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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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Things We Sing Together at St. Vladimir's 
13/7/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

There are several prayers that we sing together at St. Vladimir's. We want you to know this so that you can practice. :) That way we will sing these with zeal - with power! WE SHOULD BE LIFTING THE ROOF WHEN WE SING THESE - THEY SHOULD BE SUNG VERY STRONGLY - ESPECIALLY THE CREED AND "HAVING BEHELD THE RESURRECTION..."

Saturday Vigil (and matins during Pentecost) - "Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/hav ... andout.pdf

Every Liturgy - "Symbol of Faith":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/creedhandout.pdf

Every Liturgy - "Our Father":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/our ... andout.pdf
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Spring and Summer Brings Missionaries to our Doors - Share the Orthodox Faith 
13/7/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As the weather improves missionaries from various religions tend to appear at our homes. At St. Vladimir's we have many pamphlets and booklets on the Orthodox Faith that are free for anyone to take. These can be found at the back of the church near the main entrance doors. Please feel free to take information home with you to share with the missionaries that come to visit you. It seems only fair that if they want us to take their information that we offer them information about Orthodox Christianity. Many missionaries have found the Orthodox Church in this way. No one is mandated to do this, but if you would like to you are welcome to. Please feel free to contact Fr. Gregory with questions in this regard.
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St. Vladimir ORPR Campers 2018 
12/7/18, 10:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please remember our St. Vladimir ORPR campers in your prayers this month!

Michael
Nicholas
Alexandra
Natalia
Nicholas
Vladimir
Daniel

Learn more about sending your child to ORPR camp next year:

http://www.orprcamp.org/

Our parish has monthly ORPR camper meetings. Like to know more? Email info@stvladimiraami.org.
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Proper Attire in Church 
12/7/18, 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 
11/7/18, 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: an explanation of this coming Sunday's Gospel reading from Blessed Theophylact:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_7th_pentecost.html

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

http://ww1.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 7-23-b.pdf
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Sts. Peter & Paul Celebrated July 12 
10/7/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


PLEASE JOIN US AS YOUR PERSONAL SCHEDULE ALLOWS!

WE HAVE FASTED FOR SEVERAL WEEKS TO PREPARE FOR THIS FEAST - IT MAKES NO SENSE TO SIMPLY SKIP IT. Those who cannot come to Liturgy on a weekday morning should plan to attend vigil on the eve of the feast!

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Silence in Church Please 
10/7/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is important that we make an effort a real effort to refrain from speaking in church. We have gotten a bit lax about this lately and the timing is not good. Archbishop Peter will be visiting soon and he will most certainly correct this inappropriate behavior if we do not correct it ourselves. And we will like it a lot less if he feels the need to do this than if we learn to do this on our own. If one absolutely must have a conversation during the time of the Divine Services this should be done either:

1. In the kiosk area IN VERY HUSHED TONES. The glass doors are by no means sound proof. We are failing quite terribly here. The Parish Council will discuss this at the next meeting and measures will be taken to cut down on the cacophony coming from behind the glass doors during the Divine Liturgy.

2. Outside

3. Most appropriately, unless the conversation involves a life or death situation: at the meal after the Divine Liturgy

4. We ask parents that if they bring toys for their children that these be soft toys that to do not make noise when dropped on the floor or on the benches.

Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or concerns.
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Lampadas above the Royal Doors - Please be Attentive 
9/7/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We ask all to be attentive to the system we have devised to help folks know when they can and when they cannot move about during the Divine Services to light candles, etc. Even as we ask all to be attentive we also ask all to be loving, and if someone clearly is not aware that we have reached a time in the Divine Service when we should be still that we share that information with them lovingly and in a way that will not cause embarrassment. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or concerns. See flyer here - printable version (legal size):

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/lampad ... ldoors.pdf
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
9/7/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a good mans fortune; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.

+ St. Basil the Great

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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week  
8/7/18, 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: I Corinthians 5:9-6:11 & Matthew 13:54-58
Tuesday: I Corinthians 6:20-7:12 & Matthew 14:1-13
Wednesday: I Corinthians 7:12-24 & Matthew 14:35-15:11
Thursday: I Corinthians 7:24-35 & Matthew 15:12-21
Friday: I Corinthians 7:35-8:7 & Matthew 15:29-31
Saturday: Romans 12:1-3 & Matthew 10:37-11:1

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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