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.
Archbishop Alypy's health - 02/28/19
As many of you already know, Vladika Alypy suffered a recent stroke. Only speech was affected. While his condition has improved quite a bit, his speech still is difficult. He has already been discharged home from the hospital. We thank you for your continued prayers.
House Blessings - 03/01/19
From Theophany to the beginning of Great Lent, it is possible to have your homes blessed with the water that was sanctified on the feast of Theophany. Please sign up at the candle stand or talk with one of the clergy in advance.