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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

The Healing of the Woman with a Spirit of Infirmity - 12/10/17

Luke 13:10-17
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Optina Monastery and Its Era - 12/10/17

Its Significance in the Spiritual and Cultural Life of Russia

On the nativity fast - the preparation of the soul - 12/10/17

'Make ready, O Bethlehem: let the manger be prepared, let the cave show its welcome. The truth has come, the shadow has passed away...'

On Prayer - 12/09/17

Saint Ephrem the Syrian

The Election of Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia - 12/09/17

by Jane Swan
Excerpted from Chosen for His People: A Biography of Patriarch Tikhon

The House of God - 12/04/17

Homily on the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple
by St. John of Kronstadt

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple - 12/04/17

A homily by St. Gregory Palamas

Carpatho-Russia and the Struggle for the Russian Orthodox Tradition Outside Russia - 12/03/17

by Archpriest Andrew Phillips
Carpatho-Russia is located in what is now northern and eastern Slovakia, south-eastern Poland and south-western Ukraine

What is the Meaning of Life? - 12/03/17

A homily on the foolish rich man by Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky) of Boston (+2002)

The Rich Man - 12/03/17

Luke 12:16-21
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Saint Philaret Metropolitan of Moscow - 12/02/17

His expositions of the Faith, spoken and written, caused him to be regarded as a Father of the Church in his own time; many called him "the new Chrysostom."

Interview with Dr. Nicholas Fennell - 12/02/17

Three Dimensions in the Life of Dr Nicholas Fennell: England, Russia and Mount Athos

Interview with Archbishop Gabriel - 12/02/17

A recent discussion with His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada

Homily on the Good Samaritan by Bishop Nektary of Seattle - 11/26/17

Sermon delivered in 1958. Bishop Nektary was a spiritual son of the venerable Elder Nektary of Optina.

St. John Chrysostom - 11/26/17

St John Chrysostom (347-407), is famous for his eloquence, his denunciation of abuse of authority in the Church, and the Divine Liturgy attributed to him.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan - 11/26/17

Luke 10:25-37
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

The Archbishop Who Knew Everything - 11/25/17

Reminiscences of a Spiritual Daughter of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

The Athos of Munich - 11/25/17

Interview with Bishop Agapit of Stuttgart

The Life of St. Nectarios - 11/22/17

There is hardly a malady that has not been cured through his prayers

“When They Kill Me, Don't Cry For Me, But Pray For Me" - 11/21/17

Remembrances of Fr. Daniel Sysoev by Archimandrite Melchisedek (Artiukhin)

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers - 11/21/17

The feast established in the fourth century at the Council of Laodicea, several years before the First Ecumenical Council.

Order of Prayer and Worship for Orthodox Faithful - 11/19/17

A Talk Given by Fr. John Townsend at the 1998 Southern Orthodox Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Epistle to the Soviet of People's Commissars - 11/19/17

A bold letter written by Patriarch Tikhon to the new rulers of Russia a year after the revolution.

Jairus' Daughter and the Woman With an Issue of Blood - 11/19/17

Luke 8:41-56
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke by Blessed Theophylact

The Possessed Gadarene - 11/12/17

Archbishop Andrei (Rymarenko) from the book, The One Thing Needful

Will These Human Bones Come to Life? - 11/12/17

A Sermon given by St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco in 1948, when once again there seemed to be absolutely no hope for the deliverance of Russia from the Communist Yoke.

Holy Martyrs Zenobios and Zenobia the Siblings - 11/12/17

As divine siblings, Zenobios most glorious, and Zenobia most pure, together you suffered, and you were made worthy to shine in the world, the grace of healing

The Legion of Demons and Herd of Swine - 11/12/17

Luke 8:26-39
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

The Lost Altars of Sretensky Monastery - 11/11/17

Sretensky Monastery was founded in 1397

Monday, 28 November / 11 December
Great-Martyr Stephen the New
No Services
Tuesday, 29 November / 12 December
Martyr Paramon & Companions
3:00PM- Vigil
Wednesday, 30 November / 13 December
Holy Apostle Andrew the First-called
9:40AM- Hours/ Divine Liturgy  
Fasting discipline varies from one Orthodox jurisdiction to the next. Our church calendar should be consulted for the fasting discipline of our parish.



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