Welcome to the Home Page of St. Vladimir Church! 

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

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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New Furnace for the Church 
23/2/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The church has two furnaces actually, and thank God for that. When the one in the back (west end) of the church failed, the other one was able to pick up the heating slack and keep the pipes from bursting and from any other damage to the church. The old furnace was replaced this last week and if youd like to help offset this cost please contact our treasurer, Mikhail Fisenkov, at treasurer@stvladimiraami.org.

Those who are tithing are probably thinking: why are we asking for help? If everyone is tithing we shouldnt have to ask the parish for this type of help. That is correct! But not everyone has established a tithe. That is OK - we are not mad. :) But this is what each of us should be striving for: to answer this spiritual question (because tithing is not a financial question it is a spiritual one). So please have a look at this page, where you can learn more about how and why, we as Orthodox Christians, should make this decision long before we come to church on Sunday morning - and please contact Fr. Gregory or any of our Parish Council members with questions:


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We Know - it is TOO WARM in the Barn! 
22/2/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It took us a little while to figure this all out, but the biggest problem we have in the barn right now is that it is TOO WARM! Yesterday it was about 60F in the barn. Not a tropical paradise, but pretty comfortable. We saw people taking off their coats! So - if you are staying away from the services in the winter worship space because it is too cold please know - youre working with old information! Come join us this Sunday and every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the W3 (warm winter worship) space!
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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
22/2/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

If you have sinned, acknowledge the sin and repent. God will forgive the sin and once again give you a new heartand a new spirit (Ez. 36:26). There is no other way: Either do not sin, or repent.

+ St. Theophan The Recluse (The Path to Salvation: A Manual of Spiritual Transformation)
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Vigil Live Stream on Now! 
20/2/21, 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:


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:

If you would like to view past services please visit our YouTube page:


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Arrange Great Lenten Commemoration of the Reposed Now 
20/2/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

During Great Lent at all weekday services and on many Saturdays (beginning even before Great Lent with the first Soul Saturday on March 6) the departed are specially commemorated. You can arrange commemoration of your friends and loved ones by visiting our special page in this regard here:


There is lots of good information there and you should read that at some point. If you dont have time to do that please visit our on-line form to submit names (under the commemoration of the departed you can choose Great Lent 2021: All Weekday Services + Soul Saturdays). If you are in a financial position to make a donation for commemorating your loved ones you can do that here if you arent this is not a problem as the Church does not charge for prayer, but is thankful for donations in this regard of course:


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Join us this Sunday! 
19/2/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

All are welcome at St. Vladimir's! Please join us this Sunday! More information can be found at this link, and we encourage you to share this with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers!


Due to the pandemic we have guidelines that must be followed. Please find those here:


Services in the barn (mostly Sunday Liturgies) do not require sign up. All other services (which are held inside the church building) do - including Saturday evening Vigil and the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Sign up here:


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Spiritual Lessons from our Kitchen 
18/2/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

At the last parish council meeting a few weeks ago we seriously discussed putting a lock on the kitchen door. This is because folks use the kitchen and do not clean up after themselves. This happened again on Saturday night. Teenagers were in the kitchen and after vigil there was a mess (those two things might not be related, but they are both true facts). The easy way to fix this is to lock the door. But what is the lesson in that? The parish council would like us to deal with this proactively as a parish family. Parents need to supervise their children not just in the kitchen but in all aspects of life. Not helicopter stalk their children. But teach them what is right and wrong, to clean up after themselves, to be kind to others, to think about the needs of others before themselves, etc. And adults need to understand: your mother does not work at the church. And even if she does, she should not have to clean up after you. The Lord has blessed us with a beautiful and growing physical plant. If we cant care for the 100 square foot kitchen how will we care for a new school and a new church with thousands of square feet? We have a responsibility before the Lord to care for what He has given us otherwise why would He give us more? It is NEVER someone elses job to clean your mess. This sort of entitlement has no place in Orthodox Christianity. As Orthodox Christians we take responsibility for our actions and any repercussions that come from these actions. It is time to change our paradigm here: the parish does not have a maid service. Lets start by being responsible in the kitchen, because we have a lot more to take care of coming soon!
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All English Services are this Friday & Saturday 
18/2/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for our monthly cycle of All-English Divine Services for St. Partheius of Lampsacus! If you cannot come to the Evening Services or Liturgy please try to join us on one of our live streams.


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. The link to the sign up sheet can be found on our parish home page. If you have any trouble finding that please email: info@stvladimriaami.org.



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Two Liturgies Every Sunday 
17/2/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We have two Divine Liturgies every Sunday morning! The first is at 8:00 a.m. in the church and it is necessary to sign up for this. We will STRICTLY enforce the sign up if you do not sign up you will not be allowed to enter. This is because there are people who are attending who are avoiding the larger Divine Service gatherings in the parish due to Covid concerns. Parish Council members will be on hand to enforce these guidelines. If you are not assigned to sing we ask that you not do so. The sign up sheet can be found here and will be open until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20 no registrations will be allowed after that time:


As always, you will need to sanitize your hands before entering the church. Masks are required. Social distancing is required (spaces are clearly marked). The second Divine Liturgy is at 10:00 a.m. in the winter worship space as usual. No sign up is required, but hand sanitizing, masking, and social distancing are required.

Please join us as your personal schedule allows, and PLEASE DRESS WARMLY for Divine Services in the winter worship space!
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
17/2/21, 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

For Youth: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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