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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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Extra Divine Services for Nativity Lent Participation Welcome! 
14/12/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is our parish practice to serve many of the Great Lenten services during the week, but we have never added extra services during Nativity Lent. Until this year! There will be Divine Services at least once during each week of the Nativity Fast OUTSIDE the usual Saturday/Sunday services this year. This is part of an effort within the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America to serve Divine Liturgy at least once daily during the upcoming Nativity Fast. Sign up today to help with these services (sing, read, serve in the altar) here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IOZwEikNAjdaykb1t2ih7PlWY8AKEDwIoHlm_m7lTfw/edit?usp=sharing

We have highlighted the services in question in GREEN at the link above. The dates we will hold Divine Liturgy during the week of the Nativity Fast (and evening services the evening before) are:

December 1
December 7
December 12 - NEW
December 13
December 15 - CANCELED
December 22
December 29
January 4

Please join us as your personal schedule allows! Make a special effort to attend at least some of the weekday Lenten services this Nativity Fast!
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Sunday Activity Schedule for Winter/Spring 2018 
14/12/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find the schedule of Sunday Activities at St. Vladimirs at the following link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/sunday ... hedule.pdf

Please note too that we will have a lecture each Sunday of Great Lent during the parish meal, as is our usual practice. Other activities scheduled for those days will be adjusted (usually later in the afternoon) accordingly.
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ORPR Camper Meetings for Winter/Spring 2018 
13/12/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find the schedule of ORPR Camper Meetings for this spring and winter at St. Vladimirs at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/orprcampermeetings.pdf

All present, future, and past campers are welcome! Spread the word!
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Wednesday Evening Activities Canceled 
13/12/17, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Friends,

Based on the forecast for today it seems unwise to hold our usual Wednesday evening activities. Thus, the Akathist tonight and the Adrian Bible Study will be canceled. This is just one of those things we have to deal with living in Michigan. Thank you for your understanding.

In Christ,

Fr. Gregory
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
13/12/17, 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: from the writings of Blessed Theophylact:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_29th_pentecost.html

For children, from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups):

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 1-15-b.pdf
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Youth Group Activity Schedule for Winter/Spring 2018 
12/12/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find the schedule of Youth Group Activities for this spring and winter at St. Vladimirs at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/youthgroup.pdf

All are welcome! We need an additional helper for our 9-12 year old group. Please contact Fr. Gregory if you can help!
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Confess Early for Nativity 
12/12/17, 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!

Saturday, December 30: Confession 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Wednesday, January 3: Vespers & Matins 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Thursday, January 4: Confession 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Friday, January 6: Confession begins at 3:00 p.m., Vigil 6:00 p.m., Confession during and following Vigil

Make an appointment with Fr. Gregory:

https://calendly.com/ogrisha

Please note: those who have confessed beginning December 30 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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Join the St. Vladimirs Plowing Team! 
11/12/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We need a few more folks to learn how to plow snow so that we have enough folks to make sure we are covered for each and every storm. Right now we have three people trained. It would be good to have at least two more. If you can help please contact Fr. Gregory, Konstantin Poplavsky, or Vasily Golubets. Reach out at info@stvladimiraami.org, 734-475-4590, or see one of them at church! Men and women are welcome to join the team!
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers  
11/12/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

This is the great work of man: always to take the blame for his own sins before God and to expect temptation to his last breath.

+ St. Anthony the Great, said to Abba Poeman
The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
10/12/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

"This is the cause of all evils: the ignorance of the Scriptures. We go into battle without arms, and how ought we to come off safe?" -St. John Chrysostom, Homily IX on Colossians.

In order to help increase the general knowledge of scripture in our parish family we present here for your edification the scripture readings for the coming week. At least one Gospel Reading and one Epistle reading are assigned for each day of the year (although during Great Lent the readings are from the Old Testament). Hearing or reading only those readings appointed for Sunday merely scratches the surface of the great spiritual wealth that the scriptures provide us. Some of the readings are easily understandable others are less so. As Orthodox Christians we do not make private interpretation of scripture, but rather consult the fathers of the Church for their explanations to aid us in our understanding. Those wishing to have access to such explanations are asked to contact Fr. Gregory or inquire in the kiosk for further reading in this regard. Bibles may also be acquired in the kiosk.

Monday: II Timothy 2:20-26 & Luke 19:37-44
Tuesday: II Timothy 3:16-4:4 & Luke 19:45-48
Wednesday: II Timothy 4:9-22 & Luke 20:1-10
Thursday: Titus 1:5-2:1 & Luke 20:9-18
Friday: Titus 1:15-2:10 & Luke 20:19-26
Saturday: Ephesians 1:16-23 & Luke 12:32-40

Please find below several very nice articles on how to read the scripture from an Orthodox point of view.

By St. Justin (Popovich):

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/bible_how.aspx

By Bishop Kalistos (Ware):

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/ware_howto.aspx

This short article explains to us not just HOW to read the scriptures, but also what our goal should be in reading the scriptures. A short read and well worth it:

http://www.chrysostompress.org/reading_scripture.html

As noted in the article above we need God's help and blessing to read and understand the scriptures correctly. What better way to entreat God's help in this regard than through prayer? Please find the prayer before reading the scriptures here:

http://www.chrysostompress.org/prayer_b ... pture.html
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