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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 Birth of Mary the Holy Mother of God - 09/21/20

from The Protoevangelium of James

On the Saving Nativity of our Most Pure Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary - 09/21/20

by St. Gregory Palamas

On the Nativity of the Theotokos - 09/21/20

Sermon by St. John Damascene (John of Damascus)

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confession - 09/20/20

by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Saint Sozon - 09/20/20

Martyr of Cilicia and Patron of Limnos

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - 09/20/20

The Great Commandment
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

If You Forget How to Rejoice, Your Monastic Life Will End - 09/19/20

A Conversation with Nun Kassiana (Kupalenko)

Miracle at Chonai by Archangel Michael - 09/19/20

Michael, the great and chief commander of God's bodiless hosts, both before the incarnation and after, showed compassion and solicitude toward the race of man

The Wedding Garment - 09/13/20

by Saint Gregory the Dialogist

St. Aidan of Lindisfarne - 09/13/20

A Christian missionary, he is credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria (Northern England).

Morning and Evening Prayer Rules in the Russian Orthodox Tradition - 09/13/20

by Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov

The Parable of the Wedding Feast - 09/13/20

A Homily on St. Matt. 22:1-14
by Father James Thornton

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost - 09/13/20

The Parable of the Wedding Feast
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

Metropolitan Antony as an Orthodox Missionary, Russian Patriot, and Church Leader - 09/12/20

by Bishop Leontii (Turkevich) of Chicago, who later became First Hierarch of the North American Metropolia (now the OCA).

Venerable Alexander, Abbot of Svir - 09/12/20

Saint Alexander became known for his righteous life and contemplative miracles

St. Alexander Nevsky - 09/12/20

The holy and right-believing Alexander Nevsky was the Grand Prince of Vladimir and Novgorod during the period of the thirteenth century when the Russian lands were under assault from both the East and West.

Peter of Moscow - 09/06/20

The principal effort of Saint Peter was in the struggle for an unified Russian land.

The Lord of the Vineyard - 09/06/20

Commentary on the Gospel Reading for the Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost by Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

We Are Saved By Our Response to God’s Love - 09/06/20

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost - 09/06/20

The Stone Which the Builders Rejected
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

Memories of Elder Gabriel (Urgebadze) - 09/05/20

by Abbess Ketevan (Kopaliani)

Hieromartyr Hermogenes, Bishop Of Tobolsk - 09/02/20

Bishop Hermogenes was greatly admired by St. John of Kronstadt, knowing that Bishop Hermogenes would continue his work and struggle for Orthodoxy.

The glorious Prophet Samuel - 09/02/20

Samuel was descended from the Tribe of Levi. Even before birth, he was dedicated to God.

Personal Reminiscences of Father Seraphim Rose - 09/02/20

by Hieromonk Ambrose
(Father Seraphim reposed September 2, 1982)

Divine Providence by St. John of Tobolsk - 08/30/20

St. John Damascene: “Providence is Divine will which maintains everything and wisely rules over everything.”

“Good Master…” - 08/30/20

St. Luke of Simferopol on the Rich Young Man

Joy is Given Only to a Poor Spirit - 08/30/20

A Homily on the Gospel Reading for the Twelfth Week of Pentecost
by Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost - 08/30/20

If Thou Wilt Be Perfect
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

On Holy Tradition - 08/29/20

by Elder Cleopa

The Holy Napkin - 08/29/20

Encomium on the Lord, and on that Cloth that touched His Immaculate Body

A Homily by St. Gregory Palamas - 08/28/20

The Dormition of Our Supremely Pure Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

Homily on the Dormition of the Theotokos - 08/28/20

by St. Luke of Simferopol

On the Dormition - 08/28/20

by St. John of Damascus

“Your Salvation Is in Your Own Hands” - 08/23/20

Homily on the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

The Holy, Glorious and Right-Victorious Archdeacon and Martyr Saint Lawrence - 08/23/20

“I thank Thee, Lord Jesus Christ, that Thou hast accounted me worthy to enter into Thy gates” -- and with these words he gave up the spirit.

New Martyrs and Confessors of Solovki - 08/23/20

Founded in the 15th century, Solovki Monastery was one of Russia's most famous and holy monasteries, and a major pilgrimage destination. In the 20th century it was used as a brutal Soviet prison camp at which over a million prisoners died.

Holy Fathers of Solovki—Saints Herman, Zosima and Sabbatius - 08/23/20

The lives of the founders of the island monastery, Sts. Herman, Zosima, and Sabbatius

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost - 08/23/20

The Man Who Owed Ten Thousand Talents
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Matthew by Blessed Theophylact

Wednesday, 10 / 23 September
Martyr Menodora & Companions
No Services
Thursday, 11 / 24 September
Venerable Father Silouan of Mt. Athos
No Services
Friday, 12 / 25 September
Apodosis of the Nativity of the Theotokos
3:00PM- 9th Hour/Vespers/Matins/First Hour/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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