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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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Spring and Summer Brings Missionaries to our Doors - Share the Orthodox Faith 
30/6/16, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
As the weather improves missionaries from various religions tend to appear at our homes. At St. Vladimir's we have many pamphlets and booklets on the Orthodox Faith that are free for anyone to take. These can be found at the back of the church near the main entrance doors. Please feel free to take information home with you to share with the missionaries that come to visit you. It seems only fair that if they want us to take their information that we offer them information about Orthodox Christianity. Many missionaries have found the Orthodox Church in this way. No one is mandated to do this, but if you would like to you are welcome to. Please feel free to contact Fr. Gregory with questions in this regard.
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Liturgy on your Name's Day? 
29/6/16, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
It is a true blessing to have the opportunity to partake of Holy Communion on one's patron saint's day. Fr. Gregory is willing to consider serving Liturgy on your name's day yes YOURS. If you would be willing to attend the Divine Services on the eve of the feast and on the feast itself, and to partake of Holy Communion on that day please contact him. This is not a guarantee that we can do this but we can certainly try. But please don't tell him a week before. Something like six months before would be better three months before as a minimum. See Fr. Gregory with questions!
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Weekly Educational Offering  
29/6/16, 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 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: the explanation of the Sunday gospel reading from Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/c_first_pentecost.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 6-26-a.pdf
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Lampadas above the Royal Doors 
28/6/16, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We ask all to be attentive to the system we have devised to help folks know when they can and when they cannot move about during the Divine Services to light candles, etc. Even as we ask all to be attentive we also ask all to be loving, and if someone clearly is not aware that we have reached a time in the Divine Service when we should be still that we share that information with them lovingly and in a way that will not cause embarrassment. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or concerns.
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Proper Attire in Church 
28/6/16, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

This is a reminder for all as the weather warms up. All means all. Parents - please help your children in this regard. This year we are doing pretty well with not wearing shorts and we thank you for that. But we need to do a bit better with uncovered shoulders during the Divine Services. We thank everyone for making an effort in this regard!
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Support YOUR Parish Even when you are Away! 
27/6/16, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
It is understood that everyone wants to support St. Vladimir's. But sometimes we don't make it to church. We reflect on this most about this time of year, when we plan vacations and we know we are going to be gone. How to make sure that we are still supporting our parish when we are unable to be in church? The best way is to fill out an ACH form and get it to our Treasurer or Starosta. You can find the ACH form here please print and fill one out today:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/stvladachform.pdf
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Apostles Fast Begins Today 
27/6/16, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please see this note from Fr. Gregory regarding the beginning of the Apostles fast on Blogtushka:

http://blogtushka.blogspot.com/
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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week 
26/6/16, 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: Romans 2:28-3:18 & Matthew 6:31-34,7:9-11
Tuesday: Romans 4:4-12 & Matthew 7:15-21
Wednesday: Romans 4:13-25 & Matthew 7:21-23
Thursday: Romans 5:10-16 & Matthew 8:23-27
Friday: Romans 5:17-6:2 & Matthew 9:14-17
Saturday: Romans 3:19-26 & Matthew 7:1-8

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 
26/6/16, 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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Live Stream of Divine Liturgy 
26/6/16, 10:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org:8000/liturgy.ogg.m3u

If you have any trouble with the live stream please visit this link:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com/p/ ... dimir.html

If the information at that link does not help please email info@stvladimiraami.org and we will assist you as soon as possible (but after the Divine Service).

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:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com/
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