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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

On the Publican and the Pharisee - 02/05/23

by St. Gregory Palamas

The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia - 02/05/23

Lives of some of the Orthodox Faithful who suffered during the Soviet period (1917 to 1991) for their faith.

A Homily on The Publican and the Pharisee - 02/05/23

On Prayer and Repentance
by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

The Church of New Martyrs - 02/05/23

The feast of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia is celebrated on the Sunday nearest January 25th (o.s.) / February 7th (n.s.) - the date of Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev's martyrdom (the first Hieromartyr of the Bolshevik Yoke).

The Concept of the Person in Orthodox Theology - 02/05/23

By Dr Alexis Torrance
A lecture given at Holy Trinity Seminary March 2013

Memorizing the Psalms - 02/04/23

by St. Theophan the Recluse

Matushka Mary Ann Oselinsky reposes in the Lord - 02/04/23

Matushka to Archpriest Dimitri Oselinsky reposed peacefully in the Lord on Tuesday, January 31

Unity of the Church, an Image of the Holy Trinity - 02/04/23

Orthodox triadology as a principle of ecclesiology
By St. Sophrony (Sakharov)

Valentina Vasilievna Turner-Udalcova, 1930–2022 - 02/04/23

A true Christian who sought all her life to be of service to others

Help the Sundin family - 02/03/23

Our dear Christian brother, Paisios (Tyler) Sundin and his family of seven were in a car accident January 30th, in which Paisios was severely injured

Zacchaeus Sunday - 01/29/23

Luke 19:1-10
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

The Veneration of the Precious Chains of St. Peter the Apostle - 01/29/23

Today the Church celebrates the many miracles which came about through the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter.

Zacchaeus - 01/29/23

from the Selected Sermons of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

The Apostle Peter's Miraculous Chains - 01/29/23

The Chains wherewith the Apostle was bound received from his most sacred body the grace of sanctification and healing.

Concerning the New and Old Calendars - 01/28/23

A Presentation by St. Seraphim (Sobolev) to the Congress of Moscow July 1948

Where does Humanistic Culture Lead? - 01/28/23

St. Justin Popovic (April 6, 1894-April 7, 1979) touches upon the probable future.

Igumen Israel (Andreyev) - 01/28/23

"God has sent us the Soviet government as a punishment and to bring us to our senses"
For the eighty-fifth anniversary of Igumen Israel’s martyrdom

Repentance: Life's Continual Effort - 01/22/23

by Archpriest Victor Potapov

Metropolitan Philip of Moscow - 01/22/23

“I came into this world prepared to suffer for truth.”

Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand - 01/22/23

A Homily by Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)

Hieromartyr Philip II of Moscow - 01/22/23

“If I do not bear witness to the truth, I render myself unworthy of my office as a bishop”
(Metropolitan Philip to Tsar Ivan IV)

Elder Ieronim and the Russians on Athos - 01/21/23

excerpt from Russian Monks on Mount Athos: The Thousand Year History of St Panteleimon’s by Nicholas Fennell

St. John of Kronstadt and the Education of children - 01/21/23

St. John considered love for children to be the foundation of a teacher’s work

Human Life is a Vale of Tears - 01/21/23

Elder Simeon had great love for God and men and great humility. The Lord also gave him great gifts for his disposition towards the work of salvation

The Baptism of the Lord - 01/19/23

by St. John of Kronstadt

Sermon on Theophany - 01/19/23

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

Homily on Theophany - 01/19/23

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.

The Influence of St Seraphom of Sarov - 01/15/23

by Archbishop Nathaniel (Lvov, +1986)

From the life of St. Seraphim of Sarov - 01/15/23

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

St. Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov - 01/15/23

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

On the Nativity of Our Saviour Jesus Christ - 01/07/23

A Homily by Saint John Chrysostom

A Sermon by St John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ. - 01/07/23

And the Word became flesh!

Christmas Message - 01/07/23

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Nativity Epistle - 01/07/23

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

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

Tuesday, 25 January / 7 February
St Gregory the Theologian
Midnight- Midnight Office
8:40AM- 3rd/6th Hours
9:00AM- Divine Liturgy
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vespers
7:00PM- Compline
Wednesday, 26 January / 8 February
Venerable Xenophon, wife Maria, sons Arcadius and John
Midnight- Midnight Office
9:00AM- 3rd/6th Hours/Typica
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vespers/ Matins/ 1st Hour
7:00PM- Compline
Thursday, 27 January / 9 February
St John Chrysostom, Translation of Relics
Midnight- Midnight Office
12:40AM- 3rd/ 6th Hours
1:00AM- Divine Liturgy
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vesper
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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