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 9:00 AM

Orthros

10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018

St Procopius
10 Jul 2018 at 11:11am



Monday, 2 Jul 2018

The Healing of our Souls
2 Jul 2018 at 5:04pm



Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
27 Jun 2018 at 11:18am



Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018

Anxiety
19 Jun 2018 at 8:58am



Fr Philip's Blog

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018

The World Needs Light, Not More Darkness: Homily for the Sunday of the Holy ...
14 Jul 2018 at 4:00pm


Saturday, 7 Jul 2018

What We Have in Common with the Great Martyr Procopius and the Paralyzed Man:...
7 Jul 2018 at 9:03pm


Saturday, 30 Jun 2018

Freely Receive, Freely Give: Homily for the Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian,...
30 Jun 2018 at 8:12pm


Monday, 25 Jun 2018

Homily for the Nativity of the Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John in the O...
25 Jun 2018 at 3:13am


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