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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 Council Information 
13/11/20, 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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Winter Worship Space – Last Week of Fund Raising 
12/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Everyone likes to see the combination of words that amount to something like “...end of fund raising.” That includes the Parish Council. We would prefer not to ask you to donate – we’d like to see it just happen without any effort on our side. But since none of us, as far as we know, can read minds, we need to tell you what is happening in the parish so you can take appropriate measures based on your abilities and your reality. We start construction of the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy on November 16, so November 15 be our last day of fund raising for this effort. Let us be thankful for those who make it possible to raise over $5,000 so far! And let us strive to get to that goal of $15,000!

If you haven’t had a chance yet to make a donation for the winter worship space please take a moment and visit our giving page for that effort:

SUPPORT THE BARN WINTER WORSHIP SPACE PROJECT

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Commemorations at the Divine Liturgy 
12/11/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The single best way for us to pray for our friends and loved ones is to arrange for them to be remembered at the Divine Liturgy. We serve approximately 130 Divine Liturgies per year, so your friends or loved ones will be prayed for approximately ever three days as a rule at St. Vladimir's. Please visit the page linked below to learn more and to arrange for your friends and loved ones to be commemorated at the Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimir’s

COMMEMORATIONS AT ST. VLADIMIR'S

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Pandemic Help 
11/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


If you need groceries, a ride to the doctor, financial support, pharmaceuticals, to talk to someone so you don’t feel so isolated, or ANYTHING AT ALL during the pandemic please reach out to our St. Vladimir Family! And of course, if you need spiritual support! We are here to help! And we want to help!

Email: info@stvladimiraami.org
Phone/SMS: 734-475-4590

And perhaps even more importantly: please tell us if you can PROVIDE the help that we outline above! We need to have a roster of people ready to help that we can call upon when a need is identified.

If we do not pick up the phone please leave a message! We will get right back to you.

Need to have Confession, partake of Holy Communion, or just talk with Fr. Gregory? Please reach out! Fr. Gregory Contact Information.

Read the whole informational bulletin here with LOTS MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN - CORONAVIRUS

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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 God’s 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. Vladimir’s. 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 won’t 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! Let’s tattle! Let’s tell! Let’s gossip! Don’t 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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Confession & Communion at St. Vladimir’s + Rule to Prepare for Communion 
5/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Confession and Communion are the two sacraments we most often partake of as Orthodox Christians and thus it behooves us to learn about these, how to prepare for these, and how to best take advantage of the Grace that our Lord freely gives us in these sacraments. At St. Vladimir’s we have created a special web site for this purpose with much information in this regard. Please find the web site listed below and please contact Fr. Gregory with questions!

CONFESSION AND COMMUNION AT ST. VLADIMIR'S

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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 Church’s established practices.
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