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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. Ephraim the Syrian - 02/10/16

Just as smoke chases away bees, so too, the remembrance of wrongs chases wisdom out of the heart.
- St. Ephraim the Syrian

On the Feast Day of St. Isaac the Syrian - 02/10/16

St. Isaac the Syrian is one of the most beloved saints especially among monastics in the Orthodox Church.

Concerning the New and Old Calendars - 02/10/16

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

St. John James, the Chozebite (+1960) - 02/10/16

He would pray in his cell or in the Jordan valley - trying to follow in the steps of St. Mary of Egypt - enduring all sorts of temptations,  torments, and struggles against demons, for the sake of Christ.

The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia - 02/07/16

Their Significance for People in the West

The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia - 02/07/16

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

The “Great Terror” of 1937 - 02/07/16

The Russian Orthodox Church in 1937 saw the arrest of 85% of its clergy, along with thousands of unknown laymen and women.

The Blind Man at Jericho - 02/07/16

Luke 18:35-43
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke by Blessed Theophylact

The Life of St. Xenia of Petersburg - 02/06/16

Having renounced the vanity of the earthly world, Thou didst take up the cross of a homeless life of wandering; Thou didst not fear grief, privation, nor the mockery of men, And didst know the love of Christ.

Bishop Philip (Gardner) of Potsdam - 02/06/16

The life of Church musician Ivan Alexeyevich /Johann von Gardner
9 Dec 1898-26 Feb 1984

Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) is Canonized - 02/04/16

On February 3, 2016, the fifth plenary session of the Holy Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church, held at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, the proposal to canonize Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) was deliberated upon.

Defender of Orthodoxy - 02/04/16

On Archbishop Seraphim Sobolev

Elder Gabriel (Urgebadze) - 02/01/16

His Life, Miracles, and Service after his Death

“Here, Let Me Heal You…” - 02/01/16

About a miracle of Elder Gabriel (Ugrebadze)

Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved? - 01/31/16

St. Clement of Alexandria

Sell All That Thou Hast - 01/31/16

Luke 18:18-27
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

The Veneration of the Precious Chains of St. Peter the Apostle - 01/29/16

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

True Love for One’s Neighbour Is Based on Faith in God - 01/29/16

St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Homily for the Sunday after Theophany - 01/24/16

His Emience Laurus (Skurla + 2008), Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York

Homily on the Sunday after Theophany - 01/24/16

St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

The Life of St. Theophan the Recluse - 01/23/16

Despite his scholarly background, Theophan had a special gift for expressing himself in direct and lively language.

St. Gregory of Nyssa - 01/23/16

St. Gregory of Nyssa was bishop of Nyssa and a prominent theologian of the fourth century. He was the younger brother of Basil the Great and friend of Gregory the Theologian.

Homily on Theophany - 01/19/16

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.

Discourse On the Day of the Baptism of Christ - 01/19/16

by St. John Chrysostom

Homily on the Theophany - 01/19/16

Preached by St.Gregory the Theologian on the Festival of Theophany 381 AD

On the Sunday Before Theophany - 01/17/16

A Sermon of Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky)

Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles - 01/17/16

by St. Dimitry of Rostov

15 Points on Noetic Prayer - 01/16/16

by Elder Ephraim of Arizona

The Kursk-Root Icon

February 13-15

The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God will be with us February 13-14. We will greet the icon at around 2:30 PM on Saturday, February 13th, and serve a moleben with akathist at that time. At 2:00 PM on Sunday we will have a second moleben before the icon, followed immediately by the vigil for the Meeting of the Lord. This icon is one of the greatest treasures of the Russian Orthodox Church since its appearance in 1295 near Kursk. Many miracles and healings have been wrought by God through His holy Mother through this precious icon. Please inform your friends and neighbors so that those who are open to it may receive the grace which is being offered here.


Friday, 30 January / 12 February
Three Holy Hierarchs
9:40AM- Hours/Divine Liturgy
After coffee hour- Vespers/Matins/First Hour
Saturday, 31 January / 13 February
Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus and John
9:40AM- Hours/Divine Liturgy
2:30PM- Greeting of the Kursk-Root Icon
3:00PM- Moleben and Akathist before the Kursk-Root Icon
4:00PM- Confessions
5:00PM- Vigil
Sunday, 1 / 14 February
Zacchaeus Sunday/Holy Martyr Tryphon
9:40AM- Hours/ Divine Liturgy
2:00PM- Moleben before Kursk-Root Icon
After coffee hour- 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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