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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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Bread for Good 
14/5/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


I have been baking bread for years now. I bake prosphora for the parish and it is common to find my bread served at trapeza or at other parish functions. We currently find ourselves separated from the services, but we cannot leave our Church unsupported monetarily as our clergy work for the benefit of us all. In order to assist the parish during this pandemic I will be selling bread and giving all of the profits to the church to put in the general parish fund. Lord willing this will settle down soon, and when things return to normalcy I will then donate the profits to the building fund. Perhaps someday we can say that bread builds buildings! I will be offering 1.6lb white and whole wheat sourdough loaves for $7 each on an order basis. I can take either cash or check. Stay healthy, and let me help you eat well! Subdeacon Colin Bower (313-949-5490 or cmbower10@gmail.com)
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Pandemic Help 
13/5/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


If you need groceries, a ride to the doctor, financial support, pharmaceuticals, to talk to someone so you dont feel so isolated, or ANYTHING AT ALL during the pandemic please reach out to our St. Vladimir Family! And of course, if you need spiritual support! We are here to help! And we want to help!

Email: info@stvladimiraami.org
Phone/SMS: 734-475-4590

And perhaps even more importantly: please tell us if you can PROVIDE the help that we outline above! We need to have a roster of people ready to help that we can call upon when a need is identified.

If we do not pick up the phone please leave a message! We will get right back to you.

Need to have Confession, partake of Holy Communion, or just talk with one of our priests? Please reach out! Fr. Gregory: 734-649-5746 ~ Fr. Moses: 530-591-0416.

Read the whole informational bulletin here with LOTS MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN - CORONAVIRUS

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Ask the Priest May 11, 2020  
12/5/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


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Quarter 1, 2020 Stewarship Education Communication 
11/5/20, 06:00 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 in preparation for a quarterly parish finance report out.

Please find the quarterly communication at the link below. Please note that we will have a question and answer period and report out on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. via Google Meet to allow for questions in an open forum. You can find the link or the phone number on our parish Google calendar at that date and time. Those who have any trouble with this whatsoever should contact Fr. Gregory.. 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.

2020 Quarter 1 Stewardship Education Communication

Ask a Question about this Communication

With Love in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Fr. Gregory, Jack, Leta

MORE INFORMATION:

TREASURER CORNER ~ DONATE

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Monday First Things: Teaching of the Holy Fathers 
11/5/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Do not pass through the streets of the hot-tempered and quarrelsome, lest your heart be filled with anger, and the darkness of delusion dominate your soul.

St. Isaac the Syrian
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Follow us on Twitter! 
9/5/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Do you use Twitter? If so please consider following us! We have a very active Twitter feed and if you tweet you don't want to miss St. Vladimir's as part of your Twitter experience. Following us on Twitter gets you the LATEST UPDATES on all our social media! Sign up here:

ST. VLADIMIR TWITTER

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Old Post on Blogtushka - but Worth Reading! 
8/5/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


There are 9 Divine Services appointed to be served each day of the year. Those are:

Vespers
Compline
Midnight Office
Matins
First Hour
Third Hour
Sixth Hour
Divine Liturgy or Typica
Ninth Hour

In parishes generally Compline and Midnight Office are served very rarely, as is the Ninth Hour. Not never just rarely. The typical parish cycle of Divine Services is:

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE HERE

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What to Burn? 
8/5/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Folks often have questions about how to property dispose of certain things. We provide this information to help you in this regard. Questions? Please contact Fr. Gregory!
Flyer in PDF Format

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St. Nikephoros the Leper 
6/5/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


As promised, here is the life of St. Nikephoros, the saint who appeared in Greece and promised to entreat the Lord for us against the new Coronavirus. Let us, indeed, ask him to pray to God for us!

We have icons of St. Nikephoros at St. Vladimir's and we are happy to give one to each family or single. Please ask Fr. Gregory or Fr. Moses about this and you will receive your icon. Thank you to the anonymous faithful person who donated these icons!

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Saint Nikephoros the Leper

Fr. Nikephoros (in the world, Nicholas) was born in a village of Chania, in Serikari. His parents were simple and pious villagers, who while he was still a small child, died and left him an orphan. Thus, at the age of thirteen he left his home, traveled to Chania and began to work in a barbershop. There he started to show the first signs of Hansen's disease (i.e. leprosy). At that time, lepers were exiled to the island of Spinaloga, because leprosy was a transmissible disease and was treated with fear and horror. Nicholas, when he was sixteen years old and when the signs of his disease began to be more visible, to flee from enclosure on Spinaloga fled with a boat for Egypt. There he remained working in Alexandria, again in a barbershop, however the signs of his disease became even more evident, especially on his hands and face. Due to the suggestions of a cleric he fled to Chios where there was a home for lepers, in which was a priest, Fr. Anthimos Vagianos, later St. Anthimos of Chios.

Nicholas reached Chios in 1914 at the age of 24. At the leper home in Chios, where there was a grouping of many beautiful little homes, was a chapel of St. Lazaros, where was preserved the wonder-working icon of Panagia of Ypakoe (Obedience). In that place was opened the stadium of virtues for Nicholas. Within two years St. Anthimos discerned that he was ready for the angelic schema and tonsured him a monk with the name Nikephoros. The disease progressed and evolved in the absence of suitable medicines, and brought many great changes (the medicine was found later, in 1947).

Fr. Nikephoros lived with indiscriminate, genuine obedience, with austere fasting, working in gardens. He also compiled in a catalogue the miracles of St. Anthimos, which he had seen with his own eyes (many took the place of healing of the demon-possessed).

There was a unique spiritual relationship between St. Anthimos and monk Nikephoros, who did not separate himself from him by even a step, as mentioned by Fr. Theoklitos of Dionysiou in his book St. Anthimos of Chios. Fr. Nikephoros prayed for endless hours at night, performing countless prostrations, not offering a word to anyone nor spoiling his heart on anyone, and was the head chanter of the church. Because of his illness, however, slowly he lost his eyesight and most of the hymns were chanted by others.

In 1957 the Lovokomeio of Chios was closed and the remaining patients, along with Fr. Nikephoros, were sent to the Anti-Leper Station of St. Barbara in Athens, in Aigaleo. At that time Fr. Nikephoros was about 67 years old. His body parts and his eyes had been totally affected and transformed from the illness.

There, in the Anti-Leper station lived Fr. Eumenios, who also had Hansen's disease, but because of medical advances was totally cured. He decided however to remain for the rest of his life in the Anti-leper station near his fellow patients, who he treated with much love. Thus he became a spiritual child of Fr. Nikephoros, to whom as a reward for his patience, the Lord had granted many gifts. Many people flocked to the humble cell of the leper monk Nikephoros, at St. Barbara of Aigaleo, to receive his blessing. Those who met him mention that:

Though he was confined to bed, with wounds and pains, he did not murmur but showed great patience.

He had the grace of comforting the troubled.

His eyes were constantly irritated, his vision was minimal, and he had hooked hands and paralyzed lower extremities.

Besides all of these he was most sweet, mild, greatly smiling, relating grace-filled stories, he was enjoyable, lovable.

He said: My children, do you pray? And how do you pray? ...with the prayer of Jesus you should pray, with the LORD JESUS CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON ME. Thus you should pray. This way is good.

His face, which was eaten by the signs of his sickness and wounds, shone and imparted joy to all who saw this totally poor and phenomenally sick man who said: Let His holy Name be glorified.

At the age of 74, on January 4th 1964, Fr. Nikephoros reposed in the Lord. His holy relics were fragrant when they were later uncovered. Fr. Eumenios, and other pious people offered many occasions when miracles occurred at the intercessions of Fr. Nikephoros.

(From the book: Nikephoros the Leper: The Radiant Athlete of Patience, by Monk Simon, Athens 2007)
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Ask the Priest May 4, 2020  
6/5/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


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