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 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

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017

The Exaltation of the Cross
19 Sep 2017 at 6:25pm



Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

Dying to Live in Christ
13 Sep 2017 at 2:23pm



Tuesday, 5 Sep 2017

Self-Centeredness
5 Sep 2017 at 6:02pm



Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017

Grace and Shame
29 Aug 2017 at 3:39pm



Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017

Finding Healing Through Sacrifice: Homily for the Sunday After the Exaltatio...
17 Sep 2017 at 5:38pm


Saturday, 9 Sep 2017

Becoming a New Creation Through the Cross: Homily for the Sunday Before the ...
9 Sep 2017 at 6:33pm


Sunday, 3 Sep 2017

Rejecting Self-Centered Idolatry Through Love for Christ in Our Neighbors: H...
3 Sep 2017 at 5:14pm


Sunday, 27 Aug 2017

Grace Overcomes Shame: Homily for the 12th Sunday After Pentecost and the 12...
27 Aug 2017 at 2:54pm


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