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.

St Herman's Conference - 12/23/18

This year's annual St Herman's Youth Conference is being held in Chicago from Dec 26-30.

Youth 14 years and up are invited to participate

You may register online:  Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/ v8uaHhP9M6BMYyHJ2

Weekly Calendar
Dec 10 - Dec 16

19.00 - 21.00  LIUBAVA

17.00 - 20.00  Prosphora

18.00 - 19.30  Theatre group

17.00 - 18.00  Children's choir
18.00 - 19.00  Children's dancing
19.00 - 21.00  OTRADA
19.00 - 21.00  Discussion (in the library)


First and second sessions of school

Lunch following Liturgy
12.00  Youth rehearsal for ball


Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund