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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 Kazan Icon of the Mother of God - 07/21/19

The Complicated History of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God
Commemorated July 8/21 and October 22/November 4

Saint Procopios the Great Martyr - 07/21/19

St. Procopius suffered honorably at Caesarea in Palestine, and was crowned with a wreath of immortal glory, on July 8, 303.

St. Procopius of Ustiug - 07/21/19

Wonder-worker and Fool-for-Christ, Blessed Procopius was canonized in 1547, and is commemorated on July 8/21.

On the 5th Sunday After Pentecost - 07/21/19

Sermon by Protopriest Rostislav Gan

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - 07/21/19

What Have We to Do with Thee?
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew
by Blessed Theophylact

Vespers for Prophet Elijah - 07/21/19

Father John and Father Daniel celebrate Vespers with Father Angel, dean of the Sofia Diocese, presiding.

Rila Monastery - 07/20/19

Fathers John, Daniel and Reader Theodore visit the Rila Monastery

Fathers John and Daniel in Bulgaria - 07/20/19

The Fathers participated at a Divine Liturgy for Greatmartyr Marina. Later they were invited for lunch at Patriarch Neophyte's residence.

The Centurion's Faith and the Healing of the Heart - 07/14/19

A homily by Father George Calciu

The Faith of the Centurion of Capernaum - 07/14/19

Sermon by Archbishop Nikon (Rklitsky, 1892-1976)

The Life of St. John of Rila - 07/14/19

The venerable wonderworker John of Rila was the first Bulgarian hermit who was revered as a saint in his own time.

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost - 07/14/19

The Healing of the Centurion's Servant
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

The Mystery of Mt. Athos - 07/13/19

An interview with the Antiprosopos of the Russian St. Panteleimon’s Monastery on Mt. Athos

On the Fear of God - 07/13/19

St. Ambrose of Optina
An Explanation of the words in the first Epistle of the Holy Apostle Peter

On the Nativity of St John the Forerunner - 07/07/19

Sermon by Archbishop Alypy (Gamanovich)

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist - 07/07/19

Homily of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

On the Birth of the Honorable, Glorious, Prophet and Baptist John - 07/07/19

by St. Luke the Surgeon - Archbishop of Simferopol

Third Sunday after Pentecost - 07/07/19

The Eye is the Lamp of the Body
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew
by Blessed Theophylact

“Don't Sell Your Birthright!” - 07/06/19

Letters of St. John of Shanghai to his orphans

An Overview of Church Schisms in Ukraine - 07/06/19

by Archpriest Rostislav Yarema
This article presents a timeline of schism in Ukraine. There is nothing like it available in English, partly because the history is so complicated and convoluted.

On Holy Relics and the Role of the Body in Salvation - 07/06/19

By Schema-Archimandrite Sergius, abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery

Homily on the Feast of All Saints of Russia - 06/30/19

by St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

All Saints of North America - 06/30/19

As a beautiful fruit of the sowing of Thy salvation, the lands of America doth offer to Thee, O Lord, all the Saints that have shone in her.

Second Sunday after Pentecost - 06/30/19

Come Follow Me
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew
by Blessed Theophylact

A Living Proof of the Burning Faith - 06/29/19

On St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Archpriest Stephen Pavlenko - 06/29/19

How Icons Are Renewing Themselves and Prophecies Are Being Fulfilled

The Original Christian Gospel - 06/29/19

The original Christian Gospel begins with—love.
An article by Fr. James Bernstein

To mark the 25th anniversary - 06/29/19

An icon and akathist recording are made for the 25th anniversary of the canonization of St John (Maximovich)

St. John of Kronstadt on the Saints - 06/23/19

"God's saints are near to believing hearts and, like the truest and kindest of friends, are ready in a moment to help the faithful and pious who call upon them with faith and love."

Homily on the Sunday of All Saints - 06/23/19

On the Signs of God’s Chosen
By St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

First Sunday after Pentecost - 06/23/19

Whosoever Shall Confess Me Before Men
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew
by Blessed Theophylact

A Former Bank Executive Who Became an Orthodox Monk - 06/23/19

On Archimandrite Hilarion (Dan)

On the Parable of the Ten Virgins - 04/23/19

Homily 78 of St. John Chrysostom

Tuesday, 10 / 23 July
Placing of the Rob of the Lord/ St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves
3:00PM- 9th hour/ Vespers/ Matins/ First Hour/ Compline
Wednesday, 11 / 24 July
Great Martyr Euphemia/ Right-believing Olga/ Equal of the Apostles
9:00AM- Midnight Office/ Hours
10:00AM- Divine Liturgy
Thursday, 12 / 25 July
'Three Handed' Icon of the Theotokos
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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