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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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The Path of True Christian Life - 04/14/24

Archbishop Averky of Syracuse and Holy Trinity Monastery (+1976) on The Ladder of Divine Ascent


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The Significance of Fasting in the Struggle against Fallen Spirits - 04/14/24

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

 


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Saint John Climacus and the Ladder of Divine Ascent - 04/14/24

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


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Fourth Sunday of Lent - 04/14/24

From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid and Bulgaria


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St. John of the Ladder - 04/14/24

St. John Climacus is honored by the Church as a great ascetic and as the author of a remarkable work entitled, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, and therefore he has been named “Climacus,” or “of the Ladder.”


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Russian Orthodoxy in South Africa in the 1950s and ’60s - 04/13/24

Under apartheid, ROCOR was dissuaded by the state officials to accept African converts


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The Reader in the Orthodox Church - 04/13/24

By Reader Vitaly Efimenkov, a graduate of Holy Trinity Seminary, the Slavonic Language Choir Director at the Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA.


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The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary - 04/07/24

By Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos


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What the Cross Means for Christians - 04/07/24

“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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Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary - 04/07/24

By St. Gregory of Neo-Caesarea


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On Carrying Your Cross - 04/07/24

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


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Excerpt from the Homily on the Annunciation - 04/07/24

by St. John Chrysostom


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Veneration of the Holy Cross - 04/07/24

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


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To Fulfill the Will of God Is Very Easy - 04/06/24

Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco


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Abba Dorotheos of Gaza - How we must accuse ourselves, and not our neighbors - 04/06/24

St. Anthony said, "Man's great labor consists in taking all his transgressions upon himself before the face of God, and expecting temptation to his last breath."


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Towards a Fruitful Spiritual Life - 04/06/24

Reasons Why Our Intentions to Lead a Better and Holy Life Do Not Produce Results
From the Conversations of Metropolitan Gregory of Novgorod


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Southern Lenten Clergy Retreat - 04/04/24

On Wednesday, April 3, the Lenten Retreat for clergy of the southern deaneries of the Eastern American Diocese concluded with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts


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Light for the World - 03/31/24

The Life of St. Gregory Palamas


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Saint Cyril of Jerusalem - 03/31/24

St. Cyril (315-386) was a distinguished theologian and archbishop of Jerusalem in the early Church.


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Sermon on the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas - 03/31/24

by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna


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Synaxis of the Venerable Fathers of the Kiev Caves - 03/31/24

Near Caves                Far Caves


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Repentance According to Saint Gregory Palamas - 03/31/24

by Archimandrite Ephraim of Vatopedi


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Second Sunday of Lent - 03/31/24

From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact


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The Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/24/24

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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Triumph of Orthodoxy - 03/24/24

An icon celebrating the veneration of icons is the festal icon for the first Sunday of Great Lent.


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Saint Sophronius of Jerusalem - 03/24/24

A Liturgist and Defender of the Faith
by by Archpriest Vladimir Dolgikh


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Recollections of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Moscow, 1914 - 03/24/24

Johann von Gardner (+1984)


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Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/24/24

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


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Igumen Israel (Andreyev) +1937 - 03/23/24

"God sent us the soviet government as punishment, to bring us to our senses; but to some, as a future reward for suffering"


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The 40 Martyrs of Sebaste - 03/23/24

Confession through martyrdom
by Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi


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Eastern Orthodoxy in Australasia - The Russians - 03/23/24

As the result of the Russo-Japanese War, thousands of Russians fled south from Siberia and Manchuria and found temporary refuge in Australia


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Saturday of the First Week - the Sweetness of Boiled Wheat - 03/23/24

On the Saturday of the first week of Great Lent, we commemorate an event which occurred in the year 356—a miracle of Great Martyr Theodore the Tyro ("the Recruit").


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Friday of the first week of Great Lent - 03/22/24

"O merciful Lord, who art the source and fountain of purity, preserve us in the Fast"


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Wednesday of the first week of Great Lent - 03/20/24

If the soul of a Christian longs for purity and seeks spiritual health, it should strive with all its might to make use of this time so advantageous for the soul.


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The Meaning of the Great Fast - 03/17/24

From the introductory material in the Lenten Triodion
Mother Mary and Bishop Kallistos Ware


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When People Don’t Forgive - 03/17/24

By Fr. Tryphon, Abbot of All-Merciful Savior Monastery


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Sermon on Forgiveness Sunday - 03/17/24

by Archimandrite John (Krestiankin)
Given on February 28 (March 13), 1994


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Life of Saint Gerasimos of the Jordan - 03/17/24

Thou didst make the wilderness of Jordan radiantly shine with beams of sacred celestial light


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God Will Not Accept Repentance Without Love - 03/17/24

A Sermon on Forgiveness Sunday
Archbishop Seraphim (Soboklev) of Bogucharsk (+1950)
Given March 3, 1946


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Forgiveness Sunday - 03/17/24

Matthew 6:14-21
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew
by Blessed Theophylact


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Great Lenten Epistle - 03/15/24

+NICHOLAS
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia


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Doctor Zhivago - 03/15/24

Two very different reflections on the novel by ROCOR authors: Archimandrite Constantine (Zaitseff), born in Saint Petersburg 1887 and Bishop Nathanael (L’vov), who was born there in 1906


Monday, 2 / 15 April
St. Titus the Wonderworker
Silence day
Tuesday, 3 / 16 April
St. Nicetas of Medikion
3:00PM- 9th Hour/Vespers/Compline
Wednesday, 4 / 17 April
St. Joseph the Hymnographer/St. George of Mt. Maleon

3:00PM- 9th Hour/Vespers
7:00PM- Matins w/Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete/1st Hour
Fasting discipline varies from one Orthodox jurisdiction to the next. Our church calendar should be consulted for the fasting discipline of our parish.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Eastern American Diocese ROCOR
Eastern American Diocese ROCOR
ROCOR Studies
ROCOR Studies

 

 

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