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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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Special Presentation Sunday, November 15: Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy 
10/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Construction of our new parish school, the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy, begins on Monday, November 16. On Sunday, November 15 we will have a special presentation by the School Board of Directors during our parish meal. This is an important presentation for our parish for the following reasons:

1. This is our school. We are inviting all the Orthodox parishes in Washtenaw, Western Wayne, and Jackson counties to partner with us, but the school will live with our parish family. We hope that it will be the jumping off point for a great spread of Orthodox education in Michigan, but the Lord has blessed us to start this movement and so we must meet His challenge!

2. Many of our parishioners are supporting the school on many levels, but we need to now move all our parish family focus and work to the school effort that means we need your time, talent, and treasure to execute this project.

3. Shortly after instruction begins in the fall of 2021 we will hand off the school loan to the Board of Directors and we will begin to focus on our next project: our new parish church and social hall. We need to build momentum with the school project to get to the new church. We need your help with the school project to get to the next project! One depends on the other let us work together from the beginning of the school project to the end of the new church project!

4. We are committed to be a parish that raises saints. The school is one part of this effort. Obviously not everyone will utilize the school for all their children for various reasons. But many will. And we want our school to be a place not just for the children of those that can pay full tuition, but for all children. We need your help to make this dream a reality. As a parish family we can make dreams with Gods help! But success only comes before work in the dictionary let us work together to reach success!

No doubt there is more. For now let us plan to participate in the presentation on November 15. This will be our first time making this presentation. We need your feedback to make it better! Because after our parish family experiences the presentation it will be refined and brought to many parishes in our region. Your feedback will be a great help! Please join us!
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All English Cycle is this Friday & Saturday 
10/11/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


This Friday & Saturday we hold our all-English cycle of Divine Services at St. Vladimirs. This is a great opportunity to introduce our friends, loved ones, and neighbors to the beauty of the Orthodox Divine Services. But if you keep this secret they wont know. As a rule we are very bad at secrets. Terrible actually. Yet this one we seems to do relatively well at keeping and that is bad! Lets tattle! Lets tell! Lets gossip! Dont keep the cure for death that is the Orthodox Faith a secret invite a friend, loved one, neighbor, stranger to our all-English services this weekend!

SIGN UP TO ATTEND SERVICES - WEEK OF 10/19/20

ALL-ENGLISH DIVINE SERVICE SCHEDULE 2020

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Worshiping in the Barn Winter Worship Space - Your Feedback Wanted! 
9/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


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

PICTURES FROM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020

Please tell us how we can do this better! The weather was beautiful and we had our post-Liturgy meal outside. Thank God for that. Still, there were probably 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? How can you help offset the cost? We need our whole parish family to donate time, talent, and treasure as the Lord has blessed them since this project benefits the whole parish family. Learn more here:

HELP US CREATE WINTER WORSHIP SPACE!

Of course, you are welcome to use Tithe.ly or PayPal or any other method to donate 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. Please help as you can materially or spiritually or both! The spiritual help your prayers for our parish efforts to serve our parish family are just as (or even more!) important than material help. But to be honest we need both. Thank you all for your continued support!
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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
9/11/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Search the Scriptures and you will find the commandments; do what they say and you will be freed from your passions.

+ St. Thalassios the Libyan
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Demetrius Saturday is this Saturday 
4/11/20, 06:00 PM
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 November 7. At St. Vladimir's we will hold Vespers & Matins on Friday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy and a Pannykhida on Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 a.m. Please email names for the memorial services to info@stvladimiraami.org. Differentiate between Orthodox and non-Orthodox departed. We pray for both, but we pray differently and we want to do this appropriately according to the Churchs established practices.
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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. 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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St. James Liturgy is this Thursday 
3/11/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


With Archbishop Peters 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 Lords 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 our ability to choose our own leaders freely. It seems that this is no longer the case 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...

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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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TIME CHANGES THIS WEEKEND! 
30/10/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Danger - if you do not change your clocks back one hour on Saturday night when you go to bed you will be EARLY to Church on Sunday - and nobody wants that! :) Don't forget: FALL BACK ONE HOUR!
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