St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
501 Sunset Dr., Abilene, TX 79605
The Hauran Connection

A Sister Diocese Program
Archdiocese of Bosra-Hauran and the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America

The Orthodox who today live in much of the territory once known as Arabia Petraea – descendants of those converted to faith in Christ Jesus by St. Timon – comprise the faithful of the Archdiocese of Bosra, Hauran, Jabal al-Arab and the Golan. The present “angel of Bosra and successor to St. Timon” is Metropolitan Saba (Esper). One of the most venerable Archdioceses of our Patriarchate, the Archdiocese of Bosra now finds itself facing very difficult times. Due to the frequency of warfare in that area, the occupation of much of its territory by a neighboring unfriendly nation, and the resultant unemployment and poverty, most of its people are economic refugees, having relocated to Damascus or departed for the Americas, Australia, Europe or the Gulf States.

In a gesture of Christian love and support for Metropolitan Saba and his flock, the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America has committed itself to a “Sister Diocese” relationship with the Archdiocese of Bosra-Hauran.

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Idris Family

Donate to help a refugee family:
The Idris family are refugees from the Congo and beloved members of St. Luke, but their needs extend beyond what our small community can provide. Maria is a widowed mother attempting to support seven children on her wages from an unskilled job. Please prayerfully consider making a donation in support of meeting their immediate and long-term needs. “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” (James 1:27)

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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