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St. Nicholas of Myra - 12/19/12

On the evening of December 18, We were joined by Fr. Benedict and the parishioners of St. Nicholas of Myra - Western Rite (ROCOR) from Acworth GA for the celebration of vigil/ moleben/ akathist.

St. Mary Youth Group - 12/01/12

Olga Kelly reports on St. Mary's youth group November activity

Tonsure of Stephen Hanes - 11/15/12

On November 11, Stephen Hanes was tonsured a Reader by Metropolitan Hilarion during Sunday Liturgy at our sister parish - Our Lady Joy of All Who Sorrow.

North Temple Wall completed - 11/15/12

Work has commenced on north Temple wall - 11/07/12

- 11/07/12

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 10/21/12

A dinner was held in appreciation of the volunteers that organized and helped with this year’s Fall Festival. The main focus of the festival is to bring our church community together and outreach to our local community.

Baptism of Nikolai Beliakov - 10/18/12

Nikolai Mikhailovich Beliakov was baptised on Thursday October 18th. His parents are Mikhail Beliakov and Elizabeth Beliakova.

International Fall Festival 2012 - 10/01/12

Photos of the International Fall Festival available in the Photo Gallery.

- 10/01/12

Thanks to all volunteers and our vendors and sponsors and entertainers for a successful festival

Narthex Windows - 09/29/12

Beautiful custom ironwork has been installed on the Narthex Windows

Baptism of Sophia Shuster - 09/25/12

On Saturday September 22 baby Sophia (5 months) - daughter of Alexander and Tamara Shuster - was baptised by Father Alexander. The godmother is Natalia Rothman.

Lutz Family Baptism - 09/23/12

On Thursday September 20th, Hannah Lutz, Thomas Lutz (age 4), Michael Lutz (3), and Isidora Lutz (17 months) were received into the Church by Holy Baptism. The godparents are Helen Epstein, Peter Epstein, Eugene Yukin, and Madeline Lutz, respectively.

Baptism of Catherine Eldridge - 09/16/12

On Saturday September 2/15, baby Catherine, daughter of Edward and Yuliya Eldridge, was baptized by Father Alexander Lisnichuk. The godparents are Daniel and Joana Iliev. Also in attendance was Father John Townsend.

Dormition Vigil 2012 - 08/28/12

Photos of the Dormition Vigil Service available in the Photo Gallery.

Atlanta Journal Constitution - 08/27/12

Fall Festival reported in an AJC article

Transfiguration 2012 - 08/22/12

Photos of Transfiguration service available in the Photo Gallery.

We welcome sister Maria from St. Elizabeth Convent in Belarus - 08/05/12

Sister Maria, a novice at the convent, is visiting the USA to raise awareness of their work and programs: a chldrens hospital, and drug/alcohol rehab residences. She is seeking both financial and spiritual support. She will be visiting Orthodox churches thoughout the country for the next month and a half.

Seeking Fall Festival Volunteers - 07/29/12

Sunday July 29: A presentation was given to the parish about the upcoming Fall Festival, September 29 & 30, and the need for volunteers. The Festival is hosted by the St Zosima Society as a church outreach mission. If you would like to be involved please email -

Students attend Divine Liturgy - 07/23/12

On Sunday July 22, Dr. Olga Glymph brought a group of 27 students to St. Mary for Divine Liturgy. The students are from the North Georgia College & State University Russian Language program

Students Visit St. Mary of Egypt - 07/13/12

On Friday July 13th, Sasha Yefremova and a group of students from North Georgia College & State University visited St. Mary of Egypt for a tour and brief lecture. The visit was in conjunction with the school's Russian Language program.

Baptism of Nicholas Iliev - 07/07/12

On Saturday June 24/July 7 (Nativity of St. John the Baptist), baby Nicholas, son of Daniel and Joana Iliev, was baptized by Father John Townsend. The godparents are Reader Peter Epstein and Maria Villa. Visiting from Bulgaria was grandmother Rositza Assenova.

Interior of Church Narthex Completed - 07/07/12

The renovation of the interior of the Church narthex has been completed. Removal of the large windows has resulted in an aesthetically pleasing environment and ambiance conducive to prayer. As an added benefit, the window removal will also result in greater control of heating and air in the narthex. Over the next several weeks the exterior walls will be completed. Thanks to those members of our parish whose diligent work brought about this significant improvement.

- 07/07/12


Pilgrims Return from the Holy Land - 07/05/12

On June 12, Russian, Greek, Serbian and American pilgrims from across the Metro Atlanta area and beyond left for a two week pilgrimage to the Holy Places in Constantinople, Mt. Sinai and Jerusalem. It was a most blessed and glorious experience for all who participated: filled with joy, mutual love and caring for one another and the people encountered on this holy journey.  It is hoped that we can make this pilgrimage on a more frequent basis. For a photo report:

Fall Festival Kickoff - 07/04/12

The Festival Committee met Sunday, June 3, to discuss the 2012 Fall Festival. This will be our third annual Fall Festival and each year it gets bigger and better.  The Festival is our way to introduce the Orthodox Church to our community and share our Christian hospitality. Stay tuned for more information about our Festival in the very near future.

- 04/21/12

On Bright Saturday (April 8/21, 2012) Sophia, the infant daughter of Giorgi and Laura Ann Ivanishvili was baptized. Pictured is Sophia with Godparents Fr. Alexander and Tamara Pogorelov.

The Softener of Evil Hearts - 03/23/12

On March 23, 2012, we were blessed to host the miraculous Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts." Hundreds venerated this holy icon throughout the day.

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