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
1800 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Email and Phone
847-824-0971 (Phone)
Physical address

1800 Lee Street
Des Plaines IL 60018

Archbishop Peter
Archbishop Peter
Archbishop Peter
Archpriest Andrei
Archpriest Andrei
Archpriest Andrei
Archpriest Valeriy
Archpriest Valeriy
Archpriest Valeriy
Priest Leontiy
Priest Leontiy
Priest Leontiy

Very Rev. Viktor Trotskyy                           (248) 819-0479.                    (Russian, English)  

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

Very 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)

Valeria Weaver              Head of sisterhood        (415) 794-8501

John Nikolau                 Brotherhood                   (847) 208-4933        (or Fr. Leontiy)

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

Friday, 26 November / 9 December
18:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 27 November / 10 December
Kursk Root Icon
8:00 Liturgy
18:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 28 November / 11 December
26th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 1 / 14 December
18:30 Akathist
Friday, 3 / 16 December
18:30 Vespers and Matins


Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund