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Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Weekly Educational Offering 
22/2/17, 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: an explanation of the Sunday's gospel reading by Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/c_last_judgement.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 2-19-b.pdf
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General Confession & Communion of the Parish Family is March 4 and 5 
21/2/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As is our tradition at St. Vladimirs (a pious tradition found throughout the Russian Orthodox Church) we urge all our family and friends to attend as many of the services as possible during the first week of Great Lent (beginning with the very important Forgiveness Sunday Vespers), with the goal of confessing and partaking of the Holy Mysteries on either Saturday, March 4 (Theodore Saturday) or Sunday, March 5 (The Sunday of Orthodoxy). Let us begin our Great Lenten journey of repentance and preparation for the feast of feasts, our Lords Glorious Resurrection, by forgiving each other and partaking of the Cup of Life together as a parish family!
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Great Lent begins February 27 - Pascha is April 16 
21/2/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please note that Great Lent begins this year on February 27. The week previous to this is a week where all foods are allowed except for meat. During Great Lent we abstain from meat and dairy products including fish (although fish is allowed on the Annunciation April 7, and Palm Sunday April 9). Let us recall that fasting is a tool given to us by God to aid us spiritually. For some it is easy to fast, for others it is difficult. However, what is most important is that we make a sincere effort to follow the fast. Why? Simply because the fast helps us to see our sins by helping us to focus spiritually. Eating light foods, or perhaps rather, abstaining from heavy foods such as meats and cheeses, allows us to be less focused on our stomachs and more focused on our souls, and of course, in this season when we undergo our journey to the Resurrection of our Lord we dearly wish to improve ourselves spiritually that we might meet the risen Christ better than we were when we began Great Lent. St. John Chrysostom writes that we abstain from meats that we might abstain from our sins. This nicely sums up the reason the Holy Church, as a loving mother, gives us the gift of fasting. Pascha is April 16 may God grant us all a spiritually profitable Great Lent!
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First Week of Great Lent Scheduled Starts February 27 
20/2/17, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Great Lent begins Monday, February 27. It is important that we prepare for Great Lent even before it begins, and the Holy Church has been helping us in this regard for seveal weeks already, principally via the content of the Divine Services. But the first week is really quite important as well especially attending the Divine Services, which are extraordinarily educational at this time of year. Thus, with God's help, we try to serve as much as we can the first week. Here is the schedule for that special time of year please join us to the greatest extent you are able as we begin our journey of repentance which leads us to Pascha together as a parish family:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/firstw ... tflyer.pdf

Please note: all are called upon to prepare for and to partake of the Holy Mysteries on Saturday March 4 and/or Sunday March 5. Please make every effort in this regard.
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Ask the Priest on Facebook Live is this Monday + Non-Broadcast Version on Sunday at Church! 
20/2/17, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

In place of adult discussion groups this year we will hold regular Ask the Priest sessions via Facebook Live and at St. Vladimirs the first Sunday of each month.. All are urged to participate in these sessions, which will be advertised via Facebook and our web site the day of the event. Mark your calendars now for 8:00 p.m. every Monday night (with a few exceptions):

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/askthepriest.pdf

Those who would like to participate as a live (as opposed to virtual) audience are welcome to join us at St. Vladimir's at 8:00 p.m.

Join us on Facebook! Join us live at St. Vladimir's! Submit questions via Facebook! Submit questions live and in person! Submit questions via Twitter (@stvladimiraami) or by emailing info@stvladimiraami.org or at this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/LeWDohI23Ia5FXQk2

If you can't join us live, watch the video of the session on our Facebook page after the fact. Please help us make this a fruitful opportunity for spiritual growth for our parish family - Ask the Priest only works well if you ask questions. :) If you have a question you can be certain that someone else does too so please do ask!
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Scripture Readings for the Coming Week 
19/2/17, 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: III John 1:1-15 & Luke 19:29-40,22:7-39
Tuesday: Jude 1:1-10 & Luke 22:39-42,22:45-23:1
Wednesday: Joel 2:12-26 & Joel 3:12-21
Thursday: Jude 1:11-25 & Luke 23:1-34,44-56
Friday: Zechariah 8:7-17 & Zechariah 8:19-23
Saturday: Romans 14:19-26 & Matthew 6:1-13

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 
19/2/17, 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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Divine Liturgy Live Stream 
19/2/17, 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.mp3

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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This Week's "The Good News" 
19/2/17, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find this week's issue of "The Good News" at the link below. This bulletin/handout contains the Troparia and Kontakia that will be sung by the choir at today's Divine Liturgy as well as the readings from the Epistle and Gospel readings of the day - all in both English and Russian. This little bulletin is distributed to visitors and others who may find it useful by our parish Greeters on duty today at St. Vladimir's. We cordially invite you to join us at St. Vladimir's for Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. - or any Sunday soon. You are always welcome at St. Vladimir's!

This Sunday's "The Good News":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/goodnews.pdf
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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted 
19/2/17, 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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