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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

Homily on the Theophany - 01/19/19

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

The Baptism of the Lord - 01/19/19

by St. John of Kronstadt

Sermon on the Epiphany - 01/19/19

by St John of Shanghai and San Francisco
Bitola, Serbia, 1928.

Homily on Theophany - 01/19/19

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.

On the Sunday Before Theophany - 01/13/19

A Sermon of Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky)

The Sunday after Christ's Holy Nativity - 01/13/19

The Church honors members of Christ's family. St. Joseph the Betrothed, St. James, the Lord's Brother,and the Prophet David, ancestor of Christ.

The Relics of Saint Theophan the Recluse - 01/13/19

Saint Theophan the Recluse (1815–1894) is one of the most influential Russian spiritual writers of the nineteenth century.

15 Points on Noetic Prayer - 01/12/19

by Elder Ephraim of Arizona

Ecclesiology of the Schism: Historical Reflections - 01/12/19

The jurisdictional pretentions of the See of Constantinople have a long history.

Our Feasts - 01/12/19

an article by Fotis Kondoglou

The Russian Church Abroad in Hong Kong - 01/12/19

from the archives of the Sts Peter and Paul Church Hong Kong, ROCOR, and ‘Pravoslavnaia Rus’’

Homily on the Holy Nativity - 01/07/19

On the Saving Nativity According to the Flesh of our Lord and God and Saviour
Jesus Christ by St Gregory Palamas

Christmas Letter from Elder Ambrose of Optina - 01/07/19

For Christmas of 1870 the Elder wrote to his spiritual children about the lofty meaning of the Incarnation

Christmas Message - 01/07/19

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Nativity Epistle - 01/07/19

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

The Incarnation and Humility - 01/06/19

A treatise by Holy Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky)

Homily on the Sunday before Christmas - 01/06/19

by Metropolitan Avgoustinos Kantiotes

The Genealogy of Christ - 01/06/19

According to St. Gregory Palamas

We are not following the world ... we are following Christ - 01/05/19

Conversation with the father confessor of the Pochaev Lavra, Hieromonk Gabriel (Avdeyev)

Saint John the Baptist Cathedral - Mayfield, Pennsylvania - 01/05/19

Deacon Michael Pavuk, lifelong member of the Mayfield community, explains how this community of 19th century Greek Catholic immigrants ended up as a cathedral in the ROCOR

Russian Church Officially Adds Saints of Spain & Portugal to Liturgical Calendar - 01/05/19

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church officially established the feast of the Synaxis of All Saints Who Shone Forth in the Spanish and Portuguese Lands

Why Christianity mustn’t change - 01/01/19

Saint Theophan the Recluse wrote this on the Sunday after the Nativity, 29 December 1863

Why You Should be a “Religious Fanatic” - 01/01/19

An essay by Amir Azarvan

The Romanovs’ Last Christmas: Tobolsk, 1917 - 01/01/19

Under house arrest and closely guarded, it was quite different from all previous Christmases.

Athonite Elder Herodion, the Fool-for-Christ - 12/30/18

Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki and Schema-Monk Hilarion of the Cell of St. Charalampos share their recollections of the Elder Herodion of Kapsala.

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ - 12/30/18

including A Homily on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers by St. Gregory Palamas

The Parable of the Supper - 12/30/18

Luke 14:16-24
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

The Lord Gives us to Drink the Cup of Sorrow, and we Humbly Drink it - 12/29/18

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine

St. Nicholas Monastery, Fort Myers Florida - 12/29/18

In November, the monastic habitation marked the 40th anniversary of its founding.

The election of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse - 12/29/18

On December 28, 2018, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church made the following decision regarding the election of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia:

On Holy Communion, the Purifying Treasure - 12/23/18

Collected by St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain -
We shall prove from scriptural and patristic witnesses that it is necessary for the faithful and Orthodox Christians to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord frequently throughout our lives

On Sickness - 12/23/18

Excerpts from the diary of St. John of Kronstadt on Physical and Spiritual Sickness

The Healing of the Ten Lepers - 12/23/18

Luke 17:12-19
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Five Questions about Righteous Anna, the Mother of the Theotokos - 12/22/18

Why do we know so little about Anna the Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos?

It Can't Be! - 12/22/18

About a Miracle of St. Gabriel (Urgebadze)

Christian Movies From Russia - With English Subtitles - 12/22/18

Creating quality television programs instilled with traditional Christian morality, Russian filmmakers are positively influencing the next generation.

Sunday, 7 / 20 January
Synaxis of St. John the Baptist
9:00AM- Midnight Office/Hours
10:00AM- Divine Liturgy
Monday, 8 / 21 January
St. George the Chozebite
No Services
Tuesday, 9 / 22 January
Met. Philip of Moscow
No Services
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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