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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

Monday, 21 Jan 2019

The Genealogy of Jesus
21 Jan 2019 at 7:36pm



Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018

The Forefathers of Christ
18 Dec 2018 at 11:01am



Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018

True Enemies
4 Dec 2018 at 6:46pm



Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

Am I the Rich Fool?
21 Nov 2018 at 11:42am



Fr Philip's Blog

Saturday, 19 Jan 2019

The Savior’s Healing of Whole Persons: Homily for the Twelfth Sunday of Luke...
19 Jan 2019 at 11:57pm


Sunday, 30 Dec 2018

Joseph the Betrothed, a Model of Obedience: Homily for the After-Feast of & S...
30 Dec 2018 at 2:26pm


Tuesday, 25 Dec 2018

Shocking, Holy, and Humble Love for the Whole World: Homily for the Feast of...
25 Dec 2018 at 3:12pm


Sunday, 23 Dec 2018

Born to Fulfill the Hope of the Righteous and to Save Scandalous Sinners: Ho...
23 Dec 2018 at 8:44am


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