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

The Orthodox temple is the House of God.  In it, the divine services are held, we hear readings from the Holy Scripture, and we hear sermons, all directed at setting us on the path of salvation - to eternal life in the Kingdom of God.

Everything in the church has a purpose.  Everything directs us to prayer, to contemplation of God, to His limitless love towards us.  In the church we see a multitude of icons, which not only depict the saints, but in the Orthodox understanding are "windows to heaven" through which we are lifted upwards in our thoughts from earth and time to heaven and timeless sanctification.


Services
Friday, 20 June / 3 July
18:30 Vespers and Matins
Saturday, 21 June / 4 July
St. John of San Francisco
8:00 Liturgy
18:00 All-night Vigil
Sunday, 22 June / 5 July
4th Sunday after Pentecost
7:00 Early Liturgy
9:00 Late Liturgy
18:00 Vespers and Matins
Monday, 23 June / 6 July
"Vladimir" icon of the Holy Theotokos
8:00 Liturgy
18:30 All-night Vigil
Tuesday, 24 June / 7 July
Nativity of the Forerunner
8:00 Liturgy

  

Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund