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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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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
1/11/17, 06:00 PM
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:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_22nd_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 1-05-b.pdf
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St. James Liturgy is November 5 
1/11/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

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Time Changes this Weekend 
31/10/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please note that Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday morning. Please be sure to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed on Saturday evening to assure that you arrive at church on Sunday morning at the right time!
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All English Cycle of Divine Services this Friday & Saturday 
30/10/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Divine Services are theology in action one of the most important and most easily accessible sources of truth provided by the Holy Church for our salvation. In order to help more and more people gain access to this source of truth and to introduce new people to the Orthodox Faith our parish practice is to serve one cycle of Divine Services per month (Friday Evening Services and Saturday Divine Liturgy) completely in English. This is a missionary effort designed to allow those who are interested in Orthodox Christianity to more easily access the beauty of the Divine Services. ALL ARE WELCOME at these services! Please invite friends and loved ones! Let us work together to no longer allow Orthodox Christianity to be the best kept secret in the spiritual life of North America! Please join us!

Future All English Divine Services at St. Vladimirs:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/englis ... le2017.pdf
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers  
30/10/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The truly intelligent man pursues one sole objective: to obey and to conform to the God of all. With this single aim in view, he disciplines his soul, and whatever he may encounter in the course of his life, he gives thanks to God for the compass and depth of His providential ordering of all things. For it is absurd to be grateful to doctors who give us bitter and unpleasant medicines to cure our bodies, and yet to be ungrateful to God for what appears to us to be harsh, not grasping that all we encounter is for our benefit and in accordance with His providence. For knowledge of God and faith in Him is the salvation and perfection of the soul.

+ St. Anthony the Great, On the Character of Men and on the Virtuous Life: One Hundred and Seventy Texts, Text 2, The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 1)
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Demetrius Soul Saturday is Tonight & Tomorrow 
27/10/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Each year around the feast of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica (whose relics reside in our parish foundation) there is a special Church-wide commemoration of the departed: Demetrius Saturday. This year Demetrius Saturday falls on October 28. At St. Vladimir's we will hold Vespers & Matins on Friday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy and a Pannykhida on Saturday, October 28. Please email Orthodox Christian names for the memorial services to info@stvladimiraami.org
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Your Feedback Wanted 
23/10/17, 06:00 PM
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):

https://goo.gl/forms/cPFls9XgfdiLBmOn2
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
23/10/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


If we make every effort to avoid death of the body, still more should it be our endeavor to avoid death of the soul. There is no obstacle for a man who wants to be saved other than negligence and laziness of soul.

+ St. Anthony the Great, On the Character of Men and on the Virtuous Life: One Hundred and Seventy Texts, Text 45, The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 1)
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Proper Attire in Church 
21/10/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As the weather cools it is always a temptation to come to church dressed not quite appropriately. We provide the information below as a guide to help make good decisions about what to wear to church:

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

PARENTS: it is YOUR responsibility to assure that your child is dressed appropriately.

TWO ISSUES WE STRUGGLE WITH EVERY YEAR: no shorts and no uncovered shoulders - no matter the age.

ANOTHER ISSUE WE STRUGGLE WITH: we have skirts and shawls to share if needed. But these are not items to be used as weapons in the attack of a visitor, but to be offered lovingly if it is clear that someone feels out of place because they innocently came to church dressed inappropriately.

Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or concerns.
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Follow us on Twitter! 
20/10/17, 06:00 PM
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:

https://twitter.com/stvladimiraami
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