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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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Pastoral School Fall Applications due September 1  
28/8/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America is committed to making high quality Orthodox theological education as accessible to all interested students as possible.

Applications for admission for the spring semester are due September 1, 2018. Classes begin September 10, 2018. Applications and further information on the Pastoral School programs can be found at our web site:

http://orthodoxtheologicalschool.org/

Questions should be directed to the Dean of the Pastoral School, Priest Gregory Joyce:

fr.gregory.joyce@orthodoxtheologicalschool.org
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Help us Reach our Parish School Goal! 
28/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank you to everyone who participated in our parish extraordinary meeting on Sunday, August 26! At this meeting we decided how we would move forward with the building of our parish school: by September 23, 2018 we will need to have $1200/month in pledges set for five years OR $70,000 in our Parish School bank account. So we have lots of work to do! Please help! This is a time sensitive situation if we push further out than September 23 it is virtually certain that we will miss this years construction season, and that will make it impossible to begin instruction in 2019.

1. Please establish a pledge or make a donation today. Visit the fund raising page below or reach out to Fr. Gregory with questions

2. Talk to your friends. We can easily reach that $1200/month if we all chip in just a little! And if we add like-minded friends and loved ones who support Orthodox Christian education we can far surpass that goal!

3. Ask questions! Would you like to learn more about the Ann Arbor Orthodox Christian Academy? Send an email to Fr. Gregory, call him, or see him in church. He or any member of the School Steering Committee can answer your questions.

4. Volunteer! Join the School Steering Committee! We need lots of hands to help with this pleasant and much needed work.

This is a great challenge for our parish family, but a completely attainable one if we all pitch in and help just a bit. Please join our school team and help us surpass our goal!

ESTABLISH A PLEDGE OR MAKE A DONATION

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Festival Sponsorship How YOU can Help! 
27/8/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please spread the word about festival sponsorships to your doctor, your dentist, your hair stylist, your dog groomer, your grass cutter, your water softener folks, etc., etc. YOU spend money (hundreds or thousands of dollars) at these businesses each year. Most of these businesses would be HAPPY to sponsor our festival since you have established a relationship already. The only way they will not sponsor the festival? If YOU dont ask! So ask! :)

Share the information with them below - and consider sponsoring the festival yourself - every contribution helps us succeed!

SPONSOR THE FESTIVAL NOW!

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Feast of the Dormition is Tonight & Tomorrow! 
27/8/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

JOIN US AS YOUR PERSONAL SCHEDULE ALLOWS!

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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
27/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

If the poison of pride is swelling up in you, turn to the Eucharist; and that Bread, Which is your God humbling and disguising Himself, will teach you humility. If the fever of selfish greed rages in you, feed on this Bread; and you will learn generosity. If the cold wind of coveting withers you, hasten to the Bread of Angels; and charity will come to blossom in your heart. If you feel the itch of intemperance, nourish yourself with the Flesh and Blood of Christ, Who practiced heroic self-control during His earthly life; and you will become temperate. If you are lazy and sluggish about spiritual things, strengthen yourself with this heavenly Food; and you will grow fervent. Lastly, if you feel scorched by the fever of impurity, go to the banquet of the Angels; and the spotless Flesh of Christ will make you pure and chaste.

+ St. Cyril of Alexandria
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10% of Festival Proceeds go to Charity 
25/8/18, 06:00 AM
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 - CLICK HERE!

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Time to Volunteer for the 2018 Festival 
24/8/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Volunteer for Festival Duties Now the 2018 Festival is September 15 & 16:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14paULj3UY8s49B8HaxB31EkABpf8pEpppX5BUOn5H7o/edit?usp=sharing

See how much fun you will have by visiting our photo album from last year's festival:

https://stvladimirchurch.smugmug.com/2017/Russian-Festival/
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Extraordinary Meeting this Sunday 
23/8/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

There are several issues that we as a parish need to act on before our next annual meeting scheduled for early 2019. According to the Parish By-Laws of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia such issues may be decided at an extraordinary parish meeting. A meeting in this regard has been called for Sunday, August 26, 2018, immediately following the Divine Liturgy.

LEARN MORE

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IOCC School Kits in August Compiling Kits THIS SATURDAY 
23/8/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

According to our long-standing tradition at St. Vladimirs we will gather to prepare School Kits for International Orthodox Christian Charities in August. On Sunday, August 19 we will have a special collection to support the purchase of the school supplies to be used to create the kits. On Saturday, August 25, we will compile the kits following the Divine Liturgy. PARENTS: please be sure to attend the Liturgy on August 25 (begins at 9:00 a.m.) so your children can participate in compiling the kits. These kits are sent to those in need in countries that mandate that children bring their own supplies to school or they cannot attend. Our small contribution makes it possible for children in these countries to be educated. If you would like to make a donation, but you cannot be at Liturgy on August 19, please contact our parish Treasurer, Mikhail Fisenkov at treasurer@stvladimiraami.org. Thank you for supporting this worthy project!
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Festival Flyer - Time to Share! 
23/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please share our flyer via email or simply print out and pass out to all your friends, post at your place of work, and put in your car windows (in a safe manner of course)! You can find the flyer here in letter size:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/russia ... 018ltr.pdf

Here in legal size:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/russia ... 018lgl.pdf
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