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Services:
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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Weekly Educational Offering 
29/3/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults. Parents are asked to review the children’s 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: an explanation of the Sunday's gospel reading by Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/c_fourth_lent.html

For children, from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups):
http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 3-26-b.pdf
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Michigan Deanery General Unction is April 4 
28/3/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

With the blessing of Archbishop Peter, the annual General Unction service for our Michigan Deanery will be held at St. Vladimir Church at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. Please note that Unction is a Sacrament of the Holy Church. All are welcome to attend the service, but only Orthodox Christians may be anointed with the Holy Oil at the conclusion of the service. The Sacrament of Unction is tied very closely to both repentance and healing, and thus, although this sacrament is generally reserved for those who are very sick (to aid in their healing or their prayerful departure into the next life) the practice is to hold this service one time per year during Great Lent to strengthen all of us on our path towards spiritual healing through repentance – the path we tread each year during Great Lent. IT IS IMPORTANT that you prepare yourself by confessing before this sacrament. Children who do not participate in the sacrament of Confession (those generally less than 7 years old) are not anointed at the General Unction service unless suffering from a serious illness. Please contact Fr. Gregory for more details.

Flyer to share: http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/genera ... er2017.pdf
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Alpha House - Volunteer Opportunity this Sunday! 
28/3/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us - but please sign up! There is adequate time to make breakfast, clean up, and get to St. Vladimir's in time for the 10:00 a.m. Liturgy. If this Sunday is full please sign up for a future Sunday. All Alpha House volunteer opportunities are here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZYD3jC1XHNclUu33kX7w-3GpyAMazGgmdDQJ2nvaxI4/edit#gid=0
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Children's Liturgy is April 22 - Sign Up Now! 
27/3/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Our next Children's Liturgy is set for Saturday, April 22 - Bright Saturday! We held a Children's Liturgy on this particular feast day last year and it worked out quite nicely. We are looking forward to this year's effort being equally successful. Parents should sign up for their children to fill the various duties surrounding the Divine Liturgy at this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/137Tvs8DyJyoluZ-2N0lrWu06RjLDLITO4aGzU92FSQg/edit?usp=sharing

Promotional Flyer:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/flyers/ch ... iturgy.pdf
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No Ask the Priest Tonight 
27/3/17, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

There will be no Ask the Priest tonight. We are on the agenda at the Lima Township Planning Commission to discuss our cemetery plans. We ask the prayers of all that this will go smoothly. We have had very good interactions with the township over these last few years, so we do not anticipate any major issues, but prayers are still appreciated! Fr. Gregory
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OUTDOOR Spring Cleanup is April 8 
27/3/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 for our annual outdoor spring cleanup! It is time to get our property ready for Pascha, plant flowers, and do much more! All are welcome - don't miss the fun!
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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week 
26/3/17, 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: Isaiah 37:33-38:6, Genesis 13:12-18, Proverbs 14:27-15:4
Tuesday: Isaiah 40:18-31, Genesis 15:1-15, Proverbs 15:7-19
Wednesday: Isaiah 41:4-14, Genesis 17:1-9, Proverbs 15:20-16:9
Thursday: Isaiah 42:5-16, Genesis 18:20-33, Proverbs 16:17-17:17
Friday: Isaiah 45:11-17, Genesis 22:1-18, Proverbs 17:17-18:5
Saturday: Hebrews 9:24-28 & Mark 8:27-31

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 
26/3/17, 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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Divine Liturgy Live Stream 
26/3/17, 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" 
26/3/17, 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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