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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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Divine Liturgy Explained 
2/6/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Divine Service we attend most often is the Divine Liturgy. We know it, but do we know it? The better we understand the Divine Liturgy the more we will engage in this "work of the people", and the more we will get from it. Or perhaps better put, the more it will transform us. And since we are seeking to be transformed into the children of God, should we not take the time to delve more deeply into the Divine Liturgy - the most theologically significant Divine Service? That is a purely rhetorical question of course, since the answer must be "yes"! The article below is a classic of the 20th century, written by one of the most influential theologians of that time. That time was not that long ago - and this article is well, well worth the read!

http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/pomaz_lit.aspx
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Shared Calendar of Services & Activities Available! 
31/5/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

St. Vladimirs Shared Calendar is Available!

See all the services and activities for the rest of the year and even into 2018! Heres how (this is for Google other ICAL supported calendars work too):

1. Open Google Calendar.
2. Next to "Other calendars" on the left, click the down arrow.
3. Select Add by URL.
4. Enter the calendar's address in the field provided: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/calendar%40stvladimiraami.org/public/basic.ics
5. Click Add Calendar. The calendar will appear on the left side under "Other calendars."

Note: It might take up to 12 hours for changes to show in your Google Calendar.

Please consider adding our shared calendar to your other calendars so you will always know when the Divine Services are scheduled!

If you would like to see the calendar in HTML please visit this link:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=calendar%40stvladimiraami.org&ctz=America/New_York
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Silence in Church Please 
30/5/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is important that we make an effort a real effort to refrain from speaking in church. We have gotten a bit lax about this lately and the timing is not good. Archbishop Peter will be visiting soon and he will most certainly correct this inappropriate behavior if we do not correct it ourselves. And we will like it a lot less if he feels the need to do this than if we learn to do this on our own. 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 glass doors are by no means sound proof. We are failing quite terribly here. The Parish Council will discuss this at the next meeting and measures will be taken to cut down on the cacophony coming from behind the glass doors during the Divine Liturgy.

2. Outside

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

Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or concerns.
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Weekly Educational Offering 
30/5/18, 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: an explanation of this coming Sunday's Gospel reading from Blessed Theophylact:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_first_pentecost.html

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

http://ww1.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 6-03-a.pdf
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Festival Sponsorship Committee - Join Us! 
29/5/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

I was appointed head of the Sponsorship Team for the festival at the last meeting of the planning committee. I wont be able to visit too many stores or vendors - that is just the reality of my schedule, but I can help coordinate this important work. The work really is important - our most profitable festivals have had an active sponsorship component. Please consider: could you volunteer to help in your area? Are you good working with people? Do you work in sales? This is one of those things where success only comes before work in the dictionary. We have to knock on X number of doors to get Y number of sponsorships. We have to work to be successful. The earlier we start the better. Please contact me if you can help! This will be fun and this will be a huge help to the festival and our parish!

Fr. Gregory
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THANK YOU! Divine Services Every Morning and Every Evening May 21-26 
29/5/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank you to all who made it possible for us to serve Divine Liturgy and Evening Divine Services this last week! To those who sang, to those who served, to those to read, to those who helped in so many other ways: THANK YOU!!! It is a great blessing for our parish to have had ordinations last Sunday, and part of that blessing is the great opportunity to serve the Divine Services daily the week following the ordinations. This week we came together as a parish family and made this happen. This should show us that if we all work hard and ask the Lord to bless us in our work that He indeed will, and that trusting in God all that is for His glory is possible for us. May God continue to bless and guide us!
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Deadline for Pastoral School Applications is June 1 (NS) 
28/5/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

With Archbishop Peter's blessing, this year summer courses will again be offered in the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America. Applications for admission for the summer semester are due June 1, 2018. The following courses will be offered this year dates for the courses are June 18 August 4, 2018 (Liturgics and Advanced Byzantine Canon Law are slightly longer in duration):

Liturgics
Church Slavonic
Thesis Writing Workshop
Homiletics
New Testament Greek
New Testament Latin
Advanced Byzantine Canon Law

NOTE: Parish Management and operations will be offered in the Fall 2018 Semester

All Pastoral School summer courses are available to the general public without the need for a formal application to our complete Diploma program. To register please visit the following link:

http://www.orthodoxtheologicalschool.or ... iew/summer

To learn more about the summer courses and all the offerings of the Pastoral School please visit this link:

http://www.orthodoxtheologicalschool.or ... scriptions

For more information or with questions please contact the Dean of the Pastoral School, Archpriest Gregory Joyce (fr.gregory.joyce@orthodoxtheologicalschool.org).
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A Few Thoughts on Memorial Day 
28/5/18, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Find a few words from Fr. Gregory on Memorial Day on Blogtushka:

http://blogtushka.blogspot.com/2017/05/ ... l-day.html
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
28/5/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Even on the Cross He did not hide Himself from sight; rather, He made all creation witness to the presence of its Maker.

+ St. Athanasius the Great
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Spring and Summer Brings Missionaries to our Doors - Share the Orthodox Faith 
26/5/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As the weather improves missionaries from various religions tend to appear at our homes. At St. Vladimir's we have many pamphlets and booklets on the Orthodox Faith that are free for anyone to take. These can be found at the back of the church near the main entrance doors. Please feel free to take information home with you to share with the missionaries that come to visit you. It seems only fair that if they want us to take their information that we offer them information about Orthodox Christianity. Many missionaries have found the Orthodox Church in this way. No one is mandated to do this, but if you would like to you are welcome to. Please feel free to contact Fr. Gregory with questions in this regard.
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