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.
The clergy and parishioners of the Holy Virgin Protection cathedral
greet you on the radiant feast of the
Resurrection of Christ!
ORTHODOX FAMILY CONFERENCE
On June 21-23 there will be an Orthodox family conference held on the grounds of the New Gracanica Monastery with special guest speaker Protopriest Andrei Tkachev.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear lectures, discussions and ask questions of this renowned preacher, author and missionary. The program also includes attendance of Divine Services, lectures and activities for children.