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.

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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
Dec 17 - Dec 22

19.00 - 21.00  LUBAVA

18.00 - 19.30  Theatre group

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


First and second sessions of school

No lunch - kitchen remodeling
12.00  Youth rehearsal for ball


Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund

Cathedral News
Kitchen repair - 12/16/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

We request your assistance in the kitchen after the Divine Liturgy on: 
Sunday, December 23rd - to remove all kitchen equipment and utensils into the hall 

Sunday, December 30th - to put everything back into the kitchen from the hall

The kitchen floors will be covered with an anti-slip varnish on Thursday, December 27th.

Thank you in advance,
Brotherhood & Sisterhood


Upcoming Services
Tuesday, 5 / 18 December
St Sabbas the Sanctified
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Wednesday, 6 / 19 December
St. Nicholas
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 8 / 21 December
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 9 / 22 December
Conception of the Theotokos
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 10 / 23 December
30th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Monday, 11 / 24 December
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Tuesday, 12 / 25 December
St Spyridon
St Herman of Alaska
8:00 Liturgy
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