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Regular Services:
Confession Daily (except Sunday): 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

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Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Join us this Sunday! 
23/4/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


All are welcome at St. Vladimir's! Please join us this Sunday! More information can be found at this link, and we encourage you to share this with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers!

DIVINE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021

Due to the pandemic we have guidelines that must be followed. Please find those here:

HELP US KEEP THE PARISH OPEN DURING THE PANDEMIC

Services in the barn (mostly Sunday Liturgies) do not require sign up. All other services (which are held inside the church building) do - including Saturday evening Vigil and the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Sign up here:

DIVINE SERVICES WEEK OF APRIL 19, 2021

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Lazarus Saturday - All the Details 
22/4/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Lazarus Saturday is the first day of Holy Week. This year the date is April 24. Each year this is a very full day for us - this year being no exception! Please note:

1. CHURCH SCHOOL GENERAL CONFESSION & COMMUNION: all young people of the parish are strongly encouraged to attend the Matins service on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and to confess during or after the service. The service is short - do not come late! Parents - you will have to drive. Please get this on your child's schedule now.

2. CHURCH SCHOOL IS NOT HELD AT 5:00 P.M. ON LAZARUS SATURDAY: Church School IS the Divine Liturgy and the partaking of Holy Communion on this day, as well as participating in the arranging of Palms and Pussy Willows after the Divine Liturgy. THERE IS NO CHURCH SCHOOL AT 5:00 P.M. THIS DAY!

3. CONFESS EARLY BUT NOT OFTEN: those who confess beginning on Friday, April 23 and any time during Holy Week may partake of Divine Communion during any of the Holy Week & Bright Week Divine Liturgies if they have read their pre-Communion rule. Please plan to come to Confession early in Holy Week so that your Confession will not be rushed due to long lines of others waiting for Confession. ONCE YOU HAVE CONFESSED YOU SHOULD NOT CONFESS AGAIN UNLESS YOU FALL INTO A VERY SERIOUS SIN. There are MANY who need to confess this week - literally hundreds. Please be merciful to your priests and only confess one time unless there is a very serious need to confess a second time.
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Holy Week & Bright Week at St. Vladimirs 
22/4/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The full schedule of services for Holy Week and Bright Week at St. Vladimirs can be found at the following link. Please plan to join us as your personal schedule allows! And please push yourself just a little bit. These Divine Services, at which we are mystically present at the very events commemorated (for instance, for our Lords betrayal, scourging, crucifixion, and death at the Holy Thursday evening service) are important for our salvation. The Holy Church gives us these opportunities as a gift let us thankfully receive this gift by making a sincere effort to be present. Ideally we would attend the services in person, but if that is not possible, all services will be broadcast on our parish live streams.

HOLY WEEK & BRIGHT WEEK 2021

FIND ST. VLADIMIR LIVE STREAMS

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Confess Early but not Often for Pascha 
21/4/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Those who confess beginning on Friday, April 23 and any time during Holy Week may partake of Divine Communion during any of the Holy Week & Bright Week Divine Liturgies if they have read their pre-Communion rule. Please plan to come to Confession early in Holy Week so that your Confession will not be rushed due to long lines of others waiting for Confession. ONCE YOU HAVE CONFESSED YOU SHOULD NOT CONFESS AGAIN UNLESS YOU FALL INTO A VERY, VERY, VERY SERIOUS SIN. There are MANY who need to confess this week - literally hundreds. Please be merciful to your priests and only confess one time unless there is an extraordinarily serious need to confess a second time.
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday!  
21/4/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults on the upcoming Sunday's principle Gospel reading so that all can better prepare for the Divine Services. 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: from the writings of Blessed Theophylact

For Youth: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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Adult Reading Group Meets this Thursday 
20/4/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Fr. Joseph will lead an adult reading group beginning Thursday, April 22 following the evening service and on subsequent Thursday evenings. The book that will be read is On Pascha.

Those who are interested in participating should email: info@stvladimiraami.org.
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All Parish Pascha Party is Back! 
20/4/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Fr. Gregory, Elizabeth, Misha, Masha, and Natasha invite everyone to join us for our Pascha party on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at our house in Saline. The rain date is Monday, May 31 2021. Why do we need a rain date? Because we will hold the party outside! Well have a bon fire, lots of non-Lenten food, drinks, and hopefully a lot of fun! Dont know where we live? Please send a note to info@stvladimiraami.org now (not on May 30 when you leave your house!) and well share details with you. Everyone is welcome! Come celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord with our whole parish family in the best pandemic style!
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Last Evening Presanctified this Year is Wednesday 
19/4/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Matins begins at 3:00 p.m. Liturgy will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. Please join us for this remarkably beautiful and meaningful Lenten evening service!

The Liturgical Fast for those communing begins after breakfast for the 6:00 p.m. services. In other words, you may eat breakfast, but eat or drink nothing further after that. Parents should use their best judgment regarding their children, as always. Those who confessed on the weekend prior to the Wednesday Presanctified need not confess again on/before Wednesday.

PLEASE NOTE! There are other Presanctified Liturgies throughout Great Lent that begin with Matins at 8:00 a.m. and Liturgy about 11:00 a.m. - mostly on Fridays. Please consult the schedule of services on our web site for more details.
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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
19/4/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Whatever you are doing, with whomever you are speaking, whether you are going somewhere or sitting, let your mind be with the Lord. You will forget yourself, and stray from this path; but again turn to the Lord and rebuke yourself with sorrow. This is the discipline of spiritual attentiveness.

+ St. Theophan the Recluse
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
18/4/21, 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: Isaiah 48:17-49:4, Genesis 27:1-41, Proverbs 19:16-25
Tuesday: Isaiah 49:6-10, Genesis 31:3-16, Proverbs 21:3-21
Wednesday: Isaiah 58:1-11, Genesis 43:26-31; 45:1-16, Proverbs 21:23-22:4
Thursday: Isaiah 65:8-16, Genesis 16:1-7, Proverbs 23:15-24:5
Friday: Isaiah 66:10-24, Genesis 49:33-50:26, Proverbs 31:8-32
Saturday: Hebrews 12:28-13:8 & John 11:1-45

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
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