Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
1261 York Rd., Clarksville, TN 37191

Christ is risen! As Priest-in-Charge, I am responsible for the content of this website. Unless otherwise noted, articles, text using first personal personal pronoun refer to me, Fr. Peter M. Dubinin.

Welcome to Our Parish

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! (John 4:34-35)

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 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 have never visited an Orthodox Church, the section immediately below the icon - Church Etiquette - will prove an excellent primer. 

Church Etiquette
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War in Ukraine

Since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia nearly three months ago, I have discovered a dearth of truly Orthodox Christian response to this tragedy. Most responses I have found are driven by fleshly passion and devoid of sound reason. As an American I have come to expect this from my government, but I had hoped for so much more from the leadership of the Holy Orthodox Christian Church. This is so unfortunate, however, even our Lord prophesied that in the latter day "brother will betray brother to death..." (Mark 13:12) In my experience as Orthodox Priest, Army Chaplain I have had the good fortune of knowing a brother priest and at one time brother-in-arms, Army Chaplain, whose work in the arena of moral theology and ethics I have found exceptionally helpful and grounding. He serves as a Priest in the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and recently participated in the work to establish an accredited Master of Divinity degree program at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, NY.  I commend to all who desire an Orthodox Christian response and perspective on the war in Ukraine, the following interview - Questions on Ukraine .

Service Schedule
  • Sat
    21May

    9:00 am - Workday
    11:30 am - Farewell & Baby Shower
    4:30pm Confession
    4:30pm Choir Practice
    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun
    22May

    Samaritan Woman
    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
  • Sat
    28May

    4:30pm Confession
    4:30pm Choir Practice
    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun
    29May

    Blind Man
    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
Announcements 5/17/2022

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

https://iocc.org/blog/ukraine-response-field-update 

 

Farewell & Baby Shower: Saturday, May 21, 11:30 a.m. The time has come to farewell Will & Grace Ryerson. St. Tikhon's Seminary accepted Will into the Master of Divinity program for priestly formation. Grace of course will have their first child shortly. We pray God's rich blessings upon them - God grant them many years. Registry at the following https://www.babylist.com/baby-grace-ryerson .

 

Call for Photos: Dear People, if you took photos from Pascha, the Baptism of Lucas Stockdale, the Chrismations of Dillon (Theophan) Stockdale, and Andrew Whitaker, please share them with me, so I may post to our photo gallery.

 

 

Recurring Events

Minutes for Mission Council Meetings with parish financial report are posted to the bulletin board in the fellowship Center.

 

Epistle Reader Schedule -  May 22: Daniel Cantey;  May 29: Alan Harper, Sr.

 

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

 

Altar ServersSchedule - May 22: Evan & Basil Parhas, Viktor Aronov; May 29: Philip Radon

 

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, June 14, 6:30 pm 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, May 21.

 

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.

 

Amazon Smiles - When purchasing items on Amazon, please use Amazon Smiles. The parish Amazon Smiles link is https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2447720. When you use this link, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases to the charities selected by customers. This is an easy way to financially support our mission.

 

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