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

Public worship services are currently suspended due to the pandemic.

 

St. Luke Orthodox Church services will be livestreamed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP7KFlgkXZoDfIpgS3KKp4Q

 

Saturday

5:30 PM Great Vespers      

 

Sunday

9:40 AM    3rd and 6th Hours                 

10:00 AM  Divine Liturgy      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast

Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 22 Nov 2020

Overcoming “the Dividing Wall of Hostility” as the Living Temple of God: Hom...
22 Nov 2020 at 8:09am


Saturday, 14 Nov 2020

Loving Our Neighbors as Christ Has Loved Us: Homily for the 23rd Sunday Afte...
14 Nov 2020 at 9:35pm


Saturday, 7 Nov 2020

Hope for Jairus, the Bleeding Woman, and Other People at the End of Their Rop...
7 Nov 2020 at 8:21pm


Saturday, 31 Oct 2020

To Receive Mercy, We Must Become Merciful: Homily for the Holy Unmercenaries ...
31 Oct 2020 at 9:20pm


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