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Regular 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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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
19/9/18, 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

For Children

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Parish Cemetery Plots Available 
18/9/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We are pleased to offer plots in our parish cemetery for sale. To learn more please review the Regulations, Rules, and License Agreement at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/stv ... eement.pdf

You can see the plot map of those spaces available at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/stv ... lotmap.pdf

Please note that parish members receive a discount on the cost of cemetery plots. To learn more about parish membership please visit this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/membershipform.pdf

Questions or more information: cemetery@stvladimiraami.org
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Ukraine Issues - A Short Primer on the Present Church Crisis 
18/9/18, 03:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As with any crisis in the world, in the Church, or in our families, our first reaction as Orthodox Christians should be prayer. And sobriety. Sober prayer to the Lord that He help us to work through the crisis at hand and to grow spiritually during the time of the crisis. If we can solve the problem then we should try to do that. If not then we should ask the Lord to solve it in a way that is best for the salvation of all involved. But we should not lose our peace. We begin with this because keeping ones peace is a real challenge in emotional situations let us ask the Lords help in this regard in light of the present crisis in the Church...

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Help us Reach our Parish School Goal - LAST WEEK TO GIVE! 
18/9/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank you to everyone who participated in our parish extraordinary meeting on Sunday, August 26! At this meeting we decided how we would move forward with the building of our parish school: by September 23, 2018 we will need to have $1200/month in pledges set for five years OR $70,000 in our Parish School bank account. So we have lots of work to do! Please help! This is a time sensitive situation if we push further out than September 23 it is virtually certain that we will miss this years construction season, and that will make it impossible to begin instruction in 2019.

1. Please establish a pledge or make a donation today. Visit the fund raising page below or reach out to Fr. Gregory with questions

2. Talk to your friends. We can easily reach that $1200/month if we all chip in just a little! And if we add like-minded friends and loved ones who support Orthodox Christian education we can far surpass that goal!

3. Ask questions! Would you like to learn more about the Ann Arbor Orthodox Christian Academy? Send an email to Fr. Gregory, call him, or see him in church. He or any member of the School Steering Committee can answer your questions.

4. Volunteer! Join the School Steering Committee! We need lots of hands to help with this pleasant and much needed work.

This is a great challenge for our parish family, but a completely attainable one if we all pitch in and help just a bit. Please join our school team and help us surpass our goal!

ESTABLISH A PLEDGE OR MAKE A DONATION

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Festival Thank You & Surveys 
17/9/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


This year we had a GREAT FESTIVAL! And that is because of YOU! THANK YOU!!!

IF YOU ATTENDED THE FESTIVAL BUT DID NOT VOLUNTEER: Please take a moment and fill out our Ann Arbor Russian Festival Survey. We appreciate your feedback and if you fill out the festival you are entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to the 2019 festival (mark your calendars now: September 21-22, 2019):

FESTIVAL ATTENDEE SURVEY

IF YOU VOLUNTEERED AT THE FESTIVAL: Please take a moment and fill out the survey below we appreciate your feedback and are SO THANKFUL for your efforts to make the festival such a success:

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER SURVEY

Want to make sure the Ann Arbor Russian Festival stays financially strong, ensuring we can hold this event each year? Make a small donation below every little bit helps!

DONATE TO SUPPORT THE RUSSIAN FESTIVAL

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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
17/9/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

This expression, however, the Word was made flesh [John 1:14], can mean nothing else but that he partook of flesh and blood like to us; he made our body his own, and came forth man from a woman, not casting off his existence as God, or his generation of God the Father, but even in taking to himself flesh remaining what he was. This the declaration of the correct faith proclaims everywhere. This was the sentiment of the holy Fathers; therefore they ventured to call the holy Virgin, the Mother of God, not as if the nature of the Word or his divinity had its beginning from the holy Virgin, but because of her was born that holy body with a rational soul, to which the Word, being personally united, is said to be born according to the flesh.

+ St. Cyril of Alexandria
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
16/9/18, 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: Ephesians 1:22-2:3 & Mark 10:46-52
Tuesday: Ephesians 2:19-3:7 & Mark 11:11-23
Wednesday: Ephesians 3:8-21 & Mark 11:23-26
Thursday: Ephesians 4:14-19 & Mark 11:27-33
Friday: Ephesians 4:17-25 & Mark 12:1-12
Saturday: I Corinthians 14:20-25 & Matthew 25:1-13

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 
16/9/18, 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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Sunday Divine Liturgy - ON NOW! 
16/9/18, 09:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Divine Liturgy beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org:8000/liturgy.mp3

Please remember - the stream only broadcasts live services. If you would like to listen to previously recorded and edited services please visit our sound blog:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com/
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This Week's "The Good News" 
16/9/18, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find this week's issue of "The Good News" at the link below. This bulletin/handout contains the Troparia and Kontakia that will be sung by the choir at today's Divine Liturgy as well as the readings from the Epistle and Gospel readings of the day - all in both English and Russian. This little bulletin is distributed to visitors and others who may find it useful by our parish Greeters on duty today at St. Vladimir's. We cordially invite you to join us at St. Vladimir's for Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. - or any Sunday soon. You are always welcome at St. Vladimir's!

This Sunday's "The Good News":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/goodnews.pdf
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