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Regular 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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Silence in Church Please - EVEN IN THE BARN 
31/3/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is important that we make an effort a real effort to refrain from speaking in church. Since we were outside most of the summer we have unfortunately adapted our outside paradigm to church services rather than our church paradigm to being outside. LET'S NOT DO THIS AS WE ARE WORSHIPING IN THE BARN! If one absolutely must have a conversation during the time of the Divine Services this should be done either:

1. In the kiosk area IN VERY HUSHED TONES. The acoustics are excellent in the barn. The choir's beautiful voices carry throughout the space very readily - as do your conversations. :)

2. Outside (but please do not slam the barn door)

3. Most appropriately, unless the conversation involves a life or death situation: at the meal after the Divine Liturgy

4. We ask parents that if they bring toys for their children that these be soft toys that to do not make noise when dropped on the floor.

Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or concerns.
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
31/3/21, 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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Engage with St. Vladimirs! 
30/3/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Yes even during the pandemic! We give you lots of ways to engage with St. Vladimirs. Please take advantage of these opportunities we do this for our parish family so that no matter your situation you can participate in parish life!

ENGAGE WITH ST. VLADIMIR'S

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
29/3/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


My House shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Everyone knows that a church calls for reverence, for a collecting of thoughts, for deep thinking about God, and for standing in the presence of God, but who fulfills this? People go to church with a desire to pray, to stand in it for a while with warm fervour; but then thoughts begin to wander, and bargaining begins in ones head even louder than that which the Lord found in the Jerusalem temple.

Why is this so?

Because the way one stands in church is a reflection of ones entire life. As people live, so do they behave in church. A church influences and somewhat supports spiritual movements; but then the usual course of ones spiritual constitution takes over.

Therefore if you want your time in church to consist of worthily standing in the face of the Lord, prepare for this in your ordinary life; walk, as much as you can, in a prayerful frame of mind.

This labour will bring you to the point that in church also you will stand reverently all the time. This reverence will inspire you to be reverent in your ordinary life as well. Thus you will walk ever higher and higher. Say, O Lord, help and begin!

+ St. Theophan the Recluse (Thoughts for Each Day of the Year: According to the Daily Church Readings from the Word of God)
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We Need Prosphora Bakers 
27/3/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Thank God, with Fr. Joseph joining us we are able to have additional Divine Services at St. Vladimirs, but that means that we have demand for more prosphora. That is, we need more prosphora bakers! If you would like to learn how to fulfill this blessed duty please contact Fr. Gregory. Your efforts will directly and positively effect our ability to serve the Divine Liturgy more often, which benefits our entire parish family!
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Join us this Sunday! 
26/3/21, 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!

DIVINE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021

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

HELP US KEEP THE PARISH OPEN DURING THE PANDEMIC

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:

DIVINE SERVICES WEEK OF MARCH 22, 2021

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Divine Services Start at 9:30 a.m. 3/26/21 
25/3/21, 10:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The Divine Services on Friday, March 26, 2021 will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts should begin at about 10:30 a.m. The original start time was 8:00 a.m. We ask your forgiveness for this unavoidable change and we ask that you share this with those whom you know, or strongly suspect, were planning to be at the church at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow.

Fr. Gregory
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
24/3/21, 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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Why is the Curtain Closed Half Way at the Presanctified Liturgy? 
22/3/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Folks ask about this each year during Great Lent. This is an excerpt from a presentation I gave to the clergy of the Eastern American Diocese two years ago. Hopefully it is helpful.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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Liturgy this Morning is Earlier than Planned 
22/3/21, 06:30 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


This mornings Presanctified Liturgy will start earlier than previously announced. The Liturgy should begin right about 9:00 a.m. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but unfortunately this change is unavoidable.
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