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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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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
1/1/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

These eight passions should be destroyed as follows:

Gluttony by self-control; unchastity by desire for God and longing for the blessings held in store; avarice by compassion for the poor; anger by goodwill and love for all men; worldly dejection by spiritual joy; listlessness by patience, perseverance and offering thanks to God; self-esteem by doing good in secret and by praying constantly with a contrite heart; and pride by not judging or despising anyone in the manner of the boastful Pharisee (cf. Luke 18 : 1112), and by considering oneself the least of all men. When the intellect has been freed in this way from the passions we have described and been raised up to God, it will henceforth live the life of blessedness, receiving the pledge of the Holy Spirit (cf. 2 Cor. 1 : 22). And when it departs this life, dispassionate and full of true knowledge, it will stand before the light of the Holy Trinity and with the divine angels will shine in glory through all eternity.

+ St. John Damascene, On the Virtues and the Vices from The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 2)
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St. Vladimirs Stewardship Education Team Quarterly Communication 
31/12/17, 03:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

At the Parish Council meeting on March 11, 2017 a Stewardship Education Team was appointed by the Parish Council consisting of Fr. Gregory, Jack (Alexey) Mitchel, and Leta (Ksenia) Nikulshina. The charge of this team is to provide our parish family with educational information about stewardship. In this regard, we intend to send out an email and post on our parish web site a quarterly communication.

Please find the quarterly communication at the link below. Please note that we will have a question and answer period during the parish meal on Sunday, January 28, 2018 to allow for questions in an open forum. However, please feel free to contact any of us, or any of the Parish Council members, with questions at any time. Or, if you prefer, use the second link below to ask a question or make a comment anonymously.

We thank you sincerely for your generous support of our parish! And we look forward to hearing from you at your convenience regarding this information.

2017 Quarter 3 Stewardship Education Communication:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/ste ... 3-2017.pdf

Ask a question about this communication:

https://goo.gl/forms/HgzcAPc0ClbOtcSt2

With Love in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Fr. Gregory, Jack, Leta
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Schedule of Services and Events for January 2018 ~ 2018 . 
31/12/17, 12:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please find the schedule of services and activities for January at this link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/calendars ... lendar.pdf
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Only 1 Midnight Liturgy Left this Advent - Do Not Miss! 
27/12/17, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

In order to assist our parish family with their Lenten struggle to reflect on our spiritual lives and then act with the Lords help to fight our vices and strengthen our virtues, we have endeavored to maximize our Divine Service schedule this Nativity Lent. As part of this effort, with Archbishop Peters blessing, we have scheduled several Midnight Liturgies. Find out more below and please confirm your participation in these quiet, prayerful, spiritually edifying Divine Service cycles by visiting the links provided.

December 29, 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/68QC7MbLRlvhHfyd2
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Join the St. Vladimirs Plowing Team! 
26/12/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We need a few more folks to learn how to plow snow so that we have enough folks to make sure we are covered for each and every storm. Right now we have three people trained. It would be good to have at least two more. If you can help please contact Fr. Gregory, Konstantin Poplavsky, or Vasily Golubets. Reach out at info@stvladimiraami.org, 734-475-4590, or see one of them at church! Men and women are welcome to join the team!
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers  
25/12/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

They asked Abba Sisoes, If a brother sins, surely he must do penance for a year? He replied, That is a hard saying. The visitors said, For six months? He replied, That is a great deal. They said, For forty days? He said, That is a great deal, too. They said to him, What then? If a brother falls, and the agape is about to be offered, should he simply come to the agape, too? The old man said to them, No, he needs to do penance for a few days. But I trust in God that if such a man does penance with his whole heart, God will receive him, even in three days.

From The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
20/12/17, 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:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_29th_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 1-15-b.pdf
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IOCC Sunday Thanks 
18/12/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

On Sunday, November 19 we took part in the annual International Orthodox Christian Charities' Sunday. Having sent in our donation we received the letter found at the following link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/ioc ... -07-17.pdf

Thank you to all who generously supported IOCC in their efforts to serve all in need!
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers  
18/12/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

If you are truly interested in the welfare of your children, why do you not watch as strictly, but once a week, how they attend to their lessons in the study of the Law of God, as you do in some home-work, which the children seemed to be forced to have prepared within the next twelve hours for their public school? You must obey God, above the public and all other masters, or lose your souls for the responsibility which rests upon you for the present and future welfare of your children.

Where there is intellect, there always will be knowledge. Still, you must educate the child. Teach the boy and girl geography and history; but if you do not train the childs will, in order not only to please you, its parents, but to bend before the holy will of Him, who is the only just rewarder of good and evil, then you are a failure as a Christian. Where there is no discipline, there is no constancy.

+ St Sebastian Dabovich, On the Education of Children, Preaching in the Orthodox Church: Lectures and Sermons by a Priest of the Holy Orthodox Church
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End of Year Donations for Tax Purposes 
16/12/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Dear St. Vladimirs Parishioners! Our Parish Council would like to urge you to consider whether making a donation to the parish before December 31, 2017 would be helpful for you as you consider your tax liability for the year 2017. Donations to St. Vladimir Church are deductible to the greatest extent allowable by law. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in this regard. It is also very important that your address be up to date in our parish database. If you have moved, have a new email or cell phone, or other contact information, please visit this link to update your information with the parish to assure that you receive your 2017 tax letter:

https://goo.gl/forms/A1oNmSxZ5T6nVQUS2

-Mikhail Fisenkov, Treasurer (treasurer@stvladimiraami.org)
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