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

Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother. Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.” (St. Luke 7:11-16)

Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church is an Orthodox Christian Church the members of which collectively and personally strive to "work out their salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians 2:12) The Orthodox Christian Church by the grace of the Holy Spirit is that bulwark of God against which the "gates of hell" (St. Matthew 16:18) could not and will not overcome by virtue of our Lord Jesus Christ rising from the dead. The Orthodox Christian Church believes and practices all that which our Lord Jesus Christ taught His disciples and Apostles and which they taught the Church. (St. Matthew 28:20, Ephesians 2:20) 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 of Jesus Christ. As the Lord'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
Patriarch St. Tikhon of Moscow, Apostle to North America
Patriarch St. Tikhon of Moscow, Apostle to North America
Service Schedule
  • Sat

    4:30pm Confession
    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun

    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    12:45pm Church School
  • Sat

    4:30pm Confession
    5:30pm Great Vespers
Recommended Reading
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Recurring Events

Church School - Sundays, 1245 (following our fellowship meal)

Mission Council - Next scheduled meeting Monday, October 17, 6:30 pm at the church. Mission Council members unable to attend in person, may participate via Zoom.

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, October 15.

Announcements 10/05/2022

Housekeeping - I am so very grateful for everyone who brings food for our fellowship meal. Please collect your casserole dishes after the meal. If you want our volunteer kitchen help to clean and run your dish through the dishwasher, that's fine. Be sure to collect your dish at the next opportunity. If dishware, casserole dishes,  go unclaimed after a bit, in short what does not belong to the parish, I will take them to Goodwill. Also, sweaters and jackets on the coat hooks in our fellowship center have gone unclaimed for sometime. Please claim what may be yours, or again, I will transport to Goodwill. Thank you for your kind attention.

Food Stuffs & Supplies - If you notice we are running low on something, e.g., paper towels, toilet paper, coffee creamer, etc., please write the item down as provided on the bulletin board outside of the nursery.

Choir Practice - No choir practice until further notice. If you have sung in the choir in the past, i.e., have familiarity with the hymns and can sing them, please position yourself and sing with the choir.

Church Directory - Members of Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary, if you want your contact information to appear in the parish directory and have not done so already, please complete an authorization approving placement of your contact information. Church directory will be made available only to those who have complete an authorization form for palcement of contact information in the directory.

Annual Parish Meeting - In accordance with the Uniform Parish By-laws, members of the parish are encouraged to submit ideas, concerns about the parish for deliberation at the APM. You may email your item(s) to me. I will take these to the Mission Council (MC) for further discussion. The concern-issue raised may be resolved by the MC without presentation to the APM. Or, the concern-issue may require further information and research prior to presentation at the APM.

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