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Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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TONIGHT - October Adult Group Rescheduled to 10/23/14 
23/10/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Due to a conflict on October 30 we have moved the October adult group meeting to October 23. The time and place (7:00 p.m. at Fr. Gregory's) are still the same - just the date has changed. Please make note of the change and please spread the word! All are welcome! The topic of our discussion will be “700 Years from the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh and what this means to us.” Of course all topics are fair game and we welcome all!
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Demetrius Saturday is this Saturday 
22/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The memorial Saturday which falls before the feast of the Great Martyr Demetrius generally falls on the Saturday proceeding St. Demetrius' commemoration, October 26/November 8. This year, however, that Saturday is November 1 and the feast of St. John of Kronstadt. Thus, Demetrius Saturday falls two weeks before the feast. At St. Vladimir's the memorial Demetrius Saturday will be celebrated on October 25 at 6:00 p.m. And October 26 at 8:00 a.m. Please join us as your schedule allows! More information about Demetrius Saturday can be found at the links below.

English:

http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/lib ... usSat.html

Russian:

http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/ru/ ... at_ru.html
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Optina Elders Celebrated Tonight and Tomorrow 
22/10/14, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for the feast of the Optina Elders this evening at 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. The monastic saints of the Optina monastery are not simply historical personages, but rather are those, as are the other saints of the Church, who have attained a place at the throne of God and entreat Him on our behalf. Thus, they are important for us in our days, just as they were important for those who were their contemporaries. Please learn more about the Optina Elders at the links below and please join us this evening and tomorrow morning as your schedule allows!

English:

http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/lib ... ptina.html

Russian:

http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/ru/ ... na_ru.html
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Weekly Educational Offering 
22/10/14, 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 children’s 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: a short account of Sunday's sermon by Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/c_20th_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 0-19-a.pdf
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English Liturgies and Work Days this Fall - Next is this Saturday! 
21/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Each month we serve one daily cycle of Divine Services in English on a Friday evening and Saturday morning. Following Liturgy – the end of that cycle of services – we hold our monthly parish work day/clean up. We find that caring for the candle stands, dusting the iconostasis, cleaning the icons hung on the walls, polishing the benches, and other sort of jobs that are not taken care of by those who clean the church weekly are best taken care of on a regular basis – not waiting until they become a major job due to neglect. Please plan to join us for English Divine Services on the following dates and for the clean up/work day on the Saturdays listed below following the Divine Liturgy. English Divine Services are scheduled for:

Friday, September: 19 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, September 20: 8:00 a.m.
Friday, October: 24 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, October 25: 8:00 a.m.
Friday, November 7: 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, November 8: 8:00 a.m.
Friday, December 5: 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, December 6: 8:00 a.m.
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October Adult Group Rescheduled to 10/23/14 
21/10/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Due to a conflict on October 30 we have moved the October adult group meeting to October 23. The time and place (7:00 p.m. at Fr. Gregory's) are still the same - just the date has changed. Please make note of the change and please spread the word! All are welcome!
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Halloween Alternative + 50th Anniversary of the Glorification of St. John of Kronstadt – Please Join Us! 
20/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
It has become our tradition to provide an alternative to our parish families that choose not to participate in the Halloween festivities this time of year. At St. Vladimir's we will start the Halloween alternative on October 30 at 6:00 p.m. with Vespers and Matins for the Apostle Luke. At 8:00 a.m. on October 31 we will celebrate Divine Liturgy for the Apostle Luke. Following the Divine Liturgy we have organized a hike with a treasure hunt for our young people. Those under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Children will eat lunch on the hikes – that lunch should be provided by the child's parents. After the hike we will return to St. Vladimir's for a 5:00 p.m. Vigil to St. John of Kronstadt. Liturgy for St. John will be served at 8:00 a.m. on November 1. November 1, 2014 marks 50 years since the glorification of St. John! All are welcome to join us for any part of these special days at St. Vladimir's!
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Church School Pilgrimage is December 12-15, 2014 
20/10/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
With Bishop Peter's blessing we will hold our first Church School pilgrimage this year December 12-15. We invite all our Church School students, parents, and teachers to participate in this spiritually important growth opportunity! Pilgrimage is a venerable tradition of the Orthodox Church – visiting and supporting monasteries helps the monks and nuns do their important work: praying for the entire world. Such a pilgrimage with our Church School also helps the young people to see that monasticism is a real option in life – something that they can either engage in or at the very least support. The health of the Church has always been measured by the health of the monasteries. Participating in pilgrimages helps to strengthen these crucially important spiritual institutions. Our pilgrimage will be to Holy Dormition Convent in Rives Junction, MI. This is a beautiful monastery with many divine services, scenic views, and a very nice guest house. We have reserved the entire guest house – 24 beds. We have many more students, parents, and teachers than this, so PLEASE reserve your space right away by contacting our Church School Coordinator, Lilia Vershynin!
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
19/10/14, 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: Philippians 2:12-16 & Luke 7:36-50
Tuesday: Philippians 2:16-23 & Luke 8:1-3
Wednesday: Philippians 2:24-30 & Luke 8:22-25
Thursday: Philippians 3:1-8 & Luke 9:7-11
Friday: Philippians 3:8-19 & Luke 9:12-18
Saturday: II Corinthians 1:8-11 & Luke 6:1-10

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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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
19/10/14, 10:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Our weekly bulletin, "Sunday Reading", has been posted at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... eading.pdf
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