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Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10:00 a.m.

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Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Welcome Students! 
23/6/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

St. Vladimir's warmly welcomes students from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and all our local institutions of higher education. Need a ride? Please let us know (info@stvladimiraami.org)! We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. Interested in spiritual growth? We have a college age youth group just for that. We realize you might not be here every Sunday. We are good with that! But we do hope you will join us as often as you can! Welcome to St. Vladimir's!
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Divine Liturgy Explained 
22/6/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Divine Service we attend most often is the Divine Liturgy. We know it, but do we know it? The better we understand the Divine Liturgy the more we will engage in this "work of the people", and the more we will get from it. Or perhaps better put, the more it will transform us. And since we are seeking to be transformed into the children of God, should we not take the time to delve more deeply into the Divine Liturgy - the most theologically significant Divine Service? That is a purely rhetorical question of course, since the answer must be "yes"! The article below is a classic of the 20th century, written by one of the most influential theologians of that time. That time was not that long ago - and this article is well, well worth the read!

http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/pomaz_lit.aspx
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Alpha House Help Needed this Sunday 
22/6/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us - but please sign up! There is adequate time to make breakfast, clean up, and get to St. Vladimir's in time for the 10:00 a.m. Liturgy. If this Sunday is full please sign up for a future Sunday. All Alpha House volunteer opportunities are here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZYD3jC1XHNclUu33kX7w-3GpyAMazGgmdDQJ2nvaxI4/edit#gid=0
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Spring Parish Pilgrimage is June 23-25, 2017  
21/6/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for our annual spring pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY from June 23-25, 2017. Space is limited - reserve your space today. Contact Parish Council member Dimitry Knysh at church or email info@stvladimiraami.org
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Weekly Educational Offering 
21/6/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults. Parents are asked to review the childrens portion with their children. It is very important for us to attend the Divine Services on Sundays and whenever else we are able, but in addition it is our spiritual responsibility to educate ourselves and our families in the faith. It is our hope that this mid-week offering will be an aid in this regard. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or suggestions.

For Adults: from the writings of Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/c_2nd_pentecost.html

For children, from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups):

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 6-18-b.pdf
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Adrian Bible Study and Adult Discussion begins this Wednesday 
20/6/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for our Adrian Bible Study and Adult Discussion group this Wednesday and every Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Learn more and RSVP here:

https://goo.gl/forms/w5bB2MkkAqLwtm6k2

Dont live near Adrian? Maybe youd like to establish a similar gathering in your area? Please contact Fr. Gregory to learn more!

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Your Feedback Wanted 
20/6/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Give us your feedback! We want know what you think and how we can do things better - use this form to share with us (or email to info@stvladimiraami.org or post on our Facebook page anytime):

https://goo.gl/forms/cPFls9XgfdiLBmOn2
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Metropolitan Philip Visit Thank You! 
19/6/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank you to all who made the visit of Metropolitan Philip of Poltava to St. Vladimirs yesterday such a resounding success! His Eminence had many good things to say about our parish, which reflects very positively on our parish family. So many people worked diligently to make the weekend a success that it would be impossible to list everyone here. And many worked behind the scenes, so to speak, for the glory of God and the good of the parish He has entrusted to us. Thank you all this hierarchal visit was a great success and it was that because we came together to work for the Lord. When we do this we are at our best. Let us strive now not to do so rarely, but often, combining our sincere efforts with Gods Grace. There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you dont care who gets the credit. This saying is at the top of every Parish Council agenda and it is true not just for the Parish Council, but for our whole parish family! Thank you to everyone for a wonderful weekend!

Fr. Gregory
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Sign up NOW for 2017 Russian Festival!  
19/6/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is time! Time to sign up for this year's Russian Festival! Time to encourage friends, acquaintances, neighbors, coworkers, and everyone you know to join us for this wonderfully fun activity, which is also our MOST IMPORTANT OUTREACH TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY! Do not miss - sign up today!

Sign up sheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Yh4aUfPECd7q0JW41W2Rp4__WRyZeCrtDZrZrod5rEI/edit?usp=sharing
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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week  
18/6/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

"This is the cause of all evils: the ignorance of the Scriptures. We go into battle without arms, and how ought we to come off safe?" -St. John Chrysostom, Homily IX on Colossians.

In order to help increase the general knowledge of scripture in our parish family we present here for your edification the scripture readings for the coming week. At least one Gospel Reading and one Epistle reading are assigned for each day of the year (although during Great Lent the readings are from the Old Testament). Hearing or reading only those readings appointed for Sunday merely scratches the surface of the great spiritual wealth that the scriptures provide us. Some of the readings are easily understandable others are less so. As Orthodox Christians we do not make private interpretation of scripture, but rather consult the fathers of the Church for their explanations to aid us in our understanding. Those wishing to have access to such explanations are asked to contact Fr. Gregory or inquire in the kiosk for further reading in this regard. Bibles may also be acquired in the kiosk.

Monday: Romans 7:1-13 & Matthew 9:36-10:8
Tuesday: Romans 7:14-8:2 & Matthew 10:9-15
Wednesday: Romans 8:2-13 & Matthew 10:16-22
Thursday: Romans 8:22-27 & Matthew 10:23-31
Friday: Romans 9:6-19 & Matthew 10:32-36,11:1
Saturday: Romans 3:28-4:3 & Matthew 7:24-8:4

Please find below several very nice articles on how to read the scripture from an Orthodox point of view.

By St. Justin (Popovich):

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/bible_how.aspx

By Bishop Kalistos (Ware):

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/ware_howto.aspx

This short article explains to us not just HOW to read the scriptures, but also what our goal should be in reading the scriptures. A short read and well worth it:

http://www.chrysostompress.org/reading_scripture.html

As noted in the article above we need God's help and blessing to read and understand the scriptures correctly. What better way to entreat God's help in this regard than through prayer? Please find the prayer before reading the scriptures here:

http://www.chrysostompress.org/prayer_b ... pture.html
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