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

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.

Live Webcasts

(when available)

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCXjnRlXp6IAc788g0bmxN5w

follow the link for LIVESTREAM

 

Online candles & commemorations

Candles can now be ordered online and will be placed according to your instructions at the next services.

Prosphora commemorations with names of your beloved may also be ordered "for the health of" and "for the repose" to be read at the next Divine Liturgy.

Please see our Russian site:
www.holyvirginprotection.org

 

Announcements
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Sunday liturgies - 05/31/2021

Please note, that beginning in June, we will return to just one Divine Liturgy on Sundays at 9 AM


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Pentecost - 06/14/2021

Memorial Saturday
Divine Liturgy with General Panikhida on Saturday at 8 AM

DAY OF THE HOLY TRINITY
Vigil service at 6 PM on Saturday
Divine Liturgy & Vespers with kneeling prayers on Sunday at 9 AM
Matins at 6 PM

DAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Divine Liturgy at 8 AM


Support

Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund


Cathedral News
Parish Bulletin

  

Upcoming Services
Thursday, 4 / 17 June
18:30 Moleben for those suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism
Friday, 5 / 18 June
Apodosis of Ascension
HM Boniface of Crediton
18:30 Vespers and Memorial Matins
Saturday, 6 / 19 June
Saturday of Souls
8:00 Liturgy and memorial
18:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 7 / 20 June
PENTECOST
9:00 Divine Liturgy and Vespers
18:00 Matins
Monday, 8 / 21 June
Spirit Monday
Great-Martyr Theodore
8:00 Liturgy
Thursday, 11 / 24 June
Apostles Batholomew & Barnabas
New-Martyrs of China
18:30 Moleben for those suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism
Friday, 12 / 25 June
18:30 Vespers and Matins

 

 

Iconography
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