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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

- 05/16/22

What is Orthodoxy? - 05/15/22

by Archbishop Averky of Syracuse and Holy Trinity Monastery

Alas! How few people there are in our times...who understand correctly what Orthodoxy is and wherein its essence lies.

Homily on the Sunday of the Paralytic - 05/15/22

by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee (Jn. 5:14)

The Healing of the Paralytic and the Loneliness of Contemporary Man - 05/15/22

By Fr. George Calciu

On the Sunday of the Paralytic - 05/15/22

A sermon by Archimandrite Kirill (Pavlov)

Saint Gerasimus of Boldino - 05/14/22

There is an oral tradition that he may have converted Opta, the founder of Optina Monastery.

Champion of the Arena — Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov - 05/13/22

A chapter from Archpriest Nicholas Deputatov's book, The Awareness of God, contains a brief life of Bishop Ignatius, together with short selections from his writings.

May the Lord rule in your Heart - 05/12/22

Selected sayings of St. Nektary of Optina

The Parable of the Priceless Diamond - 05/08/22

by St. Kosmas Aitolos

Brief Spiritual Instructions - 05/08/22

Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) OF Bogucharsk (+1950)
From the Notes of Archbishop Seraphim’s Spiritual Children

Homily on the Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women - 05/08/22

by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

The Fidelity and Love of the Myrrh-Bearing Women - 05/08/22

A sermon by Metropolitan Philaret of Eastern America and New York (+1985)

Sunday of The Myrrhbearing Women - 05/08/22

Homily of Saint Gregory Palamas

How not to Lose Grace after Communion - 05/07/22

How should Christians behave after Communion?

Fr. Nicholas Couriss (1895-1977) - 05/07/22

At the Head of the Russian Community in Ireland in the 20th century

A brief History of the Irish Orthodox Church - 05/07/22

At its March 9, 2017 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church officially adopted St. Patrick and more than fifteen other pre-schism Western saints into its calendar

The Church's Prayer for the Dead - 05/03/22

The Holy Orthodox Church, like a concerned mother, offers up prayers for all her children who have departed this life.

Radonitsa - 05/03/22

On this day, the Tuesday of St. Thomas week, we call to remembrance all those who have died from the beginning of the ages in faith and in the hope of resurrection and life eternal.

Homily on Saint Thomas Sunday - 05/01/22

by St. John of Kronstadt

On Thomas Sunday - 05/01/22

by Bishop Benjamin of Saratov and Balashov (+1955)

St. Thomas Sunday - 05/01/22

Excerpt from a Homily by St. John Chrysostom

Bright Saturday - Sirin Ensemble at the Church of Saint Nicholas in Kotelniki- full concert recording - 04/30/22

Paschal homily of Saint John Chrysostom - 04/24/22

If any man be devout and loveth God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast!

Paschal Message - 04/24/22

Paschal Message of His Holiness KIRILL Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

Paschal Epistle - 04/24/22

Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Great and Holy Saturday - 04/23/22

On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades.

Homily on Great Friday - 04/22/22

by Metropolitan Philaret of Eastern American and New York (+1985)

Great and Holy Friday - 04/22/22

On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ

Great and Holy Thursday - 04/21/22

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 - 04/20/22

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?

Each One of Us is Potentially a Judas - 04/20/22

A sermon given by Fr. Seraphim (Rose) during Great Lent, 1982

Hasty and Careless Prayer - 04/09/22

St. Theophan the Recluse

"Holy Images en Route" - 04/09/22

How the Wonderworking Icons traveled during the Pandemic

Saturday, 8 / 21 May
St. John the Theologian/Holy Father Arsenius the Great
Midnight- Midnight Office
8:40AM- 3rd/6th Hours
9:00AM- Divine Liturgy
2:45PM- 9th Hour/Little Vesp./Comp./Confessions
5:00PM- Vigil/Confessions
Sunday, 9 / 22 May
5th Sunday of Pascha/Samaritan Woman
Midnight- Midnight Office
9:40AM- Hours
10:00AM- Divine Liturgy
3:00PM-- 9th Hour/Vespers
7:00PM- Compline
Monday, 10 / 23 May
Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot
Midnight- Midnight Office/Litia of the Departed
9:00AM- Matins/1st Hour
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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