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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 the Love of Enemies - 10/17/21

The Teachings of St. Silouan

As Ye Would that Men Should Do to You - 10/17/21

Luke 6:31-36
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

In Defense of the Dionysian Authorship - 10/16/21

Two articles by Rev. John Parker and one by Fr. Dumitru Staniloae consider the witness of the Church itself.

Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite - 10/16/21

The written works of St Dionysius the Areopagite are of extraordinary significance in the theology of the Orthodox Church

Essays on Moral Theology for Young Students - 10/15/21

Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesenskii) 1936
These lectures are valuable in that they help us to understand the worldview of the future ROCOR First Hierarch

Rejoice, O Our Joy! - 10/14/21

A Sermon on the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God by Archimandrite John (Krestiankin)

The Feast of the Holy Protection of the Theotokos - 10/14/21

The help of the Most-holy Mother of God has been clearly shown numerous times, to individuals and to nations, in peace and in war, in monastic deserts and in densely populated cities.

Saint Roman the Melodist - 10/14/21

St. Roman is said to have composed more than 8000 hymns.
He is commemorated on the same day as the feast of Protection and commonly appears in the festal icon.

Hieromartyr Peter, Metropolitan Of Krutitsa - 10/10/21

"I will remain faithful to the Orthodox Church to death itself."

An Orthodox Perspective On Science and Religion - 10/10/21

by St. Luke Archbishop of Simferopol the Surgeon (1877-1961)
Let us not bother with what we hear against religion, losing our bearings. Let us hold on to our faith which is the eternal indisputable truth.

The Miraculous Catch of Fish - 10/10/21

Luke 5:1-11
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Saint John the Theologian - 10/09/21

He was a humble fisherman who earned a living by casting his nets daily into mighty Lake Gennesareth

St. Tikhon - Patriarch of Moscow - 10/09/21

His Missionary Legacy to Orthodox America

The Life of our Venerable Father Among the Saints St. Sergius of Radonezh - 10/08/21

The saint had no wish during his life for renown, neither in death, but by God's Almighty Power he was glorified.

Spiritual Life Cannot Be “Bought” - 10/03/21

Highlights of the Rector of Saint Tikhon's Orthodox University Archpriest Vladimir Vorobyov's annual conversation with first-year students

Amnon and Tamar - 10/03/21

A Man Who Indulges His Passions Brings Ruin to Those Around Him

On Physical and Spiritual Sickness - 10/03/21

St. John of Kronstadt from My Life in Christ

St. Eustathius the Great Martyr with his wife and children - 10/03/21

Even before he came to know Christ, Eustathius performed acts of charity, helping the poor and destitute. Therefore, the Lord did not leave the virtuous pagan to remain in the darkness of idolatry.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - 10/03/21

The Great Commandment
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

Western Immigration to Orthodox Georgia - 09/30/21

The spiritual situation for an Eastern Orthodox Christian immigrating from the West to Orthodox Georgia is one of the best within the Post-Soviet countries

The Cross, The Preserver of the Universe - 09/27/21

Saint John Maximovitch
On the Exaltation of the Cross
Shanghai 1947

The Exaltation of the Cross - 09/27/21

The Exaltation of the Cross is one of the twelve great feasts of the Church. It commemorates two historical events: first, the finding of the Life-giving Cross in the year 326, and second, its recovery from Persia in 628.

Dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - 09/26/21

The Dedication of the Temple of the Resurrection of Christ at Jerusalem celebrates the founding of the Church built by St Constantine and his mother, the empress Helen.

Subhumanity – The Philosophy of the Absurd - 09/26/21

Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose)

The Parable of the Wedding Feast - 09/26/21

A Homily on St. Matt. 22:1-14
by Father James Thornton

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost - 09/26/21

The Parable of the Wedding Feast
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

The Life and Teachings of Elder Siluan - 09/24/21

By Bishop Alexander and Natalia Bufius

Translated by Anatoly Shmelev

Saint Silouan On Prayer - 09/24/21

He who loves the Lord is ever mindful of Him, and the thought of God begets prayer.

On the issue of cremation - 09/24/21

Council of Bishops of The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad October 6/19, 1956

Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion - 09/24/21

It is Very Important That We Sense Ourselves in the Bosom of the One Russian Church

A Homily on the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God - 09/21/21

by Saint Andrew, Archbishop of Crete

On the Nativity of the Theotokos - 09/21/21

Sermon by St. John Damascene (John of Damascus)

The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary - 09/21/21

The Most Holy Virgin Mary was born at a time when people had reached such a degree of moral decay that it seemed altogether impossible to restore them.

Thursday, 8 / 21 October
Midnight- Midnight Office
8:00AM- Matins/ 1st Hour
Noon- 3rd/6th Hour
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vespers
7:00PM- Compline
Friday, 9 / 22 October
Midnight- Midnight Office
8:00AM- Matins/ 1st Hour
Noon- 3rd/6th Hour
3:00PM- 9th Hour/Little Vespers/Compline
7:00PM- Vigil
Saturday, 10 / 23 October
Synaxis of the Optina Elders
Midnight- Midnight Office
9:40AM- Hours
10:00AM- Divine Liturgy
2:45PM- 9th Hour/Little Vesp./Comp.
5:00PM- Vigil/Confessions
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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