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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

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Excerpt from Homily 41, On Pentecost - 06/04/23

Saint Gregory the Theologian

Pentecost - Come, O Ye People - 06/04/23

by St. John (Maximovich, +1966) of Shanghai and San Francisco

The Day of the Holy Trinity - 06/04/23

Pentecost: The Gospel of the Descent of the Holy Spirit
From the collected works of St. Nicholai (Velimirovich)

I look for the Resurrection of the Dead, and the Life of the Age to Come - 06/03/23

by St. John of Shanghai

Autocephaly and Principles of its Application - 06/03/23

with Reference to the Church of Poland
(December 12, 1930)

Enduring No Blasphemy - 05/28/23

A Homily for the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council by Archimandrite Cleopa (Ilie)

Pachomius the Great - 05/28/23

On St. Pachomius we have a biography composed soon after his death by a monk of Tabennae

Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council - 05/28/23

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

First Ecumenical Council - 05/28/23

The First Ecumenical Council was held in Nicea in A.D. 325 and set a pattern for all later Ecumenical Councils.

ROCOR Studies - 05/27/23

ROCOR Studies Offers a Distance Learning Class on Russian Church History

And Ascended Into Heaven... - 05/25/23

by V. Rev. George Florovsky

Metropolitan Philaret on the Ascension - 05/25/23

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

Words of Inspiration on the Leavetaking of Pascha - 05/24/23

We will say goodbye to the services of Pascha, while its spirit will remain with us

“All of Us Are a Generation of People Born Blind” - 05/21/23

On the Sunday of the Blind Man by Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov)

The Spiritual Blindness of Sin - 05/21/23

By St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

Metropolitan Philaret on the Sunday of the Blind Man - 05/21/23

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

St. John the Theologian - 05/21/23

Together with Peter and James, John was deigned worthy to become close to the Lord, being with Him during the most important and triumphant times of His earthly life.

On the life of Hierodeacon Ephraim, elder of Glinsk Hermitage - 05/20/23

“The whole secret to salvation is humility, but very few understand it”.

How to Make Your Life an Unceasing Prayer - 05/20/23

Elder Petroniu is one of the Romanian spiritual confessors proposed for canonization in 2025.

Good Ecumenism and Bad Ecumenism - 05/20/23

According to Fr. Alexander Schmemann
(Graduate class research paper by Leo Grabowski)

The Letters - 05/20/23

From Father Seraphim (Rose) to Father Hilarion (Kapral)

State of the Diocese - 05/20/23

Metropolitan Nicholas
Friday May 12, 2023

Sermon on the Fifth Sunday of Pascha - 05/14/23

by Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla) (+2008)

Homily on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman - 05/14/23

by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Saint John Chrysostom on the Samaritan Woman - 05/14/23

“Give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.” (John 4:15).

Holy Prophet Jeremiah - 05/14/23

He was called by God to the prophetic office at around the age of twenty-four

Saint Tamar, Queen of Georgia - 05/14/23

Despite her youth, she ruled the country with such wisdom and godliness — leading it to unprecedented military triumphs, fostering arts and letters, and zealously strengthening Orthodoxy.

Moral Theology - 05/13/23

by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky)

On the True Face of Protestantism - 05/13/23

by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov) 

Sayings of St. Ignatius Brianchaninov - 05/13/23

St. Ignatius Brianchaninov (+1867) stands out as one of the greatest patristic writers of the nineteenth century.

On Prayer - 05/13/23

Essays on Prayer by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Homily on the Sunday of the Paralytic - 05/07/23

by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee (Jn. 5:14)

The Healing of a Paralytic at the Sheep Gate Pool - 05/07/23

Gospel commentary of Archbishop Averky of Syracuse

The Healing of the Paralytic and the Loneliness of Contemporary Man - 05/07/23

By Fr. George Calciu

We are created for Eternal Life - 05/07/23

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

May the Lord rule in your Heart - 05/05/23

Selected sayings of St. Nektary of Optina

Saint Matrona the Blind of Moscow (+ 1952) - 05/04/23

Blessed Matrona (Matrona Dmitrievna Nikonova) was born in 1881 in the village of Sebino in the province of Tula

Lent as a Divine Establishment and Spiritual Remedy - 03/04/23

Protopriest Nikolai Dombrowski (+1979)

Please help us raise funds for the building of our school and monastic dwelling

Monday, 23 May / 5 June
Day of the Holy Spirit
At home/ in cells- Midnight Office
8:40AM-  3rd/6th Hours
9:00AM- Divine Liturgy
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vespers/ Matins/ 1st Hour
7:00PM- Compline
Tuesday, 24 May / 6 June
Venerable Symeon of the Wonderful Mountain
Midnight- Midnight Office
9:00AM- 3rd/6th Hours/Typica
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vespers/ Matins/ 1st Hour
7:00PM- Compline
Wednesday, 25 May / 7 June
Third Finding of the Head of St John the Baptist
Midnight- Midnight Office
12:40AM- 3rd/ 6th Hours
1:00AM- Divine Liturgy
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vesper
7:00PM- Compline
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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