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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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St. Savva the Sanctified - Moleben Tonight at 5:00 p.m. 
18/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The feast of St. Savva falls every year the day before St. Nicholas: 5/18 December. Thus, St. Savva is often overlooked. This is really quite unfortunate! St. Savva is a great saint of the Universal Church and we should honor him and know his life. Tonight at 5:00 p.m. at St. Vladimir's we will serve a moleben to St. Savva. His life can be found at the links below. Congratulations to our lone parish Savva and to the monastery which bears the name of St. Savva and which celebrates its feast day today in Harper Woods!

English:

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/12/05/ ... sanctified

Russian:

http://days.pravoslavie.ru/Life/life3066.htm
St. Nicholas Day is THIS FRIDAY Please Join Us! 
17/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for the feast of St. Nicholas the patron saint of children for Vigil on December 18 at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy, a Children's Procession, and Gifts on December 19 at 8:00 a.m. Also on December 19 our young people will perform a play about St. Nicholas. This play will be repeated on Sunday, December 21 immediately after the kissing of the cross. There will be a rehearsal of the play at 5:00 p.m. on December 18. Parents please review your child's lines with him/her. A copy of the play is at the link below.

All are invited to join us for St. Nicholas Day!

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/stnikolayplay2014.pdf
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Weekly Educational Offering 
17/12/14, 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 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: a short account of Sunday's sermon by Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/c_30th_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 1-24-b.pdf
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Confess Early for Nativity! 
16/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
It is a pious tradition at St. Vladimir Church for virtually everyone to partake of the Holy Mysteries on the Feast of our Lords Nativity. Please confess early for the feast! Confessions will be heard at the following times please take advantage of this opportunity!

Tuesday, December 30: Confession 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Wednesday, December 31: Confession 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Friday, January 2: Confession during and after Evening Services (beginning at 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, January 3: Confession 3:00-6:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Monday, January 5: Confession 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Tuesday, January 6: Confession begins at 4:00 p.m., Vigil 6:00 p.m., Confession during and following Vigil

Please note: those who have confessed beginning December 27 need not confess again before Nativity, but are welcome to partake of the Holy Mysteries having prepared themselves by reading the appointed prayer rule and attending the Divine Services for the feast.
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When to do Prostrations in Church? 
16/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We are thankful that we have the opportunity at St. Vladimir's to have somewhat regular weekday Divine Services. Although we feel somehow that prostrations are unusual during the Divine Services this is because we usually attend Sunday Divine Liturgy, at which prostrations are never allowed. But the reality is quite the opposite. Prostrations are done at MOST Divine Services throughout the year (just not on Sundays). We include here a link to an educational flyer we created a year or so ago for the altar servers and choir in this regard:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/prostr ... iturgy.pdf

Please share feedback with Fr. Gregory about this and ask him questions those questions are welcome!
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Making Homeless Kits this Saturday 
15/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
At St. Vladimir's we make kits for the homeless several times per year. The next time we will do this is Saturday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the parish church. It is important that we begin this effort on time as the Youth Choir, Bell Ringers, and Altar Servers begin their practice at 4:00 p.m. sharp, with Church School at 5:00 p.m. sharp. Those who are unable to attend but who would like to help with this worthy cause are asked to contact Marina Edwards at info@stvladimiraami.org for more information. Please join us!!!
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Special Needs Folks Welcome at St. Vladimir's 
15/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Those with special needs, especially families with special needs children, are most welcome at St. Vladimir's! What this means is that sometimes there is a little noise or commotion during the Divine Services but this is simply part of being a welcoming community. However, we have to back up our words with actions! So please, EVERYONE, reach out to your friends with special needs children and invite them to St. Vladimir's. But not just that when they visit we all each and every one of us need to be tolerant, helpful, loving, and supportive. It is wrong and just not possible for us to alienate those with special needs children. WE MUST WELCOME THEM WARMLY! Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions, concerns, or to join our greeter ministry. We need your help to make St. Vladimir's a welcoming place for ALL!
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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week 
14/12/14, 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: II Timothy. 2:20-26 & Luke 20:27-44
Tuesday: II Timothy 3:16-4:4 & Luke 21:12-19
Wednesday: II Tim. 4:9-22 & Luke 21:5-7,10-11,20-24
Thursday: Titus 1:5-2:1 & Luke 21:28-33
Friday: Titus 1:15-2:10 & Luke 21:37-22:8
Saturday: Ephesians 1:16-23 & Luke 16:10-15

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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Parish Yolka/Christmas Pageant is January 11 
14/12/14, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Our parish Christmas Pageant (Yolka) is set for Sunday, January 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Dexter Public Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter, MI 48130. Tickets are $15/child before January 1, $20/child after January 1. Purchase tickets now! Learn more at the link below. Please plan to join us for this wonderful annual St. Vladimir's tradition!

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/yolka.pdf
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Weekly Bulletin Posted  
14/12/14, 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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