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.

Memorial Slips

You can fill in your memorial slips in advance and bring them to church 
for commemoration at the proskomedia

files/memorial-form.pdf (304kb)

Live Webcasts

(when available)


follow the link for LIVESTREAM



Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund

Upcoming Services
Friday, 10 / 23 August
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 11 / 24 August
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 12 / 25 August
10th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, 14 / 27 August
6:30 All-night Vigil
Wednesday, 15 / 28 August
9:00 Liturgy
Thursday, 16 / 29 August
Holy Napkin
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Friday, 17 / 30 August
St. Alypius the Iconographer
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Recent Photos
Today's Calendar