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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

The Martyr Longinus the Centurion - 10/29/14

“When the centurion saw what happened, he glorified God. He said, “Truly this man was righteous.” 

The Sower - 10/26/14

A homily by Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes

The Parable of the Sower - 10/26/14

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

Holy Mountain: a universal presence and a heavenward orientation - 10/25/14

Metropolitan Nikolaos
Paper presented at the Conference ‘Russia and Athos: A Thousand Years of Spiritual Unity’ held in Moscow, 1-4 October 2006.

Synaxis of the Holy Fathers of Optina Hermitage - 10/24/14

Lights of the Orthodox Faith, unshaken pillars of monasticism,
Consolers of the Russian land, O holy elders of Optina,
Who have acquired love for Christ and have laid down your lives
for your children…

St. Kenneth - 10/24/14

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

Embassy, Emigrants, and Englishmen - 10/24/14

The Three Hundred Year History of a Russian Orthodox Church in London by Protodeacon Christopher Birchall. Holy Trinity Publications. 

On the Widow of Nain - 10/19/14

A homily by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)
Delivered October 24, 2010

Raising the Son of the Widow of Nain - 10/19/14

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

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks - 10/18/14

Homily of St. Basil the Great on Thanksgiving and Mourning

Creature or Creator? - 10/18/14

In our time the defeated Arian heresy has been resurrected from the dust of history.
Bishop Alexander (Mileant) on the divinity of Jesus Christ

“Russian America Began Here” - 10/18/14

Impressions of a Moscow Pilgrim on the 20th-Anniversary of the Glorification of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco

As Ye Would that Men Should Do to You - 10/12/14

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

The Church of St. Mary of Magdalene, Jerusalem - 10/11/14

The church dedicated to St. Mary of Magdalene is part of a Russian monastery situated on the Mount of Olives and located very close to the Garden of Gethsemane

Do all Religions Have the Same Heavenly Father? - 10/11/14

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis, a Priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America (GOA). His courage to be outspoken is much appreciated.

The Prophet Jonah in the Writings of the Church Fathers - 10/05/14

The history of Jonah contains a great mystery.

The Miraculous Catch of Fish - 10/05/14

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

Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross - 10/04/14

In 2009, His Grace Bishop Meletiy of Khotin, Ukraine, now Archbishop of Chernovitsy, delivered this sermon at the St. George Church (ROCOR) in Howell, NJ.


Friday, 18 / 31 October
Apostle & Evangelist Luke
3:00PM- Vespers/Matins/First Hour
6:00PM- Moleben with Akathist to St. John of Kronstadt
Saturday, 19 October / 1 November
St. John of Kronstadt
Demetrius Saturday (Memorial Saturday)
10:00AM- Divine Liturgy at Monastery
4:00PM- Confessions
5:00PM- Vigil
Sunday, 20 October / 2 November
Holy Great Martyr Artemius
9:40AM- Hours/Divine Liturgy of St. James
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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