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
Fall festival - 08/01/19

Slavic Fall Festival set for Sunday Sep 22 from 12 to 8 PM
Tell all of your friends!


Activities
Week of Sep 9 - 15

Monday
Lubava  19.00 - 21.00

Thursday
Prosphora  17.00 - 21.00
Otrada 19.00 - 21.00

Daycare runs daily from 7 AM - 4 PM


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
Wednesday, 5 / 18 September
Ss Zacharias & Elisabeth
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 7 / 20 September
Forefeast of Nativity of Theotokos
6:30 All-night Vigil
Saturday, 8 / 21 September
NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS
9:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 9 / 22 September
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Ss Joachim & Anna
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 12 / 25 September
Apodosis of Nativity of Theotokos
6:30 Akathist
Thursday, 13 / 26 September
Forefeast Exaltation
Dedication of Church of the Resurrection
6:30 All-night Vigil with elevation of the Cross
Friday, 14 / 27 September
ELEVATION OF THE CROSS
9:00 Liturgy
6:30 Vespers and Matins

 

 

Iconography
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