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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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Kursk Icon to Visit St. Vladimir's Tonight & Tomorrow 
16/4/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
UPDATE! The icon will not be with us the evening of 4/16, but will be with us the morning of 4/17. We apologize for the inconvenience!


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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
16/4/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Are you fighting against your passions? Fight, fight, and be good soldiers of Christ! Do not give in to evil and do not be carried away by the weakness of the flesh. During the time of temptation, flee to the Physician, crying out with the Holy Church, our mother: O God, number me with the thief, the harlot, and the publican (i.e., with the repentant), and save me!

+ St. Anatoly of Optina, Living Without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders of Optina
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
15/4/18, 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: Acts 3:19-26 & John 2:1-11
Tuesday: Acts 4:1-10 & John 3:16-21
Wednesday: Acts 4:13-22 & John 5:17-24
Thursday: Acts 4:23-31 & John 5:24-30
Friday: Acts 5:1-11 & John 5:30-6:2
Saturday: Acts 5:21-33 & John 6:14-27

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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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
15/4/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Our weekly bulletin, "Sunday Reading", has been posted at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... eading.pdf
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This Week's "The Good News" 
15/4/18, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find this week's issue of "The Good News" at the link below. This bulletin/handout contains the Troparia and Kontakia that will be sung by the choir at today's Divine Liturgy as well as the readings from the Epistle and Gospel readings of the day - all in both English and Russian. This little bulletin is distributed to visitors and others who may find it useful by our parish Greeters on duty today at St. Vladimir's. We cordially invite you to join us at St. Vladimir's for Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. - or any Sunday soon. You are always welcome at St. Vladimir's!

This Sunday's "The Good News":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/goodnews.pdf
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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted  
15/4/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please keep our parishioners, friends, and those who have asked us in our unworthiness to pray for them in your prayers this coming week. Our parish prayer list can be found here:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... erlist.pdf

PLEASE NOTE! We have removed those from the list that we believe no longer should be present there. If you requested that someone be included in this list please review it carefully to make sure we have not removed someone erroneously. If we have, please contact Fr. Gregory to have your loved one again added to the list.
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Your Feedback Wanted 
14/4/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Give us your feedback! We want know what you think and how we can do things better - use this form to share with us (or email to info@stvladimiraami.org or post on our Facebook page anytime):

https://goo.gl/forms/cPFls9XgfdiLBmOn2
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Greeter Ministry - Join Today! 
13/4/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We only have ONE CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION - and this is what our Greeter Ministry is all about: welcoming new people to St. Vladimir's, making them feel at home, being a resource for their questions, helping resolve any issues they have while at St. Vladimir's, and providing them a resource for more information in the future.

Learn more/join the greeter ministry:

https://goo.gl/forms/c4Qw5PI1M4j6ATDO2
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How to Support St. Vladimirs 
13/4/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

People often ask us how they can make donations to St. Vladimirs other than by making a donation at church. We work continuously to make this as easy for our parish family and friends as we can and we appreciate your feedback in this regard.

Please read here a short piece about the best way to support St. Vladimirs by making a planned recurring gift to our parish:

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

How to make such a recurring gift? If it is favorable or more convenient for you to use a credit card, please visit our Network for Good giving page:

https://stvladimiraami.networkforgood.com/projects/36049-stewardship-tithes-general-fund

If you prefer PayPal:

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=kRuJoZJOYPD1jGZ14E9mOHYAmXsvCmpAaKkgCpUOi1Tj8QDaHNIpW3EKAVp2u1nh1NST10&country.x=US&locale.x=US

If you would prefer to make a recurring gift by making an electronic transfer from your bank to ours, you will need some or all of the information below. If you need more information than what is found here, please email us at treasurer@stvladimiraami.org.

You need the name of the church bank: Chase Bank
You need the name on the account: St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church
You may need the address: 9900 Jackson Rd. Dexter, MI 48130-9426
You'll need the American Banking Association Routing Number: 07 2000326
You'll need the account number: email us at info@stvladimiraami.org

We welcome and encourage you to remember the parish in your will or in other estate planning.

Thank you for your support of our parish!
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Parish Cemetery Plots - We Need You Now* 
12/4/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We are pleased to offer plots in our parish cemetery for sale. To learn more please review the Regulations, Rules, and License Agreement at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/stv ... eement.pdf

You can see the plot map of those spaces available at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/stv ... lotmap.pdf

Please note that parish members receive a discount on the cost of cemetery plots. To learn more about parish membership please visit this link:

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

Questions or more information: cemetery@stvladimiraami.org

*It is now spring and it is time to complete the excavation work on this project. Please buy your plots today so that we will have adequate funds on hand to complete this project as soon as it is warm enough to begin the work!
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