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.



Live webcasts (when available):

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House Blessings - 03/01/19

From Theophany to the beginning of Great Lent, it is possible to have your homes blessed with the water that was sanctified on the feast of Theophany.  Please sign up at the candle stand or talk with one of the clergy in advance.

Weekly Calendar
Jan 21 - Jan 27

19.00 - 21.00   LUBAVA

17.30 - 20.00  Theatre group
19.00 - 21.00  OTRADA (in the foyer)

17.00 - 18.00  Children's singing

First and second sessions of school

Lunch following Liturgy (Brotherhood)


Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund

Upcoming Services
Thursday, 11 / 24 January
St Theodosius the Great
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Friday, 12 / 25 January
Martyr Tatiana
8:00 Liturgy
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 13 / 26 January
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 14 / 27 January
Apodosis of Theophany
St Nina of Georgia
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 17 / 30 January
St Anthony the Great
6:30 Akathist
Friday, 19 January / 1 February
St Mark of Ephesus
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 20 January / 2 February
St Euthymius
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Recent Photos
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