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

THE FEAST OF THE BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS

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

 

Parish Bulletin

Read the latest edition of the Parish Bulletin by clicking here

 

Announcements
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Nativity of the Theotokos - 09/17/2020

Vigil service on Friday at 6:30 PM
Divine Liturgy on Saturday at 9 AM


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

 

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Cathedral News

  

Upcoming Services
Monday, 8 / 21 September
NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 10 / 23 September
18:30 Akathist
Friday, 12 / 25 September
Apodosis of Nativity of Theotokos
18:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 13 / 26 September
Forefeast Exaltation
Dedication of Church of the Resurrection
8:00 Liturgy
18:00 All-night Vigil and bringing out of the Cross
Sunday, 14 / 27 September
16th Sunday after Pentecost
ELEVATION OF THE CROSS
7:00 Divine Liturgy
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Monday, 15 / 28 September
18:30 Vespers and Matins
Tuesday, 16 / 29 September
Martyr Ludmila
8:00 Divine Liturgy
18:30 Vespers and Matins

 

 

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