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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

Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple - 12/04/22

Homily by St. Gregory Palamas

St. Basil the Great’s Sermon to the Rich - 12/04/22

The following sermon was probably delivered in the year 368, when most of Asia Minor was struck by a severe drought which caused great hardship.

The House of God - 12/04/22

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

What is the Meaning of Life? - 12/04/22

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

On Holy Communion, the Purifying Treasure - 12/03/22

Collected by St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain -
We shall prove from scriptural and patristic witnesses that it is necessary for the faithful and Orthodox Christians to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord frequently throughout our lives

Zelensky of Ukraine seeks to ban Churches connected to Russia - 12/03/22

Elena Bogdan,head of Ethnopolitics State Service, warned that a ban is ill-advised and would certainly cause destabilization in society

Africa's Clergy and Schools: A Tale of Sacrifice, Risk, and, Uncertainty - 12/03/22

by: H. David Sauls

On the Nativity Fast – the Preparation of the Soul - 11/27/22

Bishop Irenei (Steenberg)

Homily on the Good Samaritan by Bishop Nektary of Seattle - 11/27/22

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

The Significance of Gregory Palamas - 11/27/22

St. Gregory Palamas developed the fundamental teaching of the Church concerning the great mystery of the indivisible distinction between the essence and energy of God.

Go, and Do Thou Likewise: On the Good Samaritan - 11/27/22

by Archimandrite John Krestiankin (+2006)

Orthodox Spirituality - 11/26/22

by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos

St. John Chrysostom - 11/26/22

This greatest and most beloved of all Christian orators

The Protestant doctrine of Sola Scriptura - 11/26/22

Sola Scriptura is a self-defeating doctrine
An article by Dr. Amir Azarvan

Homily on Jairus' Daughter and the Woman With an Issue of Blood - 11/20/22

by St. John Chrysostom

The Daughter of Jairus and the Woman with the Issue of Blood - 11/20/22

Sermon Preached by Fr. Antony Hughes

On the Commandments of Our Lord and God Jesus Christ - 11/19/22

St. Justin of Ufa and Menzelinsk

Venerable Illtyd - 11/19/22

The Teacher Of the Welsh
Commemorated November 6/19

Reading Spiritual Works - 11/19/22

A Sermon by Archbishop Platon of Kostroma
"Do not be lazy, O Christians! Read spiritual works so that your soul may not die starved of hearing the word of God"

Charitable Works Abolish Death! - 11/19/22

from St. John Chrysostom, On the Nativity

On the Healing of the Possessed Man in Gadarene - 11/13/22

Sermon by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky)

Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia - 11/13/22

His Missionary Legacy to Orthodox America

The Possessed Gadarene - 11/13/22

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

The Healing of the Gadarene Demoniac - 11/13/22

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov) - 11/12/22

“True Love for One’s Neighbour Is Based on Faith in God”

Bishop Nikolai (Ivan Ilyich Karpov) of London - 11/12/22

Archimandrite Nikolai was to be the first Orthodox Bishop of London in the nearly nine centuries since the Great Schism of 1054

Sts. Zenobios and Zenobia - 11/12/22

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.

Commentary on the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus - 11/06/22

From The Explanation by Blessed Theophylact

Prayer at Daybreak - 11/06/22

Elder Sophrony (+1993) gave this prayer to his spiritual children. Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos writes, ‘If someone reads this prayer in the morning with contrition and attention, the whole day will be blessed.’

The Holy Fathers on the Rich Man and Lazarus - 11/06/22

Selected Quotes

St. Gabriel (Urgebadze) - 11/06/22

St. Gabriel's Love and Defense of the Holy Gospel

Lazarus and the rich man, Sunday of Luke 16:19-31 - 11/06/22

A sermon given by Fr. George Calciu, Nov. 2005

St. Stephan of Fileika on Prayer - 11/05/22

Extracts from His Works

Holy Apostle James the Brother of the Lord - 11/05/22

James is called the Lord's brother because he was the son of the righteous Joseph, the betrothed

On the Death of Joseph (Jose) Munoz-Cortes - 11/05/22

At the end of October 1997, a terrible event took place that shook the whole Orthodox world

25th Anniversary of the Martyric death of Brother José - 11/05/22

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist sponsored a pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery

On Good Works - 10/30/22

Excerpts from the diary of St. John of Kronstadt

Vision of the True Light - 09/17/22

Selected Sayings of St. Macarius of Optina

Please help us raise funds for the building of our school and monastic dwelling

Monday, 22 November / 5 December
Holy Apostle Philemon and companions
Midnight- Midnight Office
9:00AM- 3rd/6th Hours
3:00PM- 9th Hour/Vespers/Matins/1st Hour
7:00PM- Compline
Tuesday, 23 November / 6 December
St Alexander Nevsky
Midnight- Midnight Office
8:40AM- 3rd/6th Hours
9:00AM-Divine Liturgy
3:00PM- 9th Hour/Vespers
7:00PM- Compline
Wednesday, 24 November / 7 December
Holy Great Martyrs Katherine and Mercurius
Midnight- Midnight Office
9:00AM- 3rd/6th Hours
3:00PM- 9th Hour/Vespers/Matins/1st Hour
7:00PM- Compline
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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