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Regular 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
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Shop at Amazon – Support St. Vladimir’s 
25/9/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Most of us use Amazon. Why not do that shopping on Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) and choose “St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church” (Location: Dexter, MI) as your charity? This is EXACTLY the same web site as amazon.com, but a portion of every dollar you spend goes to support St. Vladimir’s. It is EASY, QUICK, and PAINLESS. Click HERE to start using Amazon Smile and Support St. Vladimir’s – Thank You!
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On-Line Prayer Request 
24/9/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The single best way for us to pray for our friends and loved ones is to arrange for them to be remembered at the Divine Liturgy. We serve approximately 130 Divine Liturgies per year, so your friends or loved ones will be prayed for approximately every three days as a rule at St. Vladimir's. Please visit the page linked below to learn more and to arrange for your friends and loved ones to be commemorated at the Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimir’s:

PRAYERS AT PROSKOMIDE

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Join us this Weekend! 
24/9/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


All are welcome at St. Vladimir's! Please join us this Sunday! More information can be found at this link, and we encourage you to share this with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers!

DIVINE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

As of August 20, 2021 we recommend (but do not mandate) masking for indoor activities at St. Vladimir’s. Join us!
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Wednesday Mornings - Mark Your Calendars! 
23/9/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

SAVE THE DATES! More information will be coming soon, but what we can say for sure right now is that we will have Divine Liturgy every Wednesday this school year at 8:00 a.m. as part of the offerings from our parish school, the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy. Following the Liturgy there will be a Law of God lesson for Pre-K students in person and for K-2 on line. During the in person Pre-K Law of God lesson we will need volunteer help. Ideally volunteers who are not the mothers of those students. That way we can also hold a weekly meeting of our Mother’s Group during the lesson. There are several moving parts here, but with God’s help (and your volunteer efforts) we can do this.

Bottom line:

1. Save the dates – every Wednesday morning this academic year

2. Volunteer to help make this project work

Contact Fr. Gregory with questions or to learn more. Additional details, including sign up opportunities, coming next week.
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Is it Christmas in September? 
23/9/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please plan to join us for Divine Liturgy this Sunday. After the Liturgy we will have our weekly parish meal as usual, and during the meal: a bake sale! We have lots of sweets left over from the festival last weekend. Please plan to pick up some tasty treats and support St. Vladimir’s in the process! This isn't the Christmas bake sale - but the treats are just as tasty. Surprise your friends, loved ones, and office mates with a treat from St. Vladimir's!
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Help those in Need this Sunday! 
22/9/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As part of St. Vladimir’s continuing “Mathew 25 efforts” we hereby announce: Dollar Donation Day! Please bring any spare change or cash for this special donation THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH to help aid the basic needs of the homeless in our Ann Arbor area through the Delonis Center, located downtown.

The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County at the Delonis Center provides temporary shelter and connections to services in a safe and caring environment and works with the community to allocate the necessary resources to meet the needs of people who are experiencing homelessness. We serve nearly 1200 adults experiencing homelessness each year. We serve nearly all of the individual adults experiencing homelessness in Washtenaw County. We are housed at the Robert J. Delonis Center in downtown Ann Arbor and we operate 24 hours, 365 days a year.

https://www.annarborshelter.org

Here is a list of items that your donation will help acquire (requested by the Center).

1. Travel Items- Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Deodorant, Chapstick
2. Rain Ponchos
3. Bug spray and Sunscreen
4. Underwear
5. Socks, sweatpants
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
22/9/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults on the upcoming Sunday's principle Gospel reading so that all can better prepare for the Divine Services. Parents are asked to review the children’s 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

For Youth: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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Join us for Divine Services THIS WEEK 
20/9/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please plan to join us for the feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God (the first great feast of the Church Year) on September 20 at 6:00 p.m. for Evening Services on September 21 at 8:00 a.m. for Divine Liturgy. As an exception, it is blessed to work at the festival cleanup and listen to the Vigil there.

Also – the feast of Sts. Joachim & Anna will be served on Tuesday evening, September 21, at 6:00 p.m. for Evening Services and on Wednesday morning, September 22, for Divine Liturgy. Both Fr. Gregory and Fr. Colin will be way on Wednesday, so we have invited a visiting priest to serve Liturgy for our Annas (we have no Joachims – yet). Please be sure to celebrate your name’s day by attending Divine Liturgy and partaking of the Holy Mysteries so that our visiting priest does not serve for an empty church!

If you cannot come to the Evening Services or Liturgy please try to join us on one of our live streams:

Find STV Live Streams

As of August 20, 2021 we recommend (but do not mandate) masking for indoor activities.

Learn More: Nativity of the Theotokos – English

Learn More: Nativity of the Theotokos – Russian

Learn More: Sts. Joachim & Anna – English

Learn More: Sts. Joachim & Anna – Russian

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


“If it is my duty to get something done, I prefer it to be done with my neighbor’s advice, even if I do not agree with him and it goes wrong, rather than to be guided by my own opinion and have it turn out right.”

+ Venerable Dorotheos of Gaza
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
19/9/21, 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: II Corinthians 12:10-19 & Mark 4:10-23
Tuesday: II Corinthians 12:20-13:2 & Mark 4:24-34
Wednesday: II Corinthians 13:3-14 & Mark 4:35-41
Thursday: Galatians 1:1-10,20-2:5 & Mark 5:1-20
Friday: Galatians 2:6-10 & Mark 5:22-24,35-6:1
Saturday: I Corinthians 4:1-5 & Matthew 23:1-12

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
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