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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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All English Cycle of Divine Services this Friday & Saturday 
23/8/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Divine Services are theology in action – one of the most important and most easily accessible sources of truth provided by the Holy Church for our salvation. In order to help more and more people gain access to this source of truth and to introduce new people to the Orthodox Faith our parish practice is to serve one cycle of Divine Services per month (Friday Evening Services and Saturday Divine Liturgy) completely in English. This is a missionary effort designed to allow those who are interested in Orthodox Christianity to more easily access the beauty of the Divine Services. ALL ARE WELCOME at these services! Please invite friends and loved ones! Let us work together to no longer allow Orthodox Christianity to be the best kept secret in the spiritual life of North America! Please join us!

Future All English Divine Services at St. Vladimir’s:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/englis ... le2017.pdf
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Weekly Educational Offering 
23/8/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults. Parents are asked to review the children’s 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:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_11th_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... -20-b1.pdf
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10% of Festival Proceeds go to Charity 
22/8/17, 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 at the link below!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Yh4aUfPECd7q0JW41W2Rp4__WRyZeCrtDZrZrod5rEI/edit#gid=0
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Walk of Life is September 1-4, 2017 
22/8/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please consider joining this effort again this year. In past years St. Vladimir's has been very well represented, but this year it is not being hosted in our parish, but in Northern Indiana. Not a far drive to be sure. We are hoping for another great St. Vladimir's turnout. Please register today!
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ORPR Camper Meetings this Fall 
21/8/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

All present, past, and future campers are welcome! Come learn about ORPR, how to get ready for the 2018 camp session (including sharing best practices for parents and campers), meet our parish (and Michigan Deanery) campers and much more!

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/orprcampermeetings.pdf
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Sunday Activities Fall 2017 
21/8/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

In order to help facilitate long-term planning for our parishioners we will organize some of our parish Sunday afternoon activities based on the Sundays of the month. This allows for folks to plan far ahead, and we strongly urge you to do so to avoid missing those things that you want to participate in! Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions. These activities, as always, will run September through May, with June, July, and August not following this schedule due to vacations.

First Sunday of the Month: Ask the Priest at the Parish Meal

Second Sunday of the Month: Youth Groups

Third Sunday of the Month: Matthew 25 Adult Activities

Fourth Sunday (sometimes Saturday) of the Month: ORPR Camper Meeting

Fifth Sunday of the Month if there is one: Nothing Scheduled
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
20/8/17, 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 5:10-15 & Mark 1:9-15
Tuesday: II Corinthians 5:15-21 & Mark 1:16-22
Wednesday: II Corinthians 6:11-16 & Mark 1:23-28
Thursday: II Corinthians 7:1-10 & Mark 1:29-35
Friday: II Corinthians 7:10-16 & Mark 2:18-22
Saturday: I Corinthians 1:26-29 & Matthew 20:29-34

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 
20/8/17, 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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Divine Liturgy Live Stream 
20/8/17, 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" 
20/8/17, 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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