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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

UPCOMING SERVICES

Akathist Hymn to St. Luke of Simferopol and Crimea

On Monday, September 22,  the first akathist hymn to St. Luke in our Church will be sung.  We have the blessing of recently having acquired a new icon with the relics of the saint.

EXALTATION OF THE MOST PRECIOUS AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS

Vigil service with the rite of the elevation of the Cross on Friday at 6:30 PM
Divine Liturgy on Saturday at 9 AM

 


CHURCH WORK-DAYS

In connection with the approach feast day of the Protection of the Mother of God, Saturday work-days will be held to clean and prepare the church on Sept. 27th following the Divine Liturgy and on October 4 and 11 starting at 10 AM.  Please come and lend a hand.


REGULAR SATURDAY SERVICES

Starting in the month of October, regular Saturday services will begin at the cathedral.  The Saturday services (Vigil and Divine Liturgy) differ in their focus on in terms of commemorating the departed.  In this regard, these services are therefore our closest connection with the souls of the departed and offer the most important opportunity for us to pray for the souls of our departed ancestors.

 

 

 

Past Events

NEW SUB-DEACON

On Sunday, September 7th, Reader Nicholas Lochmatow was made a sub-deacon.  God willing, he will be ordained to the deaconate on the patronal feast day of the Protection of the Mother of God.  Beginning with the feast day and due to a subsequent diocesan conference that week, parishioners will have the opportunity of attending daily Liturgy through Monday of the following week.


FIRST DAY OF CHURCH SCHOOL

Moleben and First Day of Classes - 09/06/14

(18 images)


CHOIR and BROTHERHOOD PICNIC

Picnic - 08/31/14

(27 images)

 
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