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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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List of Foods most Needed by Food Gatherers 
24/9/20, 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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Communing the Sick, Blessing Homes, Spiritual Support - Please Reach Out! 
23/9/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Fr. Gregory is available to bring Holy Communion to the sick, bless homes and apartments (or dorm rooms), or to provide spiritual support to any and all of our parish family whenever there is a need. Please do not hesitate to contact him! Too often those in need suffer in silence because they do not want to bother the priest. Fr. Gregory is here to serve our parish family just as Christ came to minister so too is this the calling of the parish priest. You can reach Fr. Gregory by phone or SMS at 734-649-5746 or via email at ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org. Rest assured he looks forward to hearing from you any time whether you have a specific need or even if you just need to talk please contact him!
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Learning Orthodoxy - Adult Education 
23/9/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Learning Orthodoxy is a class for adults who wish to learn more about the Orthodox faith. This class is open and accessible to all who wish to come, whether they are an Orthodox Christian or someone curious about Orthodox Christianity. Each week we will present a lesson followed by questions and answers. We will meet on Sunday afternoon following the parish meal following the Divine Liturgy. Please contact Deacon Colin Bower at cmbower10@gmail.com for questions!

CLASS SCHEDULE & SYLLABUS

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Church Marriage - For All of Us 
22/9/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


There are some of us in our St. Vladimir family who have not yet gotten married in the Church. We should address this issue, not with acrimony, but from an educational point of view. It is my hope that if we do this it will become clear that marriage in the Church is not some sort of optional thing, but is absolutely crucial if we hope to be successful as a couple. And well talk about what successful means too. It might be something different than what you are thinking as you begin this note

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE ON BLOGTUSHKA

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Divine Liturgy Explained 
22/9/20, 06:00 AM
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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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
21/9/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

What is the aim of the incarnate dispensation of Gods Word, preached in all the Holy Scriptures but which we, who read them, do not know? The only aim is that, having entered into what is our own, we should participate in what is His. The Son of God has become Son of Man in order to make us, men, sons of God, raising our race by grace to what He is Himself by nature, granting us birth from above through the grace of the Holy Spirit and leading us straightway to the kingdom of heaven, or rather, granting us this kingdom of heaven within us (Luke 17:21), in order that we should not merely be fed by the hope of entering it, but entering into full possession thereof should cry: our life is hid with Christ in God (Col. 3:3).

+ St. Simeon the New Theologian (Philokalia)
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Tithe.ly Platform now Available for St. Vladimir Family 
17/9/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Our parishioners have asked us for an easy way to manage their gifts from their bank accounts to St. Vladimir's. We now offer the tithe.ly platform for our parish family's convenience. You can make bank or credit card recurring transfers via tithe.ly. This platform has great reviews and thousands of parishes use it happily. Please check it out on our DONATE page or find the direct link below:

ST. VLADIMIR'S TITHE.LY PAGE

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Parish Prayer Kit Now Available! 
16/9/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Everyone should own a prayer book. We strongly recommend the Jordanville edition, and we have this in our parish kiosk in English and Russian. However, sometimes we don't have a prayer book handy, or sometimes we need practical tools in our "prayer kit".

VISIT OUR PARISH PRAYER KIT PAGE TO LEARN MORE

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Quarter 2, 2020 Stewardship Education Communication 
15/9/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


At the Parish Council meeting on March 11, 2017 a Stewardship Education Team was appointed by the Parish Council consisting of Fr. Gregory, Jack (Alexey) Mitchel, and Leta (Ksenia) Nikulshina. The charge of this team is to provide our parish family with educational information about stewardship. In this regard, we intend to send out an email and post on our parish web site a quarterly communication in preparation for a quarterly parish finance report out.

Please find the quarterly communication at the link below. Please note that we will have a question and answer period and report out on Sunday, September 20, 2020 (NEW DATE) at the outdoor parish meal following the Divine Liturgy that day. Please feel free to contact any of us, or any of the Parish Council members, with questions at any time. Or, if you prefer, use the second link below to ask a question or make a comment anonymously.

We thank you sincerely for your generous support of our parish! And we look forward to hearing from you at your convenience regarding this information.

2020 Quarter 2 Stewardship Education Communication

Ask a Question about this Communication

With Love in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Fr. Gregory, Jack, Leta

MORE INFORMATION:

TREASURER CORNER ~ DONATE

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Liturgy on your Name's Day? 
14/9/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is a true blessing to have the opportunity to partake of Holy Communion on one's patron saint's day. Fr. Gregory is willing to consider serving Liturgy on your name's day yes YOURS. If you would be willing to attend the Divine Services on the eve of the feast and on the feast itself, and to partake of Holy Communion on that day please contact him. This is not a guarantee that we can do this but we can certainly try. But please don't tell him a week before. Something like six months before would be better three months before as a minimum. See Fr. Gregory with questions or email ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org!
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