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 9:40 AM

3rd and 6th Hours

10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Do You Want To Be Healed?
23 May 2019 at 1:01am



Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Christ is Risen!
21 May 2019 at 9:28am



Thursday, 2 May 2019

The Healing of the Soul
2 May 2019 at 9:34pm



Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Blind to the Messiah
25 Apr 2019 at 9:40am



Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 26 May 2019

The Light of the Christ Illumines Even Samaritans and Gentiles: Homily for t...
1 hour ago


Sunday, 19 May 2019

Overcoming the Paralysis Caused by the Fear of Death: Homily for the Sunday ...
19 May 2019 at 4:03pm


Saturday, 4 May 2019

Bearing Witness to the Resurrection in our Bodies: Homily for Thomas Sunday ...
4 May 2019 at 3:57pm


Saturday, 20 Apr 2019

Accepting the Tension Between Our Expectations and God’s Fulfillment : Homil...
20 Apr 2019 at 9:17pm


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