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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. Vladimir’s 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 God’s 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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Sunday Sermon: November 17, 2019  
18/11/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


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Monday First Things: Teaching of the Holy Fathers 
18/11/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


“Our Guardian Angel rejoices over our good deeds and grieves when we do evil. We should try to live in such a way that the Angels may rejoice at our lives.”

Metroplitan Onuphry of Kiev & All Ukraine
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Confession & Communion at St. Vladimir’s + Rule to Prepare for Communion 
15/11/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Confession and Communion are the two sacraments we most often partake of as Orthodox Christians and thus it behooves us to learn about these, how to prepare for these, and how to best take advantage of the Grace that our Lord freely gives us in these sacraments. At St. Vladimir’s we have created a special web site for this purpose with much information in this regard. Please find the web site listed below and please contact Fr. Gregory with questions!

CONFESSION AND COMMUNION AT ST. VLADIMIR'S

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Synaxis of the Holy Unmercinaries is this Sunday 
15/11/19, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


This Sunday marks the annual feast of all the Holy Unmercinaries. The most famous of these is the Great Martyr Panteliemon, but there are many more saints who served humanity in the name of Christ by healing those suffering from physical (and often spiritual diseases) without accepting any remuneration for their efforts. They understood that they could heal only by the power of God, which was freely given to them. This feast day marks the patron feast of all health care workers, of which we have many in our parish. All who work in this profession are called upon to prepare themselves to partake of Holy Communion this Sunday by attending the Vigil on Saturday evening, receiving the mystery of Confession, and reading their pre-Communion prayers. More information on how to prepare for Holy Communion can be found here:

CONFESSION AND COMMUNION AT ST. VLADIMIR'S


Congratulations to all our health care workers on the feast of the patron saints of their ministry/profession!
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Bishop Peter Visit Is November 23-24 
15/11/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


NOTE THAT VIGIL IS AT 6:00 P.M. AS USUAL, BUT LITURGY STARTS AN HOUR EARLIER AT 9:00 A.M.

INVITE FRIENDS! ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

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Communing the Sick, Blessing Homes, Spiritual Support - Please Reach Out! 
14/11/19, 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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Silence in Church Please 
12/11/19, 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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Adrian Bible Study and Adult Discussion is this Wednesday 
12/11/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for our Adrian Bible Study and Adult Discussion group this Wednesday and most every Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Learn more and RSVP here:

ADRIAN BIBLE STUDY

Don’t live near Adrian? Maybe you’d like to establish a similar gathering in your area? Please contact Fr. Gregory to learn more!

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Sunday Sermon: November 10, 2019  
11/11/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


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Monday First Things: Teaching of the Holy Fathers 
11/11/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


"Grace is given not to them who speak their faith, but to those who live their faith."

St. Gregory the Theologian
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