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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 Salvation and Christian Perfection - 10/21/20

St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

“The Purity of His Soul Was Like a Beautiful Pearl” - 10/21/20

St. Nicholas (Mogilevsky; 1877—1955), Metropolitan of Alma-Ata and Kazakhstan
by Hieromonk Yakov (Vorontsov)

Memories of the “Great Russian Exodus” - 10/21/20

by Metropolitan Vitaly (Ustinov) from a recorded conversation held at Lesna Convent in France in 1996.

Fourteen Facts about the Life and Struggles of Patriarch Tikhon - 10/18/20

1917 began the most complex period in the history of the Russian Church. In great measure thanks to St. Tikhon, the Church survived that era.

Holy Hierarch Innocent of Moscow on His Missionary Journeys - 10/18/20

St Innocent (Veniaminov; 1797-1879), a great missionary, the Apostle of America and Siberia, Metropolitan of Moscow

All-Russian Sainted Hierarchs - 10/18/20

Celebrating the memory of the Sainted-Hierarchs on a day in common, the Church offers each of them equal honour, as heavenly protectors of the city of Moscow and prayerful intercessors for the Fatherland.

As Ye Would that Men Should Do to You - 10/18/20

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

The Emotional Development of Children and on Christian Hope - 10/17/20

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

Rejoice, O Our Joy! - 10/14/20

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

The Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God - 10/14/20

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.

On the Love of Enemies - 10/11/20

Teachings of St. Silouan

The Miraculous Catch of Fish - 10/11/20

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

On the feast day of the Holy Apostle John the Theologian - 10/09/20

Sermon of Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky) (+1936)
Spoken at the Kholmsk Theological Seminary. 1887.

- 10/05/20

Consecration of St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church (ROCOR) - 10/05/20

On Saturday, October 24th, God-willing, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion will preside over the consecration of our church. Once a church is consecrated it should never be used for any other purpose. For this reason, it is wise to make sure that the church property and building is paid off. We are now close enough to paying off our mortgage that we feel it is safe to proceed with the consecration. Here is an article which may help to explain this sacred process.

Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross - 10/04/20

In 2009, His Grace Bishop Meletiy of Khotin, Ukraine, now Archbishop of Chernovitsy, delivered this sermon at the St. George Church (ROCOR) in Howell, NJ.

Bishop Antony of Alaska and the Aleutians - 10/04/20

Bishop Antony (Dashkevich) is perhaps the least known Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

St. Eustathius the Great Martyr with his wife and children - 10/03/20

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.

The Current State of the Russian Church Abroad 1946 - 09/30/20

Bishop Ieronim (Chernov, +1957) on a poorly documented period following World War Two

The Cross, The Preserver of the Universe - 09/27/20

Saint John Maximovitch
On the Exaltation of the Cross
Shanghai 1947

On the Exaltation of the Precious Cross - 09/27/20

Excerpt from a homily by St. John Chrysostom

The Exaltation of the Cross - 09/27/20

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 - 09/26/20

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.

Thursday, 9 / 22 October
Apostle James, son of Alphaeus
No Services
Friday, 10 / 23 October
Martyrs Eulampius & Eulampia
6:00PM- 9th Hour/Little Vespers/Compline

7:00PM- Vigil
Saturday, 11 / 24 October
8:15AM- Blessing of Water/Midnight Office

9:30AM- Meeting of the Metropolitan

10:00AM- Service of Consecration/Divine Liturgy
3:00PM- 9th Hour/Little Vesp./Comp./Confessions

5:00PM- Vigil
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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