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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 Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ - 05/27/20

From The Law of God by Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy

Metropolitan Philaret on the Ascension - 05/27/20

Two sermons for the Feast of the Ascension by Metropolitan Philaret of Eastern America and New York

Homily on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord - 05/27/20

By St. Innocent (Borisov), Archbishop of Cherson and Taurida

Icon of the Ascension - 05/27/20

The Ascension icon shows Christ, with angels, being escorted back to His heavenly home.

History of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia from Its Beginning to the Present (1983) - 05/27/20

Fr. George Seide. Translated by Jacqueline Xenia Endres-Nenchin assisted by Reader Isaac Lambertsen

The Unknown Mission of Sts. Cyril and Methodius - 05/24/20

Anatoly Arkadyevich Turilov, Department of Medieval History, Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill: An Unofficial Portrait - 05/24/20

May 24 is the name-day of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill. Pravmir presents a "behind the scenes" photo report

Metropolitan Philaret on the Sunday of the Blind Man - 05/24/20

Two sermons by Metropolitan Philaret of New York and Eastern America on the Sunday of the Blind Man

Sunday of the Blindman and of Those who assert that they can see - 05/24/20

Elder Cleopa on Spiritual Blindness and
a Homily By St Nikolai Velimirovic from the Prolog

Sunday of the Blind Man - 05/24/20

From the Explanation of the Gospel of St. John by Blessed Theophylact

Venerable Comgall, Abbot of Bangor in Ireland - 05/23/20

Commemorated May 10/23, St. Comgall is celebrated as one of the most illustrious monastery founders in Ireland

Why is the 26th Psalm read in times of danger and persecution? - 05/23/20

Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich) of Boryspol and Brovary


“Is the Church an Ivory Tower for People Who Already Have Orthodoxy?” - 05/23/20

A conversation about the church as a representation of a local community.
Father Jonah Campbell, Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, Wayne, West Virginia

A Scattered Life and an Attentive Life
 - 05/17/20

by St Ignatius (Brianchininov)

The Devil Has No More Formidable Weapon Than Despair - 05/17/20

by Priest Pavel Serzhantov

On the Samaritan Woman - 05/17/20

by St. John Chrysostom

Sermon on the Fifth Sunday of Pascha - 05/17/20

by Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla) (+2008)

The Samaritan Woman - 05/17/20

John 4: 5-42
From The Explanation of The Gospel of St. John by Blessed Theophylact

Miracles in the Kiev Caves Lavra - 05/16/20

From its Foundation to the Present Day

Bishop Nikolai (+ October 1932) - 05/16/20

Bishop Nikolai (Ivan Ilyich Karpov) of London, Vicar of the Diocese of Paris & Western Europe

Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God - 05/16/20

An aerial procession of the Kursk-Root Icon circles the New York area

We are created for Eternal Life - 05/10/20

A homily given by Archimandrite Justin (Popovic) on the Sunday of the Paralytic at the Ćelije convent, 1978.

On the Sunday of the Paralytic - 05/10/20

A sermon by Archimandrite Kirill (Pavlov)

Sunday of the Paralytic - 05/10/20

John 5:1-15
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. John
by Blessed Theophylact

“Help Me, O God, to Bear My Cross” - 05/09/20

Elder Nikolai Guryanov

Sunday of The Myrrhbearing Women - 05/03/20

Homily of Saint Gregory Palamas

The Fidelity and Love of the Myrrh-Bearing Women - 05/03/20

A sermon by Metropolitan Philaret of Eastern America and New York (+1985)

The Myrrh-bearing Women: Sacrificial Love - 05/03/20

A homily by Archimdrite Kirill (Pavlov)

The Myrrh-bearing Women - 05/03/20

Mark 15:43-16:6
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark by Blessed Theophylact

In Our Sorrows We Drink the Cup of Christ - 05/02/20

by St Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

St. Sabbas Monastery - ROCOR - 05/02/20

How a Monastery in Michigan Remained Open for Pascha With No Restrictions

The Time Has Come For Works - 05/02/20

It has become clear to many that our “self-isolation” is in fact a test of our faith. But we don’t always pass the test worthily. The external is gone, and it has turned out that hidden behind it is our lack of faith, despondency, complaining, and earthly attachments

Nothing is Fearful for the Person Whose Hope is in God - 03/21/20

This beautiful talk from St John of Shanghai and San Francisco highlights the beauty of a life without fear as long as one has hope in our Lord.

“Let's be Christians Twenty-Four Hours a Day” - 03/21/20

A Conversation with Athonite Ascetic Hieroschemamonk Ștefan Nuțescu

On Learned Monasticism - 03/21/20

by Metropolitan Anthony Khrapovitsky

The Conditions of True Christian Fasting - 02/29/20

Archpriest Valentine Amphiteatrov (+1908)

Twenty Spiritual Tips - 02/29/20

by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry

Bishop Amphilokhy (Vakulsky) of Alaska +1933 - 02/29/20

Bishop Amphilokhy is not well known in ROCOR...he is also not well known in the Orthodox Church in America

Brothers in Christ - 02/29/20

Metropolitan Onuphry's Word to the Faithful of Montenegro

Friday, 16 / 29 May
St. Theodore the Sanctified
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vespers/ Matins/ First Hour/ Compline
Saturday, 17 / 30 May
Holy Apostle Andronicus & St. Junia
9:00AM- Midnight Office/Hours

10:00AM- Divine Liturgy
3:15PM- 9th Hour/Little Vesp./Comp./Confessions

5:00PM- Vigil
Sunday, 18 / 31 May
Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
9:00AM- Midnight Office/Hours

10:00AM- Hours and 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.



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