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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Worship Schedule

Saturday 5:30 PM

Great Vespers


Sunday 9:00 AM


10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy


Great Lent

Wednesdays at 6 PM

Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts


Fridays at 6 PM

Little Compline with Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos






Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018

Offering Ourselves to Christ
20 Mar 2018 at 10:41am

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018

Adoring the Cross
13 Mar 2018 at 1:34pm

Monday, 5 Mar 2018

5 Mar 2018 at 2:57pm

Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018

Sunday of Orthodoxy
28 Feb 2018 at 11:34am

Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018

Lent is About Offering, Not Achieving: Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent in ...
18 Mar 2018 at 2:15pm

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018

On Not Being Ashamed of the Cross: Homily for the Adoration of the Holy Cros...
11 Mar 2018 at 3:41pm

Sunday, 4 Mar 2018

Overcoming Paralysis Through Humble Repentance: Homily for the Second Sunday...
4 Mar 2018 at 3:56pm

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018

Healing for Holiness: Homily for the First Sunday of Great Lent (Sunday of O...
25 Feb 2018 at 3:36pm

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