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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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Church Marriage - For All of Us 
7/11/18, 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

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Monday Office Hours Expand beginning 11/26/18 
7/11/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Beginning 11/26/18 Fr. Gregorys office hours on Mondays will be 3:00-8:00 p.m. The idea is to have office hours at the parish church on Mondays so that we can advertise for people to stop by and learn about our faith that the church will always be open 3:00-8:00 p.m. on Mondays. You will still be able to make appointments with Fr. Gregory on Monday nights as you always have been, but youll have to meet him at the church on those nights. :) And if an inquirer stops buy he might have to briefly break away from you to say hello. It is important that we reach out to the local community around our parish church, and the only way to do that that we can think of is to provide a consistent time when the neighbors can stop by and learn more. Our local Lima Township folks need the Church just as much as we do! Occasionally Fr. Gregory will have a conflict on Monday evenings. If you would be willing to cover for him on the rare occasions that he needs to be away on Monday nights please contact him.
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
7/11/18, 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 childrens 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

For Children

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St. Demetrius is this Thursday + Expanding Worship Space 
6/11/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


When we expanded the parish church in 2006 Bishop Peter gave us a choice of relics that we could place in the foundation. In the end we settled on Great Martyr Demtrius. Vladyka explained that whichever saints we chose we would need to serve the Divine Services for that saint annually. The commemoration of Great Martyr Demetrius falls on November 8 each year, and November 8 this year is this coming Thursday. Please join us as your personal schedule allows!

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Speaking of Expanding our Worship Space

We are packed into our present worship space. The parish council has been discussing this at length and how we can get the new church project started as soon as possible. More on that is coming soon and we think it is important that you understand that we are concerned about this and about how we move forward. We will move forward! Not in 10 years. Not in 5. Hopefully in 1 year. Maybe in 2. We will discuss this at the annual meeting on March 19 in some detail and hope to have an actionable plan fully in place by the end of that meeting. In the mean time, you can help. A lot. By moving forward. Physically. Closer to the front of the worship space. Often we are packed right to the back doors on Sunday but sometimes there is 10 feet of open space in the front. We appreciate that the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee has made such an impression our parishioners (read here if this reference isnt clear to you). But we need you to move forward. You. The people who read this email. Not someone else. PEOPLE ARE LEAVING ON SUNDAY BECAUSE THERE IS NO SPACE FOR THEM TO STAND. But there is room. But we cant expect those who are visiting to stand in the front. If they did that we would probably even judge them for being a little pretentious. So those of us who are regular parishioners need to push themselves (figuratively and literally) to get to the front of the church. Please. Otherwise people will show up, not be able to physically get into the worship space and leave. It happens every Sunday. LETS MAKE SURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN!

Fr. Gregory
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AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT NEEDS MORE ATTENTION 
6/11/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Sometimes folks step right up and help when we ask. Sometime not so much. :) But this announcement is not one that we can ignore. We can't expect just a few people to do everything at the parish - everyone needs to pitch in and help here and there. And there is a subset of people that like to do things like event planning. We are looking for one or two of you who like to do that to step up!

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Nativity Ball Planning Time we Need a Committee Chair

This year marks the 20th anniversary of our Nativity Ball! Our Head Sister, Leta Nikulshina, has been chair of the Ball Committee for 10 years! And she just cant do it this year. We need someone to step up and lead. Yes you! Not someone else you! Leta will not disappear she will be there to help. In the early years of the ball it was common for someone to lead the committee for year or two and then hand it off to a new chair. Wed like to get back to that cadence. Grab a friend or two and join us it will be fun! Email info@stvladimiraami.org to volunteer today!
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New Post on Blogtushka 
5/11/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


There are 9 Divine Services appointed to be served each day of the year. Those are:

Vespers
Compline
Midnight Office
Matins
First Hour
Third Hour
Sixth Hour
Divine Liturgy or Typica
Ninth Hour

In parishes generally Compline and Midnight Office are served very rarely, as is the Ninth Hour. Not never just rarely. The typical parish cycle of Divine Services is:

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
5/11/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Do not imagine this a victory, holy Sopatros, to have denounced [Tit. 3:9] a devotion, or an opinion, which apparently is not good. For neithereven if you should have convicted it accuratelyare the (teachings) of Sopatros consequently good. For it is possible, both that you and others, whilst occupied in many things that are false and apparent, should overlook the true, which is One and hidden. For neither, if anything is not red, is it therefore white, nor if something is not a horse, is it necessarily a man. But thus will you do, if you follow my advice, you will cease indeed to speak against others, but will so speak on behalf of truth, that every thing said is altogether unquestionable.

+ St. Dionysius the Areopagite
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Fall Back One Hour Tonight! 
3/11/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Danger - if you do not change your clocks back one hour on Saturday night when you go to bed you will be EARLY to Church on Sunday - and nobody wants that! :) Don't forget: FALL BACK ONE HOUR!
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Invite those in Need to Lunch Every Sunday 
2/11/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We invite our parish family to invite friends and loved ones who are in need to our parish meal each Sunday at 1200. As a parish we have a responsibility and a desire to follow the Matthew 25 commandments of our Lord. This is a one small way in which we can do this. Spread the word! We are happy to have others join us for lunch!
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Welcome Students! 
2/11/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

St. Vladimir's warmly welcomes students from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and all our local institutions of higher education. Need a ride? Please let us know (info@stvladimiraami.org)! We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. Interested in spiritual growth? We have a college age youth group just for that. We realize you might not be here every Sunday. We are good with that! But we do hope you will join us as often as you can! Welcome to St. Vladimir's!
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