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 plemasters@mcm.edu

Worship Schedule

5:30 PM  Saturday

Great Vespers

 

9:00 AM  Sunday

Orthros

10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy

 

Jan. 5, 2018 

9:00 AM

Royal Hours for Theophany (Epiphany)

6:00 PM

Divine Liturgy for Theophany and Sanctification of the Waters

 

 

 

 

Podcast

Monday, 15 Jan 2018

Leave-Taking of Theophany
15 Jan 2018 at 8:40pm



Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018

John the Baptist
9 Jan 2018 at 11:59am



Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018

Our Family History and the Healing Work of Christ
3 Jan 2018 at 11:13am



Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017

The Heavenly Banquet
20 Dec 2017 at 8:32pm



Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018

In Communion with Christ and One Another: Homily for the Leave-Taking of and...
14 Jan 2018 at 3:56pm


Sunday, 7 Jan 2018

Homily for the Synaxis of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John in t...
7 Jan 2018 at 5:45pm


Sunday, 24 Dec 2017

Born to Raise the Image that Had Fallen: Homily for the Sunday Before Christ...
24 Dec 2017 at 7:02pm


Sunday, 17 Dec 2017

Choosing to Enter the Banquet: Homily for the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers...
17 Dec 2017 at 3:34pm


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