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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 Significance of Fasting in the Struggle against Fallen Spirits - 03/29/20

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)


Saint John Climacus and the Ladder of Divine Ascent - 03/29/20

By Metropolitan Philaret
From "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," (Boston: Holy Transfiguration Monastery, 1978)


St. John Climacus: The Forgotten Saint - 03/29/20

By Priest Athanasios Papagiannis


Fourth Sunday of Lent - 03/29/20

Mark 9:17-31
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact


“If You Fill Your Soul With News, What Will it Be Fragrant With?” - 03/28/20

A Talk on Abstaining From News with Priest Sergei Ermolaev


Liturgy and Live-Streaming: Two Things That Don't Go Together - 03/28/20

While temporary absence from liturgical services may be a necessary response to the virus outbreak, the spiritual efficacy of live-streaming is seriously doubtful.


Archimandrite Nicholas Gibbes - 03/28/20

Charles Sydney Gibbes (1876 – 1963) went to Russia in 1901 and from 1908 onwards he joined the Russian Imperial Household as an English language tutor


A Message from Bishop Nicholas - 03/26/20

With the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan addresses the clergy and flock of the Eastern American Diocese


On Carrying Your Cross - 03/22/20

Homily on the Third Sunday of Great Lent by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)


What the Cross Means for Christians - 03/22/20

“O Invincible and incomprehensible and divine power of the precious and life-giving Cross, forsake not us sinners.”
by Professor I. M. Andreyev


Veneration of the Holy Cross - 03/22/20

Mark 8:34 - 9:1
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact


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


Synaxis of the Venerable Fathers of the Kiev Caves - 03/15/20

The Kiev Pechersk Lavra caverns are a very complex system of narrow underground corridors along with numerous living quarters and underground chapels.


Light for the World - 03/15/20

The Life of St. Gregory Palamas


Second Sunday of Great Lent - 03/15/20

Sermon by St Mardarije (Uskokovic), Delivered at the Church of Saint Olga Orphanage in Kishinev.


Three Ways of Approaching the Lord - 03/15/20

2nd Sunday of Lent
Homily by Saint Nikolaï Velimirović


Second Sunday of Lent - 03/15/20

Mark 2:1-12
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact


Sermon on the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy - 03/08/20

by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky),1918


Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/08/20

A Homily of Holy New Hieromartyr Tikhon, Metropolitan of Moscow
Given in 1903 when he was Bishop of the Aleutian Islands and North America


The Untold Story of the Head of St. John the Baptist - 03/08/20

Holy Scripture tells us that after St. John the Baptist was beheaded, the impious Herodias forbade the prophet’s head to be buried together with his body.


Recollections of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Moscow, 1914 - 03/08/20

Johann von Gardner (+1984)


Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/08/20

John 1: 43-51
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. John
by Blessed Theophylact


Widower Bishops in American Orthodox History - 03/08/20

What’s often lost in the conversation about the episcopate is the category of widowers.


A Message Regarding Church Life and the Coronavirus - 03/08/20

from His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe


Sermon on Forgiveness Sunday - 03/01/20

by Archimandrite John (Krestiankin)
Given on February 28 (March 13), 1994


God Will Not Accept Repentance Without Love - 03/01/20

A Sermon on Forgiveness Sunday
Archbishop Seraphim (Soboklev) of Bogucharsk (+1950)
Given March 3, 1946


Forgiveness Sunday - 03/01/20

Matthew 6:14-21
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew
by Blessed Theophylact


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


The Concept of the Person in Orthodox Theology
 - 02/08/20

By Dr Alexis Torrance
A lecture given at Holy Trinity Seminary March 2013


Like Rain from the Clouds - 02/08/20

An Examination of the English Translations of St John of Kronstadt’s My Life in Christ


A Mother’s Notes - 02/08/20

St. John Chrysostom on the Family and the Upbringing of Children


Wednesday, 19 March / 1 April
Great Canon of Saint Andrew/ Life of St. Mary of Egypt
7:00PM- Matins with the Great Canon and Life of St. Mary
Thursday, 20 March / 2 April
St. Mark of Arethusa/St. John of the Ladder
8:45AM- Midnight Office/Hours/Confessions              

11:00AM- Presanctified Divine Liturgy
Friday, 21 March / 3 April
St. James of Catania
5:00PM- 9th Hour/Vespers/Great Compline/Confessions
7:00PM- Matins with Akathist/First Hour
 
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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