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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

Orthodoxy in the New World - 08/11/20

An American Tree with Russian Roots

The Position of Our Church - 08/11/20

Bishop Nathaniel (Lvov)
The possibility of unity between the Paris Exarchate and the Russian Church Abroad can be seen from the speeches given at two diocesan assemblies of the Exarchate in 1948 and 1949.

The Glorification of St Herman of Alaska, 1970 - 08/11/20

Leap up, ye waters of Valaam,
be jubilant ye islands of Alaska,
sing, ye peoples of the New world

A Pandemic Observed - 08/11/20

by Matushka Katherine Baker, who lost her husband and their child 5 years ago. Her 37 year old husband, Fr. Matthew, had just been ordained to the priesthood.

On Marriage and Family Life - 08/09/20

Excerpts from notes made by the Royal Martyr Empress Alexandra Fedorovna

St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr and Unmercenary - 08/09/20

St. Panteleimon continues to work miracles and grant blessings throughout the world. He was especially dear to many of the Saints of our Church.

Homily on Christ Walking Upon the Water - 08/09/20

by Metropolitan Avgoustinos Kantiotes (+2010)

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - 08/09/20

Jesus Walking on the Water
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

Iconographer Alexander Lavdansky - 08/08/20

“Modern Iconoclasm is the Worst Iconoclasm”

Thoughts by Archpriest Serafim Gan - 08/08/20

Quarantine & Unrest: Orthodoxy in America amid Crisis

Abbot Tryphon - 08/08/20

America is in a pre-revolutionary situation like Russia was in 1917

Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion - 08/08/20

On the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Glorification of Venerable Herman, Wonderworker of Alaska

On the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - 08/02/20

A Sermon by Archbishop Andrei (Rymarenko) of Rockland (+1978)

The Prophet Elijah - 08/02/20

One of God’s greatest Prophets is Elijah. His zeal for the true faith led him to resist against the evil queen Jezabel, who abandoned the true God and ordered the Israelites to worship the false god Baal.

The Power of Faith - 08/02/20

By Metropolitan Philaret of Eastern American and New York (+1985)

The Holy and Glorious Prophet Elijah the Tishbite - 08/02/20

The Holy Prophet Elijah is one of the greatest of the prophets. He was born in Tishba of Gilead into the Levite tribe 900 years before the Incarnation of the Word of God.

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - 08/02/20

The Miracle of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

The Murder of the Romanovs: Facts and Myths - 08/01/20

A Talk with Elena Chavchavadze on Her New Film

Acquiring the Joy of St. Seraphim - 08/01/20

On Appearances and Help from St. Seraphim of Sarov in Our Days

"Pravoslavnaya Rus’" - 08/01/20

Jordanville, NY: Summer Issue of "Pravoslavnaya Rus’" Now Available for free download

“Despair is for Those Who Are Attached to the Material” - 07/31/20

Spiritual Instructions of Archimandrite Justin (Parvu)

The Belgrade Nightingales - 07/30/20

A Russian Choir in London, 1939-1940

Holy Martyr Alexander Schmorell of Munich - 07/26/20

St Alexander was a medical student during World War II and one of the founding members of the anti-Nazi group, the White Rose.

Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Councils - 07/26/20

An Ecumenical Council is the Church's supreme authority, and possesses the competence to resolve major questions of church life.

Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Councils - 07/26/20

The Holy Fathers of the Ecumenical Councils are honored by the Church because, based upon the preaching of the Apostles, they have established one faith for the Church.

Hear with Your Heart - 07/26/20

A talk with Archpriest Andrei Goryachev, minister to Moscow's Blind, Deaf, and Mute.

Seeking the Presence of God With All Our Strength - 07/26/20

by Metropolitan Merkury of Rostov and Novocherkassk

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - 07/26/20

Healing of the Two Blind Men
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

Why Is the Yoke of Christ Easy? - 07/24/20

Archpriest John Moses
Father John was rector of the Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He reposed in the Lord on July 25, 2019

The Prodigal Society - 07/24/20

Secularism and the Fate of Truth in Contemporary America
by Dr. Amir Azarvan

Saint Sergius of Radonezh and the Hesychast Movement - 07/19/20

by Monk Theodore (Stanway)

The Paralytic’s Boldness of Faith - 07/19/20

A Homily by Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky) of Boston (+2002)

On Spiritual Paralysis - 07/19/20

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
by Archbishop Andrei (Rymarenko, 1893-1978)

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost - 07/19/20

Thy Sins Be Forgiven Thee
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

A Life Blessed by the Tsaritsa - 07/18/20

This is a story of Archbishop Agapit and the “Ekaterinburg remains”— which recent investigations have shown with near certainty to be those of the Royal Family.

ROCOR Studies - 07/18/20

The Role of Bishop Gregory Grabbe in Establishing Parishes of the Russian Church Abroad in the Canonical Territory of the Moscow Patriarchate (1990–1995)

Friday, 1 / 14 August
Procession of the Precious Cross
8:15AM- Blessing of Water
9:00AM- Midnight Office/Hours           
10:00AM- Diving Liturgy

After Coffee Hour- 9th Hour/Vespers/Matins/First Hour/Compline  
Saturday, 2 / 15 August
Holy Protomartyr Stephen
9:00AM- Midnight Office/Hours
10:00AM- Divine Liturgy
3:15PM- 9th Hour/Little Vesp./Comp./Confessions

5:00PM- Vigil
Sunday, 3 / 16 August
St. Isaac & Companions
9:00AM- Midnight Office/Hours
10:00AM- 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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