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Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Last Soul Saturday THIS SATURDAY 
23/3/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Holy Church appoints several special Saturdays throughout the year on which we especially commemorate our departed friends and loved ones. At St. Vladimirs we will serve the following memorial services on the following dates this Great Lent:

March 11: Divine Liturgy 8:00 a.m. (Matins for the departed the evening prior at 6:00 p.m.)
March 18: Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. (Matins for the departed the evening prior at 6:00 p.m.) - All English Cycle
March 25: Divine Liturgy 8:00 a.m. (Matins for the departed the evening prior at 6:00 p.m.)

Please join us for those services that you are able to and for those you are not: please assure the commemoration of your friends and loved ones at the services by emailing their names (please distinguish between Orthodox and non-Orthodox departed) to info@stvladimiraami.org or by otherwise contacting Fr. Gregory.
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Alms Giving at St. Vladimir's this Great Lent 
22/3/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Alms giving is a strong tradition of the Holy Church during lenten periods. As we spend less on our food at these times of year we take that extra and give it to those less fortunate. At St. Vladimir's we will collect alms according to the following schedule this Great Lent.

Sunday, March 5: Parish Fund for those in Need of Assistance

Sunday, March 12: Parish Fund for those in Need of Assistance

Sunday, March 19: International Orthodox Christians Charities
More information: https://www.iocc.org/

Sunday, March 26: Alpha House
More information: http://alphahouse-ihn.org/

Sunday, April 2: Zoe for Life Michigan
More information: http://www.zoehousemi.org

Sunday, April 9: Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem
More information: http://jerusalem-mission.org/

If you miss one of these collections but would like to provide support please contact our Treasurer, Marina Edwards, at treasurer@stvladimiraami.org
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Weekly Educational Offering 
22/3/17, 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 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: an explanation of the Sunday's gospel reading by Blessed Theophylact:


For children, from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups):

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 3-19-b.pdf
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Evening Presanctified is Tomorrow 
21/3/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We'll serve the Presanctified on four evenings this Great Lent and follow that with a Lenten Pot Luck Dinner. More information on the Liturgy, how to participate in the meal, and how to fast for this very special service is here:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/presan ... iturgy.pdf

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Repose of Fr. Sergei Vishnevsky 
21/3/17, 05:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Today in Moscow Archpriest Sergei Vishnevsky reposed in the Lord at age 91. He had four sons, all of whom are priests themselves. And one of them is Fr. Pavel Vishnevky, who has been instrumental in our Russia with Love efforts. We ask that you remember the newly-reposed Fr. Sergei in your prayers during this 40 days, his 40th day being April 29, 2017. Please find here an interesting article about Fr. Sergei from the New York Times from 1993:

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/03/08/world ... ected.html
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Michigan Deanery General Unction is April 4 
21/3/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

With the blessing of Archbishop Peter, the annual General Unction service for our Michigan Deanery will be held at St. Vladimir Church at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. Please note that Unction is a Sacrament of the Holy Church. All are welcome to attend the service, but only Orthodox Christians may be anointed with the Holy Oil at the conclusion of the service. The Sacrament of Unction is tied very closely to both repentance and healing, and thus, although this sacrament is generally reserved for those who are very sick (to aid in their healing or their prayerful departure into the next life) the practice is to hold this service one time per year during Great Lent to strengthen all of us on our path towards spiritual healing through repentance the path we tread each year during Great Lent. IT IS IMPORTANT that you prepare yourself by confessing before this sacrament. Children who do not participate in the sacrament of Confession (those generally less than 7 years old) are not anointed at the General Unction service unless suffering from a serious illness. Please contact Fr. Gregory for more details.

Flyer to share: http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/genera ... er2017.pdf
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No Liturgy 3/21/17 
21/3/17, 04:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Dear Friends,

Unfortunately I have acquired a stomach virus and thus will not be able to serve this morning. I ask your forgiveness for the inconvenience and your prayers that I will recover in time to serve Wednesday!

Fr. Gregory
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Reading the Sunday Life of the Saint 
20/3/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Young people who can read clearly and loudly are welcome and urged to participate! THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE ENGAGED IN PARISH LIFE! Research shows that it is very important for young people to be engaged now so they persist in the Church into adulthood.

The sign up sheet can be found at the link below. PARENTS: please contact Karl Meyer or Alexandra Pyrozhenko with questions!

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40 Martyrs of Sebaste is March 21 
20/3/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Yes this year this feast falls on MARCH 21. It is true that the commemoration of the Martyrs is March 22, but when March 22 is the middle Wednesday of Great Lent (as it is this year), the commemoration of the Cross moves the feast of the Martyrs to March 21. Please join us and please spread the word about the translation of the feast. A flyer to share can be found here:

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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week 
19/3/17, 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 14:24-32, Genesis 8:21-9:7, Proverbs 11:19-12:6
Tuesday: Isaiah 25:1-9, Genesis 9:8-17, Proverbs 12:8-22
Wednesday: Isaiah 26:21-27:9, Genesis 9:18-10:1, Proverbs 12:21-13:9
Thursday: Isaiah 28:14-22, Genesis 10:32-11:9, Proverbs 13:20-14:6
Friday: Isaiah 29:13-23, Genesis 12:1-7, Proverbs 14:15-26
Saturday: Hebrews 6:9-12 & Mark 7:31-37

Please find below several very nice articles on how to read the scripture from an Orthodox point of view.

By St. Justin (Popovich):


By Bishop Kalistos (Ware):


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:


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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