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.

Memorial Slips

You can fill in your memorial slips in advance and bring them to church 
for commemoration at the proskomedia

files/memorial-form.pdf (304kb)

Live Webcasts

(when available)


follow the link for LIVESTREAM



Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund

Cathedral News
Thanks - 06/22/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters!
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped with preparations for Pascha! During Great Lent we spent every Saturday cleaning and getting ready for the feast, baking a record number of kulichi - 1350, as well as over 3500 prosphora. Thank you to all those who donated items required for cleaning! We will continue to work for the glory of God!  May the Lord guard and keep you! 



Upcoming Services
Thursday, 5 / 18 July
St. Sergius of Radonezh
8:00 Liturgy
Friday, 6 / 19 July
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 7 / 20 July
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 8 / 21 July
5th Sunday after Pentecost
Great-Martyr Procopius
Kazan Icon
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, 10 / 23 July
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Wednesday, 11 / 24 July
Great-Martyr Euphemia
St Olga of Kiev
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 13 / 26 July
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Recent Photos
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