HOLY VIRGIN PROTECTION CATHEDRAL
P.O. Box 1367 - Des Plaines, IL 60017
(phone) 847-824-0971
APRIL 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Mar 31 (Mar 18)
3rd Sunday of Great Lent: Holy Cross
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Fast: wine & oil
1 (Mar 19)
Fast
2 (Mar 20)
Fast
3 (Mar 21)
Fast
4 (Mar 22)
6:30 Vespers and Matins
CONFESSION
Fast
5 (Mar 23)
8:00 Hours, Vespers and Presanctified Liturgy

6:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Fast
6 (Mar 24)
Forefeast of the Annunciation
8:00 Liturgy 
6:00 All-night Vigil
CONFESSION
Fast: wine & oil
7 (Mar 25)
4th Sunday of Great Lent: St John Climacus
ANNUNCIATION
NM Tikhon of Moscow
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Fast: fish, wine & oil
8 (Mar 26)
Archangel Gabriel
Fast: wine & oil
9 (Mar 27)
Fast
10 (Mar 28)
6:30 Matins with reading of the Great Canon
Fast
11 (Mar 29)
Great Canon
6:30 Vespers and Matins
CONFESSION
Fast: wine & oil
12 (Mar 30)
8:00 Hours and Vespers with Presanctified Liturgy

6:30 Matins with singing of the Akathist
CONFESSION
Fast
13 (Mar 31)
Saturday of the Akathist
St Innocent of Moscow
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
CONFESSION
Fast: wine & oil
14 (Apr 1)
5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt
St Mary of Egypt
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Fast: wine & oil
15 (Apr 2)
Fast
16 (Apr 3)
Fast
17 (Apr 4)
Fast
18 (Apr 5)
6:30 Vespers and Matins
CONFESSION
Fast
19 (Apr 6)
8:00 Hours and Vespers with Presanctified Liturgy

6:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Fast
20 (Apr 7)
Lazarus Saturday
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
CONFESSION
Fast: wine & oil
21 (Apr 8)
PALM SUNDAY
9:00 Divine Liturgy

6:00 Vespers and Matins
CONFESSION
Fast: fish, wine, & oil
22 (Apr 9)
Holy Monday
8:00 Hours and Vespers
6:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Fast
23 (Apr 10)
Holy Tuesday
8:00 Hours and Vespers

6:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Fast
24 (Apr 11)
Holy Wednesday
8:00 Hours and Vespers with Presanctified Liturgy

6:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Fast
25 (Apr 12)
Holy Thursday
9:00 Hours and Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Washing of the feet

6:30 Matins with reading of the 12 Gospels
Fast: wine & oil
26 (Apr 13)
Holy Friday
8:00 Royal Hours

1:00 Vespers with bringing out the Shroud

6:30 Matins with procession
CONFESSION
Fast: Strict fast
27 (Apr 14)
Holy Saturday
9:00 Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

8:00 Reading of the Acts of the Apostles
CONFESSION
 
 
11:30 Nocturn
Fast: wine
28 (Apr 15)
PASCHA
12 midnight Matins and Paschal Liturgy

12 noon Paschal Vespers
Fast free
29 (Apr 16)
Bright Monday
8:00 Matins and Divine Liturgy


6:30 Vespers
Fast free
30 (Apr 17)
Bright Tuesday
8:00 Matins and Divine Liturgy

6:30 Vespers
Fast free
May 1 (Apr 18)
Bright Wednesday
8:00 Matins and Divine Liturgy

6:30 Vespers
Fast free
May 2 (Apr 19)
Bright Thursday
8:00 Matins and Divine Liturgy

6:30 Vespers
Fast free
May 3 (Apr 20)
Bright Friday
8:00 Matins and Divine Liturgy

6:30 Vespers
Fast free
May 4 (Apr 21)
Bright Saturday
8:00 Matins and Divine Liturgy with procession

6:00 All-night Vigil
Fast free