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Regular Services:
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10:00 a.m.

Full Service Schedule:

Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Communing the Sick, Blessing Homes, Spiritual Support - Please Reach Out! 
14/11/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Fr. Gregory is available to bring Holy Communion to the sick, bless homes and apartments (or dorm rooms), or to provide spiritual support to any and all of our parish family whenever there is a need. Please do not hesitate to contact him! Too often those in need suffer in silence because they do not want to bother the priest. Fr. Gregory is here to serve our parish family just as Christ came to minister so too is this the calling of the parish priest. You can reach Fr. Gregory by phone or SMS at 734-649-5746 or via email at ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org. Rest assured he looks forward to hearing from you any time whether you have a specific need or even if you just need to talk please contact him!
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All English Cycle is this Friday & Saturday 
14/11/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


This Friday & Saturday we hold our all-English cycle of Divine Services at St. Vladimirs. This is a great opportunity to introduce our friends, loved ones, and neighbors to the beauty of the Orthodox Divine Services. But if you keep this secret they wont know. As a rule we are very bad at secrets. Terrible actually. Yet this one we seems to do relatively well at keeping and that is bad! Lets tattle! Lets tell! Lets gossip (sort of)! Dont keep the cure for death that is the Orthodox Faith a secret invite a friend, loved one, neighbor, stranger to our all-English services this weekend!

INFORMATION TO SHARE

ALL-ENGLISH DIVINE SERVICE SCHEDULE

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Volunteer Opportunities! 
13/11/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
13/11/19, 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 All: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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Silence in Church Please 
12/11/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is important that we make an effort a real effort to refrain from speaking in church. We have gotten a bit lax about this lately and the timing is not good. Archbishop Peter will be visiting soon and he will most certainly correct this inappropriate behavior if we do not correct it ourselves. And we will like it a lot less if he feels the need to do this than if we learn to do this on our own. If one absolutely must have a conversation during the time of the Divine Services this should be done either:

1. In the kiosk area IN VERY HUSHED TONES. The glass doors are by no means sound proof. We are failing quite terribly here. The Parish Council will discuss this at the next meeting and measures will be taken to cut down on the cacophony coming from behind the glass doors during the Divine Liturgy.

2. Outside

3. Most appropriately, unless the conversation involves a life or death situation: at the meal after the Divine Liturgy

4. We ask parents that if they bring toys for their children that these be soft toys that to do not make noise when dropped on the floor or on the benches.

Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or concerns.
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Learning Orthodoxy - Adult Education 
12/11/19, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Learning Orthodoxy is a class for adults who wish to learn more about the Orthodox faith. This class is open and accessible to all who wish to come, whether they are an Orthodox Christian or someone curious about Orthodox Christianity. Each week we will present a lesson followed by questions and answers. We will meet on Wednesday evenings following the Akathist for the Ill. The akathist begins at 6:00 p.m. and the class will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Reader Colin Bower at cmbower10@gmail.com for questions!

CLASS SCHEDULE & SYLLABUS

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Adrian Bible Study and Adult Discussion is this Wednesday 
12/11/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for our Adrian Bible Study and Adult Discussion group this Wednesday and most every Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Learn more and RSVP here:

ADRIAN BIBLE STUDY

Dont live near Adrian? Maybe youd like to establish a similar gathering in your area? Please contact Fr. Gregory to learn more!

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Sunday Sermon: November 10, 2019  
11/11/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


VISIT OUR YOU TUBE CHANNEL TO SEE MORE

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Monday First Things: Teaching of the Holy Fathers 
11/11/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


"Grace is given not to them who speak their faith, but to those who live their faith."

St. Gregory the Theologian
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
10/11/19, 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: Colossians 2:13-20 & Luke 11:29-33
Tuesday: Colossians 2:20-3:3 & Luke 11:34-41
Wednesday: Colossians 3:37-4:1 & Luke 11:42-46
Thursday: Colossians 4:2-9 & Luke 11:47-12:1
Friday: Colossians 4:10-18 & Luke 12:2-12
Saturday: II Corinthians 5:1-10 & 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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