. Philip is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York, where he also teaches as Professor of Christian Ethics.

Closer to home, Fr. Philip regularly introduces visiting groups of students from local universities to the Orthodox faith. He has also spoken about Eastern Christianity at Methodist, Episcopal, and Church of Christ congregations in Abilene. He's racked up many frequent flyer miles by speaking at international Orthodox conferences in Greece, Romania, and Syria. He has also led retreats in Orthodox churches in Beaumont, TX, and Toronto, Canada. 

His latest book, The Forgotten Faith, is a great introduction to Orthodox Christianity: https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Faith-Contemporary-Believers-Christianity-ebook/dp/B00GR782U0#nav-subnav.


Fr. Philip received the Ph.D. in Christian Theology and Ethics from Duke University and is also a graduate of Rice and Baylor. He holds the M.A. in Applied Orthodox Theology from the St. John of Damascus School of Theology of the University of Balamand. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2006.


Leave Fr. Philip a message at (325) 675-9922 or email him at plemasters@mcm.edu

Worship Schedule

 

Saturday 5:30 PM

Great Vespers

 

Sunday 9:40 AM

3rd and 6th Hours

10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy

 

 

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 23 Feb 2020

Fasting in Lent is a Tool, Not an End in Itself: Homily for the Sunday of th...
23 Feb 2020 at 7:26am


Saturday, 8 Feb 2020

Don’t Be a Pharisee This Lent: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican in th...
8 Feb 2020 at 8:07pm


Sunday, 2 Feb 2020

Preparing to Present Ourselves to Christ: Homily for the Feast of the Presen...
2 Feb 2020 at 8:59am


Sunday, 26 Jan 2020

Repent Like Zacchaeus: Homily for the Fifteenth Sunday of Luke in the Orthod...
26 Jan 2020 at 12:30am


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