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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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Special Services and Activities this Week at St. Vladimir's 
12/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Tuesday 6:00 p.m.: MATINS (this was previously scheduled as Vespers)

Tuesday Following Matins (about 8:00 p.m.): Memorial Service for Reader Basil Wolff

Wednesday 8:00 a.m.: Divine Liturgy for St. Basil the Great

Friday 5:00 p.m.: Royal Hours for Theophany

Friday 7:00 p.m. AT ST. VLADIMIR'S: Adult Discussion Group Meeting

Adult Group Topic: “Looking Forward to Great Lent – The Annual Season of Spiritual Renewal for Orthodox Christians”
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+Memory Eternal Anatolii Obertas 
12/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Our St. Vladimir parish family expresses its deepest condolences to our Parish Council member Igor Obertas (and to his whole family) with the repose of his father, Anatolii, on January 11, 2015. We ask the prayers of our parish family for the newly reposed and for his family. May his memory be eternal and may the merciful Lord grant comfort to the greiving!
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Alpha House Service Opportunity 
10/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We need help serving breakfast to families at the family homeless shelter, Alpha House, on Sunday February 8. If you can help please contact Addie Lanterman in church or via email at infor@stvladimiraami.org. This is a wonderful opportunity to live our faith in a very real way – by serving others (just as Jesus Christ came to minister according to this own words). Please join us!
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Yikes – Great Lent is Coming Soon! 
10/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Those who have had a chance to look at this year's annual calendar have no doubt noticed that Great Lent is coming soon! That is not a bad thing by any means, and it is good for us in a way to see those Lenten days coming and to prepare for them. A few things to note:

- the schedule for the first week will include three days of the full cycle of services beginning at 8:00 a.m.: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

- we will hold our Great Lenten Lecture Series again this year. We are working out details with our keynote speaker and once we have done that we will release the full schedule of lectures. As always there will be a lecture each of the Sundays of Great Lent.

- Vespers will be held on Sundays after the Great Lenten Lecture on March 1, 15, and 29. This is a very beautiful service that transitions us liturgically from the weekend back to the Great Lenten weekday paradigm, including the chanting of the Great Prokimenon. This will be the first year that we serve this service and we invite all to participate!

- we intend to serve Presanctified Liturgies on most Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings of the fast – more details to come soon
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Do you get our weekly emails? If not – you should! 
9/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please visit this link to sign up:

http://goo.gl/forms/XPCWdrfccl

Or send a note to info@stvladimiraami.org and ask to be added to the parish email list. You can always ask to be removed as well, but this is the best way to keep up to date with the latest information about our parish. We also have an email list for our Sisterhood, for our Brotherhood, for our Choir, and for our Readers. Drop us a note to get on the email lists you are interested in!
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Church School Resumes January 10 
9/1/15, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
St. Vladimir’s Church School begins January 10. Classes will be held 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 info@stvladimiraami.org
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St. Vladimir's Youth in Davydovo Summer 2015 
9/1/15, 06:00 AM
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. Age group is late teens and older. More coming very soon!
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Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion 
8/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find the Nativity Epistle of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, at the links below.

English:

http://russianorthodoxchurch.ws/synod/e ... istle.html

Russian:

http://russianorthodoxchurch.ws/synod/2 ... istle.html
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Schedule Addition: Divine Liturgy for the Third Day of Nativity 
8/1/15, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We are pleased to announce that we will celebrate Divine Liturgy on the third day of our Lord's Nativity, Friday, January 9. This day is dedicated to St. Stephen the Apostle and Protomartyr. Please join us tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. as we continue our feast of the Lord's Incarnation!
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Parents: Help Keep the Church Clean! 
8/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We ask parents to please keep an eye on their children during the Divine Services as regards playing with the sand in the candle stands and with candles. Those that work hard to clean the church every week have to work even harder because of the sand all over the floor and all over the pannykhhida table, as well as lots of drips of wax on the floor. We love kids and we always will! But we ask that parents exercise some oversight in this regard. Thank you!
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