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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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Your Feedback Wanted 
27/4/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Give us your feedback! We want know what you think and how we can do things better - use this form to share with us (or email to info@stvladimiraami.org or post on our Facebook page anytime):

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Condolences to Head Reader Peter Doll 
27/4/17, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Last night the mother of our Head Reader, Peter (Ken) Doll passed away. Please remember the newly-reposed Carole in your private prayers. Her 40th day is June 5, 2017. We extend our deepest condolences to Ken and his family with their loss! Ken does a lot for our parish we ask you now to do just a little for him in return please remember his departed mother in your private prayers. Our parish prayer list has been updated to reflect Caroles repose:

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

Fr. Gregory
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Sign up NOW for 2017 Russian Festival! 
27/4/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is time! Time to sign up for this year's Russian Festival! Time to encourage friends, acquaintances, neighbors, coworkers, and everyone you know to join us for this wonderfully fun activity, which is also our MOST IMPORTANT MISSIONARY ACTIVITY! Do not miss - sign up today!

Sign up sheet:

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Holy Fire at St. Vladimir's 
26/4/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Holy Fire, which descends upon the tomb of the Lord in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher each year on Holy Saturday, will, God-willing, reach St. Vladimir's on Thursday evening, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. At that time all are welcome to join us for the lighting of all the lamps in the Church from the Holy Fire, as well as a Thanksgiving Moleben. Those who would like to take the Holy Fire with them are welcome to do so, but a suitably safe candle/lantern will need to be provided the parish does not have these for sale. It is our intention to preserve the Holy Fire at St. Vladimir's as long as we can, so if you cannot join us on Thursday there will be ample opportunity in the future to access the Holy Fire. We are especially thankful for those who traveled to assure that the Holy Fire would make it to St. Vladimir's this year.
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Weekly Educational Offering 
26/4/17, 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: an explanation of the Sunday's gospel reading by Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/antipascha_t ... unday.html

For children, from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups):

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 4-23-b.pdf
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Liturgy on your Name's Day? 
25/4/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is a true blessing to have the opportunity to partake of Holy Communion on one's patron saint's day. Fr. Gregory is willing to consider serving Liturgy on your name's day yes YOURS. If you would be willing to attend the Divine Services on the eve of the feast and on the feast itself, and to partake of Holy Communion on that day please contact him. This is not a guarantee that we can do this but we can certainly try. But please don't tell him a week before. Something like six months before would be better three months before as a minimum. See Fr. Gregory with questions or email ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org!
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St. Vladimirs Stewardship Education Team Communication + NEW DATE FOR Q&A 
25/4/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

At the Parish Council meeting on March 11, 2017 a Stewardship Education Team was appointed by the Parish Council consisting of Fr. Gregory, Jack (Alexey) Mitchel, and Leta (Ksenia) Nikulshina. The charge of this team is to provide our parish family with educational information about stewardship. In this regard, we intend to send out an email and post on our parish web site a quarterly communication. Please find the first of these planned quarterly communications at the link below. Please note that we will have a question and answer period during the parish meal on Sunday, May 7, 2017 (THIS IS A NEW DATE!) to allow for questions in an open forum. However, please feel free to contact any of us, or any of the Parish Council members, with questions at any time. Or, if you prefer, use the second link below to ask a question or make a comment anonymously.

We thank you sincerely for your generous support of our parish! And we look forward to hearing from you at your convenience regarding this information.

2017 Quarter 1 Stewardship Education Communication:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/ste ... 1-2017.pdf

Ask a question about this communication:


With Love in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Fr. Gregory, Jack, Leta
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Paschal Visit of Graves is this Tuesday 
24/4/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

This Tuesday - on the feast of Radonitsa - we will serve Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. at St. Vladimir's followed by the first Pannykhida since Pascha. We will then visit Glacier Way cemetery and other graves by appointment. Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory by emailing him at ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org. If Tuesday is bad for you please visit Fr. Gregory's calendar page and sign up for another day/time that is convenient for you:

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St. John Brotherhood in the Kitchen this Sunday 
24/4/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

According to our long-standing parish practice this coming Sunday, the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, our St. John Brotherhood will prepare the meal, clean up afterwards, and in all ways give our hard-working St. Xenia Sisterhood a well-deserved break on this special feast day. Please join us! The Brotherhood meals always turn out to be incredible you will not want to miss this!
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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week  
23/4/17, 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: Acts 3:19-26 & John 2:1-11
Tuesday: Acts 4:1-10 & John 3:16-21
Wednesday: Acts 4:13-22 & John 5:17-24
Thursday: Acts 4:23-31 & John 5:24-30
Friday: Acts 5:1-11 & John 5:30-6:2
Saturday: Acts 5:21-33 & John 6:14-27

Please find below several very nice articles on how to read the scripture from an Orthodox point of view.

By St. Justin (Popovich):


By Bishop Kalistos (Ware):


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:


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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