Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
1261 York Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042
Gospel Reading Sunday, December 3rd

Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’” And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.”So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” And those who heard it said, “Who then can be saved?”But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:18-27)


Church Etiquette - When attending an Orthodox Church
Commemorated Sunday, December 3rd
 Prophet Zephaniah
Prophet Zephaniah
Service Schedule
  • Sat

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

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

    Vespers: 6:30pm
    St. Nicholas story and bags of "gold coins" for the children.
  • Wed

    St. Nicholas Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia
    9am Divine Liturgy
  • Thu

    6:30 pm
    Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos followed by Catechism class 
  • Sat

    Conception by Righteous Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos
    4:30pm Confession
    5:30pm Vespers
  • Sun

    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
Recurring Events

Syria & Turkey
- You may send assistance for victims of the earthquake through IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) here.

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

Sunday Weekly Cleanup: We need everyone to lend a hand with this task to help make the load lighter on the few who often clean. Many hands make light work. Those who are staying to clean are often cleaning until mid-afternoon. There are many tasks that need to be completed each Sunday. 

Recommended Reading
Ancient Faith Radio

St. Nicholas celebration for the children:
After great vespers on Tuesday, December 5th, Fr David will tell the story of St Nicholas. During the story, we will fill the children's shoes with "gold coins".

Treasure Trade: Saturday, December 9th from 2-4 pm at the church. See Alice or Matushka for additional details or refer to the attached flyer: Flyer

Diaper Drive: We are continuing to collect diapers for the Stockdales. Any brand, sizes 2-5. Drop off at the church library. 

Assistance Needed with Prosphora for Divine Liturgy.
 Thank you for considering this need of our parish. Sign up link:  Prosphora Sign-up or see Matushka for any additional details.

Link to the OCA desk calendar listing feast days, fasting periods with specifics, OCA directories, pastoral messages, and more. An excellent resource.  OCA Desk Calendar


Tithing/ Donations

Baptism of the Infant, George August 13, 2023

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