Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary
Orthodox Church
1261 York Rd., Clarksville, TN 37042

As of 9/28/2021

Patronal Feast and Celebration - Celebration for our Patronal Feast begins Thursday, September 30 with Great Vespers at 6 pm. Divine Liturgy for the Feast occurs Friday, October 1 at 9 am. Festival for the Feast begins Saturday, October 2 at noon (flier appears above with list of activities).

Readers - at the Divine Liturgy; some weeks ago a number of folk expressed a willingness and desire to read the epistle at the Divine Liturgy. These received instruction on how to put the reading together with direction to coordinate with Fr. Peter for a "run" through of the dialogue and reading. He's still waiting.

Response of the Orthodox Church on Contemporary Issues - Encyclicals of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America are consolidated under a separate tab - Synodal Affirmations. These affirmations and documents are those generated over the years by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America.

COVID - As the corona virus continues to move about, and receipt of the Pfizer and Moderna innoculations are no guarantee against contracting COVID-19, that our worship space is small and we do have folk who are immuno-challenged, attendees may want to mask as a precaution. As always, please follow this rule - if you are sick and or not feeling well, please stay home. If you test positive for COVID-19, please refrain from attending church for at least 10 days. If you have any questions, please speak with Fr. Peter.

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Welcome to Our Parish

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 with Scripture study, Saturday at 6:00 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. 

Service Schedule
  • Wed

    8 am - 1 pm - Team Orthodox prepares and serves meal at Loaves & Fishes
  • Thu

    6:00 pm Vespers for the Feast
  • Fri

    8:40 am Hours
    9:00 am Divine Liturgy
  • Sat

    Annual Church Festival - Noon until complete
    6:00pm Great Vespers
  • Sun

    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    12:00pm Church School following meal
  • Mon

    Diocese of the South (DOS) Assembly
    Miami Lakes, FL
  • Tue

    DOS Assembly
Recurring Events

On Repentance - There is a new article on repentance by Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) posted under the 'On Repentance' tab.

Scripture Study - Immediately following Great Vespers on Saturday evening, Fr. Peter, spends 15 minutes reflecting on a passage of Scripture. Reading the Scripture ahead of time will facilitate learning significantly. This Saturday Bible study will not occur because of our festival. Our study will resume October 9 as Fr. Peter continues in Acts of the Apostles chapter 13.

Church School - Sunday, October 3 following fellowship meal - Kindergarten thru third grade with Mrs. Dubinin and Mrs. Sweeney; fourth thru sixth grades will not meet; middle school, high school and young adults with Fr. Peter and Mr. Sweeney.

Altar Servers - The following individuals are paired as Altar Server teams - Evan & Basil Parhas (Ethan Cantey), Alan Harper, Jr. & Austin Woods, Philip Radon & Sherman Sweeney. Schedule - October 2-3: Alan Harper, Jr & Austin Woods, October 9-10: Evan & Basil Parhas (Ethan Cantey), October 16-17: Philip Radon & Sherman Sweeney. Schedule subject to change due to availability. 

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.
Work Day - Every third Saturday of the month beginning at 9 am. We usually finish around 1 pm, but any amount of time you may give is greatly appreciated. Our next Work Day is Saturday, October 16.
Amazon Smiles - When purchasing items on Amazon, please use Amazon Smiles. The parish Amazon Smiles link is When you use this link, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by customers. This is an easy way to financially support our mission.
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