Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary
Orthodox Church
1261 York Rd., Clarksville, TN 37042
Photo Galleries - Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Through The Years

Orthodox Christians have maintained an identifiable presence on Fort Campbell, KY and surrounding area since the mid-1970's. At that time the Orthodox community assembled on Fort Campbell, KY and was known as Holy Apostles. Orthodox military chaplains stationed at Fort Campbell served the faithful through the years. As occasion required, clergy from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Nashville provided ministry for the Orthodox. When a military priest was unavailable, the community held together by the effort of Distinctive Faith Group Leaders (DFGL). In the '70's the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Orthodox Church in America blessed Nicholas and Thelma Petrochko as DFGLs. They kept things moving along for years. Nicholas departed this life - memory eternal, but Thelma, up in years, lives in Woodlawn. The Orthodox faithful in this area owe a debt of gratitude to these Orthodox warriors. For her efforts serving the Orthodox faithful as DFGL, Thelma received the Synodal Grammota from the Holy Synod of Bishops, Orthodox Church in America, a very distinguished and well deserved honor. In 1997 an Orthodox military chaplain with his family arrived Fort Campbell and remained for the next 11 years. From 1997 to 2007, the community was known as St. John the Theologian Orthodox Military Community. In 2006 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman, as bishop and endorser for the military, gave his blessing to pursue planting the Orthodox military community on Fort Campbell as an Orthodox mission in Clarksville, TN. Subsequently, His Eminence Dmitri, Archbishop of Dallas and the Diocese of the South gave his blessing for the Fort Campbell Orthodox community to plant as a mission church in Clarksville, TN. His Eminence issued the antimension for the mission on October 12, 2007. From 2008 to 2014, the mission rented space from Grace Lutheran Church, Clarksville, TN. In 2014 during the tenure of Fr. Thomas Langdon, the mission acquired the property it presently occupies. 

2021

Independence Day - 07/04/21

(5 images)

Post-pandemic Return to Normal Operations - 06/06/21

(5 images)

Basil Parhas Graduation - 05/29/21

(3 images)

Lucia Baptism - 05/09/21

(13 images)

Bianca Hempel Blessing for Military Service - 05/09/21

(7 images)

Pascha - 05/02/21

(7 images)

Victor & James Baptism - 05/01/21

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Patrick Baptism - 03/28/21

(4 images)

Langdon Last Sunday - 03/07/21

(4 images)

2020

Woodward Wedding - 05/31/20

(6 images)

1LT Ben Askins IPAP Graduation - 01/30/20

(6 images)

Blessing Cumberland River - 01/07/20

(3 images)

2019

Ciaran Baptism - 12/22/19

(5 images)

St. Nicholas - 12/06/19

(3 images)

Winn Marriage Blessed - 11/24/19

(4 images)

Church Festival - 10/01/19

(4 images)

Archbishop Alexander Visit - 09/21/19

(4 images)

Glendalough - 05/11/19

(7 images)

Woods Family Chrismation - 04/27/19

(3 images)

2018

Nelson Family Chrismation - 04/01/18

(4 images)

Blessing Cumberland River - 01/07/18

(4 images)

2017

Nativity of Our Lord - 12/25/17

(6 images)

Maryna Baptism - 01/08/17

(5 images)

Blessing Cumberland River - 01/07/17

(5 images)

2016

Church Festival - 10/01/16

(5 images)

Doming the Church - 07/16/16

(5 images)

Lucas Baptism - 03/29/16

(6 images)

2015

Nativity of Our Lord - 12/25/15

(4 images)

Kerr Family Baptism - 12/20/15

(6 images)

St. Nicholas - 12/06/15

(5 images)

Church Festival - 10/01/15

(5 images)

Project Mexico - 08/01/15

(5 images)

Pascha Picnic - 04/12/15

(5 images)

Pascha - 04/12/15

(6 images)

Baker Family Baptism - 02/11/15

(5 images)

Niklaus Baptism - 01/25/15

(5 images)

2014

St Nicholas - 12/06/14

(4 images)

Church Festival - 10/01/14

(4 images)

Chapel Renovation - 05/01/14

(10 images)

Pascha - 04/20/14

(2 images)

New Property - 04/18/14

(4 images)

Rios Baptism - 01/11/14

(3 images)

Blessing Cumberland River - 01/07/14

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2013

Herman Burggraff Chrismation - 12/15/13

(2 images)

St Nicholas - 12/06/13

(4 images)

Church Festival - 10/01/13

(5 images)

Rafael Baptism - 08/25/13

(3 images)

Summer Vacation Church School - 07/29/13

(5 images)

Rosie 21st Birthday - 06/09/13

(4 images)

St Thomas Sunday - 05/12/13

(4 images)

Moore Family Chrismation - 02/02/13

(4 images)

2012

Coleman Family Baptism - 12/15/12

(5 images)

Thanksgiving Day - 11/22/12

(3 images)

Church Festival - 10/01/12

(4 images)