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Services:
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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Summer Reading Visit the Kiosk or the Library 
3/7/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Summer is a time when many people go on vacation and often we are seeking something to read while we are on vacation. Why not help yourself spiritually and pick up a book from the Kiosk or check one out from our parish Library? We have wonderful resources for you please take advantage of these for your own spiritual growth!
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Volunteer for the Festival! 
2/7/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
It is time now to volunteer for this September's Festival! The Festival will be here before you know it, and as our biggest missionary effort of the year we need all hands on deck to help make it a huge success! At the Festival we have many guests who learn about our parish and Orthodox Christianity for the first time. We are all missionaries in our community sign up now to work at the festival! Is it hard work? You bet it is! Is it fun? You bet it is!!! Don't miss it! Sign up today!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LiLL9esKU3ZpsV8NZZXRPdIui7gu93Q-Kr1z5y6dGHg/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link
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WE ARE NOT JOKING - We Need Prosphora Bakers! 
2/7/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We have been running this message for several weeks now. We aren't kidding we really need help! Please volunteer today!!!

We are thankful to have many Divine Liturgies in our parish. What this means, though, is that we need quite a bit of prosphora. Our present prosphora bakers are working hard but they need more help! Can you bake? Even if you can't are you willing to learn? We need your help please step forward! Talk to Svetlana Mitchell, Leta Nikulshina, or Fr. Gregory if you can help/with questions.
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Vacation Church School Information and Registration 
1/7/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find everything - every little thing - that you would ever want to known about our Vacation Church School at the link below. All information. How to register (do that today!), and everything else. Questions? Email info@stvladimiraami.org. Register today!

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/vbs2015.pdf
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Weekly Educational Offering  
1/7/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults. 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: the explanation of last Sunday's Gospel reading by Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/c_4th_pentecost.html

For Children an activity based on last Sunday's Gospel reading for various ages:

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 6-28-b.pdf
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UPDATED! Cross Procession from Rives Junction to St. Vladimir's on Labor Day! 
30/6/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The Diocesan Youth Committee intends to hold a Cross Procession from Dormition Monastery in Rives Junction, MI to St. Vladimir's over the Labor Day weekend. To our knowledge this is the ONLY procession of its kind in North America. Save the date to participate now! We will gather at Dormition Monastery on Friday evening, September 4, spend the night there, and begin the procession on Saturday morning, September 5. We will camp overnight about half way between Dormition Monastery and St. Vladimir's, serve Liturgy at the camp ground on Sunday morning September 6 (there will be Liturgy at St. Vladimir's that day too) and then walk the rest of the way to St. Vladimir's. We will then camp overnight at St. Vladimir's, attend Liturgy Monday morning September 7, have one final meal together, and then disperse for home.

We are awaiting final approval of our route from the Jackson County and Washtenaw County Sheriffs' offices. In the mean time, we would like to begin to organize our volunteers. Subdeacon Methodius Chwastek has volunteered to be the lead for this activity and we thank him for his willingness to help! We will need two or three minivans or SUVs to help support the effort. We will also need some medical staff to be with us throughout the procession. We will need some folks to help prepare food for the participants. And more! :) Please contact Methodius if you can help support this effort and please look for our Facebook event soon. This will be posted as soon as we receive final permission for our proposed route likely early next week. Watch this space for more information!
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Quarterly Parish Survey Closes TODAY at Midnight! 
30/6/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Beginning with this month we will post a quarterly survey asking our parishioners to provide feedback about our parish. We value your opinion! The survey will be open for the month of June. It will then be open again in September, December, March, and June. The beauty of this survey is that it is fully anonymous! We estimate that the survey should take less than five minutes please take the survey at the link below today - your opinion matters!

And to sweeten the deal: a $25 Amazon gift card will be randomly awarded to one of those who takes the survey. You must take the survey to be eligible. So please take the survey today!

http://goo.gl/forms/NPaEABIAEf
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Festival Meeting Thank You! 
29/6/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Yesterday during our monthly building fund dinner we held a parish-wide festival preparation meeting. At this meeting we clarified the reason for our festival (this is a missionary effort to bring those outside the Church to the Church and a great opportunity to build the bonds within our parish family by working together to accomplish something significant for God's glory), and how we can execute the festival in a financially stable way (see links below). This was a great meeting! We received feedback from many and some really great ideas were brought forth. Have ideas? Reach out and share them! Want to volunteer? We know you do fill out the google doc today!

Sponsorship Pamphlet - print out and bring to businesses you frequent:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/2015fe ... ochure.pdf

Volunteer for the Festival:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LiLL9esKU3ZpsV8NZZXRPdIui7gu93Q-Kr1z5y6dGHg/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link
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BIG, BIG Thursday at St. Vladimir's! 
29/6/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
This week Thursday is a really big day for us at St. Vladimir's!

1. This is our brotherhood feast day and we encourage all the men of our parish to attend the Divine Services (Wednesday 6:00 p.m., Thursday 8:00 a.m.) as their schedule allows. And for those who can please prepare to partake of Holy Communion on Thursday!

2. Thursday evening we welcome two seminarians from Sretensky Seminary in Moscow. This is a rare treat for us! We meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Poplavsky residence (email info@stvladimiraami.org for the address). We will have a short film about the monastery and seminary with a spiritual discussion to follow. A pot luck reception will take place please contact our Head Sister, Leta Nikulshina, to let her know what you can bring to the reception. Please join us!
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
28/6/15, 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: Romans 12:4-5,15-21 & Matthew 12:9-13
Tuesday: Romans 14:9-18 & Matthew 12:14-16,22-30
Wednesday: Romans 15:7-16 & Matthew 12:38-45
Thursday: Romans 15:17-29 & Matthew 12:46-13:3
Friday: Romans 16:1-16 & Matthew 13:4-9
Saturday: Romans 8:14-21 & Matthew 9:9-13

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

This short article explains to us not just HOW to read the scriptures, but also what our goal should be in reading the scriptures. A short read and well worth it:

http://www.chrysostompress.org/reading_scripture.html

As noted in the article above we need God's help and blessing to read and understand the scriptures correctly. What better way to entreat God's help in this regard than through prayer? Please find the prayer before reading the scriptures here:

http://www.chrysostompress.org/prayer_b ... pture.html
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