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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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Reading Acts of the Apostles Holy Saturday 
29/3/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We are seeking readers to read the Acts of the Apostles in as many languages as possible again this year. Since this tradition has grown in popularity in recent years this year we will again begin the reading of the Acts of the Apostles at 9:00 p.m. on Holy Saturday, April 7. This reading sends a very important and stark message: Christianity is the faith for ALL peoples. Thus, we try to read the Acts before the tomb of Christ in as many languages as we can. Last year we read in 19 languages. Let's break that record this year! Contact our Head Reader, Ken Doll, to sign up for your slot to read in the language of your choice see him in church or email info@stvladimiraami.org.
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Correction of Parish Calendar 
29/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please note that there was a vigil erroneously scheduled for this evening, March 29, on the originally published March calendar. That has been removed. There is no vigil tonight. Please make a note of this and share with those whom you know or suspect were planning to attend the Divine Services tonight.
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Confess Early but not Often for Pascha 
28/3/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Those who confess beginning on Friday, March 30 and any time during Holy Week may partake of Divine Communion during any of the Holy Week & Bright Week Divine Liturgies if they have read their pre-Communion rule. Please plan to come to Confession early in the week so that your Confession will not be rushed due to long lines of others waiting for Confession. ONCE YOU HAVE CONFESSED YOU SHOULD NOT CONFESS AGAIN UNLESS YOU FALL INTO A VERY SERIOUS SIN. There are MANY who need to confess this week - literally hundreds. Please be merciful to your priests and only confess one time unless there is a very serious need to confess a second time.
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Weekly Educational Offering 
28/3/18, 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_sixth_lent.html

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

http://ww1.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 4-01-a.pdf
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LAST Presanctified Liturgy + Meal is this Wednesday Evening 
27/3/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

This year, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Peter, we will celebrate the beautiful Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts throughout Great Lent on Wednesday evenings. Matins begins at 3:00 p.m. Liturgy will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Following each of these services our St. Xenia Sisterhood will organize a light Lenten dinner. Please contact our Head Sister, Ksenia Nikulshina (headsister@stvladimiraami.org or see her in church) if you would like to help with the dinner. We have excellent Lenten recipes to share if youd like to try something new! Please join us for these remarkably beautiful and meaningful Lenten evening services and for mid-week fellowship with your parish family at the meal afterwards!

Wednesday, February 28
Wednesday, March 14
Thursday, March 22 NOTE THIS IS A THURSDAY
Wednesday, March 28

The Liturgical Fast for those communing begins after breakfast for the 6:30 p.m. services. In other words, you may eat breakfast, but eat or drink nothing further after that. Parents should use their best judgment regarding their children, as always. Those who confessed on the weekend prior to the Wednesday Presanctified need not confess again on/before Wednesday.

PLEASE NOTE! There are other Presanctified Liturgies throughout Great Lent that begin with Matins at 8:00 a.m. and Liturgy about 11:30 a.m. - mostly on Fridays. Please consult the schedule of services on our web site for more details.
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Icon Softener of Evil Hearts Thank You! 
26/3/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank you to all who made it possible for our parish family to host the Icon of the Theotokos Softener of Evil Hearts! There was a steady stream of worshipers throughout the night. More than 40 people partook of Holy Communion at the Presanctified Liturgy and overall hundreds of people had the opportunity to venerate the icon in the short time we were blessed to have it with us. The icon's chaperon, Sergey Fomin, gave a nice talk about the icon. This is available on our Facebook page now. And there will be a few pictures there soon too. Please post your pictures and videos on our page as soon as you can. Or send to info@stvladimiraami.org. So many people worked so hard to make this a wonderful experience for our parish family! We thank you all! May the Lord reward you in this life and the next for your service to His Church!

We are ordering a hand-painted copy of the icon. If you would like to help with that please contact Fr. Gregory, Svetlana Mitchell, or email info@stvladimiraami.org.
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
26/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Wherever God is there is peace. And the opposite is self-evident: where there is envy, enmity, impatience, self-love there is the devil. Wherever the devil is there, everything is ruinous, proud and hostile.

+ St. Anatoly of Optina, Living Without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders of Optina
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Holy Week & Bright Week Schedule 
24/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The full service schedule for Holy Week & Bright Week at St. Vladimirs is available now at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/paschaschedule18.pdf

Please take time now to reserve in your personal schedule those services you attend every year. Then choose one more and add that one too! And if you are not a regular participant in the Holy Thursday evening services you really should be. On April 5 at 6:00 p.m. we will, God willing, execute one of the most beautiful and meaningful services of the year. Our choir works very hard to prepare for this service and we hope sincerely that NO ONE will miss this opportunity for us to be mystically present at the events surrounding the crucifixion of our Lord. There is nowhere else we should be on this evening but standing at the cross of the Lord even as the disciples flee in fear. Do not join them! Join us at the cross of Christ by participating in this beautiful Divine Service!
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Annual Meeting Minutes 
23/3/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find the minutes of our annual meeting held on February 11, 2018 at the link below:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/ann ... _final.pdf

Questions are welcome! Please use this form to ask questions:

https://goo.gl/forms/cumJpvlwNCyjBeMx2
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Pysanky Egg Decoration is Saturday Downriver 
23/3/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Downriver Christ the Savior Mission will hold a Pysanky Egg Decorating event on Saturday, March 24 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All are welcome, but we ask that you RSVP!

Cell/SMS: 313-897-4880

Email: ctsdownriver@gmail.com
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