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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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Annual Meeting Set for February 15 
27/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The date of the annual parish meeting has been set for Sunday, February 15, immediately following the Divine Liturgy. This is also Meatfare Sunday and we will have our annual Blini dinner that day as well. We combined these two activities last year and both were very successful! We assume many people came for the annual meeting and stayed for blini. But perhaps it was the reverse? In any case, it worked well and we will do it again. Please save the date now!
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Prosphora Baking Workshop is December 27 
26/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for a prosphora baking workshop on December 27 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The workshop will be held at the home of Panagioti and Patricia Apostolou. RSVP ASAP space is limited. WE NEED PROSPHORA BAKERS! This is a very spiritually rewarding undertaking. You will be preparing the very bread that becomes of Body of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a great honor! To learn more or to reserve your place please contact Fr. Gregory.
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Diocesan Young Adult Retreat 2014: Hieromonk Seraphim 
25/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find the audio file of the spiritual discussions Hieromonk Seraphim held with the participants of the diocesan young adult retreat that we hosted at our parish in April of this year at the link below:

http://stvladimiraami.org/sound/hieromo ... -05-14.wav

We do have the video file and would be happy to share it, but it is quite large. We may break it into pieces and post it on our You Tube channel, but if you would like the entire presentation on a DVD please contact Fr. Gregory.
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St. Herman Celebrated Today 
25/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Today marks the yearly feast of St. Herman of Alaska. To our friends celebrating the Lord's Nativity today: we wish you a blessed feast. To those celebrating St. Herman today: we wish you a blessed feast. Those celebrating St. Herman today include our Michigan Deanery parish in Lake Odessa, MI. To Fr. Michael Carney, the Rector, and to all the parishioners: we wish you a blessed feast! Below please find the life of St. Herman. May it be edifying for all our readers!

English:

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/12/13/ ... of-all-ame

Russian:

http://fatheralexander.org/booklets/rus ... n_alsk.htm
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Time to Buy Nativity Ball Tickets! 
24/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Now is the time to buy tickets for our annual Nativity Ball! This great event is one that you don't want to miss - and it is one that you don't want your friends to miss either. So buy tickets for yourself - and then for your friends! What a great Christmas present! More information at the flyer at the link below. The ball is January 9 - we look forward to seeing you there!

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/flyers/nativityball.pdf
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Lenten Conversations about Finances 
23/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
During the Nativity Lenten period we will continue to offer our parish family opportunities to learn more about our parish finances and how our parish family can help support our parish. This is from our Starosta:

"Id like to announce that during the Nativity Fast I will have financial 'open houses' for a couple hours on Sundays from 3 to 5 PM. Please attend any or all of them. I hope that we can have fruitful discussions about the parish and our financial situation.

On Sunday December 7 and 21, theyll be in English.
On December 14 and 28 they will be in Russian.

Theyll be at our house: 2065 Chalmers Dr., Ann Arbor--just west of Arborland, down the street from Paesanos restaurant."

Please plan to attend those discussions that you would like to and please spread the word. This is our parish - we need to know about it and how to help support it. All are welcome!

For those who prefer the open discussions we've had at our parish during coffee hour on Sundays from time to time those will return again as well - but during this Lenten period we will concentrate on smaller, more intimate meetings. Please direct questions to our Starosta, Nathan Longan, or Fr. Gregory.
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Confess Early for Nativity!  
23/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
It is a pious tradition at St. Vladimir Church for virtually everyone to partake of the Holy Mysteries on the Feast of our Lords Nativity. Please confess early for the feast! Confessions will be heard at the following times please take advantage of this opportunity!

Tuesday, December 30: Confession 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Wednesday, December 31: Confession 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Friday, January 2: Confession during and after Evening Services (beginning at 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, January 3: Confession 3:00-6:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Monday, January 5: Confession 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Tuesday, January 6: Confession begins at 4:00 p.m., Vigil 6:00 p.m., Confession during and following Vigil

Please note: those who have confessed beginning December 27 need not confess again before Nativity, but are welcome to partake of the Holy Mysteries having prepared themselves by reading the appointed prayer rule and attending the Divine Services for the feast.
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Parish Yolka/Christmas Pageant is January 11 
22/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Our parish Christmas Pageant (Yolka) is set for Sunday, January 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Dexter Public Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter, MI 48130. Tickets are $15/child before January 1, $20/child after January 1. Purchase tickets now! Learn more at the link below. Please plan to join us for this wonderful annual St. Vladimir's tradition!

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/yolka.pdf
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"Coffee with Sister Vassa Live - Being Church in the Age of the Internet" - January 1 
22/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
St. Vladimir's is pleased to announce that Sister Vassa of Coffee with Sister Vassa will visit St. Vladimir's January 1, 2015. The topic of Sister Vassa's presentation will be "Being Church in the Age of the Internet". You can learn more about Sister Vassa by visiting her Face Book page:

https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa

Or her You Tube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH-FBwgf93rU-g8BH3xiuUQ

Please make plans to join us! The presentation will begin at 1:00 p.m. This should allow for a nice, moderate celebration of New Year's Eve for those who choose to celebrate, but still give ample time to be to St. Vladimir's on this civil holiday (when very few of our parishioners will have to work) to participate in the presentation and discussion. Spread the word! DON'T MISS IT!
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Prosphora Baking Workshop is December 27  
20/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for a prosphora baking workshop on December 27 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The workshop will be held at the home of Panagioti and Patricia Apostolou. RSVP ASAP space is limited. WE NEED PROSPHORA BAKERS! This is a very spiritually rewarding undertaking. You will be preparing the very bread that becomes of Body of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a great honor! To learn more or to reserve your place please contact Fr. Gregory.
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