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Regular Services:
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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Divine Liturgy Explained 
7/9/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Divine Service we attend most often is the Divine Liturgy. We know it, but do we know it? The better we understand the Divine Liturgy the more we will engage in this "work of the people", and the more we will get from it. Or perhaps better put, the more it will transform us. And since we are seeking to be transformed into the children of God, should we not take the time to delve more deeply into the Divine Liturgy - the most theologically significant Divine Service? That is a purely rhetorical question of course, since the answer must be "yes"! The article below is a classic of the 20th century, written by one of the most influential theologians of that time. That time was not that long ago - and this article is well, well worth the read!

http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/pomaz_lit.aspx
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Sermon from Sunday, September 1, 2019 
4/9/19, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

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Church School Year begins September 21 - Register Now!  
3/9/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


On August 22 our Church School faculty met with our Church School Coordinator, Alexandra Pyrozhenko. The meeting was marked by a spirit of cooperation and with great zeal to execute the ministry of teaching our children and young adults the important aspects of their faith they will need to persist as active members of the Holy Church as adults. The Church School Year will begin on September 21, on the feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. That day all Church School students are invited to attend the Divine Liturgy, partake of the Holy Mysteries, and prepare a gift for the Mother of God: a poem, a song, art work, etc. - each child should use the talents the Lord has given him or her to prepare a gift for our most important intercession before the Lord.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON BLOGTUSHKA + HOW TO REGISTER

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Festival is September 14-15 – Volunteer Now! 
2/9/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please join us in participating in our most important outreach to our local community of the year – the Ann Arbor Russian Festival! WE NEED YOU! And when we prepare for and participate in such a shared effort we grow closer as a parish family. We increase trust, friendship, and love in our midst! We help others by introducing them to our Orthodox Faith, and by raising money for charity. And we help ourselves by strengthening our parish family bonds and raising money for our parish. What a great thing! Sign up today to volunteer for the festival:

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER SIGN UP!

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
2/9/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


“The Lord remained silent before Pilate and Herod; He made no attempt to justify Himself. You must imitate His holy and wise silence when you see that your enemies accuse you, with every intention of certain conviction; they accuse only with the purpose of hiding their own evil intention under the guise of judgment.”

+ St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)
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Two Weeks until the Festival! Volunteer Today! 
31/8/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The dates for the 2019 Ann Arbor Russian Festival are set: September 14-15, 2019! SAVE THE DATE! Take out a pen (not a pencil) and get this in your calendar now!

VOLUNTEERS! Please sign up now at this link:

VOLUNTEER AT THE 2019 FESTIVAL

Thank you to all who make the 2018 festival GREAT! Join us next year to make 2019 even better!
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Church School Year begins September 21 - Register Now! 
31/8/19, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


On August 22 our Church School faculty met with our Church School Coordinator, Alexandra Pyrozhenko. The meeting was marked by a spirit of cooperation and with great zeal to execute the ministry of teaching our children and young adults the important aspects of their faith they will need to persist as active members of the Holy Church as adults. The Church School Year will begin on September 21, on the feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. That day all Church School students are invited to attend the Divine Liturgy, partake of the Holy Mysteries, and prepare a gift for the Mother of God: a poem, a song, art work, etc. - each child should use the talents the Lord has given him or her to prepare a gift for our most important intercession before the Lord.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Walk of Life Canceled 
30/8/19, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Unfortunately, due to a lack of registrants, the Walk of Life Pilgrimage has to be canceled for this year. Many, many thanks to all who worked so hard to prepare for the walk, and many condolences! Unfortunately so few people registered that it simply made no sense to expend so many resources for such a small number. May God reward all who worked so hard in this life and the next – even though the pilgrimage will not take place this year.
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Silence in Church Please 
29/8/19, 06:00 PM
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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Spring and Summer Brings Missionaries to our Doors - Share the Orthodox Faith 
29/8/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As the weather grows warm 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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