Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
1261 York Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042
Gospel Reading Sunday, July 14th

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:22-33)

Church Etiquette - When attending an Orthodox Church
Commemorated Sunday, July 14th
Fathers of the First Six Councils
Fathers of the First Six Councils


Service Schedule
  • Sun

    9:20am Church School
    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
  • Thu

    6pm Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos
    Followed by Catechism Class 
  • Sat

    9am- 12/1pm Church Work Day 
    5:30pm Vespers
    Confessions following Vespers
  • Sun

    9:30 Baptism of Julianna Radon 
    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. 

Recommended Reading
Ancient Faith Radio
Announcements July 7th

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 


Tithing/ Donations