Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Des Plaines, IL USA
Parish Chronicles of 2015

THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST

Nativity of Christ - 01/07/15

(89 images)


CHRISTMAS YOLKAS

Students of the First Session - 01/10/15

(60 images)


Students of the Second Session - 01/11/15

(43 images)


MASKED BALL

Masquerade - 01/16/15

(36 images)


THEOPHANY

Theophany - 01/18/15

(46 images)


HOLY NEW-MARTYRS OF RUSSIA - NAMESDAY OF BISHOP PETER

Sunday of the Prodigal Son - 02/08/15

(18 images)


6th ANNUAL RUSSIAN WINTERFEST

Hundreds of people from all over the suburbs came to Des Plaines on Sunday afternoon to enjoy Russian food, music and culture. The sixth annual Winter Festival, held at Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 1800 Lee St., was like...
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Maslenitsa - 02/15/15

(66 images)


THE TRIUMPH OF ORTHODOXY

The Rite of Orthodoxy Service - 03/01/15

(10 images)


SUNDAY OF THE CROSS

ORPR CAMP LUNCH AND REUNION

ZHAVORONKI

As is traditional, on the feast of the Holy 40 Martyrs of Sebastate which coincided with the fourth Sunday of Great Lent this year, the children in the parish school prepared larks (zhavoronki) out of lenten dough.

CHURCH CLEAN-UP

PREPARATION OF THE WILLOWS

GREAT & HOLY SATURDAY

Burial Service
Matins with the burial lamentations and procession with the Cross at 6:30 PM on Friday evening

Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil the Great with the 15 Old Testament Readings beginning at 9 AM on Saturday

PALM SUNDAY

Vigil - 04/04/15

Photo: O. Karic & L. Kichakova

(34 images)


Liturgy & Ordination - 04/05/15

(45 images)


THE PRODUCTION OF KULICH

Kulich - 04/06/15

(30 images)


GREAT & HOLY THURSDAY

Rite of the Washing of the Feet - 04/09/15

(22 images)


GREAT & HOLY FRIDAY

Bringing out of the Shroud - 04/10/15

(30 images)


HOLY SATURDAY

Great Saturday - 04/11/15

(33 images)


PASCHA OF THE LORD

Holy Pascha - 04/12/15

(33 images)


Paschal Vespers - 04/12/15

(57 images)


Paschal Reception at Rectory - 04/12/15

(28 images)



Procession and School Picnic - 04/18/15

(37 images)


SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN

Procession and Luncheon - 04/26/15

(47 images)


GRADUATION CEREMONY
St. Jonah Parish School


Graduation - 05/16/15

(27 images)


PASTORAL SCHOOL GRADUATION

On June 7/20, 2015 the Pastoral School of Chicago and Mid-America marked its ninth annual graduation. Before Vigil at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, IL three students received their diplomas in Pastoral Theology (title of thesis in parentheses):

  • Deacon Nicholas Olsen (“Establishing an Authentic Orthodox Culture in America”)
  • Michael Diaz de Leon (“The Hebrew Calendar Reform: Impact and Implications for Orthodox Calendar Reform”)
  • and our parishioner and singer Vesselin Krastsev (“A Brief History of Byzantine Monasticism”)

 Earlier that day the students had defended their theses and successfully passed oral exams before a board consisting of His Grace Bishop Peter of Cleveland (President of the School), Archpriest Andre Papkov (Vice President of the School), Archpriest Martin Swanson (Dean Emeritus of the School) and Archpriest Gregory Joyce (Dean of the School).

WHERE ARE ALL THE CHILDREN?

You might have noticed this past Sunday that many of our children were absent.  On July 4th, the ORPR diocesan camp opened with 75 children in attendance from all over the diocese.  The children sleep in cabins, enjoy the fresh air, sing songs around campfires and learn about their fatih with children from other parishes in the midwest.  We present the photoalbum below from the first few days of camp as a taste of the various activites in camp.

ORPR campe - 07/05/15

(53 images)