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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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Our Parish Second Pascha is Today! 
28/7/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us today at 9:00 a.m. for Divine Liturgy for our parish's second Pascha: St. Vladimir's Day! After the Liturgy we will have a meal. All are welcome!
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Volunteer Opportunities - Helping Fr. Gregory 
27/7/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As most of our parishioners are aware, Fr. Gregory has several responsibilities in addition to being our parish Rector. He is the Dean of the Michigan Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the Dean of our Diocesan Seminary, and the Secretary of the the Diocesan Council. All these things are getting done, but with some help they could be done much better than they are. Presently there are two volunteer opportunities to help Fr. Gregory with these duties:

1. Help with Audio/Visual at St. Vladimir's: we are presently streaming audio of our major Divine Services. This is great! But we would like to revive our "Sound of the Parish" blog. That means we need one or two people to see to it that recorded Divine Services are edited and posted there. We would also like to do more video and still photography. Again - that means we need one or two people to help out.

2. Matthew 25 Leaders: Please have a look at this blog entry:

http://blogtushka.blogspot.com/2017/06/ ... ponse.html

We need people to fill these leadership positions! We have some - we need more. Please help if you can!

3. Church School Teachers: after the Divine Services the Church School is the most important ministry of our parish. Archbishop Peter has blessed the Church School - all children and parents should be participating in this crucial effort. You needn't be a theologian to be a teacher - but you have to be willing to learn. :)

4. Youth Group Volunteers: our young people need to learn about their faith, but they also need to act on that faith - to do good works for the sake of Christ. We need volunteers to help facilitate this important work!

Please contact Fr. Gregory if you would like to volunteer or if you would like to learn more. Each of us has a ministry. Perhaps one of the above opportunities is yours? If not - and that is totally understandable - challenge yourself. What IS your ministry? Please contact Fr. Gregory if you would like to discuss this or any other aspect of our faith.
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Confession & Communion at St. Vladimirs + Rule to Prepare for Communion 
27/7/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Confession and Communion are the two sacraments we most often partake of as Orthodox Christians and thus it behooves us to learn about these, how to prepare for these, and how to best take advantage of the Grace that our Lord freely gives us in these sacraments. At St. Vladimirs we have created a special web site for this purpose with much information in this regard. Please find the web site listed below and please contact Fr. Gregory with questions!

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/communion ... nion.shtml
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Do you have trouble getting to Church?  
26/7/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please contact Fr. Gregory, Nathan, any of our Parish Council members, or our Head Brother or Head Sister. WE WANT TO HELP! And we offer these free options to help you stay connected with St. Vladimir's - even if it is hard for you to get to church on your own:

+Home Visits
+Rides to Church
+Home Computer help to allow you to listen to the Divine Services live every Saturday night and Sunday morning
+Subscription to "Sunday Reading" via post
+Subscription to "Good News" via post
+Subscription to each weekend's Divine Services on CD

If you know someone who has trouble getting to church, but that person is unlikely to see this announcement, please reach out and share this information with him or her.
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Weekly Educational Offering 
26/7/17, 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: from the writings of Blessed Theophylact:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_7th_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 7-23-b.pdf
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SECOND PASCHA IS THIS THURSDAY! 
25/7/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Vigil for St. Vladimirs day is set for 6:00 p.m. on July 27, with Divine Liturgy on July 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Please note: Vigil time has changed since Metropolitan Jonah cannot join us for the feast.

Please take a moment now to REQUEST THIS DAY OFF OF WORK if you have not done so yet. If you havent it may be too late. In which case, consider whether your sick days could be used for spiritual health and not just physical health...

We often under-estimate the importance of our parish feast day. Remember, this is our own SECOND PASCHA. We would never think of missing the Paschal services if there was any way to be there, and this is how we should approach this second most important day of the year for our parish family. Please join us!
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Zoe for Life Presentation is August 27 
25/7/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us on August 27 during our weekly parish meal for a presentation from a Zoe for Life Michigan. As you may recall, we have supported Zoe for Life here in Michigan almost since its beginning. Join us for an update on Zoe's activities and how we can help in their important mission of helping expectant moms to carry their babies to term rather than choosing abortion!
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IOCC School Kits: Collection 8/20/17 ~ Building 8/26/17 
24/7/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is time to make IOCC School Kits again. These kits make it possible for children to attend school who otherwise would not have the opportunity. In most countries school supplies are NOT supplied by the school, and that is what these kits are all about! On Sunday, August 20, after the Divine Liturgy, we will take up a collection to help pay for the kits. On Saturday, August 26 at 4:00 p.m. we will build the kits. Please join us! Young people are especially encouraged to participate!
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St. Olga is Celebrated Today 
24/7/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for Divine Liturgy today, July 24, at 8:00 a.m. for the feast of St. Olga, Equal of the Apostles. To all our Olgas, and especially to Olga Feyodorovna, one of the last remaining founds of our parish, we wish you a very happy name's day!
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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week  
23/7/17, 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: I Corinthians 9:13-18 & Matthew 16:1-6
Tuesday: I Corinthians 10:5-12 & Matthew 16:6-12
Wednesday: I Corinthians 10:12-22 & Matthew 16:20-24
Thursday: I Corinthians 10:28-11:7 & Matthew 16:24-28
Friday: I Corinthians 11:8-22 & Matthew 17:10-18
Saturday: Romans 13:1-10 & Matthew 12:30-37

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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