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.
Thanks be to God, the final phase of the school building construction has begun! In order to connect the new building to the existing hall, the bookstore had to be moved temporarily and the foyer partially closed off. The construction is hoped to be completed by the end of December.
Eve of Theophany
Synaxis of St. John the Baptist
St Tatiana's Ball
The parish school of St. Jonah cordially invites you to the St Tatiana's Ball on Friday January 26th at 8 PM
Theme: Movie Stars
For tickets and additional information, please contact Marina Orzhynska at 312-342-4840
School Building Fund