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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN CHICAGO

Welcome!

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.

News and Upcoming Events

GREAT & HOLY FRIDAY

The Holy and Saving Passions of our Lord Jesus Christ
Matins with the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels on Thursday at 6:30 PM

Royal Hours on Friday at 8 AM on Friday morning

Bringing out of the Burial Shroud
Vespers with the Procession of the Shroud at 1 PM on Friday afternoon (It is customary to fast until one has venerated the shroud)
Little Compline with reading of the canon "On the Crucifixion of our Lord and the Lament of the Virgin Mary"

GREAT & HOLY SATURDAY

Burial Service
Matins with the burial lamentations and procession with the Cross at 6:30 PM on Friday evening

Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil the Great with the 15 Old Testament Readings beginning at 9 AM on Saturday

PASCHA OF THE LORD - THE DAY OF RESURRECTION


C
ompline at 11:30 PM
Procession, Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy at midnight

Paschal (Agape) vespers at 12 PM on Sunday


BLESSING OF PASCHAL BASKETS

  • After the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil on Saturday May 4th around 1 PM
  • At 8:00 PM
  • At 9:00 PM
  • At 10:00 PM
  • Following the Paschal Divine Liturgy on May 5th around 4 AM
  • After the Paschal Vespers around 1 PM

 

Past Events

THE ORDER OF THE WASHING OF THE FEET

Washing of the Feet - 04/17/14

(25 images)


PALM SUNDAY - ENTRANCE OF THE LORD INTO JERUSALEM

 

Palm Sunday - 04/13/14

(24 images)

 
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