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According to the Executive Order of Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Policy of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America, St. Vladimir's is temporarily closed to public worship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although we are saddened by this situation, we also understand that in this war all of society – including our St. Vladimir’s family – must unite to defeat the virus enemy. All resources must be brought to bear if victory is to be obtained. For us that means isolating ourselves from each other so that we do not in any way endanger those in our community who are at high risk of death from the virus. Most of us are healthy. Most of us are strong. Most of us will be unaffected by the virus. But we have to do our part – we have to fight selfish self interest – and we have to follow the advice of the experts and be obedient to the decisions of our ruling bishop. We thank everyone for their understanding and for their efforts to get us to the point of victory over this invisible foe!

Please contact me or Fr. Moses at any time for any spiritual or material support you need during this time of quarantine. With God’s help and our sincere effort we can have great hope in overcoming our common societal enemy! Let it never be said that we did not do our part with sincerity and zeal! Let it never be said that we felt ourselves “special” and not in need of taking part in this war! As Orthodox Christians let us be exemplary members of the society in which the merciful Lord has placed us! Let us serve others with valor and Christian Love, whether that service is (for most of us) just staying home and staying safe, or hands-on service of those in need, or other action that we may be called to in service to the eventual victory! All Divine Services will be broadcast on our Live Streams – please join us and worship with us just as you would when we gather in the Church, but from your own “desert” that the Lord has provided us during this time of Great Lent. We are pilgrims in this life dear brothers and sisters – the pandemic has just reminded us a bit of this reality. Glory to God for this and for all things!

Regular Services:
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10:00 a.m.

Full Service Schedule:

Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Time to Buy Nativity Ball Tickets!  
5/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Now is the time to buy tickets for our annual Nativity Ball! This great event is one that you don't want to miss - and it is one that you don't want your friends to miss either. So buy tickets for yourself - and then for your friends! What a great Christmas present! More information at the flyer at the link below. The ball is January 9 - we look forward to seeing you there!

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/flyers/nativityball.pdf
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Parish Yolka/Christmas Pageant is January 11 
5/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Our parish Christmas Pageant (Yolka) is set for Sunday, January 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Dexter Public Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter, MI 48130. Tickets are $15/child before January 1, $20/child after January 1. Purchase tickets now! Learn more at the link below. Please plan to join us for this wonderful annual St. Vladimir's tradition!

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/yolka.pdf
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Church School Starts January 10 – Register Now! 
3/1/15, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
St. Vladimir’s Church School begins January 10. Youth Choir, Bell Ringing, and Altar Servers classes begin at 4:00 p.m. every Saturday, with Law of God classes every Saturday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. through May 30 with the exception of April 11. We have condensed the classes to the greatest extent possible for the convenience of our busy families – we value your time. Please do us the favor of valuing the time of the teachers and other volunteers who make our Church School possible by being on time.

All children are urged to participate in the Vigil following Church School and in the Sunday (and other feast day) Divine Liturgies to the greatest extent possible by ringing bells, serving in the altar, singing, helping in the kiosk, and most importantly by being present in the church and praying with their parish family, AND ESPECIALLY by partaking of the Holy Mysteries. The Liturgy is not a spectacle or event that we watch, but a prayerful “work of the people” that we participate in through our prayerful involvement. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions in this regard.

To learn more about our Church School please contact the Church School Director, Lilia Vershynin: 734-276-7548 or rlvershynin@gmail.com. To register for classes, please fill out the form below and send to Lilia:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/church ... onform.pdf
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Confess Early for Nativity! 
3/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
It is a pious tradition at St. Vladimir Church for virtually everyone to partake of the Holy Mysteries on the Feast of our Lord’s Nativity. Please confess early for the feast! Confessions will be heard at the following times – please take advantage of this opportunity!

Tuesday, December 30: Confession 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Wednesday, December 31: Confession 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Friday, January 2: Confession during and after Evening Services (beginning at 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, January 3: Confession 3:00-6:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Monday, January 5: Confession 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Tuesday, January 6: Confession begins at 4:00 p.m., Vigil 6:00 p.m., Confession during and following Vigil

Please note: those who have confessed beginning December 27 need not confess again before Nativity, but are welcome to partake of the Holy Mysteries having prepared themselves by reading the appointed prayer rule and attending the Divine Services for the feast.
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Monthly Podcast is Available 
2/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Our monthly parish podcast, the Vladcast, is up on our You Tube Channel. Many thanks to Joshua Jobst and John Hill for making this possible!

Please find the Vladcast here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9drdYXs1cJQ&feature=youtu.be

Or just go to our You Tube Channel and find it there. Subscribe to our You Tube Channel to receive updates on videos we post there.

Also, please send your questions for “Ask the Priest” to:

info@stvladimiraami.org

We aren't sure if “Ask the Priest” is going to be a part of future Vladcasts or its own show, but no matter what we need your questions to make it interesting and useful for our parish family. Please send your questions in today!
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Youth Group Schedule for Winter 2015 is Available! 
2/1/15, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find the schedule of our Youth Group activities for the Winter 2015 semester at the link below:

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

No matter your age there is a Youth Group for you! And if you are an adult - there is a group for you too! Here is the schedule of our Adult Group meetings for the same time period:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/adultgroup.pdf
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St. Vladimir's Youth in Davydovo Summer 2015 
1/1/15, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
This is happening! Young people are starting to step forward to go to Daydovo Summer Camp – the only summer camp for special needs children in Russia run by the Church – this coming summer. Zhanna Skalitzky will be heading up this effort but more help is very much needed – please help if you can! Parents – please talk to Fr. Gregory or Zhanna about this ASAP. This is an outstanding opportunity for our young people to live their faith in a very active way. Their participation will help the campers, the campers' families, and frankly speaking, will also help themselves to grow in Christ. More coming very soon!
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English Liturgies and Work Days this Fall & Winter - Next is this Saturday! 
1/1/15, 06:00 AM
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.
Friday, January 2: 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, January 3: 8:00 a.m.

More soon to be scheduled!
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Time to Buy Nativity Ball Tickets!  
31/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Now is the time to buy tickets for our annual Nativity Ball! This great event is one that you don't want to miss - and it is one that you don't want your friends to miss either. So buy tickets for yourself - and then for your friends! What a great Christmas present! More information at the flyer at the link below. The ball is January 9 - we look forward to seeing you there!

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/flyers/nativityball.pdf
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Nativity Lent began November 28 
31/12/14, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
PLEASE NOTE: This Lenten period is not suspended for New Year's Eve celebrations. We realize our parishioners will celebrate the New Year and this is perfectly fine in the context of our thankfulness to God for His blessings upon us in the past year and the blessings we seek from Him in the coming year. But New Year's celebrations should be undertaken with moderation - not excess. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions in this regard.

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We congratulate all our parish family with the beginning of the yearly Lenten period preceding the feast of our Lord’s Nativity! This Lenten period begins November 28 each year and runs until January 7 – the feast of our Lord’s Nativity. This Lenten period is much less stringent than Great Lent. During this fast, as usual, we abstain from meat and dairy products. But fish is allowed on many days. Please consult our parish schedule (linked below) for more details on the culinary aspects of fasting. Of course, the culinary fast is a tool to aid us spiritually to prepare for our Lord’s Nativity – it is not an end unto itself. If you have not fasted in the past please consult Fr. Gregory, Fr. Michael, or Fr. Joseph for practical advice on how to be successful in fasting. Fasting a very important way that we place ourselves in obedience to the Church, the Ark of our salvation, and extraordinarily helpful in our spiritual struggle to draw nearer to our Lord at this special time of year.

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/calendars ... lendar.pdf
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