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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019

Loaves and Fish
14 Aug 2019 at 10:55pm



Monday, 5 Aug 2019



Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019

Saint Kyriaki
31 Jul 2019 at 7:49pm



Monday, 29 Jul 2019

Saint Timon Sunday
29 Jul 2019 at 7:37pm



Fr Philip's Blog

Saturday, 17 Aug 2019

Staying Grounded on the One True Foundation: Homily for the Ninth Sunday aft...
18 hours ago


Saturday, 10 Aug 2019

Even Small Offerings Produce Abundant Blessings: Homily for the Eighth Sunda...
10 Aug 2019 at 10:36pm


Saturday, 3 Aug 2019

Transfigured Sight and Speech: Homily for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost...
3 Aug 2019 at 9:56pm


Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

Learning from the Example of Saint Timon and the Orthodox Christians of Syria...
27 Jul 2019 at 9:01pm


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