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Regular Services:
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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Your Feedback Wanted 
25/4/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Give us your feedback! We want know what you think and how we can do things better - use this form to share with us (or email to info@stvladimiraami.org or post on our Facebook page anytime):

https://goo.gl/forms/cPFls9XgfdiLBmOn2
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Weekly Educational Offering 
25/4/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults on the upcoming Sunday's principle Gospel reading so that all can better prepare for the Divine Services. Parents are asked to review the childrens 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: an explanation of this coming Sunday's Gospel reading from Blessed Theophylact:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_fourth_pascha.html

For children, from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups):

http://ww1.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 4-29-a.pdf
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Time to Volunteer for the 2018 Festival 
24/4/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Volunteer for Festival Duties Now the 2018 Festival is September 15 & 16:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14paULj3UY8s49B8HaxB31EkABpf8pEpppX5BUOn5H7o/edit?usp=sharing
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Parish Day School Fund Raiser Thank You! 
24/4/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank you to all who made our fund raiser on April 22 such a resounding success! Thousands of dollars were raised for this crucial endeavor (details will soon be published), Orthodox Christians from all over Metro Detroit came together for a wonderful dinner with great food and entertainment, and we all left invigorated to spread the word to all about our school!

We ask your continued spiritual and material support! More soon to come about next steps in the founding of the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy!

As promised - a link to the Power Point presentation from April 22:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/a2o ... -22-18.pdf

Questions and comments welcome!

Like to still make a donation? You can do so here (use the Donate button in the bottom right hand corner):

https://stvladimiraami.networkforgood.com/events/6200-ann-arbor-orthodox-classical-academy-fund-raising-kickoff
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Liturgy on April 28 is at 8:00 a.m. 
23/4/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please note the change. The Liturgy was originally set for 9:00 a.m. Please spread the word to those whom you know or expect were planning to attend.
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
23/4/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Of course, it would be easier to get to paradise with a full stomach, all snuggled up in a soft feather-bed, but what is required is to carry ones cross along the way, for the kingdom of God is not attained by enduring one or two troubles, but many!

+ St. Anthony of Optina, Living Without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders of Optina
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
22/4/18, 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: Acts 6:8-7:5 & John 4:46-54
Tuesday: Acts 8:5-17 & John 6:27-33
Wednesday: Acts 8:18-25 & John 6:35-39
Thursday: Acts 8:26-39 & John 6:40-44
Friday: Acts 8:40-9:19 & John 6:48-54
Saturday: Acts 9:19-31 & John 15:17-16:2

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 
22/4/18, 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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Sunday Divine Liturgy - ON NOW! 
22/4/18, 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:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org:8000/liturgy.mp3

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:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com/
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This Week's "The Good News" 
22/4/18, 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":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/goodnews.pdf
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