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

Monday, 1 / 14 October
Protection of the Theotokos
7:30 Blessing of water
9:00 Liturgy with moleben
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Tuesday, 2 / 15 October
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Wednesday, 3 / 16 October
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 5 / 18 October
Holy Hierarchs of Moscow
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 6 / 19 October
Apostle Thomas
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil


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