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 served from 2008-2020 as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York, where he has taught hybrid courses 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, the Netherlands, the Republic of Georgia, 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. Through the Antiochian House of Studies, he earned 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.


Contact Fr. Philip at frphiliplemasters@gmail.com

Watch Our Services

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
3 Jul 2022 at 11:32am


Hours & Divine Liturgy 06/26/22
26 Jun 2022 at 10:28pm


Vespers 06/25/22
26 Jun 2022 at 6:22am


Worship Schedule

Saturday

Vespers, 5:30 pm

Sunday

Orthros, 9:00 am

Divine Liturgy, 10 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, 2 Jul 2022

Learning to See Ourselves and Our World in the Light of Christ: Homily for t...
2 Jul 2022 at 4:24pm


Saturday, 25 Jun 2022

We Have Everything We Need to Obey Christ’s Call to “Follow Me”: Homily for ...
25 Jun 2022 at 8:19pm


Saturday, 4 Jun 2022

Ascending with Christ into Heavenly Glory While Living in the World of Corrup...
4 Jun 2022 at 2:52pm


Saturday, 28 May 2022

Overcoming the Darkness Evident in a Society Accustomed to School Shootings: ...
28 May 2022 at 8:43pm


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