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

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

 

UPCOMING SERVICES

25th Sunday after Pentecost
ENTRY OF THE MOTHER OF GOD INTO THE TEMPLE

Vigil service at 6 PM
Divine Liturgy at 9 AM

Announcements
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

 

Support

Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund


Cathedral News
Parish Bulletin

  

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Upcoming Services
Friday, 26 November / 9 December
18:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 27 November / 10 December
Kursk Root Icon
8:00 Liturgy
18:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 28 November / 11 December
26th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 1 / 14 December
18:30 Akathist
Friday, 3 / 16 December
18:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 4 / 17 December
Great-martyr Barbara
St John of Damascus
8:00 Liturgy
18:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 5 / 18 December
27th Sunday after Pentecost
St Sabbas the Sanctified
9:00 Divine Liturgy

 

 

Iconography
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