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


847-824-0971 (Phone)
Physical address

1800 Lee Street
Des Plaines IL 60018

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Archbishop Alypy
Bishop Peter
Fr. Andre Papkov
Fr. Andre Papkov
Fr. Andre Papkov
Fr. Valery Vovkovsky
Fr. Valery Vovkovsky
Fr. Valery Vovkovsky
Fr. Leonty Naidzions
Fr. Leonty Naidzions
Fr. Leonty Naidzions

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

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

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

Protodeacon Alexander Kichakov



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
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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

Wednesday, 6 / 19 February
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 8 / 21 February
Great-Martyr Theodore
6:30 Vespers and memorial Matins
Saturday, 9 / 22 February
Saturday of Souls
8:00 Liturgy and Memorial
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 10 / 23 February
Meatfare Sunday
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Friday, 15 / 28 February
6:30 Vespers and Matins


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