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Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Whoops! Diocesan Fund for those Those in Need of Assistance Collection is this Sunday – 11/30/14 (WE FORGOT LAST SUNDAY!) 
26/11/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Last Sunday we forgot to take up this collection! Please forgive us! So this coming Sunday we will hold the annual collection for the diocesan fund for those in need of assistance. As the diocesan secretary I can tell you that this fund is one that we use often. In general we use this to help those who are not covered by the St. John Kochurov Fund (that fund covers Missions, Monasteries, and Youth), but who are nonetheless in great need. Your generosity at this time of thanks (Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this collection is timed to coincide with that holiday) is greatly appreciated by the diocese, and by those members of the diocese who find themselves in circumstances of privation. If you are unable to join us for this Sunday's liturgy please contact our Starosta to make a contribution to this fund before or after the fact. Thank you!
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Weekly Educational Offering 
26/11/14, 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: an explanation on last Sunday's Gospel reading by Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/c_25th_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 1-10-b.pdf
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Special College Age & Teen Youth Group Dinner 11/30/14 
25/11/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 30 at Fr. Gregory's home for our monthly Young Adult/College Age dinner. This month we will invite our teens to join us too since they did not have an opportunity to gather this month AND since it is good for the future leaders of our parish to get to know each other – even if a few years separate them in age. The discussion will be a twofold one: Youth Gatherings – Spiritually Profitable? & Death and the Future Life. Perhaps not related – or perhaps these ARE related... You'll have to join us to find out! :) Please do – and please let us know you will be there by singing up at the link below. See you Sunday!

http://goo.gl/forms/sCwCnhA9iG
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Giving Thanks 
25/11/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
At St. Vladimir's we have much to be thankful for. The Thanksgiving holiday is perhaps the most Christian of all the civil holidays and it behooves us to take a moment at this time of year to reflect on God's blessings and thank Him for these. In fact, it is a pious practice to reflect on each day past before laying down to bed and thank God for all His blessings upon us during that day. Those who do this will never fall to envy, for they will realize that the Lord blesses us in many ways each and every day. At St. Vladimir's we have much to be thankful for, and for this reason we will serve a special moleben and akathist this Wednesday evening. This is a service of Thanksgiving, and although no doubt many of our parish family members will be traveling on Wednesday, many too will still be in town, and we invite all to be present for this special service. Let us always be thankful people – and in this way avoid the pitfall of envy that so pervades our society. Glory to God for all things!
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St. John Chrysostom Commemorated Tuesday & Wednesday 
24/11/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
St. John Chrysostom reposed on the feast of the Exultation of the Cross. Because of this, the commemoration of his repose is translated to November 13/26 each year. It goes without saying that St. John is one of the most significant saints of the Universal Church. His commentary on Holy Scripture is perhaps the most cited of any of the saints'. But his life is also really quite impressive for various other reasons. We will not tell you those here, but rather encourage you to read his life at the link below. At St. Vladimir's we will have evening services for St. John on Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy for St. John on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. Please join us as your personal schedule allows!

English:

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/11/13/ ... tantinople

Russian:

http://days.pravoslavie.ru/Life/life2532.htm
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Time to Register for St. Herman's! 
24/11/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
It is time to register for the St. Herman's conference! This year's conference is PACKED with interesting lectures and activities! To learn more please visit this link and register today:

http://www.stgeorgeroc.org/stherman

WE WILL BE RENTING VANS AGAIN THIS YEAR TO BRING OUR YOUTH AND THE YOUTH OF OUR DEANERY TO THE CONFERENCE. What that means is:

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU THAT YOU ARE COMING NOT LATER THAN DECEMBER 1, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!

All those exclamation marks mean that this is real - we really need to hear from you. :) Please contact Fr. Gregory to affirm your participation ASAP.

Parents - let's make this the best attended St. Herman's from our diocese EVER!
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
23/11/14, 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 Thess. 1:1-10 & Luke 14:12-15
Tuesday: II Thess. 1:10-2:2 & Luke 14:25-35
Wednesday: II Thess. 2:1-12 & Luke 15:1-10
Thursday: II Thess. 2:13-3:5 & Luke 16:1-9
Friday: II Thess. 3:6-18 & Luke 16:15-18; 17:1-4
Saturday: Galatians 3:1-10 & Luke 9:57-62

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 
23/11/14, 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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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted 
23/11/14, 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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Do You Receive our Emails? Do you follow us on Twitter? 
22/11/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Do you receive our weekly emails? If not – you should! Lots of information comes out by email every Monday and Friday. This is also the timeliest way to receive updates on parish events, schedule changes, births, deaths, etc. To join our parish email list please send a note asking to be added to: stvladimiraami@yahoo.com. For those who use twitter you can also follow us @stvladimiraami. We urge all to take advantage of these opportunities to keep up to date with the life of our parish and to join us in this parish life as your schedule allows!
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