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.

Announcements
Pentecost - 06/10/19

DAY OF THE HOLY TRINITY
Vigil service at 6 PM on Saturday
Divine Liturgy & Vespers with kneeling prayers on Sunday at 9 AM
Matins at 6 PM

DAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Divine Liturgy at 8 AM


Activities
Week of June 3 - 9 - 04/22/19

Thursday
17.00 - 18.00  Children's choir
18.00 - 19.00  Children's dancing
19.00 - 21.00  Panihida and memorial meal

Sunday
No lunch


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)

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCXjnRlXp6IAc788g0bmxN5w

follow the link for LIVESTREAM

 

Support

Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund



Upcoming Services
Sunday, 3 / 16 June
PENTECOST
9:00 Divine Liturgy and Vespers
6:00 Matins
Monday, 4 / 17 June
Spirit Monday
8:00 Liturgy
Friday, 8 / 21 June
Great-Martyr Theodore
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 9 / 22 June
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 10 / 23 June
1st Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday of All Saints
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 13 / 26 June
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 15 / 28 June
6:30 Vespers and Matins
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