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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 Day School Kickoff Fund Raiser is April 22 
22/3/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for the kickoff fund raiser for our parish day school, the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy! The fund raiser is set for April 22, 2018 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

Tickets for the event (and donations towards this effort) can be purchased at this link:


A flyer to share (and please do share it!) can be found at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/aaocaf ... -22-18.pdf

Classes begin in the Fall of 2019 - help us to make that a reality by supporting our efforts!
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House Blessing Time Make Your Appointment Now! 
22/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Each year following the feast of the Theophany (the Lords Baptism January 19) it is a traditional and pious custom to have ones home blessed by the priest. Homes are blessed at St. Vladimirs until the beginning of Great Lent. Please visit this link to make an appointment: https://calendly.com/ogrisha/house-blessing. Please contact Fr. Gregory to schedule a house blessing if the times listed do not work for you. If you live far from St. Vladimirs please consult with those other parishioners of St. Vladimirs who live near you so that you can all have your homes blessed on the same evening. If you would like to have Fr. Moses bless your house please contact him at 530-591-0416 or priestmoses@gmail.com. Generally he can bless houses after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, but has more availability on Saturdays and Sundays. Congratulations to all with the feast of our Lords Baptism!
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Parish Cemetery Plots - We Need You Now* 
21/3/18, 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 parish members receive a discount on the cost of cemetery plots. To learn more about parish membership please visit this link:


Questions or more information: cemetery@stvladimiraami.org

*It is now spring and it is time to complete the excavation work on this project. Please buy your plots today so that we will have adequate funds on hand to complete this project as soon as it is warm enough to begin the work!
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Weekly Educational Offering 
21/3/18, 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:


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

http://ww1.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 4-02-b.pdf
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Standing of St. Andrew is Wednesday Evening 
20/3/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

On Wednesday evening of the 5th week of Great Lent the Holy Church appoints a very special service: the Standing of St. Andrew (or in some places, St. Maria). At this service we ready the entire canon of St. Andrew of Crete as well as the full life of St. Mary of Egypt. Join us at St. Vladimir's for one of the longest and most edifying service of the Church Year at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. God willing we will also broadcast this service live. If you can't be there, please join us on the live stream. But try to join us! :)
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Visit of the Icon of the Theotokos Softener of Evil Hearts is Thursday, March 22 
20/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The myrrh-streaming icon of the Theotokos Softener of Evil Hearts will visit St. Vladimirs on Thursday, March 22 into Friday, March 23. This was an unexpected and very welcome surprise. This was confirmed on Sunday, March 18 during the Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimirs and we were able to announce it then. Here we are able to provide details.

1. We intend to keep the parish church open throughout the night as we usually do when we are blessed to have the Kursk Icon visit us. Sign up for night chaperone duty here:


2. After the Presanctified Liturgy on March 22 in the evening we will have a meal as usual, but we hope that the gentleman traveling with the icon, Sergey Fomin, will tell us more about the icon during the meal. You can learn more about the icon below.





3. We need to transport the icon and Sergey to Milwaukee on Friday, March 23. The icon must arrive in Milwaukee not later than 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. We have a volunteer to do this, but if you would be able to help it would be good to have a backup as well. Please contact Fr. Gregory if you are interested in helping.

4. Flyer to share:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/softne ... ts2018.pdf
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40 Martyrs are Celebrated Tomorrow! 
19/3/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for the feast of the Holy Martyrs of Sebaste at St. Vladimir's on Tuesday, March 20. Yes - the martyrs are generally celebrated on March 22, but this year the Standing of St. Andrew falls on that day, so the feast is moved to March 20. More information is below - please join us! Congratulations to those celebrating their name's days!

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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
19/3/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Lord did not come to make a display. He came to heal and to teach suffering men. For one who wanted to make a display the thing would have been just to appear and dazzle the beholders. But for Him Who came to heal and to teach the way was not merely to dwell here, but to put Himself at the disposal of those who needed Him, and to be manifested according as they could bear it, not vitiating the value of the Divine appearing by exceeding their capacity to receive it.

+ St. Athanasius the Great
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
18/3/18, 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: Isaiah 37:33-38:6, Genesis 13:12-18, Proverbs 14:27-15:4
Tuesday: Isaiah 40:18-31, Genesis 15:1-15, Proverbs 15:7-19
Wednesday: Isaiah 41:4-14, Genesis 17:1-9, Proverbs 15:20-16:9
Thursday: Isaiah 42:5-16, Genesis 18:20-33, Proverbs 16:17-17:17
Friday: Isaiah 45:11-17, Genesis 22:1-18, Proverbs 17:17-18:5
Saturday: Hebrews 9:24-28 & Mark 8:27-31

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):


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:


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 
18/3/18, 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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