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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 Veneration of the Theotokos according to the Bible - 12/02/23

by Archimandrite Cleopa

Saint Philaret Metropolitan of Moscow - 12/02/23

His expositions of the Faith, spoken and written, caused him to be regarded as a Father of the Church in his own time; many called him "the new Chrysostom."

If We Lose the Purity of Faith, We Are Worthless As Christians - 12/01/23

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry
Interview 2018

Sergei Jaroff and the Don Cossack Choir - 12/01/23

His story is an example of overcoming overwhelming odds while bringing Spirit and Light out of the ashes of the last century.

“I Beg of You to Perform a Good Deed for the Sake of us Sinners” - 12/01/23

An Interview with Bishop Evtikhii (Kurochkin, +2022) from 1991

"We try to maintain normalcy amidst the war" - 12/01/23

A talk with Mother Maria (Wall) head of Bethany School, Israel

Go, and Do Thou Likewise: On the Good Samaritan - 11/26/23

by Archimandrite John Krestiankin (+2006)

What is Truth? - 11/26/23

by Archpriest Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D.

The Difference Between Orthodox Spirituality and Other Traditions - 11/26/23

by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos

The Parable of the Good Samaritan - 11/26/23

Luke 10:25-37
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

The Calendar Question - 11/26/23

“Hold fast the traditions which ye have received, whether by word of mouth or through an epistle of ours.” (2 Thes. 11:15).

St. John Chrysostom - 11/26/23

This greatest and most beloved of all Christian orators

A Scattered Life and an Attentive Life - 11/25/23

Excerpted from The Field: Cultivating Salvation [The Collected Works of St Ignatius (Brianchaninov), Volume 1]

Fr. Daniel Sysoyev (1974-2009) - 11/25/23

Priest, Missionary, and Martyr

Archimandrite Nicholas Gibbes - 11/25/23

Charles Sydney Gibbes (1876 – 1963) went to Russia in 1901 and from 1908 onwards he joined the Russian Imperial Household as an English language tutor to Tsesarevich Aleksei Nikolaevich

Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky) - 11/25/23

Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky) and his legacy. - 11/25/23

On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of His Birth

Homily on Thanksgiving - 11/23/23

by St. Basil the Great

Rejoice evermore, Pray without ceasing, In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

The Life of St. Nectarios - 11/22/23

There is hardly a malady that has not been cured through his prayers

The Kollyvades Movement - 11/19/23

Makarios Notaras, Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain and Athanasios of Paros form a new trinity of shining lights of the Church.

Homily on Jairus' Daughter and the Woman With an Issue of Blood - 11/19/23

by Saint John Chrysostom

Order of Prayer and Worship for Orthodox Faithful - 11/19/23

A Talk Given by Fr. John Townsend at the 1998 Southern Orthodox Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Venerable Illtyd - 11/19/23

The Teacher Of the Welsh
Commemorated November 6/19

Jairus' Daughter and the Woman With an Issue of Blood - 11/19/23

Luke 8:41-56
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke by Blessed Theophylact

The Man Who Would be Metropolitan - 11/18/23

The Enigma of Father George Tharian
The first study of ROCOR’s missionary attempt in India following WWII

The Divine Liturgy - 11/18/23

by Elder Ephraim of Arizona

A 1923 Interview with Patriarch Tikhon - 11/18/23

November 5/18 marks the day when Patriarch Tikhon (Belyaev) was chosen Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

Sts. Galaction and Episteme - 11/18/23

Quitting the city, they hid themselves away on Mount Publion, where there were two monasteries, one for men and the other for women.

The Healing of the Gadarene Demoniac - 11/12/23

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

A Sermon on Reading Spiritual Works - 11/12/23

by Archbishop Platon of Kostroma

Demonic Possession or Mental Illness? - 11/12/23

by Archimandrite Vasilios Bakoyiannis

The Iron Stance of St. Job of Pochaev - 11/12/23

St. Job, the abbot of the Pochaev Lavra, stood unwavering in the faith, and with iron steadfastness struggled against the Uniates

The Possessed Gadarene - 11/12/23

Archbishop Andrei (Rymarenko) from the book, The One Thing Needful

Sts. Zenobios and Zenobia - 11/12/23

As divine siblings, Zenobios most glorious, and Zenobia most pure, together you suffered, and you were made worthy to shine in the world, the grace of healing.

The Legion of Demons and Herd of Swine - 11/12/23

Luke 8:26-39
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

The Meaning of Pain in Our Life - 11/11/23

Abbot Georgios Kapsanis of Gregoriou

From the Post-Modern Persona to the Person - 11/11/23

A study on the anthropology of Saint Gregory Palamas
by Elder Ephraim of Vatopaidi

The Legacy of Father Nicola Yanney - 11/11/23

Fr. Nicola Yanney (Feb. 5, 1873-Oct. 29, 1918) was a early priest to Arab Orthodox Christians in America. He regularly ministered to Orthodox Christians all across the American West and Midwest.

Demetrius of Rostov - 11/10/23

St. Dimitri of Rostov was a saint in the ancient and true model of the early Fathers.

Reply to the Sanctions by Metropolitan Sergius - 11/10/23

Bishops' Council of the Russian Church Abroad 1934
Explaination of disregard of suspension by Metropolitan Sergii (Stragorodskii)

Holy Hierarch Alexander, Bishop of Guria and Samegrelo - 11/09/23

He was beloved throughout all of Georgian society and many called him the “Second Apostle to Abkhazeti.”

Christians! You Must Know Christ! - 11/09/23

St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)
"Here is a spectacle worthy of bitter lamentation: Christians who do not know in what Christianity consists!"

Holy Apostle James the Brother of the Lord - 11/05/23

James is called the Lord's brother because he was the son of the righteous Joseph, the betrothed

The Path of Becoming Human - 11/05/23

Spiritual Instructions of St. Arsenia of Ust-Medvedits

The Lost Altars of Sretensky Monastery - 11/05/23

The Lost Altars of Sretensky Monastery

The Holy Fathers on the Rich Man and Lazarus - 11/05/23

Selected Quotes

Creating a Christian Environment in the Home - 11/05/23

by Abbot Tryphon

The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus - 11/05/23

Luke 16:19-31
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Metropolitan Nestor, Enlightener of the Peoples of Kamchatka - 11/04/23

Sixty-one years ago Metropolitan Nestor departed to the Lord. He was one of the greatest missionaries of the twentieth century

Jose Munoz-Cortes - 11/04/23

Chosen of the Mother of God
by Archpriest Victor Potapov
(on the 26st anniversary of the murder of Brother Jose Munoz-Cortes)

The Fear of Death: Worldly Paralysis or Call to Repentance? - 11/04/23

a brief exhortation to overcome the secular phobia of death and suffering

A Special Message - 11/04/23

from Archimandrite Roman, Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem

The Cross, The Preserver of the Universe - 09/27/23

Saint John Maximovitch
On the Exaltation of the Cross
Shanghai 1947

Sunday, 20 November / 3 December
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost/Forefeast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple/St Gregory the Decapolite
9:00AM- Midnight Office
9:40AM- 3rd/6th Hours
10:00AM- Divine Liturgy
1:00PM- Vigil
At home/In cells- Compline
Monday, 21 November / 4 December

At home/In cells- Midnight Office
9:00AM- Divine Liturgy
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vespers
7:00PM- Compline
Tuesday, 22 November / 5 December
Apostles Philemon and Archippus of the Seventy and Martyr Appia
Midnight- Midnight Office
3:00PM- 9th Hour/ Vespers/ Matins/ 1st Hour
7:00PM- Compline
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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Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
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Eastern American Diocese ROCOR

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