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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. Kenneth - 10/24/16

One of the greatest Irish ascetics and most venerated saints in Ireland after St. Patrick and St. Brigid

Synaxis of the Optina Elders - 10/23/16

This feast commemorates the Elders of Optina Hermitage a focus for the powerful renewal movement that spread through the Church in Russia beginning early in the nineteenth century, and continuing up to (and even into) the atheist persecutions of the twentieth century.

The Venerable Fathers of Optina Hermitage - 10/23/16

Spiritual Disciples of St. Paisius (Velichkovsky)

The Seventh Ecumenical Council - 10/23/16

What the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council Have Done For Our Salvation and Sanctification.
Delivered October 14/27, 1991 by Archimandrite John (Krestiankin)

Raising the Son of the Widow - 10/23/16

Luke 7:11-16
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Stand Fast and Watch - 10/22/16

Stand fast on spiritual watch, because you don’t know when the Lord will call you to Himself.
by Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Saint Triduana of Scotland - 10/21/16

St. Triduana (also Triduna, Tradwell), is one of the most venerated female saints of Scotland

Archimandrite Flor (Vanko) - 10/21/16

December 9, 1926 – September 4, 2012
A short biography by Archimandrite Luke (Murianka)

Who Is So Great a God As Our God - 10/19/16

Orthodox Missionary work in Africa
by Bishop Panteleimon of Brazzaville and Gabon

On the Love of Enemies - 10/16/16

The Teachings of St. Silouan

Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite - 10/16/16

The written works of St Dionysius the Areopagite are of extraordinary significance in the theology of the Orthodox Church

As Ye Would that Men Should Do to You - 10/16/16

Luke 6:31-36
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Instructions For the Church Reader - 10/16/16

Translated by Daniel Olson, the instructions were taken from a 1956 typescript by G. Shimansky, an instructor at the Kiev Theological Academy.

The 50th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John - 10/15/16

The Media Department of the Western American Diocese debuts a brief film covering the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker (19th of June/2nd of July, 2016). 

Georgian Orthodox priest, Father Seraphim, and his choir - 10/11/16

chanting Psalm 53 and the Trisagion hymn in Aramaic
(two videos)

Facing the Winds of Change in Our Society - 10/09/16

by Archpriest Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D.
Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
Marietta, Geogia

The Trial of Patriarch Tikhon - 10/09/16

From Ivan M. Andreev's book, A Brief Overview of the History of the Church of Russia from the Revolution to Our Days (Jordanville, 1952).

St. Tikhon - Patriarch of Moscow - 10/09/16

His Missionary Legacy to Orthodox America

The Miraculous Catch of Fish - 10/09/16

Luke 5:1-11
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

On Prayer - 10/08/16

Excerpts from The Way of the Ascetic by Tito Colliander

Selected Sermons and Writings - 10/02/16

by Metropolitan Philaret of New York

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - 10/02/16

The Great Commandment
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

Holy Martyrs Bidzina, Shalva, and Elizbar - 10/01/16

The All-merciful Lord aroused a strong desire in the valiant prince Bidzina Choloqashvili of Kakheti and, together with Shalva and his uncle Elizbar, princes of Aragvi and Ksani provinces, he led a struggle to liberate Kakheti from the Tatar

God Gives Prayer to Him who Prays - 10/01/16

teachings of St. Hilarion of Optina

Gaining the Habit of Prayer - 10/01/16

from "Unseen Warfare," by St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain

The Cross, The Preserver of the Universe - 09/27/16

Saint John Maximovitch
On the Exaltation of the Cross
Shanghai 1947

The Exaltation of the Cross - 09/27/16

The Exaltation of the Cross is one of the twelve great feasts of the Church. It commemorates two historical events: first, the finding of the Life-giving Cross in the year 326, and second, its recovery from Persia in 628.

The Parable of the Wedding Feast - 09/25/16

A Homily on St. Matt. 22:1-14
by Father James Thornton

Open Unto Us the Doors of Mercy - 09/25/16

A Homily on the Nativity of the Theotokos by Archimandrite Cleopa (Ilie)

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost - 09/25/16

The Parable of the Wedding Feast
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

The Life and Teachings of Elder Siluan - 09/24/16

By Bishop Alexander and Natalia Bufius

Translated by Anatoly Shmelev


Monday, 11 / 24 October
St. Philip the Deacon
No Services
Tuesday, 12 / 25 October
Martyrs Probos & Companions
No Services
Wednesday, 13 / 26 October
Iveron Icon of the Theotokos
3:00PM- Vigil
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
Eastern American Diocese ROCOR
Eastern American Diocese ROCOR
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