Welcome to the Home Page of St. Vladimir Church! 

Today's Date According to the Old Calendar:


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
Click for Directions | Google Map

Weekly Educational Offering 
16/8/17, 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 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:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_10th_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 8-28-a.pdf
view entry ( 174 views )
Learning more about our Faith 
15/8/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Our Orthodox Christian faith is a great gift given to us by our Lord and Savior Himself. As with any gift we should be grateful for this one, but realize also that it is our responsibility not just to be grateful in the abstract, but to delve into our faith, to lean about our faith, to know our faith not as an abstraction, but because it is helpful for our salvation to understand the gift that the Lord has given us. To learn more about your faith please visit the special web page we have created on our site for this express purpose. The address is found below. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions regarding this or any spiritual topic.

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/orthodoxinfo.shtml
view entry ( 170 views )
All English Divine Service Schedule Next Cycle is August 25 & 26 
14/8/17, 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. Vladimirs:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/englis ... le2017.pdf
view entry ( 164 views )
Dormition Lent Begins Today 
14/8/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Today the Holy Church calls us to being fasting in preparation for the Great Fast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, which falls on August 28 every year. This is a strict fast. As usual no meat or dairy products are consumed, but fish is only allowed on the feast of the Transfiguration (on August 19). This is a short fast for our own spiritual health we cannot put off beginning, or we may not start until it is too late to take advantage of this gift that the Lord gives us in our spiritual struggle. Please see Fr. Gregory or Fr. Moses with questions about fasting or any other aspect of our spiritual life!
view entry ( 180 views )
Vigil Live Stream on Now 
12/8/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Vigil beginning at 6:00 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/
view entry ( 164 views )
St. John Kochurov Society - Join Today! 
10/8/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Archbishop Peter and our diocesan St. John Kochurov Society are calling "100 Members for 100 Years" in honor of the upcoming 2017 centennial of St. John's martyrdom. Donate and join today to immediately aid our diocesan youth, missions, and monasteries facing critical needs:

https://stjohn.networkforgood.com/projects/21107-join-st-john-kochurov-society
view entry ( 181 views )
IOCC School Kits: Collection 8/20/17 ~ Building 8/26/17 
9/8/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is time to make IOCC School Kits again. These kits make it possible for children to attend school who otherwise would not have the opportunity. In most countries school supplies are NOT supplied by the school, and that is what these kits are all about! On Sunday, August 20, after the Divine Liturgy, we will take up a collection to help pay for the kits. On Saturday, August 26 at 4:00 p.m. we will build the kits. Please join us! Young people are especially encouraged to participate!
view entry ( 173 views )
Weekly Educational Offering 
9/8/17, 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 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:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_9th_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 8-21-a.pdf
view entry ( 179 views )
Zoe for Life Presentation is August 27 
7/8/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us on August 27 during our weekly parish meal for a presentation from a Zoe for Life Michigan. As you may recall, we have supported Zoe for Life here in Michigan almost since its beginning. Join us for an update on Zoe's activities and how we can help in their important mission of helping expectant moms to carry their babies to term rather than choosing abortion! On this day we will also take up a collection for Zoe for Life at the Cross following the Divine Liturgy.
view entry ( 188 views )
Scripture Readings for the Coming Week 
6/8/17, 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: I Corinthians 15:12-19 & Matthew 21:18-22
Tuesday: I Corinthians 15:29-38 & Matthew 21:23-27
Wednesday: I Corinthians 16:4-12 & Matthew 21:28-32
Thursday: II Corinthians 1:1-7 & Matthew 21:43-46
Friday: II Corinthians 1:12-20 & Matthew 22:23-33
Saturday: Romans 15:30-33 & Matthew 17:24-18:4

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
view entry ( 175 views )

<<First <Back | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | Next> Last>>