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Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Better Understanding the Divine Services 
25/10/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Recently several of our parishioners have asked about how they can better understand the Divine Services. This is an excellent question. We believe that the excerpt below, from Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy’s “Law of God” is an excellent introduction to the Divine Services. Of course there are volumes and volumes written providing more detail, and those who are interested in learning even more are asked to contact Fr. Gregory. But for a good foundation we recommend the pamphlet below. As always, we encourage and urge you to contact Fr. Gregory or Fr. Michael with any questions about this or any other aspect of our faith.

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets ... rvices.pdf
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Pious Behavior in Church + 3 Lampadas 
24/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Of course we should behave appropriately in church and we believe that everyone WANTS to behave appropriately, but sometimes we don’t know or we forget about the special times in the Divine Service when we should not move about or other important aspects of our worship. We include below a little pamphlet which reminds us of these things, and which also outlines the schema of the lights above the royal doors at St. Vladimir’s (which the outside lamps are lit we should not move about unless it is a matter of life and death). Please review this pamphlet and please see Fr. Gregory with questions. We appreciate sincerely your efforts to behave appropriately in the parish church during the Divine Services!

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets ... church.pdf
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After the Liturgy – Our Responsibilities 
24/10/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
At Bishop Peter’s direction we ask each of our parishioners following the Divine Liturgy to listen to the Thanksgiving Prayers after Holy Communion as we come to kiss the cross and receive the blessed bread. Those who have not communed should listen to the prayers and thank God that others did have that opportunity while reflecting on when they themselves could next partake of the Holy Mysteries. Those who communed, of course, should listen very attentively to the prayers and thank God for the great gift which they have received at the Divine Liturgy. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY CONVERSATIONS TAKE PLACE DURING THIS TIME except brief exchanges with the priest at the cross. The Divine Liturgy ends only when the curtain of the altar is closed after all parishioners have venerated the cross. Only after the curtain is closed should candles be blown out or conversations take place. We thank you for your attention to this important aspect of our worship. Questions in this regard should be directed to Fr. Gregory or our Starosta, Karl Meyer.
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Are you sick or homebound? Do you know someone who is? 
23/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
If you are sick or homebound or know a member of our parish family who is please be sure to let Fr. Gregory know as soon as you can! We want to minister to our ill and aging parish family members, but especially if someone is suddenly unable to come to church it may take a few weeks for Fr. Gregory to figure this out on his own. Much better is to let him know so the person who is unable to come to church (for whatever reason) does not have to wait for him to become aware of this. Thank you for your attention to this important matter!
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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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