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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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Nativity Yolka is January 15 - Buy Tickets Now! 
26/12/16, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Sunday, January 15, 2017
3:30 p.m.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
3109 Scio Church Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Tickets: $15/child (Adults are free!)

Tickets may be purchased at the St. Vladimir Parish Kiosk or email: info@stvladimiraami.org

Tickets must be purchased by January 8, 2017

ALL ARE WELCOME!

PDF Flyer to Share: http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/yolka2017.pdf
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Confess Early for Nativity 
26/12/16, 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 Lord’s Nativity. Please confess early for the feast! Confessions will be heard at the following times – please take advantage of this opportunity!

Saturday, December 31: Confession 5:00-6:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Tuesday, January 3: Vespers & Matins 6:00 p.m. Confession during and following the Divine Services
Wednesday, January 4: Confession 4:00-9:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Thursday, January 5: Confession 4:00-9:00 p.m. (Please make an appointment with Fr. Gregory)
Friday, January 6: Confession begins at 4:00 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 31 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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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week 
25/12/16, 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 & Mark 8:1-11
Tuesday: II Timothy 3:16-4:4 & Mark 8:22-26
Wednesday: II Timothy 4:9-22 & Mark 8:30-34
Thursday: Titus 1:5-2:1 & Mark 9:10-16
Friday: Titus 1:15-2:10 & Mark 9:33-41
Saturday: Galatians 3:8-12 & Luke 9:33-41

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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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
25/12/16, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Our weekly bulletin, "Sunday Reading", has been posted at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... eading.pdf
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Live Stream of Divine Liturgy - NOW! 
25/12/16, 10:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org:8000/liturgy.mp3

Please remember - the stream only broadcasts live services. If you would like to listen to previously recorded and edited services please visit our sound blog:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com/
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This Week's "The Good News" 
25/12/16, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find this week's issue of "The Good News" at the link below. This bulletin/handout contains the Troparia and Kontakia that will be sung by the choir at today's Divine Liturgy as well as the readings from the Epistle and Gospel readings of the day - all in both English and Russian. This little bulletin is distributed to visitors and others who may find it useful by our parish Greeters on duty today at St. Vladimir's. We cordially invite you to join us at St. Vladimir's for Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. - or any Sunday soon. You are always welcome at St. Vladimir's!

This Sunday's "The Good News":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/goodnews.pdf
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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted 
25/12/16, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please keep our parishioners, friends, and those who have asked us in our unworthiness to pray for them in your prayers this coming week. Our parish prayer list can be found here:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... erlist.pdf

PLEASE NOTE! We have removed those from the list that we believe no longer should be present there. If you requested that someone be included in this list please review it carefully to make sure we have not removed someone erroneously. If we have, please contact Fr. Gregory to have your loved one again added to the list.
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Congratulations to those Celebrating Nativity Today 
25/12/16, 04:20 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We congratulate all our parish friends and family who are celebrating the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ today. Although we will not celebrate for 13 days as a parish we understand that most of our society is celebrating today - and whether you celebrate today or in 13 days it is still remarkable and noteworthy that more than 2000 years after the birth of the Savior the world still pauses to note His Incarnation on this day. May this be the year that the hymn of the angels heard all those centuries ago over Bethlehem be actualized in our world: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, goodwill and peace.”

Full Schedule of Nativity Services at St. Vladimir's:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/nativi ... hedule.pdf
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Live Stream of Vigil - NOW! 
24/12/16, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Vigil beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org:8000/liturgy.mp3

Please remember - the stream only broadcasts live services. If you would like to listen to previously recorded and edited services please visit our sound blog:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com/
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No Church School Today 
24/12/16, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Church School is on Christmas break! There will be no Church school on:

December 24
December 31
January 7

We're back on January 14. Join us then!
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