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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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Michigan Deanery Missionary Choir 
24/10/16, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
With the blessing of Archbishop Peter the Michigan Deanery is founding a Missionary Choir. The purpose of the Missionary Choir is to bring Orthodox Christianity to those areas in our state where there is no Orthodox Church and to support those smaller parishes that may need a bit of help from time to time (for instance, when the bishop visits for a hierarchal service). The choir aims to hold a concert monthly this academic year in various areas throughout our state, singing both Church Hymns and Folk Songs (and perhaps with even a Folk Dance or two) and we are beginning this October! Please join us in this important missionary effort, which we hope will flower in the founding of new missions in our deanery! For more information please contact the Dean of the Michigan Deanery, Priest Gregory Joyce: ogrisha@yahoo.com, or the Director of the Choir, Anastasia Klimzo: cantor@stvladimiraami.org.
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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week 
23/10/16, 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: Philippians 1:1-7 & Luke 7:36-50
Tuesday: Philippians 1:8-14 & Luke 8:1-13
Wednesday: Philippians 1:12-20 & Luke 8:22-25
Thursday: Philippians 1:20-27 & Luke 9:7-11
Friday: Philippians 1:27-2:4 & Luke 9:12-18
Saturday: I Corinthians 15:58-16:3 & Luke 6:1-10

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 
23/10/16, 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" 
23/10/16, 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 
23/10/16, 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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Divine Liturgy Explained 
22/10/16, 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!

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Weekend Schedule at St. Vladimirs  
22/10/16, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
As a rule the following will be the weekend schedule at St. Vladimirs. This also includes information on how to learn more about these activities. Please contact the identified leader below for more information or with questions.

Saturday 3:00-5:00 p.m. - Fr. Gregory Available Time (Please Make an Appointment: https://calendly.com/ogrisha)

Saturday 4:00 p.m. - Youth Choir (Anastasia Klimzo: cantor@stvladimiraami.org)

Saturday 4:00 p.m. - Spiritual Discussion/Catechism for Adults (Fr. Gregory: ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org)

Saturday 5:00 p.m. - Church School (Lilia Vershynin: info@stvladimiraami.org)

Saturday 5:00 p.m. - Weekday Choir Rehearsal (Anastasia Klimzo: cantor@stvladimiraami.org)

Saturday 5:00 p.m. - Spiritual Discussion/Catechism for Adults (Fr. Gregory: ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org)

Saturday 6:00 p.m. - Vigil (Festal Choir Roman Vershynin, Choir Director or Ken Doll, Head Reader info@stvladimiraami.org)

Sunday 9:00-9:45 a.m. - Confession for the elderly, the ill, the very young, or those who live more than one hour from St. Vladimirs (Fr. Gregory: ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org)

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy (Festal Choir Roman Vershynin, Choir Director or Ken Doll, Head Reader info@stvladimiraami.org)

Before & After Divine Liturgy - Brotherhood Duties (Vasiliy Golubets, Assistant Head Brother info@stvladimiraami.org)

Following Divine Liturgy - Weekly Parish Meal (Ksenia Nikulshina, Head Sister headsister@stvladimiraami.org)

Following Divine Liturgy - Weekday Choir Rehearsal (Anastasia Klimzo: cantor@stvladimiraami.org)

Following Divine Liturgy (some weeks) Youth Group Activities (Fr. Gregory ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org)
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Visit the Sick and the Homebound 
21/10/16, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Do you have 10 extra minutes per week? Could you put those ten extra minutes per week together once per month to visit one of our parishioners in the hospital or unable to leave their home? If so please contact Fr. Gregory! Your 30 to 40 minutes per month could make the difference in someones life! Members of our parish family deserve better than to be lonely! Train your children in the pious Christian virtue of caring for those less fortunate visit our parish family members in the hospital, nursing home, and at home this month! Those who are aware of parish family members who are in hospitals, nursing homes, or who are home-bound should contact Fr. Gregory so that these parishioners may be added to our list of those to be visited and spiritually cared for.
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Update your Mailing List Information 
21/10/16, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Have you moved? Do you have a new phone number or a new email address? Did you not find a calendar envelope with your name on it at church (that means we don't have you on our mailing list)? Please take a moment now and submit your information on our easy to use form created just for this purpose:

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40 Consecutive Liturgy Commemoration Now Available 
20/10/16, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Many people ask us for 40-day commemorations at the Divine Liturgy. This practice remembering someone who is ill or who has died for 40 straight days at the Divine Liturgy is known as Sorokoust. We do not serve Liturgy every day at St. Vladimir's. But we did serve 122 Liturgies last year. Thank God we have the opportunity to serve Liturgy often. We provide a sort of modified Sorokoust for our parish family. We can commemorate your friends or loved ones at 40 consecutive Liturgies. This will take more than 40 days, but nonetheless it will indeed be helpful for those who are commemorated. Please arrange these special commemorations with Fr. Gregory or with Albina Seraphimovna at the parish kiosk. There is no cost for these commemorations, but it is common to give a donation in thanksgiving for the prayers. The amount is completely up to those arranging the Sorokoust and, as with other special services at St. Vladimir's, should be based on your financial situation. If God has blessed you with much you should give much. If He has blessed you with little, you should give little. Please see Fr. Gregory or Fr. Michael with questions about this or any other spiritual issues.
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