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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN CHICAGO

Welcome!

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.

News and Upcoming Events

UPCOMING SERVICES

Rite of Holy Unction (Annointing with Oil)

Monday evening at 6:30 PM

 

Vespers and Matins on Tuesday at 6:30 PM
Hours, Vepsers and Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts (in connection with pastoral conference) on Wednesday at 7 AM

 

Vespers and Matins on Thursday at 6:30 PM
Hours, Vespers and Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts on Friday at 8 AM

 

Memorial Saturday
Matins for the Departed on Friday at 6:30 PM
Divine Liturgy with General Memorial Service on Saturday at 8 AM


ANNUAL PARISH MEETING



The annual parish meeting will be held on Sunday March 8 following the Divine Liturgy.  The meeting is open to all current members of the parish.

Membership in the parish is open to all Orthodox Christians who attend our parish regularly, who make their confession and take Holy Communion not less than once a year, and who tend to the moral and economic welfare of the parish.  Membership involves only nominal annual dues.  Being a member of the Parish, in good standing, allows you to vote at annual Parish meetings, and to serve on the Parish Council.  As a tax-exempt organization, our status depends on maintaining and proving membership in the organization.  Membership forms are available at the candle stand. You need only meet the above requirements and complete a form to declare your membership in the parish.  If you are not Orthodox, but are interested in becoming an Orthodox Christian, please speak to one of the priests.


ORPR CAMP LUNCH AND REUNION

On Sunday, March 15th, the diocesan summer camp will host a lunch following Divine Liturgy in the parish hall.  All past and present camp participants are invited to come to join in the reunion and to reminisce on their summer experiences.

Spiritual Reflections

Sermon - The Human Passions and the Struggle with Them

Tomorrow, brothers and sisters, we enter into the Passion Week. The Passion of Christ, a Divine Passion, brought to mankind life and restoration of the human nature to its previous unblemished state. Our human passions, on the opposite, lead us to death and degradation....


Past Events

6th ANNUAL RUSSIAN WINTERFEST

Hundreds of people from all over the suburbs came to Des Plaines on Sunday afternoon to enjoy Russian food, music and culture. The sixth annual Winter Festival, held at Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 1800 Lee St., was like...
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Maslenitsa - 02/15/15

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