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Today's Date According to the Church (Old) Calendar:


Regular Services:
Confession Daily (except Sunday): 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Full Service Schedule:

Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Nativity Lent Begins November 28 
21/11/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please note that the yearly Lenten period in preparation for our Lord’s Nativity begins on November 28. From this day until January 7 we do not partake of meat or dairy products. On many days during this lent fish is allowed. Please consult the parish schedule of services for details in this regard. Have questions about fasting? Never tried to follow the fast before? Please talk to Fr. Gregory for answers! “We abstain from meats that we might abstain from the passions...” writes St. John Chrysostom. Let us indeed use the fast for what it is – a tool to aid us in our spiritual struggle for salvation!
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St. Michael & All Angels Commemorated Friday & Saturday 
18/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please join us Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. for the annual commemoration of St. Michael and all the Angels. We have quite a few parishioners named after the angels (our Michaels, Raphaels, Gabriels, etc.), and our Mother Raphaela in Australia celebrates on this day too. We congratulated all on their name's day!

All are welcome! The services will be inside the church, so we ask that you sign up. This allows us to understand the number of people that will attend since we have limited, physically distanced spaces inside the temple:

SIGN UP TO ATTEND SERVICES - WEEK OF 11/16/20

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
16/11/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Whether we think, speak or act in a good or an evil manner depends upon whether we cleave inwardly to virtue or to vice.

+ St. Thalassios the Libyan
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You Use Amazon – Support St. Vladimir’s 
14/11/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Most of us use amazon.com on some sort of regular basis. 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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List of Foods most Needed by Food Gatherers 
14/11/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


What non-perishable food items should we bring to St. Vladimir’s? 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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Parish Council Information 
13/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please have a look at our Parish Council page. Here you can find our Parish Council members, dates of meetings (parishioners are always welcome to attend), foundational and directional documents, and more:

PARISH COUNCIL PAGE

We welcome your feedback. We know that we have great ideas in our parish – but we fear that many of those ideas are still in our parishioners’ heads. That is – that they have not shared them with us. Please share! Reach out to Fr. Gregory, Jack Mitchell, or use our feedback form:

FEEDBACK FORM

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Winter Worship Space – Last Week of Fund Raising 
12/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Everyone likes to see the combination of words that amount to something like “...end of fund raising.” That includes the Parish Council. We would prefer not to ask you to donate – we’d like to see it just happen without any effort on our side. But since none of us, as far as we know, can read minds, we need to tell you what is happening in the parish so you can take appropriate measures based on your abilities and your reality. We start construction of the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy on November 16, so November 15 be our last day of fund raising for this effort. Let us be thankful for those who make it possible to raise over $5,000 so far! And let us strive to get to that goal of $15,000!

If you haven’t had a chance yet to make a donation for the winter worship space please take a moment and visit our giving page for that effort:

SUPPORT THE BARN WINTER WORSHIP SPACE PROJECT

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Pandemic Help 
11/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


If you need groceries, a ride to the doctor, financial support, pharmaceuticals, to talk to someone so you don’t feel so isolated, or ANYTHING AT ALL during the pandemic please reach out to our St. Vladimir Family! And of course, if you need spiritual support! We are here to help! And we want to help!

Email: info@stvladimiraami.org
Phone/SMS: 734-475-4590

And perhaps even more importantly: please tell us if you can PROVIDE the help that we outline above! We need to have a roster of people ready to help that we can call upon when a need is identified.

If we do not pick up the phone please leave a message! We will get right back to you.

Need to have Confession, partake of Holy Communion, or just talk with Fr. Gregory? Please reach out! Fr. Gregory Contact Information.

Read the whole informational bulletin here with LOTS MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN - CORONAVIRUS

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Special Presentation Sunday, November 15: Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy 
10/11/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Construction of our new parish school, the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy, begins on Monday, November 16. On Sunday, November 15 we will have a special presentation by the School Board of Directors during our parish meal. This is an important presentation for our parish for the following reasons:

1. This is our school. We are inviting all the Orthodox parishes in Washtenaw, Western Wayne, and Jackson counties to partner with us, but the school will live with our parish family. We hope that it will be the jumping off point for a great spread of Orthodox education in Michigan, but the Lord has blessed us to start this movement and so we must meet His challenge!

2. Many of our parishioners are supporting the school on many levels, but we need to now move all our parish family focus and work to the school effort – that means we need your time, talent, and treasure to execute this project.

3. Shortly after instruction begins in the fall of 2021 we will hand off the school loan to the Board of Directors and we will begin to focus on our next project: our new parish church and social hall. We need to build momentum with the school project to get to the new church. We need your help with the school project to get to the next project! One depends on the other – let us work together from the beginning of the school project to the end of the new church project!

4. We are committed to be a parish that raises saints. The school is one part of this effort. Obviously not everyone will utilize the school for all their children for various reasons. But many will. And we want our school to be a place not just for the children of those that can pay full tuition, but for all children. We need your help to make this dream a reality. As a parish family we can make dreams – with God’s help! But success only comes before work in the dictionary – let us work together to reach success!

No doubt there is more. For now let us plan to participate in the presentation on November 15. This will be our first time making this presentation. We need your feedback to make it better! Because after our parish family experiences the presentation it will be refined and brought to many parishes in our region. Your feedback will be a great help! Please join us!
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All English Cycle is this Friday & Saturday 
10/11/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


This Friday & Saturday we hold our all-English cycle of Divine Services at St. Vladimir’s. This is a great opportunity to introduce our friends, loved ones, and neighbors to the beauty of the Orthodox Divine Services. But if you keep this secret they won’t know. As a rule we are very bad at secrets. Terrible actually. Yet this one we seems to do relatively well at keeping – and that is bad! Let’s tattle! Let’s tell! Let’s gossip! Don’t keep the cure for death that is the Orthodox Faith a secret – invite a friend, loved one, neighbor, stranger to our all-English services this weekend!

SIGN UP TO ATTEND SERVICES - WEEK OF 10/19/20

ALL-ENGLISH DIVINE SERVICE SCHEDULE 2020

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