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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

St. John Klimakos (of the Ladder), the Abbot of Mount Sinai - 04/11/21

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich

St. Mark of the Pskov Caves - 04/11/21

Of the first elders of the Pskovo-Pechersk monastery only Mark alone is known by name.

Saint John Climacus and the Ladder of Divine Ascent - 04/11/21

By Metropolitan Philaret
From "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," (Boston: Holy Transfiguration Monastery, 1978)

Fourth Sunday of Lent - 04/11/21

Mark 9:17-31
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact

The Joy of Remembering God - 04/10/21

Selected sayings of St. Anthony of Optina

Christian Intercession for the Reposed - 04/09/21

Jordanville Readings - Deacon Peter Markevich

The Annunciation of the Mother of God - 04/07/21

God has now wrought a work that is completely new, which never was in past ages, and never will be in the future.

Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary - 04/07/21

By St. Gregory of Neo-Caesarea

Excerpt from the Homily on the Annunciation - 04/07/21

by St. John Chrysostom

The Week of the Veneration of the Cross - 04/04/21

An article by St. Tikhon (Bellavin) written when he was still an archimandrite at the Kholm theological seminary

On Carrying Your Cross - 04/04/21

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

What the Cross Means for Christians - 04/04/21

“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 - 04/04/21

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

Icon of Theotokos streaming myrrh in Ukrainian village - 04/03/21

An icon of the Most Holy Theotokos recently began streaming myrrh in the Monastery of St. John the Theologian in the Ukrainian village of Seltso

Abbess Irina (Alekseeva) - 04/03/21

On December 26 2013 / January 8 2014, in the 92nd year of her life, Abbess Irina of Novo-Diveevo Convent, departed to the Lord.

“Fr Kyprian Died, and We Suddenly Got Gifts From Him!” - 04/03/21

An unusual story from the life of the main icon-painter of the Russian diaspora.

Lenten Reading: St. Macarius the Great - 03/31/21

By lowliness of mind and earnestness the gifts of the Divine grace are preserved, but by pride and sloth they are destroyed.

Holy Hierarch Patrick - 03/30/21

The Apostle of Ireland and Wonderworker,
Commemorated: March 17/30

An Explanation of the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian - 03/29/21

by St. Luke, Archbishop of Crimea

Sermon on the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas - 03/28/21

by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna

Repentance According to Saint Gregory Palamas - 03/28/21

by Archimandrite Ephraim of Vatopedi

Light for the World - 03/28/21

The Life of St. Gregory Palamas

Second Sunday of Lent - 03/28/21

Mark 2:1-12
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact

What does the phrase ‘Eternal Memory mean? - 03/27/21

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich

We Are Called to Peace and Communion - 03/27/21

An Orthodox perspective on the Covid-19 situation.

The 19th Canonical Answer of Timothy of Alexandria - 03/27/21

On the History of Sacramental Oikonomia by Deacon Andrei Psarev

The Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/21/21

Synaxarion of the Lenten Triodion and Pentecostarion
Sunday of Orthodoxy - Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco
What is Orthodoxy? - Archbishop Averky
Sunday of Orthodoxy - Tikhon, Metropolitan of Moscow 1903
Sunday of Orthodoxy - Archbishop Averky 1971

Recollections of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Moscow, 1914 - 03/21/21

Johann von Gardner (+1984)

Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/21/21

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

In Praise of Blessed Theodore the Recruit - 03/20/21

by Saint Gregory of Nyssa

The Power of Repentance - 03/19/21

A Homily on Clean Friday
by Igumen Nikon (Vorobiev) (+1963)

The Voice of the Dragon - 03/19/21

by Archpriest John Moses (+2019)

Selected music from the Great Compline - 03/19/21

Sung by the Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary choir under the direction of Deacon Nicholas Kotar

The Joy of Great Lent - 03/17/21

A talk by Fr Josiah Trenham given March 11,2021 via Zoom for the congregants and guests of St. Mary of Egypt

Homily for the Wednesday of the first week of Great Lent - 03/17/21

On the Danger of Hypocrisy
St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Sermon on Forgiveness Sunday - 03/14/21

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

On the Holy Lenten Fast - 03/14/21

St. Dorotheos of Gaza

God Will Not Accept Repentance Without Love - 03/14/21

A Sermon on Forgiveness Sunday by Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) of Bogucharsk (+1950)
Given March 3, 1946

Forgiveness Sunday - 03/14/21

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

“I Haven't Parted with Matronushka Since” - 03/13/21

How St. Matrona Brought a Psychologist to the Church

Regular Session of Synod of Bishops Convenes - 03/13/21

On March 9 a regular session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad was held

Monday, 30 March / 12 April
St John of the Ladder
No Services
Tuesday, 31 March / 13 April
St Innocent of Alaska
No Services
Wednesday, 1 / 14 April
St Mary of Egypt
8:00AM- Matins/1st Hour
3:00PM- Hours/Vespers
7:00PM- Matins/Great Canon and life of St Mary
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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