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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

A Homily by St. Gregory Palamas - 08/28/16

The Dormition of Our Supremely Pure Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary


Homily on the Dormition of the Theotokos - 08/28/16

by St. Luke of Simferopol


On the Healing of the Possessed Youth - 08/28/16

A Homily by Metropolitan Vladimir (Ikim) of Omsk and Tarsk


Tenth Sunday after Pentecost - 08/28/16

The Healing of the Lunatic
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact


New Martyrs and Confessors of Solovki - 08/23/16

Founded in the 15th century, Solovki Monastery was one of Russia's most famous and holy monasteries, and a major pilgrimage destination. In the 20th century it was used as a brutal Soviet prison camp at which over a million prisoners died.


The Synaxis of the Saints of Solovki Monastery - 08/21/16

The lives of the founders of the island monastery, Sts. Herman, Zosima, and Sabbatius


Homily on Christ Walking Upon the Water - 08/21/16

by Metropolitan Avgoustinos Kantiotes (+2010)


Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - 08/21/16

Jesus Walking on the Water
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew
by Blessed Theophylact


The Joy of Remembering God - 08/20/16

Selected sayings of St. Anthony of Optina


The Orthodox Pastoral School - 08/20/16

The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America announces registration, scholarships, catechism program and credit courses


On the Transfiguration - 08/19/16

by St. Leo the Great ca. 400-461


The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ - 08/19/16

by St Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica


The Transfiguration of Christ - 08/19/16

Homily of St. Luke of Simferopol (delivered in 1956)


The Dormition Fast - 08/14/16

The Dormition fast was established as preceding the great feasts of the Transfiguration of the Lord and of the Dormition of the Mother of God


Procession of the Wood of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord - 08/14/16

In the Russian Orthodox Church, this feast also celebrates the Baptism of Rus.


Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - 08/14/16

The Miracle of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew
by Blessed Theophylact


Congressional Recognition of the Canonization of St. Herman of Alaska - 08/13/16

Originally published in Congressional Record: Proceeding and Debates of the 91st Congress August 4, 1970


On the remembrance of God, and on good thoughts - 08/13/16

Elder Ephraim of Arizona 


The Skete of St. Anna on Mt. Athos - 08/07/16

The Skete of St. Anna is the oldest and the largest Skete of Mount Athos, remaining in the spiritual care of the Great Lavra


St. Anna, the Foremother of Christ - 08/07/16

A Homily by His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos


The Dormition of the Righteous Anna - 08/07/16

O Godly-minded Anna, thou didst give birth unto God's pure Mother who conceived Him Who is our Life. Wherefore, thou hast now passed with joy to thy heavenly rest, wherein is the abode of them that rejoice in glory


Hear with Your Heart - 08/07/16

A talk with Archpriest Andrei Goryachev, minister to Moscow's Blind, Deaf, and Mute.


Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - 08/07/16

Healing of the Two Blind Men
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact


Tonsuring of Monks - 08/06/16

by Archpriest Lawrence Farley


Homily on the Vision of Prophet Ezekiel - 08/03/16

by St. Makarios of Egypt


The Prophet Elijah - 08/02/16

His zeal for the true faith led him to resist against the evil queen Jezabel, who abandoned the true God and ordered the Israelites to worship the false god Baal.


The Holy and Glorious Prophet Elijah the Tishbite - 08/02/16

The Holy Prophet Elijah is one of the greatest of the prophets. He was born in Tishba of Gilead into the Levite tribe 900 years before the Incarnation of the Word of God.


The Source of Byzantine Theology - 08/02/16

From Georges Florovsky, The Byzantine Fathers of the Fifth Century


Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Councils - 07/31/16

An Ecumenical Council is the Church's supreme authority, and possesses the competence to resolve major questions of church life.


On Spiritual Paralysis - 07/31/16

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
by Archbishop Andrei (Rymarenko, 1893-1978)


Sixth Sunday after Pentecost - 07/31/16

Thy Sins Be Forgiven Thee
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact


Prayer of the Heart for the Faithful Living in the World - 07/30/16

by Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi (Spiritual Child of Elder Joseph the Hesychast)


Saint Marina the Great Martyr and Vanquisher of Demons - 07/30/16

"Nothing will separate me from Christ"


     

Tuesday, 17 / 30 August
Martyr Myron of Cyzicus
3:00PM- Vespers/ Matins/ First Hour
Wednesday, 18 / 31 August
Holy Martyrs Florus & Laurus
9:40AM- Hours/ Divine Liturgy
Thursday, 19 August / 1 September
Martyr Andrew the General
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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