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According to the Executive Order of Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Policy of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America, St. Vladimir's is temporarily closed to public worship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although we are saddened by this situation, we also understand that in this war all of society including our St. Vladimirs family must unite to defeat the virus enemy. All resources must be brought to bear if victory is to be obtained. For us that means isolating ourselves from each other so that we do not in any way endanger those in our community who are at high risk of death from the virus. Most of us are healthy. Most of us are strong. Most of us will be unaffected by the virus. But we have to do our part we have to fight selfish self interest and we have to follow the advice of the experts and be obedient to the decisions of our ruling bishop. We thank everyone for their understanding and for their efforts to get us to the point of victory over this invisible foe!

Please contact me or Fr. Moses at any time for any spiritual or material support you need during this time of quarantine. With Gods help and our sincere effort we can have great hope in overcoming our common societal enemy! Let it never be said that we did not do our part with sincerity and zeal! Let it never be said that we felt ourselves special and not in need of taking part in this war! As Orthodox Christians let us be exemplary members of the society in which the merciful Lord has placed us! Let us serve others with valor and Christian Love, whether that service is (for most of us) just staying home and staying safe, or hands-on service of those in need, or other action that we may be called to in service to the eventual victory! All Divine Services will be broadcast on our Live Streams please join us and worship with us just as you would when we gather in the Church, but from your own desert that the Lord has provided us during this time of Great Lent. We are pilgrims in this life dear brothers and sisters the pandemic has just reminded us a bit of this reality. Glory to God for this and for all things!

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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Time Changes 11/2/14 Avoid the Horror of Arriving Early! 
27/10/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Of course we are joking it is GOOD to come to the Divine Services early, but we also want you to remember that we fall back one hour on Sunday, November 2, 2014. That is, Daylight Savings Time ends and we adjust our clocks before going to bed by turning them back by one hour. If you forget do not worry confessions begin at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday in any case, so you will really be right on time! :)
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Demetrius Saturday is this Saturday 
22/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The memorial Saturday which falls before the feast of the Great Martyr Demetrius generally falls on the Saturday proceeding St. Demetrius' commemoration, October 26/November 8. This year, however, that Saturday is November 1 and the feast of St. John of Kronstadt. Thus, Demetrius Saturday falls two weeks before the feast. At St. Vladimir's the memorial Demetrius Saturday will be celebrated on October 25 at 6:00 p.m. And October 26 at 8:00 a.m. Please join us as your schedule allows! More information about Demetrius Saturday can be found at the links below.

English:

http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/lib ... usSat.html

Russian:

http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/ru/ ... at_ru.html
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Optina Elders Celebrated Tonight and Tomorrow 
22/10/14, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for the feast of the Optina Elders this evening at 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. The monastic saints of the Optina monastery are not simply historical personages, but rather are those, as are the other saints of the Church, who have attained a place at the throne of God and entreat Him on our behalf. Thus, they are important for us in our days, just as they were important for those who were their contemporaries. Please learn more about the Optina Elders at the links below and please join us this evening and tomorrow morning as your schedule allows!

English:

http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/lib ... ptina.html

Russian:

http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/ru/ ... na_ru.html
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Demetrius Saturday is October 25 
18/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please note that the memorial services for Demetrius Saturday have been moved. Since we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the glorification of St. John of Kronstadt on November 1 the services for Demetrius Saturday has been moved to TWO Saturdays (rather than the usual one Saturday) before the feast of St. Demetrius. Thus, Evening Services for Demetrius Saturday are set for 6:00 p.m. on October 24 with Divine Liturgy on October 25 at 8:00 a.m. followed by a pannykhida for all departed parish family members. Please join us!
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The Protection of the Mother of God is Today 
14/10/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Today marks the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God. This is the patronal feast day of our Diocesan Cathedral in Des Plaines/Chicago, IL and thus there will be no services at St. Vladimir's today. Please join us in wishing a blessed feast day to our brothers and sisters at the Cathedral in Chicago, as well as those in our other diocesan parishes celebrating their feast days today as well. Below please find a short explanation of the feast.

English:

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/10/01/ ... d-and-ever

Russian:

http://days.pravoslavie.ru/Life/life1638.htm
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Milo Radulovic 1-Year Anniversary is October 12 
7/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 12 we will have a short memorial for the departed in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the repose of our parish's first Starosta, Milivoje Radulovic. Please plan to join us and if you cannot please especially remember Milo in your prayers on the anniversary of his repose.
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St. Vladimir's Adult Group Meets Monthly! 
6/9/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for our planned adult discussion group meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

September 12, 2014
October 30, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 19, 2014

Lenten snacks and sweets will be offered at the meetings (except for October 30, which is not a fast day). All meetings will take place at Fr. Gregory's home in Saline, MI. Topics will be determined in advance and suggestions are welcome to Fr. Gregory at ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org please join us! At the request of some of our parish family we will include more catechetical information in our discussions. These will not be catechism classes by any means, but there are ways to learn more about our faith while discussing contemporary issues and we will do our best to make these discussions both interesting and informative. All are welcome invite friends!
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Today is Labor Day - what does that mean to us? 
1/9/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Today marks the civil holiday of Labor Day. On this day we remember those who fought for workers' rights in America and founded the first labor unions to protect workers and organize to collectively negotiate with management to increase workers' pay, increase safety in the work place, and other similar labor advances. Although no doubt there is much debate among our parish family members about the efficacy of unions in our days this is not the point of this post. Rather, it is informative for us to understand that the nascent labor movement practically got its start here in Michigan in the auto plants of Flint and Detroit. There is no doubt that workers' rights especially safety were sorely lacking in those days. As Orthodox Christians we thank God for the life He has given us. We must be lovers of labor and work diligently and sincerely as a Christian duty. This is not to say we should accept abuse not by any means. But the Lord has kindly arranged the world that we would work for our daily bread. Let us thank God that He has given us this order, and that he has provided us the opportunity to work and to support our families in peace here in America. We are people of hope, people of love, and people of thankfulness. We have much to thank God for as regards our ability to work safely here in America. Today is a day that allows us to concentrate on that thankfulness. Let us take a moment today to do that and not forget that this is not just a day off of work, but a day to thank God for His love and mercy towards us.
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St. Vladimirian Offers Tutoring in Math and Science 
27/5/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Administrator
Our parish family member, Dmitri Apostolou, offers tutoring in math and science subjects via the organization he has co-founded called Teaching the World. Tutoring is free, but donations are accepted to support one scholarship awarded to a student at Washtenaw Community College each semester. Dimitri accepts students from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Mondays. Please contact him for more information: (734)-355-6981, or email: DimitriPA<AT>gmail.com.
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