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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

Archbishop Theophan of Poltava - 02/19/24

A pillar of the Church in our own day, who was like unto the early desert-fathers in his resolute struggle against the prince of darkness.

Homily for the Sunday of Zacchaeus - 02/18/24

By St. Luke, Archbishop of Simferopol and All Crimea
(Delivered on February 18, 1945)

St. Theodosius, archbishop of Chernigov - 02/18/24

The holy hierarch focused special attention on awakening and maintaining in his flock a spirit of true Christian piety.

Homily on the Sunday of Zacchaeus - 02/18/24

St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

The Life and Veneration of the Holy Virgin Martyr Agatha - 02/18/24

By Hieromonk Makarios of Simonopetra

Zacchaeus Sunday - 02/18/24

Luke 19:1-10
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Saint Nicholas Enlightener of Japan - 02/18/24

One of the greatest missionaries in the history of the Orthodox Church. A man who, in the course of his life in Japan, left behind over two hundred churches and more than 30,000 Orthodox Christians

Elder Ieronim and the Russians on Athos - 02/17/24

excerpt from Russian Monks on Mount Athos by Nicholas Fennell

On Practicing the Jesus Prayer - 02/17/24

by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

On the Necessity of Constant Prayer for all Christians in General - 02/17/24

by St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain

Monastics: Who They Are and Why We Need Them - 02/17/24

An article by Abbot Tryphon

Report from Kenya - 02/16/24

St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Mission and Refuge of Kenya Lays Cornerstone

Homily on the Meeting of the Lord - 02/15/24

By St. Theophan the Recluse

The Meeting of Our Lord - 02/15/24

The fortieth day after His birth, the All-Holy Virgin brought her Divine Son into the Temple of Jerusalem, in accordance with the Law

The Feast of the Three Hierarchs - 02/12/24

Sts. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom

On the Eucharist - 02/11/24

The Mystery of Holy Communion
by Archpriest Vsevolod Shpiller

Concerning the New and Old Calendars - 02/11/24

A Presentation by St. Seraphim (Sobolev) to the Congress of Moscow July 1948

The Canaanite woman and the Mother of God - 02/11/24

Archbishop Christodoulos (Paraskevaïdis) of Athens (1998-2008, †)

Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer - 02/11/24

The Hieromartyr Ignatius was a disciple of the holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian

Sunday of the Canaanite Woman - 02/11/24

By Monk Agapios Landos of Crete

Prayer of the Heart for the Faithful Living in the World - 02/10/24

by Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi

Memoirs of Archimandrite Nektary (Chernobyl) 1905 - 2000 - 02/10/24

"In this Church I have experienced many spiritual joys: in Jordanville, then on Mount Athos, and, finally, in the Holy Land."

A Meditation upon Death - 02/10/24

by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

The Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia - 02/04/24

Today we celebrate the memory of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian land.

The Prayer Rope - 02/04/24

Meditations of a Monk of the Holy Mountain Athos

The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia - 02/04/24

Lives of some of the Orthodox Faithful who suffered during the Soviet period (1917 to 1991) for their faith.

A symbol or actual body and blood? - 02/04/24

“Do the bread and wine truly become the actual Body and Blood of Christ?”
by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

The Blind Man at Jericho - 02/04/24

Luke 18:35-43
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke by Blessed Theophylact

The Life of Maximus the Confessor - 02/03/24

Orthodox Christian monk and ascetical writer known especially for his courageous fight against heresy

Beneficial Sayings of St. Anthony the Great - 02/03/24

Everything we need to know in order to live is there for us in its simplest and clearest form

How to Read the Bible and Why - 02/03/24

St Justin (Popovic) of Celije

St. Euthymios the Great - 02/02/24

From his youth, he lived a life of asceticism - his days and nights in prayer.
Euthymius was a great miracle worker; he expelled demons, and healed the gravely ill.

On Christian Marriage - 02/02/24

"They're not your other half, they're your everything"
 - Archimandrite Arsenie (Papacioc)

History of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad - 01/28/24

by St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco


Two Sermons on the Rich Young Ruler - 01/28/24

St. Cyril of Alexandria

Brief Spiritual Instructions - 01/28/24

Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) of Bogucharsk (+1950)
from the Notes of Archbishop Seraphim’s Spiritual Children

Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved? - 01/28/24

St. Clement of Alexandria

St. John of Kronstadt and the Education of children - 01/28/24

St. John considered love for children to be the foundation of a teacher’s work

What is Orthodoxy? - 01/28/24

by Archbishop Averky of Syracuse and Holy Trinity Monastery
Alas! How few people there are in our times...who understand correctly what Orthodoxy is and wherein its essence lies.

On the beautiful road of love - 01/27/24

A letter of Elder Ephraim of Arizona

Where does Humanistic Culture Lead? - 01/27/24

St. Justin Popovic (April 6, 1894-April 7, 1979) touches upon the probable future.

How to Live According to the Faith - 01/27/24

Lessons of the Great Archpastor, the Ever-memorable Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow († November 19, 1867)

Saint Nino the Equal to the Apostles and Enlightener of Georgia - 01/27/24

The bearer of good tidings who brought the people of Georgia to the path of life and truth

Thursday, 9 / 22 February
Apodosis of Meeting/Martyr Nicephorus of Antioch
Midnight- Midnight Office
12:40AM- 3rd/ 6th Hours
1:00AM- Divine Liturgy
Silence Day
Friday, 10 / 23 February
Hieromartyr Charalampus

Midnight- Midnight Office
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vespers/ Matins/ 1st Hour
7:00PM- Compline
Saturday, 11 / 24 February
Hieromartyr Blaise of Sebaste

Midnight- Midnight Office
8:40AM- 3rd/6th Hours
9:00AM- Divine Liturgy
2:45PM- 9th Hour/Little Vespers/ Compline/Preparation
5:00PM- Vigil/ Confessions
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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