Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
1261 York Rd., Clarksville, TN 37042
Welcome to Our Parish

Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.” When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. (St. Matthew 14:22-34)

Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church is an Orthodox Church. A community serving the Clarksville, Tennessee and Fort Campbell, Kentucky region. Weekly services include Great Vespers, Saturday at 5:30 pm and Divine Liturgy, Sunday at 10:00 am. As the only Orthodox Church in the Clarksville/Fort Campbell area, Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary has dedicated herself to serve all Orthodox faithful in the area and to reach out to those seeking the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church. As Christ’s vineyard in Clarksville, we also seek to be leaven in the greater community, extending our Lord’s compassion and mercy to all we meet. Please join our growing community or visit us if you are in the area. 

Whether you attend an Orthodox Church regularly or are anticipating a visit, observing the content of the section on Church Etiquette below will insure a meaningful participation and or visit.

Church Etiquette
Dormition  of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos
Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos
Service Schedule
  • Sat

    9 am Work Day
    4:30pm Confession
    4:30pm Choir Practice
    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun

    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
  • Tue

    6:30 pm Mission Council
Recommended Reading
Recurring Events

Minutes for June Mission Council Meeting with parish financial report are posted to the bulletin board in the Fellowship Center.

Epistle Reader Schedule - Going forward - as assigned by Alan Harper Jr.

Call for Readers - Orthodox Christians interested in reading the epistle during the Divine Liturgy, please see me.

Altar Servers - Schedule - Going forward - any of the following may serve with the blessing of the Priest: Evan Parhas, Basil Parhas, Philip Radon, Ethan Cantey, Viktor Aronov, Alan Harper Jr., Austin Woods, Sherman Sweeney

Call for Altar Servers - Male Orthodox Christians, age seven and up, interested in serving the altar, please see me.

Mission Council - Next scheduled meeting Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 pm at the church. Mission Council members unable to attend in person, may participate via Zoom with my blessing.

Workday - Every third Saturday of the month beginning at 9 am., unless otherwise noted. We usually finish around 1 pm, but any amount of time you may give is greatly appreciated. Our next Workday is Saturday, August 20.

Announcements 8/11/2022

Confession - As I will be on the road returning home this Saturday and not present for Great Vespers, I will not be available to hear confession. Fr. David will serve Great Vespers Saturday evening.

Baptism - On the Feast for the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos, 8 am, (Brandon) Nikephoros Nelson will receive Holy Baptism. Divine Liturgy for the Feast will follow upon the completion of Baptism.

Church School - On the Sunday following Labor Day, September 11, Church School begins. Time - Sundays, 1245 (following our fellowship meal); Who - all - children through adult - grades K-3, 4-6, 7 & 8, high school through adult. Daniel Cantey will teach a survey of Holy Scriptures for high school - adult. I will send out registration forms to Parish membership. If you are not a member of the Parish and want to participate in Church School, please contact me directly.

Church Directory - I want to compile a church directory with the address, telephone number and email address of parish members. If you want your contact information published in the directory I will need your permission as this directory will be available to other parish members who have provided authorization to make thier information available in the directory. Designated members of the Mission Council may use this information to execute a "Phone Tree" when the need for rapid dissemination of information arises. I will contact all concerned via email with additional information.

Ukraine Assistance - If you want to help those in Ukraine impacted by war, you may do so through International Orthodox Christian Charities, IOCC Ukraine

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