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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

Great and Holy Thursday - 04/16/14

When the glorious disciples at the supper were illumined by the washing of the feet,
then was the impious Judas darkened by the disease of avarice.

Great and Holy Wednesday - 04/16/14

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?

How Should We Spend Holy Week? - 04/16/14

Advice from four respected clergymen in Russia – Fr. Valerian Krechetov, Fr. Vladimir Shaforostov, Fr. Maxim Pervozvansky, and Fr. Kirill Kaleda.

Holy Week: An Explanation - 04/16/14

Let's explore the meaning of each of the solemn days of Passion Week.

Homily on Palm Sunday - 04/13/14

by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Entrance into Jerusalem - 04/13/14

John 12:1-18
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. John
by Blessed Theophylact

Lazarus Saturday - 04/11/14

A Sermon by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky, +1985)
of Eastern America and New York

 The Resurrection of Lazarus - 04/11/14

From "The One Thing Needful” Sermons of Archbishop Andrei (Rymarenko, 1893-1978)

How to Live According to the Faith - 04/10/14

Lessons of the Great Archpastor, the Ever-memorable Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow († November 19, 1867)

Abbess Irina (Alekseeva) - 04/10/14

On January 8 2014, the day of the Synaxis of Holy Theotokos, Abbess Irina (Alekseeva) of Novo-Diveevo Convent, the eldest nun in the Russian Church Abroad, departed to the Lord in the ninety-second year of her life.

Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary - 04/07/14

by St. Gregory of Neo-Caesarea

The Beginning of Salvation - 04/07/14

A Sermon on the Occasion of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos
by St. John of Kronstadt

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt - 04/06/14

This Life of Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt was written in the 7th century by Saint Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Sermon on the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent - 04/06/14

by Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky +2002)

Fifth Sunday of Lent - 04/06/14

Mark 10:32-45
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact

St. Gregory Palamas on the Fifth Sunday of Lent - 04/05/14

If we practice true fasting we shall trample here and now on the fire in our flesh and quench it

Saturday of the Akathist Hymn - 04/04/14

Notes on The Akathist Hymn by Hieromonk Job (Gumerov), Fr. Michael Carney, and Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)

 The Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God - 04/04/14

The text of the Akathist Hymn

An Interview with Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia - 04/03/14

“ROCOR’s Emphasis On Ascetic and Liturgical Tradition is Very Much Needed Today”

The Life of St. Mary of Egypt - 04/02/14

On Wednesday evening a very special service is celebrated in Orthodox churches—the Great Canon with the Life of St. Mary of Egypt. This is the only time in the year when the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is read in its entirety along with the Life of St. Mary of Egypt.

The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - 04/02/14

The text.
"He is my Helper and Protector, and hath become my Salvation."


Holy Week

Thursday, 4 / 17 April
Great and Holy Thursday
10:00AM- Hours/Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
6:00PM- Compline/Confessions
7:00PM- Matins/Reading of 12 Gospels/Confessions
Friday, 5 / 18 April
Great and Holy Friday
10:00AM- Royal Hours
4:00PM- Vespers/Entry with Winding Sheet
5:30PM- Compline/Confessions
7:00PM- Matins/Procession of Winding Sheet/Confessions
Saturday, 6 / 19 April
Great and Holy Saturday
9:00AM- Hours/Confessions
10:30AM- Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
9:00PM- Reading of Acts/Confessions
11:15PM- Midight Office
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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