Saint Luke Orthodox Christian Church

Worship, Prayer, Sacrament, Asceticism, Beauty, and the Jesus Prayer Abilene, TX
Saint Luke Orthodox Christian Church
Saint Luke Orthodox Christian Church
Saint Luke Orthodox Christian Church

Who We Are

Saint Luke Orthodox Christian Church is a small congregation that includes people of all walks of life and various ethnic and national backgrounds. What we have in common is our Orthodox Christian faith and love for one another. We are a parish of the original Church founded at Pentecost and worship and believe accordingly. People from a wide variety of backgrounds have embraced the fullness of the Christian faith at St. Luke. Visitors are always welcome. LIsten to our radio program on Sundays at 10:15 am on AM 1340.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Historic, Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Youth Group, Adult Education, Young Adults

Music
Traditional Hymns

Denomination
Orthodox Christian

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1998

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
501 Sunset Dr
Abilene, TX 79605-2922

Phone
(325) 675-9922

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Orthodox worship is liturgical and involves chant, hymns, incense, readings from the Bible, and prayer. The services are beautiful, as the church is filled with icons and the clergy wear colored vestments that reflect the season of the liturgical year. The main service of worship is the Divine Liturgy at 10 am on Sundays. Vespers, an evening prayer service, occurs at 5:30 pm on Saturdays and provides an especially good introduction to Orthodox worship.

What is the community like?
We are an intergenerational family of people who love God and one another. The community includes lots of native Texans and a few folks originally from countries such as Greece, Romania, Denmark, Egypt, and Hungary. Our members include a firefighter, a deputy sheriff, teachers, retirees, health care professionals, children, teenagers, and fans of the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. In other words, everyone is welcome and we all get along! After the Divine Liturgy every Sunday, we have a fellowship time followed by Christian education classes for all ages.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We would be very happy to meet you! Everyone is welcome to visit our services and to learn about the Orthodox Christian Church.

Leadership View all

Fr. Philip LeMasters

Fr. Philip LeMasters

Fr. Philip and his family embraced the Orthodox Christian faith in 2000. He was ordained deacon in 2004 and priest in 2006. In addition to serving St. Luke, he is a professor and dean at McMurry University. He exercises regularly at Firehouse Fitness, takes care of two dogs and two cats, and does most of the cooking and the eating in his household. He is married and has two daughters.

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