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 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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White Party is 9/14/14 
28/8/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
This party is a casual get together for St. Vladimir's family and friends on September 14 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. Dress code is ALL WHITE! Yes – that will be a challenge but that is part of the fun! There is no charge for the party per se, but we will ask for donations to support our festival fund raising. Just some of the activities planned are kayaking, canoeing, and a great barbecue! Children are welcome. Our mystery guest is considered one of the most talented hockey players in the world in stick handling and was the winner of the Frank J. Selke trophy for three consecutive years. Do you know who it is? Join us September 14 and find out! RSVP to Jack Savas at 734-276-2935 ASAP. Address of the party is 4775 Bridgeway Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Join us!
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Welcoming Others to Church - Everyone's Job (You Too!) 
28/8/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
You can only make a first impression once. That is why it is so important, and the responsibility of EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US, to warmly welcome visitors to our parish. Is the visitor not acting “appropriately”? Assure them that all will be fine and lovingly help. Is the visitor’s child fussy? Assure them that we welcome children in the church and not to worry. If they ask for a place to go to quiet the child please point out the nursery – do not push them out the door. Does the visitor have questions? Answer them if possible, and if not, refer them to someone who can. A smile and a welcoming word can make the difference in someone’s spiritual life both in this life and the next. Let us show love one to another so that people will know that we are Christ’s disciples! We want to be known for our warm hospitality as was Abraham – but we all must work together to make our parish as welcoming as we possibly can!
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Coming Back to Church – We Welcome You! 
27/8/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Perhaps it has been some time since you came to Church – maybe even since your childhood. Please know that we WELCOME you at St. Vladimir’s. The Church is here for you – our Lord became incarnate for the salvation of all. If you have been away for a while please consider this your invitation: we WELCOME you at St. Vladimir’s! Please contact Fr. Gregory at 734-649-5746 or ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org with questions or concerns. Rest assured – you will be welcome as a part of our parish family!
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Weekly Educational Offering 
27/8/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults. Parents are asked to review the children’s 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: a short account of Sunday's sermon by Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/c_11th_pentecost.html

For Children – an activity based on last Sunday's gospel reading for various ages:

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 8-24-a.pdf
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Dormition of the Mother of God is 8/27 and 8/28 
26/8/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos falls each year on August 15/28. At St. Vladimir's we do not have Divine Services for this great feast since we join our sister parish, Dormition Cathedral in Ferndale, MI for their feast day. This year Bishop Peter will preside at Vigil on August 27 at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. on August 28. THERE WILL BE NO SERVICES AT ST. VLADIMIR'S FOR THE FEAST! Below please find more information on this feast. Congratulations to all!

English:

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/08/15/ ... and-ever-v

Russian:

http://days.pravoslavie.ru/Life/life4444.htm
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Welcome Students! 
26/8/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
St. Vladimir's warmly welcomes students from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and all our local institutions of higher education. Need a ride? Please let us know (info@stvladimiraami.org)! We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. Interested in spiritual growth? We have a college age youth group just for that. We realize you might not be here every Sunday. We are good with that! But we do hope you will join us as often as you can! Welcome to St. Vladimir's!
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Diocesan Pastoral School is for Future Clergymen AND those Interested in their Faith 
25/8/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We’ve discussed our Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America Pastoral School extensively over the last few years at our parish. Please understand that the school is for those interested in serving the Holy Church as clergymen, BUT ALSO for those interested in learning more about their Orthodox faith - both men and women. You can learn more by visiting the Pastoral School web site – please see Fr. Gregory with questions.:

http://www.orthodoxtheologicalschool.org/
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Brotherhood Work Evening August 26 
25/8/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Prep work on laying the new path is well underway. There is some more to do and we can finish it up Tuesday night with your help. See you at St. Vladimir's at 6 or later. Shovel and work gloves if you have them.

John Hill
Head of the Brotherhood of St. John of Shanghai & San Francisco
734-272-3814
info@stvladimiraami.org
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
24/8/14, 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 5:10-15 & 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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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
24/8/14, 10:00 AM
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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