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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

SERVICES THIS WEEK

St. Seraphim of Sarov
Vigil service on Thursday at 6:30 PM
Divine Liturgy on Friday at 8 AM

Prophet Elias
Vigil service on Friday at 6:30 PM
Divine Liturgy on Saturday at 8 AM

Past Events

OPENING OF ORPR CAMP

On Saturday, July 5th, the Orthodox diocesan summer camp (ORPR) opened at 12 PM with a molieben and raising of the flags.  Earlier in the day, parents brought their children and with the help of the staff, got them set up in their respective cabins.  After lunch, the children said their goodbyes to their parents and although there might have been a few tears, these were quickly forgotten as they were off to their next activity. The camp operates for 4 weeks and during the session, children are busy with handicrafts, singing, dancing, sports and swimming.  They attend Sunday church services and feast days and are given religious education classes by resident clergy.  This year, 70 children were enrolled with many others waitlisted due to the camp being completely full.

Opening of camp - 07/05/14

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PILGRIMMAGE TO SAN FRANCISCO

On the weekend of June 28-29th, several members of our parish travelled to the Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco for the 20th anniversary celebration of the glorificatino of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco.  At these services, the assembly of hierarchs of the Russian Church Abroad was present and consecrated a new bishop.  The faithful were blessed by the presence of the relics of St. John which were placed in the middle of the church for the festal services.

Pilgrimmage for St. John - 06/29/14

Photo: Juliana Mackarewicz

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