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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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Dormition of the Mother of God - NOT AT ST. VLADIMIR'S 
27/8/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
As is our usual practice, with Bishop Peter's blessing our parish will closed for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (this evening at 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.). We will join our sister parish, the Dormition Cathedral in Ferndale, MI for their patronal feast day. PLEASE JOIN US! Bishop Peter will lead the Divine Services at the Cathedral for the feast. The address of the cathedral is:

2101 Livernois St.
Ferndale, MI 48220

We hope to see you there!

More information about this last of the 12 great feasts of the Church Year can be found at the links below.

English:

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2015/08/15/ ... and-ever-v

Russian:

http://days.pravoslavie.ru/Life/life4444.htm
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Register for the Walk of Life! REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 
26/8/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Registration is open for the Walk of Life procession over the Labor Day Weekend! Please visit the link below for more information and register now!

http://goo.gl/forms/QHpB75DC6T

MORE THAN 35 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED - DO NOT MISS YOUR CHANCE - REGISTER NOW!!!

Flyer for event to share (PLEASE SHARE!):

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/flyers/wa ... 5flyer.pdf
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Weekly Educational Offering  
26/8/15, 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_12th_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 8-23-b.pdf
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No Dormition Services at St. Vladimir's 
25/8/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
As is our usual practice, with Bishop Peter's blessing our parish will closed for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (this Thursday evening and Friday morning). We will join our sister parish, the Dormition Cathedral in Ferndale, MI for their patronal feast day. PLEASE JOIN US! Bishop Peter will lead the Divine Services at the Cathedral for the feast. The address of the cathedral is:

2101 Livernois St.
Ferndale, MI 48220

We hope to see you there!
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Church School begins September 26 
25/8/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Church School begins this year on Saturday, September 26. A detailed schedule will soon be available, but we can say unquestionably that classes will begin at 5:00 p.m. with Vigil to follow each Saturday at 6:00 p.m. More information will soon be available, including registration information. But for now all parish parents of children ages 4-13 please set aside Saturday afternoons and evenings this coming school year for Church School and Vigil. After the Divine Services the most important ministry in our parish is our Church School. Please join us!
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Fall Pilgrimage is October 30-November 1, 2015 
24/8/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please save the date for our annual fall pilgrimage to Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, West Virginia. More information will be coming soon, but as always registration will be limited due to the limited capacity of the monastery guest house. Please contact Fr. Gregory or Dmitri Knysh with questions. Please plan to join us!
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Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America: Applications, Scholarships, Loan Program 
24/8/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America is now accepting applications for the coming fall semester.

We are pleased to announce that His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, has joined the faculty and will be teaching Dogmatic Theology this year in the Pastoral School.

This year the Pastoral School is pleased to offer a Catechist Training Program the first of its kind available in English in the Russian Orthodox Church. This program was created in response to the call by the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church which met in Moscow in February 2013. At this council the bishops called for the training of catechists and the educational institutions to be created to carry out this training. The Orthodox Studies major in the Pastoral School offers a one-year catechist training program. Those who successfully complete the one-year program are eligible to participate in a second year advanced catechist training program. Catechists will be certified to prepare catechumens and sponsors for baptism, as well those seeking to be wed in the Church. The second year of the program examines these and broader Orthodox Theological issues in greater depth, and prepares the catechist to be an even greater aid to the parish Rector in his work with the flock.

This year the Pastoral School is also pleased to offer a loan program to its students to assist them in completing their studies in as timely a manner as possible. It is hoped that this program will make financial issues less of a hindrance to Pastoral School students in their studies preparing them to serve the Holy Church.

More information can be found on the Pastoral School web site:

http://orthodoxtheologicalschool.org/

PLEASE NOTE! There are deadlines associated with applications for admission. The deadline for admission is September 1.
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week  
23/8/15, 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: II Corinthians 8:7-15 & Mark 3:6-12
Tuesday: II Corinthians 8:16-9:5 & Mark 3:13-19
Wednesday: II Corinthians 9:12-10:7 & Mark 3:20-27
Thursday: II Corinthians 10:7-18 & Mark 3:28-35
Friday: II Corinthians 11:5-21 & Mark 4:1-9
Saturday: I Corinthians 2:6-9 & Matthew 22:15-22

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  
23/8/15, 12:00 PM
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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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted  
23/8/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please keep our parishioners, friends, and those who have asked us in our unworthiness to pray for them in your prayers this coming week. Our parish prayer list can be found here:

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

PLEASE NOTE! We have removed those from the list that we believe no longer should be present there. If you requested that someone be included in this list please review it carefully to make sure we have not removed someone erroneously. If we have, please contact Fr. Gregory to have your loved one again added to the list.
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