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


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.



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SSLM Festival Choir & Concert - 09/11/16

With the blessing of His Grace Archbishop Peter, the Cathedral hosted the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Summer School of Liturgical Music (SSLM) over Labor Day weekend which included weekend Divine services as well as a concert of 20th century Russian sacred music.


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Upcoming Services
Wednesday, 15 / 28 September
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Thursday, 16 / 29 September
Martyr Ludmila
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Friday, 17 / 30 September
MM Sophia, Faith, Hope & Love
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 18 September / 1 October
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 19 September / 2 October
15th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 Divine Liturgy
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