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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

On Bright Week - 05/03/16

Archimandrite John Krestiankin (+2006)

Bright Week - 05/03/16

It is a week of concentrated and illustrious celebration of Christ's Resurrection

New in the website Library - 04/30/16

Preparation for Receiving Holy Communion during Bright Week
A handbook to guide the Orthodox Christian for the receiving of Holy Communion during Bright Week

Paschal Message - 04/30/16

Paschal Message of His Holiness KIRILL Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

Paschal Epistle - 04/30/16

Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Great and Holy Saturday - 04/30/16

On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades.

The Lord's Descent Into Hades - 04/30/16

by St. Epiphanios of Salamis

Great and Holy Friday - 04/29/16

On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ

Good Friday: Why the Wise Thief Was Pardoned - 04/29/16

Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Great and Holy Thursday - 04/28/16

When the glorious disciples at the supper were illumined by the washing of the feet,
then was the impious Judas darkened by the disease of avarice.

Great and Holy Wednesday - 04/27/16

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?

Judas and the Harlot - 04/26/16

An extract from the book Meditations for Holy Week by Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou

Great and Holy Tuesday - 04/26/16

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins

Great and Holy Monday - 04/25/16

We are entering into difficult days today: days when we recall the Passion of Christ

Homily on Palm Sunday - 04/24/16

by St. Luke, Archbishop of Crimea
(April 18, 1954)

Comforting the Lord as He Weeps: On Palm Sunday - 04/24/16

Bishop Benjamin (Milov) of Saratov and Balashov (+1955)

Entrance into Jerusalem - 04/24/16

John 12:1-18
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. John
by Blessed Theophylact

Lazarus Saturday - 04/23/16

Sermon by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky, +1985)

Indifference is the Result of Unbelief - 04/22/16

Interview with Schema-Archimandrite Iliy (Nozdrin) of Optina Monastery

Brief Spiritual Instructions - 04/19/16

Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) of Bogucharsk (+1950)

from the Notes of Archbishop Seraphim’s Spiritual Children

Stories of the Great Miracles - 04/19/16

Narrated by the rector of St. Elijah’s Church in Chernobyl, Archpriest Nikolay Yakushin

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt - 04/17/16

This Life of Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt was written down in the seventh century by Saint Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Sermon on the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent - 04/17/16

by Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky +2002)

Fifth Sunday of Lent - 04/17/16

Mark 10:32-45
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact

On Relations with One’s Neighbors - 04/16/16

St. Ambrose Elder of Optina




JULY 11-15 2016

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Friday, 23 April / 6 May
Bright Friday/ Lifegiving Spring/ Holy Great Martyr George
9:50AM- Hours/ Diving Liturgy/ Procession
After coffee hour- Vespers/Matins/ First hour
Saturday, 24 April / 7 May
Bright Saturday
9:50AM- Hours/ Divine Liturgy/ Processsion/ Artos
4:00PM- Confessions
5:00PM- Vigil
Sunday, 25 April / 8 May
Thomas Sunday
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
Eastern American Diocese ROCOR
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