Protection of the Virgin Mary Church Accessible

Merrillville, Indiana

Protection of the Virgin Mary Church

Founded 1911

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Chicago Deanery


8600 Grand Blvd
Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Parish Contacts

Rev. John Russin
Acting Rector
10411 Player St
Crown Point, IN 46307
Home: 419-308-1628

Lay Leadership

Mr. Nicholas Rozdelsky
Lay Contact
325 West Oakley Ave
Lowell, IN 46356
Home: 219-682-6823
Ms. Rebecca Baskin
Choir Director
1701 - 171st St
Hammond, IN 46324
Home: 219-779-5486


Protection of the Virgin Mary is located in Merrillville, Indiana, 45 minutes southeast of the Chicago Loop.  From I-80/94 (the Borman Expressway) travel south on I-65.  Exit off I-65 on to Hwy 30 East.  Turn right at Grand Blvd.  There is a Speedway and an 84 Lumber at this corner.  Travel south on Grand Blvd about 1/2 mile.  The church is on the right side of the road.

Schedule of Services

6:00 PM Great Vespers, followed by Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:45 AM Third Hour, followed by Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

7:00 PM Great Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts falling on work days

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts falling on work days

For a complete list of service, please see the Calendar page on our congregation’s webpage at