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

 

March 25 at 6 PM

Vesperal Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation

 

Lenten Service Schedule

Wednesdays at 6 PM

Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Fridays at 6 PM

Little Compline with the Akathist Hymn to the

Most Holy Theotokos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019



Monday, 18 Mar 2019

The Salvation of the Whole Person
18 Mar 2019 at 11:25pm



Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

Returning to the Father
14 Mar 2019 at 10:12pm



Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019

The Last Judgment
5 Mar 2019 at 11:29am



Fr Philip's Blog

Saturday, 23 Mar 2019

It Takes a Person to Overcome Paralysis: Homily for the Second Sunday of Gre...
23 Mar 2019 at 8:55pm


Saturday, 16 Mar 2019

Embodied Holiness: Homily for the First Sunday of Great Lent (The Sunday of ...
16 Mar 2019 at 2:20pm


Saturday, 9 Mar 2019

Wearing “The Armor of Light” Requires Forgiveness: Homily for the Sunday of ...
9 Mar 2019 at 3:33pm


Saturday, 2 Mar 2019

How We Treat Others Shows the Health of our Souls: Homily for the Sunday of ...
2 Mar 2019 at 11:25pm


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