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Regular 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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Proper Attire in Church 
1/5/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As the weather warms it is always a temptation to come to church dressed not quite appropriately. We provide the information below as a guide to help make good decisions about what to wear to church:

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

PARENTS: it is YOUR responsibility to assure that your child is dressed appropriately.

TWO ISSUES WE STRUGGLE WITH EVERY YEAR: no shorts and no uncovered shoulders - no matter the age.

ANOTHER ISSUE WE STRUGGLE WITH: we have skirts and shawls to share if needed. But these are not items to be used as weapons in the attack of a visitor, but to be offered lovingly if it is clear that someone feels out of place because they innocently came to church dressed inappropriately.

Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or concerns.
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
1/5/19, 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: from the writings of Blessed Theophylact

For Children: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
29/4/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

When God revealed himself, he united himself with our mortal nature in order to deify humanity through this close relation with deity. Since this is so, through his flesh, constituted by bread and wine, he implants himself in all believers.

+ St. Gregory of Nyssa
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LIVE STREAM: Pascha Divine Services 
27/4/19, 11:15 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Divine Services beginning at 11:15 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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Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy are at Midnight Tonight! 
27/4/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for our celebration of the Lord's Glorious Resurrection TONIGHT at St. Vladimir's! The schedule of services is:

9:00 p.m. Reading of the Acts of the Apostles
11:15 p.m. Paschal Midnight Office
12:00 a.m. Paschal Procession, Matins and Divine Liturgy

Following the Divine Liturgy: Parish Family Breakfast.

DONT FORGET: NO LITURGY AT 10:00 A.M. ON PASCHA!

And don't forget our Paschal Vespers and Matins on SUNDAY at 2:00 p.m.!!!
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Pascha Open House at Fr. Gregory's is April 29 
26/4/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Fr. Gregory, Matushka Elizabeth, Maria, Michael, and Natalia invite all St. Vladimirs family and friends to their Paschal Open House on Bright Monday, April 29 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at their home in Saline. Please join them as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! Dont know where Fr. Gregory & family live? Email info@stvladimiraami.org or text 734-475-4590 (but don't email or text when you leave your house - that is too late - do so now)!
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Pascha is THIS SUNDAY - Today is Holy Friday 
26/4/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Today is Holy Friday, or Good Friday as it is often called in the west. Today is the most solemn of days the strictest fasting day in the entire year. Beginning today at 9:00 a.m. we essentially live in the parish church, going home from time to time to rest. The schedule of services for this day is:

9:00 a.m. Royal Hours for Pascha
1:00 p.m. Vespers for Holy Saturday (Brining forth of the Burial Icon of Christ for Veneration of the Faithful)
6:00 p.m. Matins for Holy Saturday (Burial Service of Christ with Lamentations and Procession)

Please join us as your personal schedule allows please join us not less than once today. We have many services so that everyone can attend at least some of the services. Please don't miss this day it is important. Important for all of us as we keep watch with the Myrrh Bearing Women, Joseph, and Nicodemus as our Lord is taken down from the Cross, Buried, and begins His ascent into Hell, the captives of which have already anticipated their emancipation based on the preaching of St. John the Baptist there. When we are present in the parish church for the Divine Services we are mystical present at the actual historical/theological events that we commemorate. It is good to be with Christ in His glory on Pascha, but also important to be with Him on this most sober day of the year.
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Great Lent Began March 11 Pascha is April 28 
25/4/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please note that Great Lent began this year on March 11. Let us recall that fasting is a tool given to us by God to aid us spiritually. For some it is easy to fast, for others it is difficult. However, what is most important is that we make a sincere effort to follow the fast. Why? Simply because the fast helps us to see our sins by helping us to focus spiritually. Eating light foods, or perhaps rather, abstaining from heavy foods such as meats and cheeses, allows us to be less focused on our stomachs and more focused on our souls, and of course, in this season when we undergo our journey to the Resurrection of our Lord we dearly wish to improve ourselves spiritually that we might meet the risen Christ better than we were when we began Great Lent. St. John Chrysostom writes that we abstain from meats that we might abstain from our sins. This nicely sums up the reason the Holy Church, as a loving mother, gives us the gift of fasting. Pascha is April 28 may these last few days of fasting help you to prepare for the Feast of Feasts and the Day of Days!
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Blessing Pascha Baskets 
25/4/19, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Paschal baskets will be blessed at St. Vladimir's following the Divine Liturgy on Holy Saturday as well as every subsequent Divine Service of Bright Week. It is most traditional for baskets to be blessed after the Divine Liturgy on Pascha itself, but we realize that this does not work for everyone's schedule, and thus we offer an early opportunity (after the Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy) and later opportunities (after every Divine Service of Bright Week). If you basket is blessed on Holy Saturday after Liturgy you agree that you will not partake of the non-Lenten foods until after the Divine Liturgy on Pascha night, for the fast does not end at midnight, but after the Divine Liturgy!
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Confess Early but not Often for Pascha 
23/4/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Those who confess beginning on Friday, April 19 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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