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Regular Services:
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m. (Except Pascha)
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10:00 a.m. (Except Pascha)

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Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Synaxis of St. John the Baptist is Tomorrow 
19/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Tomorrow marks the synaxis of St. John the Baptist. This is also the name's day of our Head Altar Server, Subdeacon John Zroika. John has served our parish selflessly for decades and we thank him for his zealous service to our parish and the Holy Church! We celebrate this feast at St. Vladimir's with evening services tonight at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. Please join us as your personal schedule allows! More information about this feast can be found at the links below. Congratulations to all with the feast!


http://oca.org/saints/lives/2015/01/07/ ... ptist-john


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Congratulations with Today's Feast! 
19/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Today the Holy Church celebrates the great feast of Theophany, also known popularly as the Lord's baptism. However, although our Savior was baptized on this day, the feast is much more than that! Please read the links below to learn more, and please join us for Divine Liturgy today at 8:00 a.m. followed by our annual procession to "the Jordan" to bless the waters on this day!


http://oca.org/saints/lives/2015/01/06/ ... sus-christ


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Annual Meeting Set for February 15 
17/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The date of the annual parish meeting has been set for Sunday, February 15, immediately following the Divine Liturgy. This is also Meatfare Sunday and we will have our annual Blini dinner that day as well. We combined these two activities last year and both were very successful! We assume many people came for the annual meeting and stayed for blini. But perhaps it was the reverse? In any case, it worked well and we will do it again. Please save the date now!
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House Blessings Begin January 19 
17/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Each year following the feast of the Theophany (the Lord’s Baptism – January 19) it is a traditional and pious custom to have one’s home blessed by the priest. Homes are blessed at St. Vladimir’s through the fifth week of Great Lent. Please fill in your name below on a date and time that work for you at this link:


Please contact Fr. Gregory, Fr. Michael, or Fr. Joseph to schedule a house blessing or if the times listed do not work for you. If you live far from St. Vladimir’s please consult with those other parishioners of St. Vladimir’s who live near you so that you can all have your homes blessed on the same evening. Congratulations to all with the feast of our Lord’s Baptism!
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Sunday is a Fasting Day? 
16/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
This must be a mistake on the calendar, no? In fact – no – Sunday really is a fasting day. Why? The eve of Theophany is always a fasting day – no matter what day of the week the eve of Theophany falls on. So yes – Sunday is in fact a Lenten day. Please take note, and please plan to join us that day for Liturgy, or Vigil in the evening for the feast of the Theophany, or even better: for both services! :)
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St. Vladimir's Yolka on Diocesan Web Site 
16/1/15, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Several pictures from our parish Christmas Pageant have been posted on the diocesan web page as part of a gallery of photos from Yolkas around the diocese. You can find the full gallery here:


All photos of our Yolka will soon be up on our photo album page. And look for videos on our You Tube Channel too!
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9-12 Year Old Youth Group Meets this Sunday! 
16/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The upcoming Sunday is a really busy one! But we absolutely want to meet with our 9-12 year olds as scheduled. So - we are planning a serious session of "Stump the Priest". This time we will divide up into two teams: boys vs. girls. And this will be a competition! Who can come up with the best (not the most obscure, but the most useful) question? Whoever does wins! And although Sunday is a fast day, there is some Lenten chocolate on offer for first prize. Don't miss it! Parents - please help your young person prepare a good question or two. Stump the priest will take place at 1:30 p.m. sharp at the parish church. See you Sunday!
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Adult Group Meeting Schedule for Winter 2015 – Please Join Us TOMORROW EVENING! 
15/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find the schedule of our Adult Group meetings for the Winter 2015 semester at the link below:


The logical question to ask is whether we have forgotten about the youth? Most certainly not! :) You can find the schedule of Youth Activities at St. Vladimir's at the link below:

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Mother Macrina Visits Church School January 17 
15/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Church School parents and children are invited to join us for a unique presentation at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17. On this day we are pleased to host Mother Macrina from the Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery in Rives Junction, MI. Mother Macrina will speak on monasticism as well as answer questions from the gathered parents and children. We read much about monasticism as Orthodox Christians, but this presentation gives us a chance to interact with a real, live monastic rather than read about monastics and monasticism in books. Books are good – but tapping into the living tradition of monasticism is even better. Please join us!
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Going to the Jordan – January 19 
14/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
It is an ancient practice of the Holy Church to perform the Great Blessing of the Waters twice yearly: on the Eve of Theophany and on the feast of Theophany itself. Last year we were blessed with nice cold weather, and that allowed us to go to the spring south of our parish which our neighbors very kindly allowed us to access via their land. The weather this year, unfortunately, is not slated to cooperate quite so much. It will simply be too warm on Theophany (the prediction at this point is for 40 degrees) and the way to the spring will be much too swampy and muddy to practically get there. This is unfortunate, but we must humble ourselves and understand that sometimes we have to adjust based on factors beyond our control. And so we will adjust! There will be a procession to “the Jordan” on Monday, January 19 following the Divine Liturgy. This year, however, “the Jordan” is going to have to be on our own property. But, we do have a blessing this year in that January 19 is a civil holiday (Martin Luther King Day) and thus most of our children and many of our adults have a free day – we look forward to seeing you all at the feast! Please dress appropriately for an outside water blessing, since even 40 degrees is hardly warm. Congratulations to all with the upcoming feast!
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