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.

7th Annual Russian Winterfest

Official dates for this year's Russian Winterfest are set for Sunday, February 21st.  Let your family and friends know to come celebrate the warmth of a cold Russian winter at the cathedral's 7th annual bliny shrovetide festival!

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting is scheduled for Sunday February 14th following the Divine Liturgy

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