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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Bishop Peter Elevated to Archbishop - 07/03/16

At the Divine Liturgy commemorating the 50th anniversary of the blessed repose of the Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai & San Francisco on Saturday, July 2nd, His Grace Bishop Peter was commemorated for the first time as Archbishop and given the title of “Chicago & Mid-America”. It was decided earlier in the week, at a meeting of the Synod of Bishops, that due to health reasons, Archbishop Alypy would be granted retirement.

Opening of Diocesan Summer Camp ORPR - 07/03/16


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Upcoming Services
Wednesday, 14 / 27 July
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Thursday, 15 / 28 July
St Vladimir the Enlightener
8:00 Liturgy
Friday, 16 / 29 July
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 17 / 30 July
Great-Martyr Marina
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 18 / 31 July
6th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 Divine Liturgy
6:00 Vespers and Matins
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