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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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Festival Work Day is this Saturday! 
30/7/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The July 17 work day was a huge success! Letís build on that with another great get together on Saturday, July 31 at 10:00 a.m. This will be work and this will be fun! Join us and invite friends!
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Great Martyr Marina Commemorated July 30 
29/7/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please plan to join us for the feast of the Great Martyr Marina, on July 29 at 6:00 p.m. for Evening Services and July 30 at 8:00 a.m. for Divine Liturgy. All are welcome! If you cannot come to the Evening Services or Liturgy please try to join us on one of our live streams:

FIND ST. VLADIMIR LIVE STREAMS

All are welcome! As of June 22, 2021 no sign up or quarantine measures are required.
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Members Ė Pick Your Duty 
28/7/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

At the annual meeting on Sunday, May 16 we explained that it is understood and expected that each member of our parish would have at least one duty that they participate in IN ADDITION to attending the Divine Services. This ranges from baking prosphora, to picking sticks in the cemetery, to shoveling snow, and more! If we all do our little part we will equitably care for the parish the Lord has entrusted to us, and we will not kill off those who do these things if no one else does. It is wise for us to preserve the leadership of our parish, but it is also moral for each parish member to do their part. So please pitch in, and if you have not chosen your duty yet please contact our new parish Secretary, Marina Edwards. If she doesnít hear from you she will reach out to you soon. You can email her at info@stvladimiraami.org or see her in church. Thank you diligently following through on this program. More involvement in the parish promotes persistence in being part of the parish family Ė and it keeps a few people from doing everything. With Godís help we will make our metaphor of ďfamilyĒ even more real in our parish by working together for Godís glory in this way!
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
28/7/21, 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 childrenís 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 Youth: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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St. Vladimirís Day is Tomorrow! 
27/7/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


This year our parish celebrates its 40th anniversary! Archbishop Peter plans to join us for the Divine Services on July 27 at 5:00 p.m. and July 28 at 9:00 a.m. You wonít want to miss the Divine Services led by Vladyka on these days! Happy birthday to us! Letís celebrate it triumphantly as a parish family on July 28!
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Bishop Visit Preparation: Greeting Others in Church 
27/7/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As we prepare ourselves for Archbishop Peterís visit and examine some of the practices that we have acquired during the course of the pandemic we should also examine how we greet others in church. If you arrive before the beginning of the Divine Services (before the Hours on Sunday or before the Vigil on Saturday) it is permissible to speak briefly with others in a whisper in the church proper. Any extended conversations should be taken outside. If, however, you arrive at the church when the Divine Services have already begun, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES is it permissible to begin any sort of conversation. You may bow to your friends as a greeting as you take your place in the church. The parish church is Godís House. It is a place for worship. This is sometimes a challenge for us since we have our parish meal in the church rather than in a separate hall. Nonetheless, let us strive to remember not to talk during the Divine Services, and be humble if we need to be reminded of this by the Parish Council member on duty.
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Bishop Visit Preparation: Pious Behavior in Church + 3 Lampadas 
26/7/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Of course we should behave appropriately in church and we believe that everyone WANTS to behave appropriately, but sometimes we donít know or we forget about the special times in the Divine Service when we should not move about, or other important aspects of our worship. We include below a little pamphlet which reminds us of these things, and which also outlines the schema of the lights above the royal doors at St. Vladimirís (when the outside lamps are lit we should not move about unless it is a matter of life and death). Please review this pamphlet and please see Fr. Gregory with questions. We appreciate sincerely your efforts to behave appropriately in the parish church during the Divine Services!

THREE LAMPADAS ABOVE ROYAL DOORS

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
26/7/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


ďIt is impossible for a man who sticks to his own judgment and his own idea to submit himself and promote the good of his neighbor.Ē

+ Venerable Dorotheos of Gaza
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
25/7/21, 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 Ė 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: Romans 16:17-24 & Matthew 13:10-23
Tuesday: I Corinthians 1:1-9 & Matthew 13:24-30
Wednesday: I Corinthians 2:9-3:8 & Matthew 13:31-36
Thursday: I Corinthians 3:18-23 & Matthew 13:36-43
Friday: I Corinthians 4:5-8 & Matthew 13:44-54
Saturday: Romans 9:1-5 & Matthew 9:18-26

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
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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
25/7/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Our weekly bulletin, "Sunday Reading", has been posted at the following link:

THIS WEEK'S "SUNDAY READING"

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