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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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Extraordinary Meeting this Sunday 
23/8/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

There are several issues that we as a parish need to act on before our next annual meeting scheduled for early 2019. According to the Parish By-Laws of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia such issues may be decided at an extraordinary parish meeting. A meeting in this regard has been called for Sunday, August 26, 2018, immediately following the Divine Liturgy.

LEARN MORE

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IOCC School Kits in August Compiling Kits THIS SATURDAY 
23/8/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

According to our long-standing tradition at St. Vladimirs we will gather to prepare School Kits for International Orthodox Christian Charities in August. On Sunday, August 19 we will have a special collection to support the purchase of the school supplies to be used to create the kits. On Saturday, August 25, we will compile the kits following the Divine Liturgy. PARENTS: please be sure to attend the Liturgy on August 25 (begins at 9:00 a.m.) so your children can participate in compiling the kits. These kits are sent to those in need in countries that mandate that children bring their own supplies to school or they cannot attend. Our small contribution makes it possible for children in these countries to be educated. If you would like to make a donation, but you cannot be at Liturgy on August 19, please contact our parish Treasurer, Mikhail Fisenkov at treasurer@stvladimiraami.org. Thank you for supporting this worthy project!
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Festival Flyer - Time to Share! 
23/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please share our flyer via email or simply print out and pass out to all your friends, post at your place of work, and put in your car windows (in a safe manner of course)! You can find the flyer here in letter size:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/russia ... 018ltr.pdf

Here in legal size:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/russia ... 018lgl.pdf
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Join our School Team - Help us Bridge the Gap! 
22/8/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

To begin instruction in 2019 we need to build our school this construction season! But tuition income comes in only when classes begin. We are aiming for many small donations - everything helps and everyone can make a difference!

Join our school team and help us bridge that gap by making a donation today!

DONATE TODAY

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Back to School Shopping Support St. Vladimirs 
21/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

You are likely to do some back to school shopping in the next month. Why not do that shopping on Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) and choose St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church (Location: Dexter, MI) as your charity? This is EXACTLY the same web site as amazon.com, but a portion of every dollar you spend goes to support St. Vladimirs. It is EASY, QUICK, and PAINLESS. Click HERE to start using Amazon Smile and Support St. Vladimirs Thank You!
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
20/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Better a stupid and unlettered brother who, working the good things he knows, merits life in Heaven than one who though being distinguished for his learning in the Scriptures, or even holding the place of a doctor, lacks the bread of love.

+ St. Bede the Venerable
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Prostrations at the Divine Liturgy When? 
14/8/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Most of us attend Liturgy regularly on Sundays, but rarely other days. Still, it is good to know when we make prostrations on weekdays, and this is why we have put together this handout. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions. See the handout in PDF format here:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/prostr ... iturgy.pdf
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Time to Volunteer for the 2018 Festival 
14/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Volunteer for Festival Duties Now the 2018 Festival is September 15 & 16:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14paULj3UY8s49B8HaxB31EkABpf8pEpppX5BUOn5H7o/edit?usp=sharing

See how much fun you will have by visiting our photo album from last year's festival:

https://stvladimirchurch.smugmug.com/2017/Russian-Festival/
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
13/8/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and they tremble. (James 2:19)

They alone know how to believe in God who love God, who are Christians not only in name but also in action and [way of] life, because without love faith is empty. With love, it is the faith of a Christian without love, the faith of a demon.

+ St. Bede the Venerable
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
12/8/18, 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 Corinthians 5:1-10 & Mark 1:9-15
Tuesday: II Corinthians 5:15-21 & Mark 1:16-22
Wednesday: II Corinthians 6:11-16 & Mark 1:23-28
Thursday: II Corinthians 7:1-10 & Mark 1:29-35
Friday: II Corinthians 7:10-16 & Mark 2:18-22
Saturday: I Corinthians 1:26-29 & Matthew 20:29-34

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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