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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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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
20/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Better a stupid and unlettered brother who, working the good things he knows, merits life in Heaven than one who though being distinguished for his learning in the Scriptures, or even holding the place of a doctor, lacks the bread of love.

+ St. Bede the Venerable
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
19/8/18, 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: II Corinthians 8:7-15 & Mark 3:6-12
Tuesday: II Corinthians 8:16-9:5 & Mark 3:13-19
Wednesday: II Corinthians 9:12-10:7 & Mark 3:20-27
Thursday: II Corinthians 10:7-18 & Mark 3:28-35
Friday: II Corinthians 11:5-21 & Mark 4:1-9
Saturday: I Corinthians 2:6-9 & Matthew 22:15-22

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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Sunday Divine Liturgy - ON NOW! 
19/8/18, 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:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org:8000/liturgy.mp3

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:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com/
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This Week's "The Good News" 
19/8/18, 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  
19/8/18, 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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Vigil Live Stream on Now 
18/8/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Vigil beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org:8000/liturgy.mp3

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:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com/
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Emergency Cards Available 
18/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The diocese has provided each of our parishes with Emergency Cards. These cards are to be filled out and put in your wallet so that if it were ever to happen that you were in an accident or otherwise needed spiritual support, but could not speak for yourself, the authorities would find the card in your wallet and call Fr. Gregory to come to you. We hope none of our parishioners ever needs to use one of these cards, but it is a good idea to have one just in case. Please see Fr. Gregory if you have questions. Emergency cards can be found near the front doors - near the pamphlets that are available to all for free.
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How to Support St. Vladimirs 
17/8/18, 06:00 PM
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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New Dentist Office Donates 10% of Fees to St. Vladimirs Building Fund 
17/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Prime Dental, a brand new dental practice in Farmington Hills owned by St. Vladimirs parishioners, will donate 10% of your dental fees in their practice to the St. Vladimirs building fund. And the dentist speaks English and Russian! You have teeth. You need those teeth taken care of. And the quality of care is absolutely top notch! Call Prime Dental now and make an appointment (and talk to them about PPO insurance and other such details). Care for your teeth and help us to build our new church!

Prime Dental: 248-987-2879 ~ www.primedentaloffice.com

WE CAN SUPPORT OUR PARISH BY GETTING OUR TEETH CLEANED! ALL IT TAKES IS A SHORT TRIP TO FARMINGTON HILLS. A SMALL EFFORT CAN PROVIDE A BIG DIVIDEND! MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!

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10% of Festival Proceeds go to Charity 
16/8/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We ask each of our parishioners to make a tithe to the parish.

Some thoughts on tithing from an Orthodox point of view can be found here and may be helpful:

https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/roadsfromemmaus/2015/10/27/6-reasons-why-tithing-is-good-for-an-orthodox-parish/

You can find more in this article, which is on our parish web site:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/syn ... rdship.pdf

It only makes sense if we ask our parishioners to tithe that we would arrange for 10% of our festival proceeds would go to charities other than St. Vladimir's (10% of our regular collections go to the diocese by the way). So - when you volunteer for the festival we want you to know that you are supporting St. Vladimir's - but other charitable organizations as well!

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE FESTIVAL - CLICK HERE!

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