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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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Divine Liturgy Explained 
2/6/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Divine Service we attend most often is the Divine Liturgy. We know it, but do we know it? The better we understand the Divine Liturgy the more we will engage in this "work of the people", and the more we will get from it. Or perhaps better put, the more it will transform us. And since we are seeking to be transformed into the children of God, should we not take the time to delve more deeply into the Divine Liturgy - the most theologically significant Divine Service? That is a purely rhetorical question of course, since the answer must be "yes"! The article below is a classic of the 20th century, written by one of the most influential theologians of that time. That time was not that long ago - and this article is well, well worth the read!

http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/pomaz_lit.aspx
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Festival Sponsorship Committee - Join Us! 
29/5/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

I was appointed head of the Sponsorship Team for the festival at the last meeting of the planning committee. I wont be able to visit too many stores or vendors - that is just the reality of my schedule, but I can help coordinate this important work. The work really is important - our most profitable festivals have had an active sponsorship component. Please consider: could you volunteer to help in your area? Are you good working with people? Do you work in sales? This is one of those things where success only comes before work in the dictionary. We have to knock on X number of doors to get Y number of sponsorships. We have to work to be successful. The earlier we start the better. Please contact me if you can help! This will be fun and this will be a huge help to the festival and our parish!

Fr. Gregory
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THANK YOU! Divine Services Every Morning and Every Evening May 21-26 
29/5/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank you to all who made it possible for us to serve Divine Liturgy and Evening Divine Services this last week! To those who sang, to those who served, to those to read, to those who helped in so many other ways: THANK YOU!!! It is a great blessing for our parish to have had ordinations last Sunday, and part of that blessing is the great opportunity to serve the Divine Services daily the week following the ordinations. This week we came together as a parish family and made this happen. This should show us that if we all work hard and ask the Lord to bless us in our work that He indeed will, and that trusting in God all that is for His glory is possible for us. May God continue to bless and guide us!
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Deadline for Pastoral School Applications is June 1 (NS) 
28/5/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

With Archbishop Peter's blessing, this year summer courses will again be offered in the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America. Applications for admission for the summer semester are due June 1, 2018. The following courses will be offered this year dates for the courses are June 18 August 4, 2018 (Liturgics and Advanced Byzantine Canon Law are slightly longer in duration):

Liturgics
Church Slavonic
Thesis Writing Workshop
Homiletics
New Testament Greek
New Testament Latin
Advanced Byzantine Canon Law

NOTE: Parish Management and operations will be offered in the Fall 2018 Semester

All Pastoral School summer courses are available to the general public without the need for a formal application to our complete Diploma program. To register please visit the following link:

http://www.orthodoxtheologicalschool.or ... iew/summer

To learn more about the summer courses and all the offerings of the Pastoral School please visit this link:

http://www.orthodoxtheologicalschool.or ... scriptions

For more information or with questions please contact the Dean of the Pastoral School, Archpriest Gregory Joyce (fr.gregory.joyce@orthodoxtheologicalschool.org).
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A Few Thoughts on Memorial Day 
28/5/18, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Find a few words from Fr. Gregory on Memorial Day on Blogtushka:

http://blogtushka.blogspot.com/2017/05/ ... l-day.html
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
28/5/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Even on the Cross He did not hide Himself from sight; rather, He made all creation witness to the presence of its Maker.

+ St. Athanasius the Great
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Great Feast this Weekend! 
24/5/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


JOIN US - ALL ARE WELCOME TO THE COMMEMORATION OF THE BIRTH OF THE CHURCH!

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Preparing the Parish Church for Pentecost 
23/5/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The great feast of Pentecost is May 27. Please join us on Saturday, May 26 for a Memorial Divine Liturgy beginning at 9:00 a.m. Following the Liturgy we will decorate the parish church with boughs, branches, and flowers for the Pentecost vigil. This is a similar activity to our Lazarus Saturday church decoration in preparation for the Palm Sunday vigil. Many good memories are waiting to be had at these sorts of events. Please bring your children! It is especially important for them to participate in these sorts of activities. All are welcome!
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Small but Important Points from Hierarchal Visit 
23/5/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

During his archpastoral visit Vladyka asked Fr. Gregory to remind our parishioners that before receiving a blessing from a bishop they should make a small bow from the waist. This is minor on one hand, but the fact that Vladyka cares enough to point out this minor issue should show us his love for us as well as his trust in us. He sees us as a parish that will in the future receive hierarchal visitors from outside the diocese and wants us to be ready to welcome those visitors appropriately. We do not interact with bishops on a regular basis, and so such things can be easy to forget. We will remind you again before the visit of Metropolitan Jonah this July to celebrate St. Vladimirs Day.

Vladyka also noted that starting this Sunday prosphora will only be available from the kiosk at the end of the Divine Liturgy and not before: after all have kissed the cross and after the Royal Doors have been closed. Please make a note of this and prepare your children for this change as they are likely to be effected by it more than adults.
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Archbishop Peter Thank You! 
21/5/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank you to all who made the visit of Archbishop Peter to our parish this weekend such a success! His Eminence joined us for Vigil on Saturday evening and Liturgy on Sunday morning. At the Liturgy on Sunday morning Mark Chaffee and Colin Bower were tonsured Readers for serve in our St. Vladimir Parish. Subdeacon Dmitry Kashchenko was ordained a Deacon to serve in our parish and Deacon Thomas Sprunger was ordained a priest to serve at the parish in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This was the first ordination of a priest in the history of our St. Vladimirs parish! So many people worked hard to make Vladykas visit so fruitful and we thank you all: those who sang, those who served, those who cooked, and everyone else who worked quietly behind the scenes for the glory of God! This was a real triumph for our parish thank you all! Many pictures are already up on our Facebook page. Eventually all will be posted on our photo album as well.
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