Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Des Plaines, IL USA


Welcome to the parish website of the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox church located in Des Plaines, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Our church is a prominent place of worship for all the Russian Orthodox who live in Chicago and has as its goal the preservation of the spiritual traditions and the treasure of church services of ancient Russian Orthodoxy.  We are glad you are visiting our site and would like to invite you to acquaint yourself with our church and parish by exploring other pages. We hope to see you in person in our church where you will be able to enjoy the iconographic art, hear the splendid singing of our choir and to share in the joy of our Divine Services.

Transfiguration - 08/19/18

Vigil on Saturday at 6 PM
Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9 AM with blessing of the fruit


Kitchen clean up - 08/25/18

The Sisterhood is requesting your assistance during our yearly kitchen clean up, scheduled for Saturday August 25th, starting at 8 am.

For further information contact our Head Sister Olga Vlasova at (224)520-1596 or Luba Brueggemann at (224)520-1604.

Weekly Calendar

Sunday Lunches resume in the fall

17.00 - 20.00  PROSPHOR BAKING


Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund

Upcoming Services
Saturday, 5 / 18 August
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 6 / 19 August
12th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Blessing of Fruit
Wednesday, 9 / 22 August
Apostle Matthias
6:30 Singing of the Laudation of the Theotokos
Friday, 11 / 24 August
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 12 / 25 August
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 13 / 26 August
13th Sunday after Pentecost
St Tikhon of Zadonsk
Apodosis of Transfiguration
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Monday, 14 / 27 August
6:30 All-night Vigil with procession
Recent Photos

14 Apr 2018 at 1:55pm

14 Apr 2018 at 1:44pm

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