Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
1261 York Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042
Gospel Reading for Sunday February 5th

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
Commemorated February 5
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee Beginning of the Lenten Triodion
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee Beginning of the Lenten Triodion
Service Schedule
  • Sat

    4:30 Confession
    5:30 Vespers
  • Sun

    Publican & Pharisee
    9:40am Hours
    9:40am Confession
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    12:45pm Adult Education Class
  • Sat

    4:30pm Confession
    5:30pm Vespers
Recurring Events

Church School - Suspended indefinitely.

Adult Education - Daniel Cantey, Instructor, conducts a survey of the Holy Scriptures. Class meets on Sunday following the fellowship meal. 

Announcements 2/02/23

Work Day - Saturday, February 18, beginning at 9 am. We will clear out and clean the attic. Some air ducts need to be rerouted and repositioned, the underside of the roof needs to be cleaned and eventually ventilation needs to be installed. Bottom line - all hands.

Parish Handbook - I finished our Parish Handbook. I exhort all members of Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary to read it. This handbook will answer many questions you may have and will provide you direction on how to prepare yourself for Holy Confession all the way to what to bring to church for blessing on the Feast Days. You will find the handbook here.

House Blessings - Schedule with Matushka Katherine.

Sunday Cleanup - Each member of the mission council will take a turn to oversee cleanup on Sunday. They are not required to do the cleanup (though I'm sure they will each do their share), but to get volunteers to assist. If you are approached by a mission council member to assist, please agree and help. Or, just step up and help with cleanup. We do not have a custodian, and as such need your assistance.

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.

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

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