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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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All-Deanery Liturgy this Saturday 
14/11/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please join us as your personal schedule allows!

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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
14/11/18, 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: from the writings of Blessed Theophylact

For Children: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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Matching Grant Challenge through this Sunday! 
13/11/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


One of our parishioners has given us a challenge. This parishioner will match all donations to our general fund up to $5,000 that are made by the end of the kissing of the cross after Liturgy on Sunday, November 5/18, 2018 - THIS COMING SUNDAY! Well have a special collection next Sunday in this regard at the cross, but you can make donations now by visiting our tithing page all donations made during this time will be matched! So visit the page, set up a recurring donation, and know that your donations during this time have double the impact!

ST. VLADIMIR TITHING PAGE

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Things We Sing Together at St. Vladimir's 
13/11/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

There are several prayers that we sing together at St. Vladimir's. We want you to know this so that you can practice. :) That way we will sing these with zeal - with power! WE SHOULD BE LIFTING THE ROOF WHEN WE SING THESE - THEY SHOULD BE SUNG VERY STRONGLY - ESPECIALLY THE CREED AND "HAVING BEHELD THE RESURRECTION..."

Saturday Vigil (and matins during Pentecost) - "Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/hav ... andout.pdf

Every Liturgy - "Symbol of Faith":

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

Every Liturgy - "Our Father":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/our ... andout.pdf
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Giving at St. Vladimirs 
12/11/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Our Parish Council met on Thursday evening, November 8. Bottom line: we have not been doing a very good job of providing guidance to our parishioners about the spiritual obligation of financial stewardship. About 1/3 of the Lords parables touched this subject yet we have not touched it comprehensively for years. And that is not fair to our parishioners. So we will begin to touch this subject a bit more actively. This is a spiritual issue not a financial one. And this is the way we will approach it. No pressure but education. We begin here. The Treasurers Corner page provides all sorts of information about why one should make a prayerful decision about stewardship, whether the Patriarch pays our electrical bills, allows you to ask a question of the Treasurer, see our weekly collections, and more. The Donate page is set up to make your life easy and to provide you peace make a recurring donation after having made a prayerful decision about stewardship. We hope sincerely that these informational pages are helpful for all our parishioners and we welcome your feedback!

Treasurers Corner

Donate at St. Vladimir's

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
12/11/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

A man obtains the fear of God if he has the remembrance of his unavoidable death and of the eternal torments that await sinners; If he tests himself every evening as to how he has spent the day, and every morning as to how he has spent the night, and if he is not sharp in his relations with others.

+ St. Dorotheos of Gaza
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
11/11/18, 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: II Thessalonians 1:1-10 & Luke 11:29-33
Tuesday: II Thessalonians 1:10-2:2 & Luke 11:34-41
Wednesday: II Thessalonians 2:1-12 & Luke 11:42-46
Thursday: II Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 & Luke 11:47-12:1
Friday: II Thessalonians 3:6-18 & Luke 12:2-12
Saturday: Galatians 1:3-10 & Luke 9:1-6

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 
11/11/18, 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! 
11/11/18, 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" 
11/11/18, 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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