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

 

December 24,

9:00 AM

Royal Hours for the Nativity of Christ

 8:00 PM

Matins of Christmas

9:00 PM

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

 

 

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast

Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 8 Dec 2019

Born for our Liberation from Bondage: Homily for the 25th Sunday After Pente...
8 Dec 2019 at 9:15am


Saturday, 30 Nov 2019

Receiving Christ’s Peace with the Humility of a Blind Beggar: Homily for the...
30 Nov 2019 at 11:02pm


Sunday, 24 Nov 2019

How to Respond to Uncomfortable Truths About Ourselves: Homily for the 23rd ...
24 Nov 2019 at 8:49am


Sunday, 17 Nov 2019

Now Is The Time to Prepare to Become “A New Creation” at Christmas: Homily f...
17 Nov 2019 at 4:55pm


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