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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

Homily on the Theophany - 01/19/20

Preached by St.Gregory the Theologian on the Festival of Theophany 381 AD

Discourse On the Day of the Baptism of Christ - 01/19/20

by St. John Chrysostom

Homily on Theophany - 01/19/20

by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky)

Sermon on the Theophany - 01/19/20

by St John, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco
Bitola, Serbia, 1928.

The Baptism of the Lord - 01/19/20

by St. John of Kronstadt

St. Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov - 01/15/20

"Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you thousands will be saved."

The Dual Feast of St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ - 01/14/20

On the eighth day after His Nativity, our Lord Jesus Christ was circumcised in accordance with the Old Testament Law.

The Sunday after Christ's Holy Nativity - 01/12/20

The Church honors members of Christ's family. St. Joseph the Betrothed, St. James, the Lord's Brother,and the Prophet David, ancestor of Christ.

Becoming Virtuous through Enduring Patience - 01/11/20

A Homily by Bishop Luke of Syracuse

The History of the Christmas miracle, or the Heortology of the Nativity - 01/10/20

This article concerns the heortology (the study of the religious holidays and festivals) of Christmas.

Homily on the Birth of Christ - 01/07/20

St. Philaret of Moscow

Homily on the Holy Nativity - 01/07/20

On the Saving Nativity According to the Flesh of our Lord and God and Saviour
Jesus Christ by St Gregory Palamas

On the Nativity of Our Saviour Jesus Christ - 01/07/20

A Homily by Saint John Chrysostom

Christmas Message - 01/07/20

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Nativity Epistle - 01/07/20

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

The Sunday Before the Nativity - 01/05/20

Epistle, Gospel readings and commentary

The Nativity of Christ is At Hand - 01/05/20

St. John of Kronstadt:
Beloved, the Feast of the Nativity of Christ is now at hand. Let us take care to meet it in Christian manner, spiritually.

The Incarnation and Humility - 01/05/20

A treatise by Holy Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky)

The Genealogy of Christ - 01/05/20

According to St. Gregory Palamas

Tensions run high in Montenegro - 01/04/20

The Parliament and President pushed through a law aimed at seizing Church property from the canonical Church in favor of the miniscule schismatic “Montenegrin Orthodox Church.”

The Sunday of the Holy Forefathers / Parable of the Great Supper - 12/29/19

by Fr. Seraphim Holland

Are We Ready for Christmas? - 12/29/19

by Metropolitan Avgoustinos Kantiotes

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ - 12/29/19

including A Homily on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers by St. Gregory Palamas

The Parable of the Supper - 12/29/19

Luke 14:16-24
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Concerning Faith and Baptism - 12/28/19

by St. John of Damascus

On the Persecution against the Russian Orthodox Church and Archbishop Hilarion (Troitsky) - 12/28/19

by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky)

The Image and Likeness of God in Man - 12/28/19

By St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

How to keep Silence for our own good - 12/22/19

Marvelous advice from St. Ambrose of Milan

The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos - 12/22/19

An angel of the Lord announced that they would be the parents of a daughter, Who would bring blessings to the whole human race

On Sickness - 12/22/19

Excerpts from the diary of St. John of Kronstadt on Physical and Spiritual Sickness

The Healing of the Ten Lepers - 12/22/19

Luke 17:12-19
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

The Inestimable Value of Orthodoxy - 12/21/19

By Archpriest Nicholas Deputatov

The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and the Holocaust - 12/21/19

by Dr. Mikhail Vitalievich Sharovskii
A groundbreaking study revealing ideological predisposition and human compassion

Sermon on the Feast Day of St Nicholas the Wonderworker - 12/19/19

by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky)

The Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker - 12/19/19

The truth of things hath revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith, an icon of meekness, and a teacher of temperance

Sunday, 6 / 19 January
9:00AM- Midnight Office/Hours
10:00AM- Divine Liturgy of St. Basil/ Great Blessing of Water
Monday, 7 / 20 January
Synaxis of the Baptist
No Services
Tuesday, 8 / 21 January
St. George of Chozebite
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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