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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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Parish Cemetery Plots are Now Available 
20/11/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We are pleased to offer plots in our parish cemetery for sale. To learn more please review the Regulations, Rules, and License Agreement at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/stv ... eement.pdf

You can see the plot map of those spaces available at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/stv ... lotmap.pdf

Please note that the plots nearest the future parish church are exclusively available to St. Vladimir’s members until 12/31/17. Also, members receive a discount on the cost of cemetery plots. To learn more about parish membership please visit this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/membershipform.pdf

Questions or more information: cemetery@stvladimiraami.org
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Archangel Michael & All Angels - Tonight & Tomorrow 
20/11/17, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


PLEASE JOIN US AS YOUR PERSONAL SCHEDULE ALLOWS!

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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers  
20/11/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

“The truly intelligent man pursues one sole objective: to obey and conform to the God of all. With this single aim in view, he disciplines his soul, and whatever he may encounter in the course of his life, he gives thanks to God for the compass and depth of His providential ordering of all things.

For it is absurd to be grateful to doctors who give us bitter and unpleasant medicines to cure our bodies, and yet to be ungrateful to God for what appears to us to be harsh, not grasping that all we encounter is for our benefit and in accordance with His providence. For knowledge of God and faith in Him is the salvation and perfection of the soul.”

— St. Anthony the Great, The Philokalia
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
19/11/17, 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: II Thessalonians 1:1-10 & Luke 12:13-15,22-31
Tuesday: II Thessalonians 1:10-2:2 & Luke 12:42-48
Wednesday: II Thessalonians 2:1-12 & Luke 12:48-59
Thursday: II Thessalonians 2:13-35 & Luke 13:1-9
Friday: II Thessalonians 3:6-18 & Luke 13:31-35
Saturday: Galatians 1:3-10 & Luke 9:37-43

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 
19/11/17, 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 
19/11/17, 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" 
19/11/17, 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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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted  
19/11/17, 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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Live Evening Services - ON NOW! 
18/11/17, 05:00 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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Extra Divine Services for Nativity Lent – Participation Welcome! 
18/11/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is our parish practice to serve many of the Great Lenten services during the week, but we have never added extra services during Nativity Lent. Until this year! There will be Divine Services at least once during each week of the Nativity Fast OUTSIDE the usual Saturday/Sunday services this year. This is part of an effort within the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America to serve Divine Liturgy at least once daily during the upcoming Nativity Fast. Sign up today to help with these services (sing, read, serve in the altar) here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IOZwEikNAjdaykb1t2ih7PlWY8AKEDwIoHlm_m7lTfw/edit?usp=sharing

We have highlighted the services in question in GREEN at the link above. The dates we will hold Divine Liturgy during the week of the Nativity Fast (and evening services the evening before) are:

December 1
December 7
December 13
December 15
December 22
December 29
January 4

Please join us as your personal schedule allows! Make a special effort to attend at least some of the weekday Lenten services this Nativity Fast!
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