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.

St Herman's Conference - 12/23/18

This year's annual St Herman's Youth Conference is being held in Chicago from Dec 26-30.

Youth 14 years and up are invited to participate

You may register online:  Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/ v8uaHhP9M6BMYyHJ2

Weekly Calendar
Nov 12 - 18, 2018

18.00 - 19.30  Theatre group

17.00 - 18.00  Children's choir
19.00 - 21.00  OTRADA rehearsal


First and second sessions of school

School is hosting lunch
12.00  Youth rehearsal for ball


Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund

Cathedral News
Labor Exchange - 08/22/18

Dear Parishioners!  With the blessing of Archbishop Peter, we are forming a parish LABOR EXCHANGE - a type of database for those searching for employment and services. If you are looking for a job, a nanny, a housework assistant, selling a car, etc., or are looking to hire employees for your company, please contact Nadezhka Ivanovna Evmenenko  at  n.evmenenko@gmail.com

Should you find work or a worker through our Labor Exchange program, we kindly ask you to remember the cathedral through a donation to the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral, earmarked “Labor Exchange.”


Upcoming Services
Saturday, 4 / 17 November
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 5 / 18 November
25th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, 7 / 20 November
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Wednesday, 8 / 21 November
Archangel Michael & Bodiless Powers
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Thursday, 9 / 22 November
St Nectarius of Pentapolis
9:00 Liturgy
Friday, 10 / 23 November
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 11 / 24 November
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
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