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, 18 Sep 2018

The Way of the Cross
18 Sep 2018 at 1:01am



Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018



Tuesday, 4 Sep 2018

Wedding Garments
4 Sep 2018 at 1:16pm



Friday, 31 Aug 2018

Humble Faith, Not Legalism
31 Aug 2018 at 1:01am



Fr Philip's Blog

Saturday, 15 Sep 2018

The Struggle to Take Up the Cross: Homily for the Sunday After the Exaltatio...
15 Sep 2018 at 11:41pm


Saturday, 8 Sep 2018

A New Creation Through the Cross: Homily for the After-Feast of the Nativity...
8 Sep 2018 at 10:51pm


Saturday, 1 Sep 2018

How to Accept an Invitation to a Great Wedding Feast: Homily for the 14th Su...
1 Sep 2018 at 8:22pm


Sunday, 26 Aug 2018

On Tending the Vineyards of our Lives: Homily for the 13th Sunday After Pent...
26 Aug 2018 at 8:18pm


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