Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Des Plaines, IL USA
Welcome

Nativity Fast 

Welcome to the parish website of the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox church located in Des Plaines, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Our church is a prominent place of worship for all the Russian Orthodox who live in Chicago and has as its goal the preservation of the spiritual traditions and the treasure of church services of ancient Russian Orthodoxy.  We are glad you are visiting our site and would like to invite you to acquaint yourself with our church and parish by exploring other pages. We hope to see you in person in our church where you will be able to enjoy the iconographic art, hear the splendid singing of our choir and to share in the joy of our Divine Services.

 

 

Construction

Thanks be to God, the final phase of the school building construction has begun!  In order to connect the new building to the existing hall, the bookstore had to be moved temporarily and the foyer partially closed off.  The construction is hoped to be completed by the end of December.

 

 

 


 

 

Live webcasts (when available):

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/holy-virgin-protection-cathedral

 

Announcements
Nativity Fast

The Nativity Fast, which lasts 40 days, beginning on November 28th, was established that we cleanse ourselves through repentance, prayer and fasting, that with a purified heart, soul and body we meet the newly born Son of God bringing unto him not gift of gold and frankincense but the desire to follow his teachings.


St Herman 's Youth Conference

Registration for the annual diocesan St. Herman's youth conference is now open.  The conference will take place in Kansas City hosted by the SS Peter and Fevronius church on Dec 26-30.  You can registration by clicking on the following link.  REGISTRATION


This Week at the Cathedral
Week of Dec 11- Dec 17

Monday -
19.00 - 21.00  LUBAVA rehearsal

Wednesday -
18.00 - 19.30   Theatre group

Thursday -
19.30 - 21.00  ORPR rehearsal

Friday
19.00 - 21.00  Youth group discussion

Saturday
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First and second sessions of school

Sunday
Lunch
13.00 - 15.00 ORPR rehearsal


BOOKSTORE

The bookstore will continue to operate during construction

The cathedral bookstore operates on Sundays and church holidays.following the Divine Liturgy as well and by contacting:
847-845-4661 (Natalia)
630-715-0977 (Irina) 

 

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Cathedral News
Concert "The Vastness of Sadness" - 12/05/17

On Sunday, November 19, the “Vastness of Sadness” Concert took place after the celebration of Divine Liturgy, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tragic October revolution...

 


  

Upcoming Services
Wednesday, 30 November / 13 December
Apostle Andrew
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 2 / 15 December
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 3 / 16 December
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 4 / 17 December
28th Sunday after Pentecost
Great-martyr Barbara
St John of Damascus
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Monday, 5 / 18 December
St Sabbas the Sanctified
6:30 All-night Vigil
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