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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This Week at the Cathedral

20.00  Meeting of Parish Council

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Upcoming Services
Friday, 17 / 30 June
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 18 June / 1 July
St. John of San Francisco
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 19 June / 2 July
4th Sunday after Pentecost
Apostle Jude
St John of San Francisco
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 22 June / 5 July
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Thursday, 23 June / 6 July
Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 All-night Vigil
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