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

SIXTH WEEK OF GREAT LENT

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

 

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

 

Announcements
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Palm Sunday - 04/21/2021

Feast of the Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem

Vigil on Saturday at 6 PM
Divine Liturgies on Sunday at 7 and 9 AM

 


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Lazarus Saturday - 04/19/2021

Matins on Friday at 6:30 PM
Divine Liturgy on Saturday at 8 AM


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Visit of Kursk-Root icon - 04/07/2021

The Kursk-Root wonder-working icon of the Mother of God continues to visit our diocese during Great Lent.  The icon will return to the cathedral on the following dates:

April 16 - Matins for the Laudations of the Theotokos
April 17 - Divine Liturgy for the Laudation of the Theotokos
April 23 - Matins for Lazarus Saturday
April 24 - Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday
April 24 - Vigil for the Entry Into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)
April 25 - Divine Liturgy for the Entry Into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)


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Cathedral News
Parish Bulletin

  

Upcoming Services
Thursday, 9 / 22 April
18:30 Vespers and Matins
Friday, 10 / 23 April
8:00 Hours and Vespers with Presanctified Liturgy
18:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Saturday, 11 / 24 April
Lazarus Saturday
8:00 Liturgy
18:00 All-night Vigil
CONFESSION
Sunday, 12 / 25 April
PALM SUNDAY
6:45 Divine Liturgy
9:00 Divine Liturgy
18:00 Vespers and Matins
Monday, 13 / 26 April
Holy Monday
8:00 Hours and Vespers
18:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Tuesday, 14 / 27 April
Holy Tuesday
8:00 Hours and Vespers
18:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Wednesday, 15 / 28 April
Holy Wednesday
8:00 Hours and Vespers with Presanctified Liturgy
18:30 Matins
CONFESSION

 

 

Iconography
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