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.

Request from Sisterhood - 06/24/18

We kindly ask you to stay after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 24th, and help with a quick cleaning of the kitchen and Church. We promise we will not keep you for long! 

Weekly Calendar
Week of June 18 - 24

Tuesday -
19.00 - 21.00  Liubava rehearsal

Sunday Lunches resume in the fall


Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund

Upcoming Services
Wednesday, 7 / 20 June
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 9 / 22 June
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 10 / 23 June
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 11 / 24 June
4th Sunday after Pentecost
Apostles Batholomew & Barnabas
New-Martyrs of China
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 14 / 27 June
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 16 / 29 June
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 17 / 30 June
St. John of San Francisco
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Recent Photos

14 Apr 2018 at 1:55pm

14 Apr 2018 at 1:44pm

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