Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
1261 York Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042
Gospel for Sunday December 4

Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” So when He saw them, He said to  them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner? And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.” (St. Luke 17:12-19)


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 November 30
Venerable Sebastian Dabovich
Venerable Sebastian Dabovich
Service Schedule
  • Sat

    4:30pm Confession
    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun

    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    12:45pm Church School
  • Sat

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

Church School - following our fellowship meal.

Announcements 11/29/2022

Retirement - With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander, I will retire with the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy celebrating the Nativity of our Lord, December 25, 2022. Pray earnestly that our Lord Jesus Christ and His most blessed mother put in place the Priest of their choosing. Also, look hard at your giving commitment to the parish. A Priest assigned to the parish will require significantly more than the $1500/month presently alotted for clergy compensation, not to mention health insurance and pension contribution.

Church Calendars - Available at no charge, one per family (for now), donations accepted.

Loaves & Fishes - Next opportunity for service, November 30. Fr. David will send out the email reminder with signup.

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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