Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary
Orthodox Church
1261 York Rd., Clarksville, TN 37042

Great Martyr Theodore "The General"

(Commemorated February 8, the patron saint of Soldiers)

Troparion - 

Truly enlisted with the King of Heaven, thou didst become an outstanding general for Him, passion-bearer Theodore; thou didst arm thyself wisely with the weapons of faith and conquered hordes of demons, revealing thyself as a victorious athlete. Therefore, in faith we always call thee blessed.

Welcome to Our Parish

Let all bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ. (Ephesians 4:31-2)


Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church is an Orthodox Church community serving the Clarksville, Tennessee and Fort Campbell, Kentucky region. Weekly services include Great Vespers, Saturday at 6:00 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. 


As of 1/21/2022

(This site is managed by Fr. Peter M. Dubinin. Use of first person singular personal pronouns refer to Fr. Peter)


COVID - As a rule, if you are sick stay home. If you test positive for COVID, follow the CDC direction for isolation. 


Annual Parish Meeting - Sunday, February 13, 2022, following our fellowship meal. With the spike in illness keeping people from church, and the need to better prepare one of the agenda items for presentation to the parish, I made the decision to move the meeting to the right.


Church Calendars - Thanks to a generous donor who paid for the remaining calendars, they are available to anyone who may need one.


Church School Suspended - Topic for discussion at Annual Parish Meeting.


ReadersIf you desire to read the epistle during the Divine Liturgy, contact Father Peter.


Response of the Orthodox Church on Contemporary Issues - Encyclicals of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America are consolidated under a separate tab - Synodal Affirmations. These affirmations and documents are those generated over the years by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America.

Great Martyr Theodore
Great Martyr Theodore "The General"
Great Martyr Theodore "The General"
Service Schedule
  • Wed

    6:30 pm - Memorial Service for Kristofer Conrad (40th Day)
  • Sat

    4:30pm Choir Practice
    6:00pm Great Vespers
  • Sun

    Three Holy Hierarchs
    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
  • Tue

    6:30 pm - Great Vespers
  • Wed

    8:40 am - Hours
    9 am - Divine Liturgy
Recommended Reading
Daily Readings
Recurring Events

Epistle Reader Schedule -   January 23: Alan Harper, Jr.; January 30: Daniel Cantey; February 6: Alan Harper Sr;  February 13: Alan Harper Jr.


Altar ServersSchedule - ; January 23: Alan Harper, Jr. & Austin Woods; January 30: Philip Radon, Will Ryerson & Sherman Sweeney; February 6: Evan & Basil Parhas; February 13: Alan Harper Jr., & Austin Woods.  


Choir - All are welcome to sing in the choir. If you desire to sing in the choir, you must attend practice Saturday afternoon at 4:30 pm at the church.


Work Day - Every third Saturday of the month beginning at 9 am. We usually finish around 1 pm, but any amount of time you may give is greatly appreciated. Our next Work Day is Saturday, February 19.


Amazon Smiles - When purchasing items on Amazon, please use Amazon Smiles. The parish Amazon Smiles link is When you use this link, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by customers. This is an easy way to financially support our mission.


Memory Eternal

Kristofer Conrad fell asleep in the Lord December 18. Pray for the repose of the soul of Kristofer and for the support, care and well-being of Sami, Xander, Klementine and the Conrad family. Father Peter will serve a memorial on the 40th day of Kristofer's repose, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. Photos from the viewing and funeral appear under the Photo Gallery tab above.

Memory Eternal

Our sister in Christ, Turkieh Ibrahim, fell asleep in the Lord January 17, 2022. Eternal memory grant O Lord to Thy servant Turkieh.

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