Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Des Plaines, IL USA
Contact Information
Mailing Address
Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral
P.O. Box 1367
Des Plaines, IL 60017

Email and Phone

Physical address

1800 Lee Street
Des Plaines IL 60018

Archbishop Peter
Archpriest Andrei
Archpriest Tarasiy
Archpriest Valery
Priest Leonty

Very Rev. Andre Papkov                            (847) 299-2585                      (Russian, English)        

Very Rev. Tarasiy Maksimtsev                  (773) 850-8131                      (Russian, English)

Very Rev. Valery Vovkovsky                      (847) 297-4523                      (Russian)

Rev. Leontiy Naidzions                              (847) 971-2469                      (Russian, English)

Protodeacon Alexander Kichakov

Deacon Nickolai Lochmatow



Yuri Yousupov               Church Warden             (847) 917-7709        (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

Olga Vlassova               Head of sisterhood        (224) 520-1596

Dr. Michael Gill              Choirmaster                   (312) 523-7878


Driving Directions
Your Address:

Directions From Major Routes

From Chicago

  1. Take I-90 west.
  2. Take exit to Higgins Rd (IL-72) towards Lee Str. Turn right onto Higgins Rd.
  3. Continue going along Higgins Rd to Lee Str. Turn right onto Lee Str.
  4. Continue going north on Lee Str.
  5. The cathedral is on the left (west) side about 0.8 miles away from Higgins Rd

Monday, 23 February / 8 March
18:30 Vespers and Matins
Tuesday, 24 February / 9 March
Finding of the Head of the Forerunner
8:00 Liturgy
Thursday, 26 February / 11 March
18:30 Moleben for those suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism
Friday, 27 February / 12 March
18:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 28 February / 13 March
Saturday of Ascetics
8:00 Liturgy
18:00 All-night Vigil


Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund