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According to the Executive Order of Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Policy of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America, St. Vladimir's is temporarily closed to public worship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although we are saddened by this situation, we also understand that in this war all of society – including our St. Vladimir’s family – must unite to defeat the virus enemy. All resources must be brought to bear if victory is to be obtained. For us that means isolating ourselves from each other so that we do not in any way endanger those in our community who are at high risk of death from the virus. Most of us are healthy. Most of us are strong. Most of us will be unaffected by the virus. But we have to do our part – we have to fight selfish self interest – and we have to follow the advice of the experts and be obedient to the decisions of our ruling bishop. We thank everyone for their understanding and for their efforts to get us to the point of victory over this invisible foe!

Please contact me or Fr. Moses at any time for any spiritual or material support you need during this time of quarantine. With God’s help and our sincere effort we can have great hope in overcoming our common societal enemy! Let it never be said that we did not do our part with sincerity and zeal! Let it never be said that we felt ourselves “special” and not in need of taking part in this war! As Orthodox Christians let us be exemplary members of the society in which the merciful Lord has placed us! Let us serve others with valor and Christian Love, whether that service is (for most of us) just staying home and staying safe, or hands-on service of those in need, or other action that we may be called to in service to the eventual victory! All Divine Services will be broadcast on our Live Streams – please join us and worship with us just as you would when we gather in the Church, but from your own “desert” that the Lord has provided us during this time of Great Lent. We are pilgrims in this life dear brothers and sisters – the pandemic has just reminded us a bit of this reality. Glory to God for this and for all things!

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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Great Lenten on-line Resources 
3/3/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find important and helpful on-line resources for Great Lent at the links below.

English:

https://orthochristian.com/68864.html

Russian:

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/put/34088.htm
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Great Compline Live Stream 
2/3/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Great Compline with the reading of the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete beginning at 6:00 p.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/


If you would like to help with the recording and editing of the services please contact Fr. Gregory - WE NEED HELP!
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Spring Forward this Saturday Night! 
2/3/20, 02:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

No one wants to be late for Church, but if you don't change your clocks this Saturday night when you go to sleep you will be late!
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Readings for Monday of the First Week of Great Lent 
2/3/20, 10:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is good for us to increase our spiritual reading and prayer during Great Lent. It is especially good to take a small break from work if possible, to pray, reflect, and remind ourselves that even as we live in the world we do not want to be consumed by the world. Each day of the first week we will post a link at noon as a spiritual break from the waves of the world - and to remind ourselves that we are working in an especially focused way now to draw nearer to our Lord.

READINGS FOR MONDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF GREAT LENT

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Monday First Things: Teaching of the Holy Fathers 
2/3/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


“Courage means going against the current. As you know, only dead fish flow freely wherever the river flows, while living fish swim upstream to the pure spring and the pristine environment. Only those who have been able to summon up some measure of humility are capable of true courage.”

Metroplitan Onuphry of Kiev & All Ukraine
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Great Lent has Begun 
1/3/20, 11:59 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We congratulate all our parish family on the beginning of the Holy and Great Lent! This is a special time of year for all of us when we put away the cares of this world to the greatest extent possible and in a much more focused way examine our consciences, forgive each other, and seek forgiveness from our merciful Lord. Yesterday the Holy Church commemorated the casting out of Adam from Paradise. In today's Divine Services the first scripture reading is the beginning of Genesis – today is a new beginning for us all. May God grant us all a spiritually fruitful lent as we prepare ourselves for the feast of feasts – the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Please find here the prayer of St. Ephraim. This prayer is said at every weekday Divine Service of Great Lent and it is common practice to include this prayer in our daily home prayers as well:

PRAYER OF ST. EPHRAIM

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Vigil Live Stream on Now! 
29/2/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Vigil beginning at 6:00 p.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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You Are a Missionary 
29/2/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The Lord has entrusted us with the Pearl of Great Price – the Orthodox Faith. Are we hiding this? Are we keeping it for ourselves? Or are we following the example of the Apostles and working actively to spread our saving faith? If you had the cure for a bodily disease like cancer you would never keep that to yourself – it is obvious that this would be unethical and sinful. But we have the cure for DEATH! And sadly – we mostly keep it to ourselves. And that is even more unethical and sinful that hiding the cure for any bodily disease. Share your faith. Invite a friend, loved one, or neighbor to the Divine Services this coming weekend – and assure them that you will be there to welcome them to St. Vladimir’s. If we would all do this – if we would make just a minimal effort to invite others – we would need to seriously rethink the size of the new church we plan to build because it would be way TOO SMALL. Let’s do that. Let’s make all our plans useless because there are just too many people in our parish family! Success only comes before work in the dictionary – let us get to work spreading our Orthodox Faith by simply inviting others to join us at St. Vladimir’s!
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Ice Cream Ice Skate is this Sunday + Young Adult Dinner at 7:00 p.m. 
28/2/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


For many years now we have gathered our young people, and the young at heart, on Forgiveness Sunday to go ice skating and have one last ice cream before we enter into our Spiritual Spring: Great Lent. Here is the requisite flyer – please join us!

ICE CREAM ICE SKATE FLYER


YOUNG ADULTS! Please note that our dinner on Sunday will start at 7:00 p.m. - not at 6:00 p.m. as usual. Whether you are able to join us for ice cream and ice skating or not, please join us for our monthly dinner. As always, we’ll enjoy our last pizza together before Pascha, and probably some ice cream will make an appearance too. :) Sign up and more information here:

YOUNG ADULT MEETING SIGN UP

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Join us this Sunday! 
28/2/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


All are welcome at St. Vladimir's! Pleae join us this Sunday! More information can be found at this link, and we encourage you to share this with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers!

DIVINE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020

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