St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
501 Sunset Dr., Abilene, TX 79605
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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 teaches one course each semester 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 Fr. Philip@stlukeorthodox.net

Worship Schedule

5:30 PM  Saturday

Great Vespers

 

9:00 AM  Sunday

Orthros

10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy

 

Podcast

Monday, 17 Jul 2017

Light of the World
17 Jul 2017 at 9:56pm



Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

Healing of the Demon Possessed Men from Gergesene
11 Jul 2017 at 7:16pm



Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017

Follow Me
20 Jun 2017 at 10:10pm



Monday, 29 May 2017

Ascending with His and Our Wounds
29 May 2017 at 8:59pm



Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017

Mercy Beyond National Boundaries: Homily for the 7th Sunday of Matthew and “...
23 Jul 2017 at 2:11pm


Sunday, 16 Jul 2017

Shining with His Light: Homily for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Fou...
16 Jul 2017 at 3:05pm


Sunday, 9 Jul 2017

Delivered by Mercy, Not Law: Homily for the 5th Sunday After Pentecost and t...
9 Jul 2017 at 3:11pm


Sunday, 18 Jun 2017

Hearing and Responding to “Follow Me”: Homily for the Second Sunday of Matthe...
18 Jun 2017 at 4:51pm


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