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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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Covid Returns Parish Advice 
20/8/21, 03:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As of August 18, 2021 Michigan has attained the highest coronavirus transmission level according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this level masks are recommended for indoor activities, both for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. As we have done from the beginning of the pandemic, we will align our parish advice with the CDC advice: we recommend (but do not mandate) masks for indoor activities beginning August 20, 2021. Thankfully this less than absolute rule will give all both those who choose to wear masks and those who do not the opportunity to exhibit the virtues of patience and empathy for those who make a choice opposite of our personal choice. We must strive not to simply be proficient at hiding our disgust with others who do not share our wisdom, but rather truly understand and embrace the decisions of others in this regard. There is not right or wrong in a recommendation, but there is evil and good in the way we react to others. Let us strive for good during this time when we are being given the blessing to fight our inclination to judge others and embrace patience, empathy, and love.
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Join us this Sunday! 
20/8/21, 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!


Sign up, social distancing, and masking is no longer required as of June 22, 2021. Join us!
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Transfiguration 2021 Pictures 
19/8/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find pictures from our Transfiguration celebrations at St. Vladimir's this year at the link below.


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Spevka for All! 
19/8/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

There are several prayers that we sing together at St. Vladimir's. We want you to know this so that you can practice. :) And as we come out of the pandemic it is the perfect time to practice MORE! That way we will sing these with zeal - with power! WE SHOULD BE LIFTING THE ROOF WHEN WE SING THESE - THEY SHOULD BE SUNG VERY STRONGLY - ESPECIALLY THE CREED AND "HAVING BEHELD THE RESURRECTION..."

Saturday Vigil (and matins during Pentecost) - "Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/hav ... andout.pdf

Every Liturgy - "Symbol of Faith":


Every Liturgy - "Our Father":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/our ... andout.pdf
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IOCC Kits this Dormition Fast 
18/8/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Lenten period in preparation for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God begins August 14. It is our tradition to make IOCC School Kits (to help kids in countries that need to bring their own school supplies to school in order to attend school) during this Lenten period. Well do the same this year with appropriate disease precautions. On Sunday, August 15 we will have a special collection to support this effort. If you cant make it that day please contact Marina Edwards to make your donation. On Saturday, August 21 we will make the school kits following the Divine Liturgy (starting about 10:30 a.m.). This is an important effort to get our KIDS involved in. They will be helping their peers in other countries to be educated. Please plan to join us in supporting this important effort!
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
18/8/21, 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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Feast of the Transfiguration is August 19 
17/8/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please plan to join us for the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, one of the twelve great feasts of the Church, on August 18 at 6:00 p.m. for Evening Services and August 19 at 8:00 a.m. for Divine Liturgy. All are welcome!

On August 19 following the Divine Liturgy the first fruits will be blessed. All are welcome to bring fruits for blessing on this day. Only fruits are blessed on this feast. This is the second feast of the Savior in August and is known in Russian as the Apple Savior.

If you cannot come to the Evening Services or Liturgy please try to join us on one of our live streams:


All are welcome! As of June 22, 2021 no sign up or quarantine measures are required.


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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
16/8/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

If a man does not despise all material things, all glory, all bodily rest, and all claim to righteousness, he cannot cut off his own will, or be delivered from anger and sorrow, or bring tranquility to his neighbor.

+ Venerable Dorotheos of Gaza
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
15/8/21, 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: I Corinthians 11:31-12:6 & Matthew 18:1-11
Tuesday: I Corinthians 12:12-26 & Matthew 18:18-22,19:1-2,13-15
Wednesday: I Corinthians 13:4-14:5 & Matthew 20:1-16
Thursday: I Corinthians 14:6-19 & Matthew 20:17-28
Friday: I Corinthians 14:26-40 & Matthew 21:12-14,17-20
Saturday: Romans 14:6-9 & Matthew 15:32-39

Please find below several very nice articles on how to read the scripture from an Orthodox point of view.

By St. Justin (Popovich):


By Bishop Kalistos (Ware):

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Late Divine Liturgy on Now! 
15/8/21, 10:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's early Divine Liturgy beginning at 8:00 a.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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