Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
1261 York Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042
Gospel Reading Sunday, April 21st

Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him: "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles; and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.” Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.”And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They said to Him, “We are able.” So Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared.” And when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:32-45)


Church Etiquette - When attending an Orthodox Church
Commemorated Sunday, April 21st
 5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt
5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt
Service Schedule
  • Wed

    6:00 pm Presanctified Liturgy
  • Thu

    6pm Catechism Class
  • Fri

    6pm  The Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos 
  • Sat

    Lazarus Saturday
    9am Matins and Divine Liturgy
    4:30pm Confession
    5:30pm Vespers
  • Sun

    9:20  Church School
    9:40  Hours
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
    Followed by Bridegroom Matins
  • Mon

    6pm: Bridegroom Matins
  • Tue

    6pm: Bridegroom Matins
Recurring Events

Holy Land
- You may send assistance through IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) here: Conflict in Gaza

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
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Announcements April 18th

Work Day:
This Saturday, the 20tb, at 9am. Come when you can and stay as long as you are able to. We will be working until probably at least 1-2 pm. 

Church School:
 Every Sunday at 9:20am unless otherwise announced. 

Please Note: We have someone with a shellfish allergy. Please mark any dishes you bring with shellfish. Additionally, we will set them on the counter out of children's reach. Thank you. 

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 2024 OCA desk calendar listing feast days, fasting periods with specifics, OCA directories, pastoral messages, and more. An excellent resource.  Desk Calendar


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