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.

Preparation for Pentecost - 05/26/18

The Sisterhood encourages all parishioners to participate in decorating and cleaning of the Church after the Divine Liturgy and Memorial service on Saturday,May 26th, in anticipation of Pentecost.

  • clean up and decoration of the Cathedral
    prepare flowers for handout
    Sunday lunch preparation

Weekly Calendar
Week of May 21 - 27

Tuesday -
19.00 - 21.00  Liubava rehearsal

19.00 - 20.00  Discussion group (adults)

Decoration of the church

Lunch following Liturgy


Cathedral Donations

Sisterhood Fund