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

 

Podcast

Monday, 13 Nov 2017

The Good Samaritan
13 Nov 2017 at 2:57pm



Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017

Poor Lazarus
8 Nov 2017 at 1:01am



Monday, 6 Nov 2017

The Woman with the Issue of Blood
6 Nov 2017 at 5:12pm



Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017

The Healing of the Demon Possessed Man of Gadarene
24 Oct 2017 at 10:53am



Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017

Preparing to Welcome Christ Like the Theotokos by Entering into the Nativity ...
19 Nov 2017 at 5:16pm


Sunday, 12 Nov 2017

“Go and Do Likewise” as Our Response to Evil: Homily for the 8th Sunday of L...
12 Nov 2017 at 5:03pm


Sunday, 5 Nov 2017

Showing Others the Mercy We Have Received: Homily for the 22nd Sunday After ...
5 Nov 2017 at 2:27pm


Sunday, 29 Oct 2017

Finding Healing Through the Humble Faith that Overcomes Shame: Homily for th...
29 Oct 2017 at 8:39am


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