Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
1261 York Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042
Gospel Reading Sunday, June 23rd

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He  who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Therefore  many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, “Truly this is the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Will the Christ come out of Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?” So there was a division among the people because of Him. Now some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him. Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man!”Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” Nikodemos (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them, "Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?” They answered and said to him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.” Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 7:37-52, 8:12)


Church Etiquette - When attending an Orthodox Church
Commemorated Sunday, June 23rd
 Holy Pentecost
Holy Pentecost
Service Schedule
  • Sat

    Ss. Peter & Paul
    5:30pm Vespers
    Confession following Vespers
  • Sun

    All Saints
    9:20am Church School
    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
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. 

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Announcements June 20th

Coin Boxes For OCMC: 
if you have a coin box, please return it to Matushka. Additionally, if you would like to donate and do not have a box, bring a check or cash. For information regarding the work of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, refer to the following: OCMC link.

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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