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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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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week 
28/8/16, 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 Ц 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: II Corinthians 2:4-15 & Matthew 23:13-22
Tuesday: II Corinthians 2:14-3:3 & Matthew 23:23-28
Wednesday: II Corinthians 3:4-11 & Matthew 23:29-39
Thursday: II Corinthians 4:1-6 & Matthew 24:13-28
Friday: II Corinthians 4:13-18 & Matthew 24:27-33, 42-51
Saturday: I Corinthians 1:3-9 & Matthew 19:3-12

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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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
28/8/16, 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" 
28/8/16, 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":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/goodnews.pdf
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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted 
28/8/16, 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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September English Cycle Change 
27/8/16, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please note that the September all-English cycle of Divine Services will be held on September 30 and October 1. At one time this was scheduled for September 9-10. Please make a note of this change and please spread the word to those you know or suspect would need to know this information. Thank you.
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Archbishop Peter to Lead Services in Ferndale this Weekend 
27/8/16, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please note that His Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago & Mid-America will be leading the Divine Services at the Dormition Cathedral in Ferndale, MI. Vigil tonight is at 6:00 p.m. with Divine Liturgy tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.

At St. Vladimir's we will have our usual weekend cycle of Divine Services with Vigil tonight at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.
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Have you Missed a Service or a Lecture? Sound of the Parish! 
27/8/16, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

You say you haven't made it to EVERY Divine Service and every lecture!? Do not be disturbed! Neither has anyone else to be honest. And that is OK! We do not expect every person to attend every Divine Service or every lecture or every anything. Rather, we try to have many services and activities so that everyone can attend at least some of the services and activities. But those you have missed you can find on our Sound of the Parish blog. This makes wonderful spiritual musical background for your office during the work day too. The link is here:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com

Please take a moment to sign up for email updates on the right side of the browser window of the blog. That way each time we post a new sound file you will be alerted via email. Those who follow us on Twitter will also receive a notification of each posted file. Please join us on "Sound of the Parish"!
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Summer Reading Ц Visit the Kiosk or the Library 
26/8/16, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Summer is a time when many people go on vacation Ц and often we are seeking something to read while we are on vacation. Why not help yourself spiritually and pick up a book from the Kiosk or check one out from our parish Library? We have wonderful resources for you Ц please take advantage of these for your own spiritual growth!
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Emergency Cards Available 
25/8/16, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The diocese has provided each of our parishes with Emergency Cards. These cards are to be filled out and put in your wallet so that if it were ever to happen that you were in an accident or otherwise needed spiritual support, but could not speak for yourself, the authorities would find the card in your wallet and call Fr. Gregory to come to you. We hope none of our parishioners ever needs to use one of these cards, but it is a good idea to have one just in case. Please see Fr. Gregory if you haven't gotten a card yet.
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New Library Acquisitions Ц Check our a Spiritual Book Today! 
25/8/16, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We have new acquisitions in our parish library! The following titles have recently been acquired and are available to borrow:

St Cyril of Jerusalem. Lectures on the Christian Sacraments: The Procatechesis and the Five Mystagogical Catecheses. Crestwood: St VladimirТs Seminary Press." (1951).

http://www.svspress.com/on-the-christian-sacraments/

Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra. Psalms and the life of faith. Athens: Indiktos, 2015.

http://www.svspress.com/psalms-and-the-life-of-faith/

Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra. The way of the spirit: reflections on life in God. Athens: Indiktos, 2009.

http://www.indiktos.gr/askitika/503-the ... n-god.html

http://www.athosfriends.org/books/BookL ... /dales.htm

To check out a book (this is just a very small taste of what is available), to help with acquisitions, or to learn more about our parish library please visit the parish library page on our web site:

http://lib.stvladimiraami.org/
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