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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

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The Life of St. Nectarios - 11/22/15

St. Nectarios was a great miracle-worker, a healer, a prolific writer, theologian, philosopher, moralist, educator, poet, ascetic and mystic. Above all St. Nectarios was a man of deep prayer.

Selected Writtings Of Saint Nectarios - 11/22/15

Compiled by Father Demetrios Serfes

Jairus' Daughter and the Woman With an Issue of Blood - 11/22/15

Luke 8:41-56
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke by Blessed Theophylact

Homily on the Day of Archangel Michael - 11/21/15

Metropolitan Platon (Levshin)
St. Sergius Lavra, Archangel Cathedral, November 8/21, 1780

The Angelic World is Real - 11/21/15

A sermon delivered by His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, on November 21, 2009

Venerable Illtyd - 11/19/15

The Teacher Of the Welsh
Commemorated November 6/19

Sermon on St. John of Kronstadt - 11/19/15

by Dr. Vitaly Permiakov teacher of Liturgical Theology, Comparative Theology, and Dogmatic Theology at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

The Life and Repose of Protodeacon Nicholai Triantafillidis - 11/19/15

On October 2, 2015, Protodeacon Nicholai Triantafillidis, a beloved member of the clergy of the Western American Diocese, reposed in the Lord

On the healing of the Gadarene demoniac - 11/15/15

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh
Newly-discovered texts

The Possessed Gadarene - 11/15/15

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

The Legion of Demons and Herd of Swine - 11/15/15

Luke 8:26-39
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke by Blessed Theophylact

On the Cathedral “Joy of All Who Sorrow” in San Francisco - 11/15/15

An interview with Protopriest Peter Perekrestov

The Spiritual Guidance of Elder Pavel - 11/11/15

Archpriest Dimitry Smirnov

The Meaning of Pain in Our Life - 11/11/15

Abbot Georgios Kapsanis of Gregoriou

The Historical Ties: Prince Vladimir and the Russian Diaspora - 11/11/15

Protopriest Andrei Sommer
5th World Congress of Compatriots Moscow, November 5-6, 2015

Lazarus and the rich man, Sunday of Luke 16:19-31 - 11/08/15

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

The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus - 11/08/15

Luke 16:19-31
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke by Blessed Theophylact

Our Righteous Father John of Kronstadt - 11/07/15

Loved by Pakistani Orthodox Christians
Saint Sergius of Radonezh Orthodox Church Sargodha Pakistan

Christians! You Must Know Christ! - 11/07/15

St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Holy Apostle James the Brother of the Lord - 11/05/15

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

Schema Archimandrite Damian (+2009) - 11/05/15

Photo gallery from Western American Diocese of Schema Archimandrite Damian - Spritual Father to some in our parish

Our Lady of Kazan - 11/04/15

The image of Our Lady of Kazan is said to have come to Russia from Constantinople in the 13th century.

The Seven Holy Youths of Ephesus - 11/04/15

Standing before the emperor Decius (249-251), the seven youths confessed their faith in Christ.

Saint Hilarion the Great - 11/03/15

Sowing with tears and pain below,
Hilarion reaps rejoicing above.

The Russian Orthodox Diaspora - 11/03/15

Copenhagen 1987-1988
Archpriest Nikolai Artemoff

Venerable Fintan Munnu - 11/03/15

Abbot of Taghmon in Ireland
Commemorated: October 21/November 3

Six Reasons Why Tithing is Good for an Orthodox Parish - 11/02/15

by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, author of Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy

My Life in Christ - 11/01/15

St. John of Kronstadt
His Life and Works


The Parable of the Sower - 11/01/15

Luke 8:5-15
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke by Blessed Theophylact

Metropolitan Hilarion - 11/01/15

The State of Diocese Address at The Eastern American Diocesan Assembly

St. Luke the Apostle and Evangelist - 10/31/15

Homily of Metropolitan Avgoustinos Kantiotes

St. Luke the Evangelist - 10/31/15

from the Prologue of Ochrid by St. Nikolai

On Good Works - 10/30/15

Excerpts from the diary of St. John of Kronstadt

The Prophet Hosea and his Allegorical Marriage - 10/30/15

Despite the fact that the kingdom was enjoying a period of prosperity, its religious life was in crisis

The Opening of the Saint Silouan's Monastery - 10/29/15

On the Joy of Being Orthodox - 10/29/15

A sermon of St. John of Kronstadt

Holy Martyr Longinus the Centurion - 10/29/15

According to Church tradition, Longinus was that soldier, who with a spear pierced the side of the Crucified Saviour

St. Lucian of Antioch - 10/28/15

During the persecution of Diocletian, St Lucian was sent to prison, where for nine years he encouraged other Christians to remain steadfast in their confession of Christ

His Eminence Tikhon (Shevkunov) - 10/27/15

On October 24, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presided over the consecration of Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) as bishop of Egorevsk

Saint Parasceva the New - 10/27/15

Venerable Mother Paraskeva lived as a monastic in the 11th century. She is beloved in Romania as Parascheva and in Serbia and Macedonia as Petka. Commemorated October 14/27


Friday, 14 / 27 November
Apostle Philip
3:00PM- Vespers/ Matins/ First Hour
Saturday, 15 / 28 November
Holy Martyrs Gurias, Samonas, and Abibus
9:40AM- Hours/ Divine Liturgy
4:00PM- Confessions
5:00PM- Vigil
Sunday, 16 / 29 November
Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew
9:40AM- Hours/ Divine Liturgy
Fasting discipline varies from one Orthodox jurisdiction to the next. Our church calendar should be consulted for the fasting discipline of our parish.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
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