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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Upcoming Services
Friday, 18 June / 1 July
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 19 June / 2 July
Apostle Jude
St John of San Francisco
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 20 June / 3 July
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints of Russia
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, 22 June / 5 July
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Wednesday, 23 June / 6 July
"Vladimir" icon of the Mother of God
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 All-night Vigil
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