St. Mary of Egypt Church Accessible

Norcross, Georgia

St. Mary of Egypt Church

Founded 1977

Diocese: Diocese of the South

Deanery: Southeastern Deanery


925 Beaver Ruin Rd
Norcross, Georgia 30093

Office: 770-923-7790

Parish Contacts

Rev. Hieromonk Cyprian (DuRant)
4025 McGinnis Ferry Rd Apt 1521
Suwanee, GA 30024
Home: 678-315-0465
V. Rev. Peter Smith
Assistant Priest
4408 John Dr
Norcross, GA 30093
Home: 678-924-0004
Retired, Attached
4025 McGinnis Ferry Rd Apt 906
Suwanee, GA 30024
Home: 678-765-6027
Dn. Lazarus Muska
215 Triple Oaks Dr
Tucker, GA 30084
Home: 770-638-0472


General Location
St Mary’s Church is located in Norcross, Georgia, about 15 miles northeast of the center of the city of Atlanta.

From I-85 (northbound from Atlanta or from I-285 loop)
Exit at #102 (Beaver Ruin Rd) and turn right (east).  Pass through three intersections with traffic lights and after the third light, proceed past the small lake on the right.  After passing the lake, pass Arcadia Dr and John Dr on the right and notice four yellow and black directional arrows in a row also on the right.  Our driveway is between the third and fourth arrows on the right.  The temple is the first building on the right as you enter the property.  Our temple resembles a Swiss chalet in redwood with a distinctive front porch.

Schedule of Services

4:30 PM Confessions;  6:00 PM Great Vespers or Vigil
Saturday Evening

9:40 AM Hours; 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship.
Sunday Morning

Akathist Hymns
Tuesday Morning

7:00 PM Catechumen and/or inquirer and review class at local Starbucks.  (Call for directions)
Tuesday Evening

7:00 PM Vespers.
Wednesday Evening

7:40 AM Hours;  8:00 AM Diving Liturgy
Thursday Morning

7:00 PM Bible Study
Thursday Evening

4:00 PM Memorial Services (Panakhida) served upon request.

7:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday & Friday Evenings During Great Lent

7:00 PM Vigil or Great Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts

9:45 AM Hours; 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

Parish Background

Under the prayerful guidance and omophorion of His Beatitude, Jonah, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of the South, St Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church has been growing and bearing witness to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ since 1976.  We held our initial services and gatherings in the apartment of Fr John and Brigid Townsend, then in the “upper room” of a local bank.  In 1979, on our 5+ acres of wooded land, we began construction of the delightful and warm redwood temple which we have worshipped in since its dedication in 1980 by Archbishop Dmitri.

In the midst of one of the most popular counties in America, Gwinnett County, Russians, Georgians, Romanians, Syrians, Lebanese, Greeks, and of course the American convert, have risen above the daily and mundane cares of this world and seen the beacon of St Mary’s; and then followed it into the truth of Orthodoxy in America.  Praise God for all things!

As St Philip said to Nathaniel, “Come and see.”