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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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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
9/4/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival.
If anyone is a wise servant, let him, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord.
If anyone has wearied himself in fasting, let him now receive his recompense.
If anyone has labored from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If anyone has come at the third hour, with thanksgiving let him keep the feast. If anyone has arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; for he shall suffer no loss. If anyone has delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near without hesitation. If anyone has arrived even at the eleventh hour, let him not fear on account of his delay. For the Master is gracious and receives the last, even as the first; he gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour, just as to him who has labored from the first. He has mercy upon the last and cares for the first; to the one he gives, and to the other he is gracious. He both honors the work and praises the intention.
Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether first or last, receive your reward. O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy! O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day! You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today! The table is rich-laden; feast royally, all of you! The calf is fatted; let no one go forth hungry!
Let all partake of the feast of faith. Let all receive the riches of goodness.
Let no one lament his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn his transgressions, for pardon has dawned from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Saviours death has set us free.
He that was taken by death has annihilated it! He descended into hades and took hades captive! He embittered it when it tasted his flesh! And anticipating this Isaiah exclaimed, Hades was embittered when it encountered thee in the lower regions. It was embittered, for it was abolished! It was embittered, for it was mocked! It was embittered, for it was purged! It was embittered, for it was despoiled! It was embittered, for it was bound in chains!
It took a body and, face to face, met God! It took earth and encountered heaven! It took what it saw but crumbled before what it had not seen!
O death, where is thy sting? O hades, where is thy victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life reigns!
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!
For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the First-fruits of them that slept.
To him be glory and might unto ages of ages. Amen.
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Divine Liturgy Live Stream 
1/4/18, 10:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the following link:


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:

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Palm Sunday Special Instructions Please Help! 
31/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

This Sunday we celebrate the triumphant Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, known more popularly as Palm Sunday. The Liturgy for this feast is traditionally one of our largest of the year. We need your help to make things go as smoothly as possible!

1. We will commune from two chalices at least. If we have three priests we will have three chalices. Please help by stepping into the Communion line that has the fewest people in it. The exact same Communion is in each chalice no matter which priest is communing you.

2. Please move to the front of the parish church. Yes you. Everyone that reads this. And please tell all your friends that dont read this or deny reading this. :) Leave the back of the church for guests. They will be more comfortable there and we will thereby utilize our very limited space to the greatest extent possible.

3. Please do not park in the guest parking spots. Yes you. Those spots are for guests. A guest a new person who is visiting for their first or second or third time. If you are reading this you are probably not a guest. We have let this go for some months. But it is time to get serious about this. OR feel free to park in the guest spots if you want to help us build the new church faster by making a very large gift to the building fund. That would be OK too but please talk to Fr. Gregory about that ahead of time so we dont have to try to fine you after the fact. :) Please spread the word about this we need to be mature about this and be willing to walk a few more steps to church so a real guest has a nice place to park and is welcomed from the first possible moment they visit our parish.
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Alms Giving at St. Vladimir's this Great Lent 
30/3/18, 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, February 25: Parish Fund for those in Need of Assistance

Sunday, March 4: Parish Fund for those in Need of Assistance

Sunday, March 11: International Orthodox Christians Charities
More information: https://www.iocc.org/

Sunday, March 18: Alpha House
More information: http://alphahouse-ihn.org/

Sunday, March 25: Zoe for Life Michigan
More information: http://www.zoehousemi.org

Sunday, April 1: 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, Mikhail Fisenkov, at treasurer@stvladimiraami.org
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General Confession & Communion of Church School is Tonight/Tomorrow 
30/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

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Presanctified Liturgy is Tomorrow Morning 
29/3/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for our regular Friday morning Presanctified Liturgy. Matins begins at 8:00 a.m. with the Liturgy proper beginning at about 11:00 a.m. All are welcome!
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Reading Acts of the Apostles Holy Saturday 
29/3/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We are seeking readers to read the Acts of the Apostles in as many languages as possible again this year. Since this tradition has grown in popularity in recent years this year we will again begin the reading of the Acts of the Apostles at 9:00 p.m. on Holy Saturday, April 7. This reading sends a very important and stark message: Christianity is the faith for ALL peoples. Thus, we try to read the Acts before the tomb of Christ in as many languages as we can. Last year we read in 19 languages. Let's break that record this year! Contact our Head Reader, Ken Doll, to sign up for your slot to read in the language of your choice see him in church or email info@stvladimiraami.org.
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Correction of Parish Calendar 
29/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please note that there was a vigil erroneously scheduled for this evening, March 29, on the originally published March calendar. That has been removed. There is no vigil tonight. Please make a note of this and share with those whom you know or suspect were planning to attend the Divine Services tonight.
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Confess Early but not Often for Pascha 
28/3/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Those who confess beginning on Friday, March 30 and any time during Holy Week may partake of Divine Communion during any of the Holy Week & Bright Week Divine Liturgies if they have read their pre-Communion rule. Please plan to come to Confession early in the week so that your Confession will not be rushed due to long lines of others waiting for Confession. ONCE YOU HAVE CONFESSED YOU SHOULD NOT CONFESS AGAIN UNLESS YOU FALL INTO A VERY SERIOUS SIN. There are MANY who need to confess this week - literally hundreds. Please be merciful to your priests and only confess one time unless there is a very serious need to confess a second time.
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Weekly Educational Offering 
28/3/18, 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: an explanation of this coming Sunday's Gospel reading from Blessed Theophylact:


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

http://ww1.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 4-01-a.pdf
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