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Welcome to St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church

We are a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, a part of the worldwide Orthodox Church founded by our Lord Jesus Christ and spread throughout the world by His holy apostles and their successors.  The church is located in Roswell, Georgia, and our parishioners come from all parts of the metropolitan Atlanta area and beyond. We welcome visitors from all over the world...more



News Updates

On Carrying Your Cross - 03/19/17

Homily on the Third Sunday of Great Lent by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)


What the Cross Means for Christians - 03/19/17

“O Invincible and incomprehensible and divine power of the precious and life-giving Cross, forsake not us sinners.”
by Professor I. M. Andreyev


Veneration of the Holy Cross - 03/19/17

Mark 8:34 - 9:1
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact


Understanding the Bible through the Fathers - 03/18/17

by Dr. Presbytera Eugenia (Jeannie) Constantinou


Church Mutual Insurance Company accepting Religious Scholarship Applications - 03/18/17

Church Mutual, which insures ROCOR’s Eastern American Diocese, is currently accepting applications for religious scholarships.


Monasticism in the 21st Century - 03/18/17

A Viable Alternative or a Forgotten Ideal?
by Mother Ephrosynia of the Convent of Lesna


Life Without the Tsar - 03/18/17

On the 100th Anniversary of the February Revolution
by Protopriest Alexander Lebedeff


Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia - 03/13/17


Repentance According to Saint Gregory Palamas - 03/12/17

by Archimandrite Ephraim of Vatopedi


Sermon on the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas - 03/12/17

by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna


Second Sunday of Lent - 03/12/17

From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact


The practical expression of Love towards the Lord - 03/11/17

By Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi (+2009)


Epistle of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 03/11/17

On the 100th Anniversary of the Tragic Revolution in Russia and Beginning of the Godless Persecutions


The Untold Story of the Head of St. John the Baptist - 03/09/17

Holy Scripture tells us that after St. John the Baptist was beheaded, the impious Herodias forbade the prophet’s head to be buried together with his body.


Do Not Forget God! - 03/09/17

The Last Days of St Alexander of Munich
by Elena Perekrestov


A Discourse on the Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/05/17

by Archimandrite John Krestiankin (+2006)


Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/05/17

A Homily of Holy New Hieromartyr Tikhon, Metropolitan of Moscow
Given in 1903 when he was Bishop of the Aleutian Islands and North America


On the Joy of Being Orthodox - 03/05/17

by St. John of Kronstadt


Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/05/17

John 1: 43-51
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. John
by Blessed Theophylact


On the mysteries and miraculous power of Orthodox holy objects - 03/04/17

Andrei Muzolph of the Kiev Theological Seminary, speaks on Orthodox sacred objects.


Saturday of the First Week - the Sweetness of Boiled Wheat - 03/04/17

On the Saturday of the first week of Great Lent, we commemorate an event which occurred in the year 356—a miracle of Great Martyr Theodore the Tyro ("the Recruit").


Lent as a Divine Establishment and Spiritual Remedy - 03/03/17

Protopriest Nikolai Dombrowski (+1979)


St. Alexander of Munich: A Modern Confessor in the Face of Tyranny - 03/02/17


The Fast: Ten Beneficial and Ten Harmful Things - 03/01/17

Let us strive to abstain from everything that is unprofitable for our souls
Archpriest Andrei Efanov


On Revelation and Humility - 02/28/17

Sermon on the Eve of Great Lent by Archimandrite Luke - abbot of the brotherhood of Holy Trinity Monastery


The Who’s Who of The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - 02/28/17

A compendium by Protodeacon James Hughes


The Meaning of the Great Fast - 02/27/17

From the introductory material in the Lenten Triodion
Mother Mary and Bishop Kallistos Ware


At the Threshold of the Fast: The Sunday of Forgiveness - 02/26/17

By Irenei (Steenberg) - Bishop of Sacramento


Sermon on Forgiveness Sunday - 02/26/17

by Archimandrite John (Krestiankin)
Given on February 28 (March 13), 1994


Forgiveness Sunday - 02/26/17

Matthew 6:14-21
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew
by Blessed Theophylact


Resentment and Forgiveness - 02/25/17

A talk delivered by Hieromonk Damascene at the Annual Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America


The Conditions of True Christian Fasting - 02/25/17

Archpriest Valentine Amphiteatrov (+1908)


     

Saturday April 1
and
Sunday April 2

Metropolitan Hilarion and the myrrh-streaming Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" will be with us for Our Patronal Feast

Thursday, 10 / 23 March
Mystery of Holy Unction
5:00PM- Confessions
7:00PM- Holy Unction
Friday, 11 / 24 March
St. Sophronius of Jerusalem
3:00PM- Vespers/ Matins/ First Hour/ Litiya Departed
Saturday, 12 / 25 March
Memorial Saturday
9:40AM- Hours/ Divine Liturgy
4:00PM- Confessions
5:00PM- Vigil
 
Fasting discipline varies from one Orthodox jurisdiction to the next. Our church calendar should be consulted for the fasting discipline of our parish.
 
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Eastern American Diocese ROCOR
Eastern American Diocese ROCOR
   
 
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