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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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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
21/12/14, 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: Hebrew 3:5-11,17-19 & Mark 8:11-21
Tuesday: Hebrew 4:1-13 & Mark 8:22-26
Wednesday: Hebrew 5:11-6:8 & Mark 8:30-34
Thursday: Hebrew 7:1-6 & Mark 9:10-16
Friday: Hebrew 7:18-25 & Mark 9:33-41
Saturday: Ephesians 2:11-13 & Luke 14:1-11

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 
21/12/14, 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 
21/12/14, 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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Prosphora Baking Workshop is December 27  
20/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for a prosphora baking workshop on December 27 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The workshop will be held at the home of Panagioti and Patricia Apostolou. RSVP ASAP space is limited. WE NEED PROSPHORA BAKERS! This is a very spiritually rewarding undertaking. You will be preparing the very bread that becomes of Body of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a great honor! To learn more or to reserve your place please contact Fr. Gregory.
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Parish Preschool First Meeting in Preparation for Fall 2015 is December 21 
20/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
For several years we have talked about a parish preschool for our children (and the children of those outside the parish who would be interested in an Orthodox preschool). In order to accomplish this laudable goal we need to gage interest and support from our community especially our families with young children who would enroll in the preschool. Therefore, during the parish meal on December 21 we will gather all those interested and discuss the best path forward. YOUR INPUT IS WELCOME! We are not exactly sure how we are going to to this, but the support of this idea has been very strong and so we want to investigate this seriously. Please join us on December 21 for this meeting. If you are unable to be present, but you are interested in providing input or in helping to get a preschool off the ground please contact Fr. Gregory. See you December 14! Please spread the word to those you know or suspect would be interested in joining us!
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Last College Age Dinner of this Semester is December 21 
19/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 21 at Fr. Gregory's home for our monthly Young Adult/College Age dinner. The discussion last time was quite broad. That is not bad by any means in fact the discussion was great! This time we will set a topic and just see what happens. :) The topic will be: Comparative Theology of the Nativity what the Lord's Incarnation Means to Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant Christians. We all deal with people of various stripes of Christianity every day. And in fact, we could argue that the Lord's birth means something important to Muslims too (even if they wouldn't admit that quite as readily as we might). In any case there is lots to discuss on this topic and it is likely to lead us to others and that is good! Please join us 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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Adult Discussion Group Meets TONIGHT 
19/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us on Friday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Fr. Gregory's place in Saline for our monthly adult discussion group meeting. The topic for this month will be "Becoming Churched: Catechism and Continuing Education - how we Maintain and Grow our Faith" or "Baptism is the Beginning - not the End". Please plan to join us! And please let us know that you will join us by filling out the very short form at the Google doc below.

http://goo.gl/forms/VvDq3PJ4NC
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"Coffee with Sister Vassa Live - Being Church in the Age of the Internet" - January 1 
18/12/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
St. Vladimir's is pleased to announce that Sister Vassa of Coffee with Sister Vassa will visit St. Vladimir's January 1, 2015. The topic of Sister Vassa's presentation will be "Being Church in the Age of the Internet". You can learn more about Sister Vassa by visiting her Face Book page:

https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa

Or her You Tube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH-FBwgf93rU-g8BH3xiuUQ

Please make plans to join us! The presentation will begin at 1:00 p.m. This should allow for a nice, moderate celebration of New Year's Eve for those who choose to celebrate, but still give ample time to be to St. Vladimir's on this civil holiday (when very few of our parishioners will have to work) to participate in the presentation and discussion. Spread the word! DON'T MISS IT!
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Andrei Desnitsky Lecture at St. Vladimir's Available 
18/12/14, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find the sound file of Dr. Andrei Desnitsky's March lecture here at St. Vladimir's at the link below:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/sound/ad03-20-14.wav

The video of his lecture is quite poor, thus we are posting this sound file only. It is not perfect, but if you turn up the volume a little bit you can hear him quite clearly. We hope you enjoy revisiting this lecture if you were able to attend, or hearing it for the first time if you were not!
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St. Savva the Sanctified - Moleben Tonight at 5:00 p.m. 
18/12/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The feast of St. Savva falls every year the day before St. Nicholas: 5/18 December. Thus, St. Savva is often overlooked. This is really quite unfortunate! St. Savva is a great saint of the Universal Church and we should honor him and know his life. Tonight at 5:00 p.m. at St. Vladimir's we will serve a moleben to St. Savva. His life can be found at the links below. Congratulations to our lone parish Savva and to the monastery which bears the name of St. Savva and which celebrates its feast day today in Harper Woods!

English:

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/12/05/ ... sanctified

Russian:

http://days.pravoslavie.ru/Life/life3066.htm
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