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

GREAT LENT

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

 

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Upcoming Services
Thursday, 5 / 18 April
Great Canon
18:30 Vespers & Matins
Friday, 6 / 19 April
8:00 Hours, Vespers & Pre-sanctified Liturgy
18:30 Matins with akathist
Saturday, 7 / 20 April
Saturday of the Akathist
8:00 Liturgy
18:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 8 / 21 April
5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Thursday, 12 / 25 April
18:30 Vespers & Matins
Friday, 13 / 26 April
8:00 Hours, Vespers, Pre-sanctified Liturgy
18:30 Matins
Saturday, 14 / 27 April
Lazarus Saturday
8:00 Liturgy
18:00 All-night Vigil

 

 

Iconography
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