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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 Cemetery Plots Available - ONLY Orthodox Cemetery in Michigan! 
3/11/20, 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. Vladimirís members receive a discount on their plot Ė and YOU CAN PAY OVER TIME WITH NO INTEREST CHARGE. Reserve your plot now Ė 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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St. James Liturgy is this Thursday 
3/11/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


With Archbishop Peterís blessing, it is our practice to serve the beautiful and ancient Liturgy of St. James, Brother of the Lord, annually on November 5. Since people come from throughout the metro area for this Liturgy we have scheduled it at 9:00 a.m. The service will be broadcast live on our audio stream and Facebook Live. Sign up is required to assure that we do not over-fill the church. You can sign up here:

SIGN UP FOR SERVICES WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Please join us as your personal schedule allows!

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Election Day is Tomorrow - Let us Choose as Christians 
2/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The last two weeks Archbishop Peter has asked us to conduct a special moleben at the end of the Sunday Divine Liturgy asking the Lordís help for our country as we approach election day. Sadly there is much dissension in our country now. It seems to me (and perhaps I am just being romantic, but I don't think so) that Election Day used to be a day when we would celebrate our democracy Ė our ability to choose our own leaders freely. It seems that this is no longer the case Ė at least not this year. We still have the ability to choose freely, but the overall tenor of the society is rather negative - not celebratory...

READ THE WHOLE POST HERE

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
2/11/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


If you wish to be in control of your soul and body, forestall the passions by rooting out their causes.

+ St. Thalassios the Libyan
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Join us this Sunday!  
30/10/20, 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, NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Due to the pandemic we have guidelines that must be followed. Please find those here:

HELP US KEEP THE PARISH OPEN DURING THE PANDEMIC

Services in the barn (mostly Sunday Liturgies) do not require sign up. All other services (which are held inside the church building) do - including Saturday evening Vigil. Sign up here:

DIVINE SERVICES WEEK OF OCTOBER 26, 2020

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Good News Barn Worship Enthusiasts! 
29/10/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Thank God, we are about 1/3 of the way to our goal of raising $15,000 to cover our barn floor project with more than two weeks to go! Thank you all who have donated so far! For those who have not, but would like to help, please visit this giving page:

PANDEMIC WINTER WORSHIP SPACE

Or, feel free to reach out to our Treasurer, Mikhail Fisenkov. His contact information and lots of information about why you should and how you can support our St. Vladimirís family is at our Treasurerís Corner page:

TREASURER'S CORNER

If you arenít in a position to help Ė we totally understand! But please do pray for the success of our effort, whether you can donate or not. Undoubtedly our prayers, entreating the Lordís blessing on our work, are the MOST IMPORTANT PART of this effort!
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St. James Liturgy is November 5 Ė Time to Get Ready 
28/10/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


With Archbishop Peterís blessing, it is our practice to serve the beautiful and ancient Liturgy of St. James, Brother of the Lord, annually on November 5. Since this Liturgy is only done once annually it needs a little preparation so it can be executed smoothly and prayerfully.

Choir members who would like to participate: please contact Ken Doll.

Servers who would like to participate: please contact Fr. Gregory.

Please reach out with your ability to help as soon as possible. November 5 will be here before you know it!
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First Sunday of the Month Ė Helping You Support Your Parish 
28/10/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Each first Sunday of the month we will have Parish Council members ready to help you during the parish meal. Help you by answering questions you may have about why you should support your parish. Help you by answering questions about how you can support your parish. Help you by assisting you in setting up a recurring donation to support St. Vladimirís if you would like to do so. No one will attack you. :) But if you would like help, or you have questions, we are setting aside this time specifically for this purpose.

Learn More:

TREASURERíS CORNER

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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
28/10/20, 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 childrenís 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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Worshiping in the Barn - Going Forward Every Sunday - Your Feedback Wanted! 
27/10/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Yesterday we held our first Divine Liturgy in the barn. You can find pictures here:

PICTURES FROM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020

Overall things went well thank God! And to all who worked so hard, and those who were so flexible in our new space: THANK YOU! We tend to like the habitual nature of church: the Liturgy is essentially always the same(ish) each Sunday. That gives us comfort. But when we move to a new setting it is different Ė and that is not easy. If you recall, this is just how we felt when we moved outside for Divine Liturgy in the spring. But we got used to that. The same will be the case in the barn. After a few weeks we will become comfortable with worship there as well. But we want your feedback! Please tell us how we can do this better! Yes Ė it was a little cold. We are working on a better way to utilize the heat sources we have and to keep your feet warm. There were probably other things that we need to change or could do better too. Tell us what you think! Use this form to provide feedback:

BARN WORSHIP FEEDBACK

WHY ARE WE CEMENTING THE BARN FLOOR? Because we need a place to worship as a parish family for the rest of the pandemic. Meeting outside is no longer practical, and meeting in the church proper is WAY TOO SMALL with physical distancing requirements!

Make a donation to help cover the cost of the cement floor here:

HELP US CREATE WINTER WORSHIP SPACE!

Of course, you are welcome to use Tithe.ly or PayPal or any other method to donate Ė you can find options on our parish Donate page:

ST. VLADIMIR DONATE PAGE

Our corporate worship is the MOST IMPORTANT THING we do as a parish family. We hope that everyone can make a donation to help offset the cost of the floor. Every little bit helps! Participate in this family project with your TIME (more work days are coming), TREASURE (visit the link above), or TALENT (more work days are coming)! May the Lord reward you in this life and the next for your care for His Church!
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