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Today's Date According to the Church (Old) Calendar:


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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Parish Council Information 
5/7/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please have a look at our Parish Council page. Here you can find our Parish Council members, dates of meetings (parishioners are always welcome to attend), foundational and directional documents, and more:

PARISH COUNCIL PAGE

We welcome your feedback. We know that we have great ideas in our parish but we fear that many of those ideas are still in our parishioners heads. That is that they have not shared them with us. Please share! Reach out to Fr. Gregory, Jack Mitchell, or use our feedback form:

FEEDBACK FORM

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Lampadas above the Royal Doors - Please be Attentive 
5/7/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We ask all to be attentive to the system we have devised to help folks know when they can and when they cannot move about during the Divine Services to light candles, etc. Even as we ask all to be attentive we also ask all to be loving, and if someone clearly is not aware that we have reached a time in the Divine Service when we should be still that we share that information with them lovingly and in a way that will not cause embarrassment. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or concerns.

See flyer here - printable version (legal size).

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Greeter Ministry - Join Today! 
4/7/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We only have ONE CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION - and this is what our Greeter Ministry is all about: welcoming new people to St. Vladimir's, making them feel at home, being a resource for their questions, helping resolve any issues they have while at St. Vladimir's, and providing them a resource for more information in the future.

LEARN MORE/JOIN THE GREETER MINISTRY

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Adult Education this Fall 
4/7/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please join us for a series of spiritual discussion this fall on Wednesday evenings following the weekly akathist for the ill. The topic of the discussions will be the Divine Services. We will go into some detail about the meaning, symbolism, and history of the Divine Liturgy and the other services we often participate in as Orthodox Christians. There will be a little homework, but not much we promise. More soon to come, but please keep your Wednesday evenings free if you can beginning with the first Wednesday of October!
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Catechism Resources on our Web Site 
3/7/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


We all have friends and loved ones that we want to introduce to the Church. But some people are shy they might not want to visit right away or talk to one of our priests. For this reason we have provide the resources on our Catechism Resources page: books, articles, videos, and audio files. Please share the link with friend and loved ones and please feel free to access those resources for your own edification too!

ST. VLADIMIR CATECHISM RESOURCES PAGE

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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
3/7/19, 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

For Children: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
1/7/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


As a fish cannot swim without water, and as a bird cannot fly without air, so a Christian cannot advance a single step without Christ.

+ St. Gregory of Nazianzus
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You Are a Missionary 
29/6/19, 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 All English Cycle of Services this coming Friday and Saturday and assure them that you will be there to welcome them to St. Vladimirs. 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. Lets do that. Lets 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. Vladimirs!
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Non-Perishable Food Items Gathered at Every Service 
28/6/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Beginning on Saturday, June 15 we provide our parishioners the opportunity to bring non-perishable food items to St. Vladimirs at every Divine Service. The bin to deposit these is located between the two bathrooms in the foyer of the parish church. This is a great opportunity to teach our children the value of helping those in need a value our Lord made it clear that we should fulfill in the 25th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. It is also a great opportunity to remind ourselves of this important Christian precept. Our goal here is to change our St. Vladimir family paradigm to I am going to church I need to grab a non-perishable food item and bring it with me. Lets all work hard on that paradigm so that in a small way we are all working together to follow our Lords commandment ...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.
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Special Needs Ministry We Need You! 
28/6/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Inspired by the incredible work of Fr. Vladimir Klimzo in Russia, and with the understanding that here in American the vast majority (perhaps up to 80% according to some studies) of families with special needs children or adult children do not attend church ALTHOUGH THEY WOULD LIKE TO we have established a Special Needs Ministry at St. Vladimirs.

OUR FIRST CYCLE OF SERVICES OF THIS MINISTRY IS SLATED FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW!

Join us in providing a spiritual home for those seeking one, but struggling to connect with a parish family! Attend the services. Support those visiting. Help how you can. If we do our best, and we ask the Lord's blessing, we will do well.
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