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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Patronal Feast Day - 10/15/16

We congratulate all of the parishioners on the patronal feast day of the Protection of the Mother of God.


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Upcoming Services
Sunday, 10 / 23 October
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Optina Elders
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 13 / 26 October
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 15 / 28 October
6:30 Vespers and Memorial Matins
Saturday, 16 / 29 October
Memorial Saturday
8:00 Liturgy and memorial
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 17 / 30 October
19th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 Divine Liturgy
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