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

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Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Weekly Educational Offering 
18/1/17, 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 children’s 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: a homily by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) on the beginning of the path that leads from Nativity to Pascha:

http://www.pravmir.com/sermon-on-the-su ... l-reading/

For Children – an activity based on last Sunday's Gospel reading for various ages:

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 2-31-b.pdf
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House Blessing Schedule Available 
17/1/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The 2017 House Blessing schedule is available. Please make an appointment now by visiting this link:

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Theophany Divine Services 2017 
17/1/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Great Blessing of the Waters happens just two times in the year - on these two days! This Wednesday & Thursday. Please join us as your personal schedule allows! Holy Water will be available at St. Vladimir's after the feast if you cannot join us. Bring your own bottles!

House blessing schedule: https://calendly.com/ogrisha/house-blessing
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Membership Month is January 
16/1/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As we prepare for our annual meeting on February 19 is it important that those who have not yet paid their 2016 membership dues in fact do this to participate in the meeting. And given our membership dues are not too much ($55/year for a working adult and $27.50 for non working adults) why not just take care of 2017 now too? By joining St. Vladimir's you show your visible support of the parish which nourishes you and your family spiritually. We all hope the parish will be there when we need it (for marriages, funerals, baptisms, etc.). By joining the parish we support it both spiritually and financially. To renew your membership or to become a new member, please contact one of our membership coordinators: Vasiliy Krivtsov (vasiliy.krivtsov@gmail.com or 734-669-8712) or Dmitry Knysh (dmitriknysh@hotmail.com or 734-358-5996) or Konstantin Poplavsky (734-944-4087 or 419-344-2071). We cordially invite you to join our parish family!

Please find our membership form here – you can just fill this out and return to one of the membership coordinators:

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16/1/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We had a simply incredible weekend at St. Vladimir's - and your efforts were so great to make it such a wonderful weekend that we have to mention it here. Yes - every weekend is wonderful: we have the honor to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection every Sunday and that is something to be thankful for! But in addition to that we managed a Vigil and our Annual Nativity Ball on Friday, as well as a baptism. Saturday saw Liturgy for St. Basil the Great, the beginning of our Church School spring semester, and a wonderful vigil for Sunday and St. Seraphim of Sarov, and on Sunday we celebrated the weekly Resurrectional Divine Liturgy, another baptism, and our Nativity Yolka. Wow - now that's a fruitful weekend! Thank you to EVERYONE who made all that possible. We couldn't possibly list all the names - we would forget someone or many someones and we don't want to do that. You know who you are, and more importantly, the Lord knows who you are. May He reward you in this life and in the next for helping our parish be, as St. Paul says, all things to all men so that all means some may be saved! Join us next weekend at St. Vladimir's!
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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week 
15/1/17, 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: Hebrews 11:17-23,27-31 & Mark 12:13-17
Tuesday: Hebrews 12:25-26,13:22-25 & Mark 12:18-27
Wednesday: I Corinthians 9:19-27 & Luke 3:1-18
Thursday: Titus 2:11-14,3:4-7 & Matthew 3:13-17
Friday: Acts 19:1-8 & John 1:29-34
Saturday: Colossians 1:2-6 & Luke 16:10-15

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

By St. Justin (Popovich):


By Bishop Kalistos (Ware):


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:


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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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
15/1/17, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Our weekly bulletin, "Sunday Reading", has been posted at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... eading.pdf
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This Week's "The Good News" 
15/1/17, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find this week's issue of "The Good News" at the link below. This bulletin/handout contains the Troparia and Kontakia that will be sung by the choir at today's Divine Liturgy as well as the readings from the Epistle and Gospel readings of the day - all in both English and Russian. This little bulletin is distributed to visitors and others who may find it useful by our parish Greeters on duty today at St. Vladimir's. We cordially invite you to join us at St. Vladimir's for Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. - or any Sunday soon. You are always welcome at St. Vladimir's!

This Sunday's "The Good News":

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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted 
15/1/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please keep our parishioners, friends, and those who have asked us in our unworthiness to pray for them in your prayers this coming week. Our parish prayer list can be found here:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... erlist.pdf

PLEASE NOTE! We have removed those from the list that we believe no longer should be present there. If you requested that someone be included in this list please review it carefully to make sure we have not removed someone erroneously. If we have, please contact Fr. Gregory to have your loved one again added to the list.
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Receive CDs of Services by Mail 
14/1/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Have you missed a service that you'd really like to hear? Of course you can visit Sound of the Parish, but maybe you have a slow internet connection? Or maybe you know someone who doesn't have an internet connection at all? Reach out to us! If you'd like to receive services on CD via post please email us at info@stvladimiraami.org!
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