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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 Holy Prophet Zephaniah - 12/16/18

The Prophet Zephaniah was of royal blood, descendant of King Hezekiah of Judah. His prophetic ministry dates from the second half of the seventh century B.C.

Love your neighbor, and then you will begin to love Christ! - 12/16/18

For the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of Schema-Archimandrite Vitaly (Sidorenko)

Sell All That Thou Hast - 12/16/18

Luke 18:18-27
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke by Blessed Theophylact

A Dossier of Betrayal - 12/15/18

A Personal Reflection on the Abdication
of the Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II
by Evgeni Vernigora


To the Clergy and Flock of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
NEW YORK: December 9, 2018

Questions about the Healing of a woman with a long-time infirmity - 12/09/18

"And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself."

“The Pochaev Lavra is Ruled Neither by the Ministry of Culture Nor the Museum, But by the Mother of God” - 12/09/18

A Conversation With the Abbot of the Holy Dormition-Pochaev Lavra, Metropolitan Vladimir (Moroz)

The Healing of the Woman with a Spirit of Infirmity - 12/09/18

Luke 13:10-17
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Venerable Alypius the Stylite of Adrianopolis - 12/09/18

Saint Alypius, from his early years, wanted to devote his life to God and yearned for the solitary life

The Martyrdom and Relics of St. Clement of Rome - 12/08/18

The virtuous life, charitable works and prayerful activity of St. Clement converted many to Christ

Loud storms surround me, but my heart is tranquil - 12/08/18

Selected sayings of the Hieroconfessor Roman Medved

Akathist to St. Gabriel the New Confessor of Georgia - 12/08/18

"In the end days a man will be saved by love, humility and kindness. Kindness will open the gates of heaven; humility will lead into heaven; a man, whose heart is filled with love, will see God"

Three Day ROCOR History Field Trip to New York - 12/08/18

A Student’s Travelogue: History and Identity of the Russian Church Abroad class in the Master of Divinity program at Holy Trinity Seminary.

The Synod of Bishops is objecting to the renaming of Hawaii’s Fort Elizabeth - 12/08/18

A group of Hawaiian activists and representatives of a historical society initiated a movement to rename the fortress

St. Basil the Great’s Sermon to the Rich - 12/02/18

The following sermon was probably delivered in the year 368, when most of Asia Minor was struck by a severe drought which caused great hardship.

In Memory of Abbot Zosima and the New Martyrs of St. Nicholas Monastery - 12/02/18

He dug a cave, cleaned the spring near the mountain and began to live and pray, imitating the ancient monastic fathers.

Saint Philaret Metropolitan of Moscow - 12/02/18

His expositions of the Faith, spoken and written, caused him to be regarded as a Father of the Church in his own time; many called him "the new Chrysostom."

The Rich Man - 12/02/18

Luke 12:16-21
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

On the Nativity Fast – the Preparation of the Soul - 12/01/18

Bishop Irenei (Steenberg) of Sacramento

Fund for Assistance to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - 12/01/18

Interview with Matushka Alena Plavsic, Development Manager

If We Lose the Purity of Faith, We Are Worthless As Christians - 12/01/18

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry

St. Ephraim the Syrian on Christ's Divine and Human Natures - 11/25/18

"If he was not God and man, our salvation is a lie, and the words of the Prophets are lies. But the Prophets spoke the truth, and their testimonies were not lies."

Go, and Do Thou Likewise: On the Good Samaritan - 11/25/18

by Archimandrite John Krestiankin (+2006)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan - 11/25/18

Luke 10:25-37
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

A Scattered Life and an Attentive Life
 - 11/24/18

Excerpted from The Field: Cultivating Salvation [The Collected Works of St Ignatius (Brianchaninov), Volume 1]

Primacy and Identity - 11/24/18

A Response to ‘First Without Equals’ and the Tragedy of Deficient Ecclesiology
by His Grace Bishop Irenei of Sacramento

Fr. Daniel Sysoev, Priest, Missionary, and Martyr - 11/24/18

Fr. Daniel was on fire with love for God from an early age, and maintained this ardent faith unremittingly until his death.

A 1923 Interview with Patriarch Tikhon - 11/18/18

November 5/18 marks the day when Patriarch Tikhon (Belyaev) was chosen Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia - 11/18/18

His Missionary Legacy to Orthodox America

Epistle to the Soviet of People's Commissars - 11/18/18

A bold letter written by Patriarch Tikhon to the new rulers of Russia a year after the revolution.

Sts. Galaction and Episteme - 11/18/18

Quitting the city, they hid themselves away on Mount Publion, where there were two monasteries, one for men and the other for women.

Jairus' Daughter and the Woman With an Issue of Blood - 11/18/18

Luke 8:41-56
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke by Blessed Theophylact

The Best Time for the Church is the Time of Persecution - 11/17/18

A word from His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry, First Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Atheism and Close-Mindedness - 11/17/18

An essay by Amir Azarvan

Sister Lyubov Aleinikova - 11/17/18

Becoming an Orthodox Christian and a Sister of Mercy

Monday, 4 / 17 December
Great Martyr Barbara
No Services
Tuesday, 5 / 18 December
St. Sabbas the Sanctified
5:30PM- 9th Hour/ Little Vespers/ Compline
7:00PM- Vigil
Wednesday, 6 / 19 December
St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
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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