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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

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St. John Klimakos (of the Ladder), the Abbot of Mount Sinai - 04/11/21

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich


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St. Mark of the Pskov Caves - 04/11/21

Of the first elders of the Pskovo-Pechersk monastery only Mark alone is known by name.


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Saint John Climacus and the Ladder of Divine Ascent - 04/11/21

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


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Fourth Sunday of Lent - 04/11/21

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


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The Joy of Remembering God - 04/10/21

Selected sayings of St. Anthony of Optina


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Christian Intercession for the Reposed - 04/09/21

Jordanville Readings - Deacon Peter Markevich


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The Annunciation of the Mother of God - 04/07/21

God has now wrought a work that is completely new, which never was in past ages, and never will be in the future.


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Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary - 04/07/21

By St. Gregory of Neo-Caesarea


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Excerpt from the Homily on the Annunciation - 04/07/21

by St. John Chrysostom


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The Week of the Veneration of the Cross - 04/04/21

An article by St. Tikhon (Bellavin) written when he was still an archimandrite at the Kholm theological seminary


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On Carrying Your Cross - 04/04/21

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


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What the Cross Means for Christians - 04/04/21

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


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Veneration of the Holy Cross - 04/04/21

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


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Icon of Theotokos streaming myrrh in Ukrainian village - 04/03/21

An icon of the Most Holy Theotokos recently began streaming myrrh in the Monastery of St. John the Theologian in the Ukrainian village of Seltso


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Abbess Irina (Alekseeva) - 04/03/21

On December 26 2013 / January 8 2014, in the 92nd year of her life, Abbess Irina of Novo-Diveevo Convent, departed to the Lord.


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“Fr Kyprian Died, and We Suddenly Got Gifts From Him!” - 04/03/21

An unusual story from the life of the main icon-painter of the Russian diaspora.


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Lenten Reading: St. Macarius the Great - 03/31/21

By lowliness of mind and earnestness the gifts of the Divine grace are preserved, but by pride and sloth they are destroyed.


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Holy Hierarch Patrick - 03/30/21

The Apostle of Ireland and Wonderworker,
Commemorated: March 17/30


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An Explanation of the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian - 03/29/21

by St. Luke, Archbishop of Crimea


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Sermon on the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas - 03/28/21

by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna


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Repentance According to Saint Gregory Palamas - 03/28/21

by Archimandrite Ephraim of Vatopedi


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Light for the World - 03/28/21

The Life of St. Gregory Palamas


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Second Sunday of Lent - 03/28/21

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


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What does the phrase ‘Eternal Memory mean? - 03/27/21

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich


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We Are Called to Peace and Communion - 03/27/21

An Orthodox perspective on the Covid-19 situation.


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The 19th Canonical Answer of Timothy of Alexandria - 03/27/21

On the History of Sacramental Oikonomia by Deacon Andrei Psarev


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The Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/21/21

Synaxarion of the Lenten Triodion and Pentecostarion
Sunday of Orthodoxy - Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco
What is Orthodoxy? - Archbishop Averky
Sunday of Orthodoxy - Tikhon, Metropolitan of Moscow 1903
Sunday of Orthodoxy - Archbishop Averky 1971


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Recollections of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Moscow, 1914 - 03/21/21

Johann von Gardner (+1984)


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Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/21/21

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


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In Praise of Blessed Theodore the Recruit - 03/20/21

by Saint Gregory of Nyssa


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The Power of Repentance - 03/19/21

A Homily on Clean Friday
by Igumen Nikon (Vorobiev) (+1963)


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The Voice of the Dragon - 03/19/21

by Archpriest John Moses (+2019)


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Selected music from the Great Compline - 03/19/21

Sung by the Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary choir under the direction of Deacon Nicholas Kotar


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The Joy of Great Lent - 03/17/21

A talk by Fr Josiah Trenham given March 11,2021 via Zoom for the congregants and guests of St. Mary of Egypt


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Homily for the Wednesday of the first week of Great Lent - 03/17/21

On the Danger of Hypocrisy
St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)


Saturday, 4 / 17 April
Akathist Saturday
8:45AM- Midnight Office
9:30AM- Greeting of Bishop
9:40AM- Hours/Tonsuring of readers
10:15AM- Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
2:45PM- 9th Hour/Little Vesp./Comp./Confessions

5:00PM- Vigil with hierarch/Confessions
Sunday, 5 / 18 April
Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast/St Mary of Egypt
8:15AM- Lesser Blessing of Water

8:45AM- Midnight Office

9:30AM- Greeting of Hierarch/Hours    

10:00AM- Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
Monday, 6 / 19 April
St. Eutychius
No Services
 
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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