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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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Walk of Life is August 30-September 2 at St. Vladimirs YOUR HELP NEEDED! 
20/8/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The Walk of Life, the 20-mile pilgrimage walk sponsored by our Diocesan Youth Committee returns to St. Vladimirs this Labor Day weekend. YOUR HELP WILL BE NEEDED! We need volunteers to help with safety on the route, to help set up and break down the overnight camping area at Rogers farm, to set up the church and execute the Divine Services at Rogers farm, to execute the extra services at St. Vladimirs surrounding this event (Friday evening/Saturday morning and Sunday evening/Monday morning), and more! Please sign up here:

WALK OF LIFE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

If you would like to participate as a pilgrim/walker, please register here:

WALK OF LIFE PILGRM/WALKER SIGN UP

If you have questions please contact Fr. Gregory. Yes this is only a few weeks ahead of the festival and those who are working hard on the festival should not feel that they need to help with this event. But those who are NOT working hard on the festival SHOULD feel that they need to help with this event an event that is so important for our parish, deanery, and diocesan youth. Please pitch in many hands make light work!
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List of Foods most Needed by Food Gatherers 
20/8/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


What non-perishable food items should we bring to St. Vladimirs? Food Gatherers makes these suggestions please help those who are food insecure this Sunday by bringing these (or any) non-perishable food items with you to Liturgy!

INFORMATION TO SHARE

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IOCC Kits this Dormition Fast 
19/8/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The Lenten period in preparation for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God begins August 14. It is our tradition to make IOCC School Kits (to help kids in countries that need to bring their own school supplies to school in order to attend school) during this Lenten period. Well do the same this year. On Sunday, August 18 we will have a special collection to support this effort. If you cant make it that day please contact Marina Edwards to make your donation. On Saturday, August 24 we will make the school kits following the Divine Liturgy (starting about 10:30 a.m.). This is an important effort to get our KIDS involved in. They will be helping their peers in other countries to be educated. Please plan to join us in supporting this important effort!
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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
19/8/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


But the pious confession of the believer is that, with a view to our salvation, . . . the Creator of all things incorporated with Himself a rational soul and a sensible body from the all-holy Mary, ever-virgin, by an undefiled conception, without conversion, and was made man in nature, but separate from wickedness: the same was perfect God, and the same was perfect man; the same was in nature at once perfect God and man.

+ St. Hippolytus of Rome
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
18/8/19, 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
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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
18/8/19, 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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This Week's "The Good News" 
18/8/19, 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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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted  
18/8/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please keep our parishioners, friends, and those who have asked us in our unworthiness to pray for them in your prayers this coming week. Our parish prayer list can be found here:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... erlist.pdf

PLEASE NOTE! We have removed those from the list that we believe no longer should be present there. If you requested that someone be included in this list please review it carefully to make sure we have not removed someone erroneously. If we have, please contact Fr. Gregory to have your loved one again added to the list.
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Confession & Communion at St. Vladimirs + Rule to Prepare for Communion 
17/8/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Confession and Communion are the two sacraments we most often partake of as Orthodox Christians and thus it behooves us to learn about these, how to prepare for these, and how to best take advantage of the Grace that our Lord freely gives us in these sacraments. At St. Vladimirs we have created a special web site for this purpose with much information in this regard. Please find the web site listed below and please contact Fr. Gregory with questions!

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/communion ... nion.shtml
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Transfiguration is Monday 
17/8/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US AS YOUR PERSONAL SCHEDULE ALLOWS - AND DON'T FORGET TO BRING FRUIT TO BLESS!

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