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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 
27/5/20, 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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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
27/5/20, 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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Memory Eternal! +Nick Vlisides 
26/5/20, 11:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Christ is Risen!

I have the sad duty to report that today our brother in Christ, Nick Vlisides, fell asleep in the Lord. We ask your prayers for the newly reposed Nicholas, his wife Julia, his family, and all who are suffering at his loss. May the merciful Lord grant him His Kingdom! More information on the funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. For now your prayers for Nick, Julia, and their families are most important and most appreciated.

Indeed He is Risen!

Fr. Gregory
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Shared Calendar of Services & Activities Available! 
26/5/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

St. Vladimirs Shared Calendar is Available!

See all the services and activities for the rest of the year and even into 2018! Heres how (this is for Google other ICAL supported calendars work too):

1. Open Google Calendar.
2. Next to "Other calendars" on the left, click the down arrow.
3. Select Add by URL.
4. Enter the calendar's address in the field provided: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/calendar%40stvladimiraami.org/public/basic.ics
5. Click Add Calendar. The calendar will appear on the left side under "Other calendars."

Note: It might take up to 12 hours for changes to show in your Google Calendar.

Please consider adding our shared calendar to your other calendars so you will always know when the Divine Services are scheduled!

If you would like to see the calendar in HTML please visit this link:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=calendar%40stvladimiraami.org&ctz=America/New_York
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Your Feedback Wanted! 
26/5/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Give us your feedback! We want know what you think and how we can do things better - use this form to share with us (or email to info@stvladimiraami.org or post on our Facebook page anytime):

PARISH FEEDBACK FORM

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Parish Cemetery Plots Available - ONLY Orthodox Cemetery in Michigan! 
25/5/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank God we have the ONLY ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CEMETERY IN MICHIGAN. There are others, but new burials are no longer allowed in any other Orthodox Cemetery in our state. What a blessing the Lord has given us! Let us take advantage of this blessing and arrange our burial plots at the earliest opportunity. St. Vladimirs members receive a discount on their plot and YOU CAN PAY OVER TIME WITH NO INTEREST CHARGE. Reserve your plot now visit our parish cemetery page:

ALL CEMETERY INFORMATION

To learn more about parish membership please visit this link:

ST. VLADIMIR PARISH MEMBERSHIP

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A Few Thoughts on Memorial Day 
25/5/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Find a few words from Fr. Gregory on Memorial Day on Blogtushka:

TODAY IS MEMORIAL DAY - WHAT IT MEANS TO US ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS

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Monday First Things: Teaching of the Holy Fathers 
25/5/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Do not fall into despair because of stumbling. I do not mean that you should not feel contrition for them, but that you should not think them incurable. For it is more expedient to be bruised than dead. There is, indeed, a Healer for the man who has stumbled, even He Who on the Cross asked that mercy be shown to His crucifiers, He Who pardoned His murders while He hung on the Cross. All manner of sin, He said, and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men, that is, through repentance.

St. Isaac the Syrian
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
24/5/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

"This is the cause of all evils: the ignorance of the Scriptures. We go into battle without arms, and how ought we to come off safe?" -St. John Chrysostom, Homily IX on Colossians.

In order to help increase the general knowledge of scripture in our parish family we present here for your edification the scripture readings for the coming week. At least one Gospel Reading and one Epistle reading are assigned for each day of the year (although during Great Lent the readings are from the Old Testament). Hearing or reading only those readings appointed for Sunday merely scratches the surface of the great spiritual wealth that the scriptures provide us. Some of the readings are easily understandable others are less so. As Orthodox Christians we do not make private interpretation of scripture, but rather consult the fathers of the Church for their explanations to aid us in our understanding. Those wishing to have access to such explanations are asked to contact Fr. Gregory or inquire in the kiosk for further reading in this regard. Bibles may also be acquired in the kiosk.

Monday: Acts 17:1-15 & John 11:47-57
Tuesday: Acts 17:19-28 & John 12:19-36
Wednesday: Acts 18:22-28 & John 12:36-47
Thursday: Acts 1:1-12 & Luke 24:36-53
Friday: Acts 19:1-8 & John 14:1-11
Saturday: Acts 20:7-12 & John 14:10-21

Please find below several very nice articles on how to read the scripture from an Orthodox point of view.

By St. Justin (Popovich):

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/bible_how.aspx

By Bishop Kalistos (Ware):

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/ware_howto.aspx
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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
24/5/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Our weekly bulletin, "Sunday Reading", has been posted at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... eading.pdf
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