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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

Sunday of Zacchaeus - The Lenten Journey Begins - 01/21/18

The first sign of the approach of Great Lent comes five Sundays before its beginning. On this Sunday the Gospel reading is about Zacchaeus the tax-collector.

Zacchaeus Sunday - 01/21/18

Luke 19:1-10
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid and Bulgaria

Synaxis of the Honourable Forerunner - 01/20/18

The Church celebrates the Synaxis of the Honourable Forerunner. It is the oldest feast of our Church for John the Baptist

The Baptism of the Lord - 01/19/18

by St. John of Kronstadt

Sermon on the Epiphany - 01/19/18

by St John of Shanghai and San Francisco
Bitola, Serbia, 1928.

Homily on Theophany - 01/19/18

Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) -
On the day of Theophany it is not out of place to remember that baptism at which each of us Orthodox Christians gave a promise to unite himself with Christ.

From the life of St. Seraphim of Sarov - 01/15/18

From St. Seraphim Wonderworker of Sarov and His Spiritual Heritage by Helen Kontsevich

The Dual Feast of St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ - 01/14/18

On the eighth day after His Nativity, our Lord Jesus Christ was circumcised in accordance with the Old Testament Law.

On Practicing the Jesus Prayer - 01/13/18

by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

In Memoriam: Schema-Archimandrite Placide - 01/13/18

On January 7, 2018, Schema-Archimandrite Placide—French ascetic and Orthodox theologian—reposed in the Lord.

On the Nativity of Our Saviour Jesus Christ - 01/07/18

A Homily by Saint John Chrysostom

A Sermon by St John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ. - 01/07/18

And the Word became flesh!

Christmas Message - 01/07/18

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Nativity Epistle - 01/07/18

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

The Genealogy of Christ - 12/31/17

According to St. Gregory Palamas

A talk with Archimandrite Leonty (Zolotarev) - 12/30/17

Archimandrite Leonty, deputy abbot of the Zverinets Monastery, speaks about the role of Divine Providence

The Most Mysterious Monastery in Kiev - 12/30/17

On the Zverinets Monastery of the Archangel Michael

Reception of Persons into the Orthodox Church - 12/30/17

On the Question of the Order of Reception
by Archimandrite Ambrose (Pogodin, +2004)

The Life of St Herman of Alaska - 12/25/17

"...let us give a vow to ourselves, that from this day, from this hour, from this minute, we shall strive above all else to love God and to do His Holy Will!"
- Saint Herman

The Life of St Spyridon - 12/25/17

St. Spyridon lived his earthly life in righteousness and sanctity, and prayerfully surrendered his soul to the Lord

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ - 12/24/17

including A Homily on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers by St. Gregory Palamas

Saint Daniel the Stylite - 12/24/17

There are many instances of such ascetics from the 5th to the 10th century. They flourished in Syria, Mesopotia, Egypt and Greece.

The Parable of the Supper - 12/24/17

Luke 14:16-24
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Are We Ready for Christmas? - 12/23/17

by Metropolitan Avgoustinos Kantiotes

All Our Life Unto Christ Our God - 12/23/17

In Memoriam: Archpriest Alvian And Helen Smirensky

Sunday, 8 / 21 January
St. George the Chozebite/Zacchaeus Sunday
9:00AM- Midnight Office/ Hours
10:00AM- Divine Liturgy
Monday, 9 / 22 January
Met. Phillip of Moscow
No Services
Tuesday, 10 / 23 January
St. Gregory of Nyssa
No Services
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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