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


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.






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Festival Choir

The resurrectional services for the weekend of the 24-25th of June will be sung antiphonally between the cathedral choir and the PaTRAM Institute choir which is sponsoring a conducting workshop in Chicago that week.  Those interested in participating as observers of the master class can find additional information at: https://patraminstitute.org/event/advanced-conducting-master-class-in-chicago-il/

God willing, the Divine Services will be led by Metropolitan Phillip of Poltava

This Week at the Cathedral

20.00  Meeting of Parish Council

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School Building Fund