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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

The Seventh Ecumenical Council - 10/21/18

What the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council Have Done For Our Salvation and Sanctification.
Delivered October 14/27, 1991 by Archimandrite John (Krestiankin)

On the Widow of Nain - 10/21/18

A homily by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)
Delivered October 24, 2010

Raising the Son of the Widow - 10/21/18

Luke 7:11-16
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

On Miracles from the Relics of St. Spyridon of Tremithus - 10/20/18

Many Russian residents have venerated the incorrupt right hand relic of the Holy Hierarch Spyridon with which he blessed people and performed miracles in his lifetime.

Who Was Philip Ludwell III - 10/20/18

The First Known American Convert to Eastern Orthodox Christianity

ROCOR Synod on the Ecclesial Catastrophe in Ukraine - 10/18/18

Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the ROCOR
New York: October 18, 2018

The Spiritual Mission of the Traveling Miracle-Working Icon - 10/18/18

Bishop Nicholas (Olhovsky) of Manhattan, caretaker of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign.”

Official History of the Defrocking and Anathematization of Philaret Denisenko - 10/18/18

Documents of the June 1992, 1994, and 1997 Bishops’ Councils of the Russian Orthodox Church

The Feast of the Holy Protection of the Theotokos - 10/14/18

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.

The Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God - 10/14/18

Today the Virgin stands in the midst of the Church
and with choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us.

As Ye Would that Men Should Do to You - 10/14/18

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

Instructions For the Church Reader - 10/13/18

Translated by Daniel Olson, the instructions were taken from a 1956 typescript by G. Shimansky, an instructor at the Kiev Theological Academy.

Life Principles of Grand Duchess Elizabeth - 10/13/18

The letters of Grand Duchess Elizabeth reveal the principles which laid the foundation of her life

"Those who initiated autocephaly do not want peace in our land" - 10/13/18

Metropolitan Mitrophan of Gorlovka and Slavyansk on the schismatic Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

Holy Protomartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thecla - 10/07/18

Because of her many sufferings for the Faith, the Church counts her as a Protomartyr. And because she converted so many to Christ, she is also known as Equal-to-the-Apostles.

The Miraculous Catch of Fish - 10/07/18

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

Conception of St. John the Forerunner - 10/06/18

Excerpt from St. John Chrysostom's Homily on the Conception of St. John the Forerunner

Archbishop Anthony (Bartoshevich) of Geneva and Western Europe - 10/06/18

On the 25th Anniversary of his Repose

New Book Published - 10/06/18

Saint Nino the Enlightener of the Georgians and Our Venerable Father Gabriel the Fool-for-Christ
Translated by former parishioner Irakli Beridze

Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross - 09/30/18

from a sermon on the Exaltation of the Cross by St John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Wisdom, Faith, Hope, and Love - 09/30/18

The Passion of the Holy Martyr Sophia and Her Three Daughters Faith, Hope, and Love
by St. Dimitri of Rostov

The Passion of the Holy Great-Martyr Euphemia the All-Praised - 09/29/18

by St. Dimitri of Rostov

The Sign of Martyrdom - 09/29/18

St. Euphemia and the Ecumenical Council

About Monasticism Without Embellishment - 09/28/18

The Story of the Oldest Sister of Dormition-Sharovkin Monastery, Nun Elizabeth

The Cross, The Preserver of the Universe - 09/28/18

Saint John Maximovitch
On the Exaltation of the Cross
Shanghai 1947

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost - 09/23/18

The Woman of Canaan
Matthew 15: 21-28

The Local Principle and the Unity of the Church - 09/22/18

by Bishop Nathaniel (Lvov, d. 1986) of the Russian Church Abroad from 1950.

On the Nativity of the Theotokos - 09/21/18

Sermon by St. John Damascene (John of Damascus)

The Birth of Mary the Holy Mother of God - 09/21/18

from The Protoevangelium of James

Sunday, 8 / 21 October
Seventh Ecumenical Council
9:00AM- Midnight Office/Hours
10:00AM- Divine Liturgy
Monday, 9 / 22 October
Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus
No Services
Tuesday, 10 / 23 October
Synaxis of the Optina Elders
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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