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Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Standing of St. Andrew is Wednesday Evening 
20/3/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

On Wednesday evening of the 5th week of Great Lent the Holy Church appoints a very special service: the Standing of St. Andrew (or in some places, St. Maria). At this service we ready the entire canon of St. Andrew of Crete as well as the full life of St. Mary of Egypt. Join us at St. Vladimir's for one of the longest and most edifying service of the Church Year at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. God willing we will also broadcast this service live. If you can't be there, please join us on the live stream. But try to join us! :)
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Visit of the Icon of the Theotokos Softener of Evil Hearts is Thursday, March 22 
20/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The myrrh-streaming icon of the Theotokos Softener of Evil Hearts will visit St. Vladimirs on Thursday, March 22 into Friday, March 23. This was an unexpected and very welcome surprise. This was confirmed on Sunday, March 18 during the Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimirs and we were able to announce it then. Here we are able to provide details.

1. We intend to keep the parish church open throughout the night as we usually do when we are blessed to have the Kursk Icon visit us. Sign up for night chaperone duty here:


2. After the Presanctified Liturgy on March 22 in the evening we will have a meal as usual, but we hope that the gentleman traveling with the icon, Sergey Fomin, will tell us more about the icon during the meal. You can learn more about the icon below.





3. We need to transport the icon and Sergey to Milwaukee on Friday, March 23. The icon must arrive in Milwaukee not later than 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. We have a volunteer to do this, but if you would be able to help it would be good to have a backup as well. Please contact Fr. Gregory if you are interested in helping.

4. Flyer to share:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/softne ... ts2018.pdf
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40 Martyrs are Celebrated Tomorrow! 
19/3/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for the feast of the Holy Martyrs of Sebaste at St. Vladimir's on Tuesday, March 20. Yes - the martyrs are generally celebrated on March 22, but this year the Standing of St. Andrew falls on that day, so the feast is moved to March 20. More information is below - please join us! Congratulations to those celebrating their name's days!

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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
19/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Lord did not come to make a display. He came to heal and to teach suffering men. For one who wanted to make a display the thing would have been just to appear and dazzle the beholders. But for Him Who came to heal and to teach the way was not merely to dwell here, but to put Himself at the disposal of those who needed Him, and to be manifested according as they could bear it, not vitiating the value of the Divine appearing by exceeding their capacity to receive it.

+ St. Athanasius the Great
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
18/3/18, 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: Isaiah 37:33-38:6, Genesis 13:12-18, Proverbs 14:27-15:4
Tuesday: Isaiah 40:18-31, Genesis 15:1-15, Proverbs 15:7-19
Wednesday: Isaiah 41:4-14, Genesis 17:1-9, Proverbs 15:20-16:9
Thursday: Isaiah 42:5-16, Genesis 18:20-33, Proverbs 16:17-17:17
Friday: Isaiah 45:11-17, Genesis 22:1-18, Proverbs 17:17-18:5
Saturday: Hebrews 9:24-28 & Mark 8:27-31

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 
18/3/18, 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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Divine Liturgy Live Stream 
18/3/18, 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 link:


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:

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This Week's "The Good News" 
18/3/18, 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  
18/3/18, 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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Welcome Students! 
17/3/18, 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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