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 Feb 2018

Forgiveness Sunday
20 Feb 2018 at 1:14pm

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018

Fasting for Fulfillment
14 Feb 2018 at 10:45am

Tuesday, 6 Feb 2018

Sunday of The Prodigal Son
6 Feb 2018 at 12:00pm

Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee
31 Jan 2018 at 10:16am

Fr Philip's Blog

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018

Transformed by Christ’s Mercy: Homily for Forgiveness Sunday (Cheese Fare Su...
18 Feb 2018 at 9:05pm

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018

Fasting to Serve Christ in “The Least of These”: Homily for the Sunday of th...
11 Feb 2018 at 4:35pm

Sunday, 4 Feb 2018

Courageous Humility and Repentance: Homily for the Sunday of the Prodigal So...
4 Feb 2018 at 2:16pm

Sunday, 28 Jan 2018

Praying to God or to Ourselves?: Homily for the Sunday of the Publican and t...
28 Jan 2018 at 5:06pm

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