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Sally DeRoo Memorial Service is June 13 
28/5/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The memorial service for Sally DeRoo has been set for Saturday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. Please join us to prayerfully bid farewell to a simply tireless worker for our parish! Since Sally has left us we need to replace the huge amount of work she did for our parish. Most importantly we need someone to take care of the interior plants. Please see Fr. Gregory if you can help!
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All English Pascha Cycle is Friday/Saturday 
28/5/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for our April cycle of all English services this Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning also marks the last Paschal Divine Liturgy of Bright Weeks. We would do more, but Bright Week ends on Saturday! :) Don't forget: 9:00 a.m.! Join us! Invite friends and loved ones! Help spread the good news of the Orthodox Faith in our region!
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The Path is Up! 
27/5/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find this week's "The Path" at our Sound Blog, "The Sound of the Parish", at this link:

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Weekly Educational Offering  
27/5/15, 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/fathers_firs ... uncil.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 5-24-b.pdf
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Making School Kits June 6 
26/5/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us on June 6, 2015 for our next IOCC parish effort. On this day at 3:00 p.m. we will make school kits according to the International Orthodox Christian Charity's guidelines. It is important to understand that there are many countries in the world that DO NOT have free education for their children. Many times children cannot attend school because their family cannot afford the tuition, or more often than not, the children do not have the requisite school supplies. The IOCC school kits provide the supplies that allow children to be educated. Join us - help others! A collection to support this effort will be taken up at the kissing of the cross on Sunday, May 31. To help support this effort or to volunteer please see our IOCC Coordinator, Marina Edwards. Parents are strongly encouraged to bring their children for this event!
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Vacation Bible School Save the Date! 
26/5/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Vacation Bible School at St. Vladimir's will be July 13-17, 2015. More to come very soon, including how to sign up, but please reserve these dates for your children to attend this year's VBS!
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Eternal Memory Archpriest Paul Bassett 
25/5/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Last night one of the most remarkable clergymen in our Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America fell asleep in the Lord. Fr. Paul Bassett was the Rector Emeritus at the St. George parish in Cincinnati, OH. Fr. Paul was named after St. Paul the Simple and indeed was a worthy namesake of his patron. He was a simple, pious, loving man a true pastor of the Lord's sheep. His concern was with the salvation of others period. And for those of us who came after him he was an example of what a true Pastor should be. He did not have a beautiful voice, he did not give erudite sermons, he did not have high educational attainments but he lived an exemplary life in Christ and shepherded many into the Heavenly Kingdom through his sincere pastorship. And in the end this is certainly what the Lord will ask of all those who take the yoke of the priesthood upon themselves. We ask your prayers for this sincere pastor and his family. May the Lord grant him a place in his Heavenly Kingdom!
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Memorial Day 
25/5/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Yesterday at St. Vladimir's we were able to hear from several of our parishioners about their difficult experiences in war. We also had the opportunity to plant several of the bushes that will decorate our eventual memorial for all Orthodox Christians who have died in all wars. With Bishop Peter's blessing this memorial will be blessed on the feast of the commemoration of all Orthodox Soldiers the Beheading of St. John the Baptist on September 11. Thank you to all who made yesterday's events possible!

Today in America we celebrate Memorial Day. This civil holiday was first called Decoration Day and was connected with the decoration of the graves of Civil War soldiers and others who died in that most destructive of American wars. In 1971 this unofficial holiday became law in the United States. Yesterday we asked those present at the festivities at St. Vladimir's to raise their hands if they had family who had served in World War II. Ever single person raised their hands every one! This is a good example of how much a part of our lives our veterans living and departed are in our lives. Today is the third day of a three-day weekend in America. Such weekends are always welcome. But let us not forget WHY we have this holiday remembrance of our veterans and decoration of their graves. We ask each of our parish family today to take a minute and reflect on the sacrifice of others that allows us to live the life we live today. Many died in hope of a better future and for them we are that future. Let us pray for them that the Lord will have mercy on them and let us live righteous lives in service to others, remembering the example of those who came before us and their honorable sacrifice on our behalf. May the Lord grant them a place in His Heavenly Kingdom!
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
24/5/15, 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: Acts 21:8-14 & John 14:27-15:7
Tuesday: Acts 21:26-32 & John 16:2-13
Wednesday: Acts 23:1-11 & John 16:15-23
Thursday: Acts 25:13-19 & John 16:23-33
Friday: Acts 27:1-44 & John 17:18-26
Saturday: Acts 28:1-31 & John 21:15-25

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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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
24/5/15, 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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