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Regular Services:
Confession Daily (except Sunday): 5:00 p.m.
Evening Services Daily (except Sunday): 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

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Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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St. Leo the Great Commemorated this Saturday 
2/3/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please join us Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. for the commemoration of the St. Leo the Great, Pope of Rome. If you cannot come to the Evening Services or Liturgy please try to join us on one of our live streams.

FIND ST. VLADIMIR LIVE STREAMS

All are welcome! The services will be inside the church, so we ask that you sign up. This allows us to understand the number of people that will attend since we have limited, physically distanced spaces inside the temple. The link to the sign up sheet can be found on our parish home page. If you have any trouble finding that please email: info@stvladimriaami.org.

LEARN MORE - ENGLISH

LEARN MORE - RUSSIAN

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First Week of Great Lent Schedule 
1/3/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please find the schedule of services for the first week of Great Lent at the link below. PLEASE NOTE that we have added more services on Tuesday and Thursday this year. Please put the services that you plan to attend on your schedule now. THEN add one more. This is a special week. We should be in church as much as we are able. If we push ourselves just a little bit the Lord will strengthen us - and we will begin this special time of year well.

Please also note: everyone should prepare themselves to partake of the Holy Mysteries the first Saturday and/or Sunday of the Great Fast - more information on the schedule flyer below.

FIRST WEEK OF GREAT LENT SCHEDULE

SIGN UP TO ATTEND SERVICES FIRST WEEK OF GREAT LENT

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
1/3/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The devil approaches the God-man with temptations.
Who among men is free of them?

He who goes according to the will of the evil one does not experience attacks, but is simply turned more and more toward evil. As soon as one begins to come to himself and intends to begin a new life according to Gods will, immediately the entire satanic realm enters into action: they hasten to scatter good thoughts and the intentions of the repentant one in any way they can.

If they do not manage to turn him aside, they attempt to hinder his good repentance and confession; if they do not manage to do that, they contrive to sow tares amidst the fruits of repentance and disrupt his labors of cleansing the heart.

If they do not succeed in suggesting evil they attempt to distort the truth; if they are repulsed inwardly they attack outwardly, and so on until the end of ones life. They do not even let one die in peace; even after death they pursue the soul, until it escapes the aerial space where they hover and congregate.

You ask, What should we do? It is hopeless and terrifying!

For a believer there is nothing terrifying here, because near a God-fearing man demons only busy themselves, but they do not have any power over him. A sober man of prayer shoots arrows against them, and they stay far away from him, not daring to approach, and fearing the defeat which they have already experienced.

If they succeed in something, it is due to our blundering. We slacken our attention, or allow ourselves to be distracted by their phantoms, and they immediately come and disturb us more boldly.

If you do not come to your senses in time they will whirl you about; but if a soul does come to its senses they again recoil and spy from afar to see whether it is possible to approach again somehow.

So be sober, watch, and prayand the enemies will do nothing to you.Book Thoughts for Each Day of the Year

+ St. Theophan the Recluse (Thoughts for Each Day of the Year: According to the Daily Church Readings from the Word of God)
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
28/2/21, 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: I John 2:18-3:10 & Mark 11:1-11
Tuesday: I John 3:11-20 & Mark 14:10-42
Wednesday: I John 3:21-4:6 & Mark 14:43-15:1
Thursday: I John 4:20-5:21 & Mark 15:1-15
Friday: II John 1:1-13 & Mark 15:22-25,33-41
Saturday: I Corinthians 10:23-28 & Luke 21:8-9,25-27,33-36

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
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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
28/2/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

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

THIS WEEK'S "SUNDAY READING"

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LIVE STREAM: Sunday Divine Liturgy 
28/2/21, 10:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the following links:

VIDEO LIVE STREAM

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Early Divine Liturgy on Now! 
28/2/21, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's early Divine Liturgy beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the following link:

ST. VLADIMIR AUDIO LIVE STREAM

VIDEO LIVE STREAM

Please remember - the stream only broadcasts live services. If you would like to listen to previously recorded and edited services please visit our sound blog:

SOUND OF THE PARISH BLOG

If you would like to view past services please visit our YouTube page:

ST. VLADIMIR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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This Week's "The Good News" 
28/2/21, 07:00 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":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/goodnews.pdf
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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted  
28/2/21, 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:

PARISH PRAYER LIST

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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Vigil Live Stream on Now! 
27/2/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Vigil beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the following link:

ST. VLADIMIR AUDIO LIVE STREAM

VIDEO LIVE STREAM

Please remember - the stream only broadcasts live services. If you would like to listen to previously recorded and edited services please visit our sound blog:
SOUND OF THE PARISH BLOG

If you would like to view past services please visit our YouTube page:

ST. VLADIMIR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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