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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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Commemorations at the Divine Liturgy Next Soul Saturday is March 7 
4/3/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We have a special web page at St. Vladimir's that is set up to facilitate commemoration of our friends and loved ones at the Divine Liturgy THIS IS THE SINGLE BEST WAY TO PRAY FOR THEM. The page can be found a this address:

http://stvladimiraami.org/commemoration ... ions.shtml

There are several ways listed on that page to assure that your friends and loved ones are being prayed for at the Divine Services at St. Vladimir's. Another is to use this Google Doc to send us their names:

http://goo.gl/forms/SLnBZ9OupT

Names are commemorated at the Divine Liturgy, General Pannykhidas, and other appropriate Divine Services. It is our pleasure to provide this service to our parish family and friends.

THERE ARE SEVERAL SPECIAL SATURDAYS OF COMMEMORATION DURING GREAT LENT. Please be sure to provide the names of your friends and loved ones to be commemorated at these special Liturgies. The next one of these is Saturday, March 7. Please see Fr. Gregory with questions in this regard.
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Bishop Peter to Lead Unction Service March 31 
4/3/15, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
His Grace Bishop Peter of Cleveland will lead the sacrament of Unction at St. Vladimir's on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. Unction is a sacrament of the Holy Church and thus although we welcome all to be present at the beautiful Divine Service, only Orthodox Christians who have recently been to confession (within the last three weeks before the Unction service) may be anointed. The ideal situation would be to confess and partake of the Mystery of Holy Communion on Sunday, March 29 and then partake of Unction on March 31. Please see Fr. Gregory or Fr. Michael with questions and please plan to prepare yourself and to partake of this Holy Mystery as an aid to spiritual (and bodily) healing at St. Vladimir's on March 31. Following the Unction service will be a light Lenten meal. All are welcome!

More about the Mystery of Unction:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/flyers/my ... nction.pdf
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Weekly Educational Offering 
4/3/15, 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 last Sunday's Gospel reading by Blessed Theophylact:

http://chrysostompress.org/c_first_lent.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 3-01-b.pdf
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Orthodox Summer Camps Plan NOW to Attend this Summer! 
3/3/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Now is the time to plan to send your children to an Orthodox Summer camp! We remind you NOW, so that as you plan your child's summer, you will be sure to include this important aspect of forming an Orthodox consciousness in your child's life. Last year we had a nice turnout of young people from our parish participate in both the Valdimirovo and Ruskoka camps. And honestly these are really the two best camps out there Fr. Gregory recommends them both highly! Vladimirovo is the our diocesan camp. Ruskoka is the Canadian diocese's camp. You can learn more about these camps at the links below. PARENTS: please take some time NOW and review this information! Once registration opens these camps will fill up quickly and you don't want to miss your change to register your child.

Vladimirovo:

http://www.orprcamp.org/

Ruskoka:

http://www.ruskoka.com/

There are three other Orthodox camps that you may want to consider and which may be more convenient for your family: St. Seraphim's Camp, NORR, and ORUR. These are the other three camps associated with the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad in the eastern half of North America. More information below:

St. Seraphim's Camp:

http://www.stseraphimcamp.com/

NORR:

http://www.campnorr.org/

ORUR:

http://www.orur.org/Main_E.html

Please contact Fr. Gregory or Karl Meyer with questions. Our parish STRONGLY supports Orthodox Camps please join us in that support!
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Time Changes this Weekend 
3/3/15, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please remember that this weekend we "spring forward" one hour as we move into Daylight Savings Time.
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40 Consecutive Liturgy Commemoration Now Available 
3/3/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Many people ask us for 40-day commemorations at the Divine Liturgy. This practice remembering someone who is ill or who has died for 40 straight days at the Divine Liturgy is known as Sorokoust. We do not serve Liturgy every day at St. Vladimir's. But we did serve 122 Liturgies last year. Thank God we have the opportunity to serve Liturgy often. We provide a sort of modified Sorokoust for our parish family. We can commemorate your friends or loved ones at 40 consecutive Liturgies. This will take more than 40 days, but nonetheless it will indeed be helpful for those who are commemorated. Please arrange these special commemorations with Fr. Gregory or with Albina Seraphimovna at the parish kiosk. There is no cost for these commemorations, but it is common to give a donation in thanksgiving for the prayers. The amount is completely up to those arranging the Sorokoust and, as with other special services at St. Vladimir's, should be based on your financial situation. If God has blessed you with much you should give much. If He has blessed you with little, you should give little. Please see Fr. Gregory or Fr. Michael with questions about this or any other spiritual issues.
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Young Adult Great Lenten Retreat is March 20-22, 2015 
2/3/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The annual Diocesan Young Adult Retreat is set for March 20-22 at the St. John Skete in Hiram, OH. More information can be found at the flyer at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/younga ... at2015.pdf

REGISTER NOW! We will try to arrange a car pool from Ann Arbor. Please let Fr. Gregory know that you have registered so that car pool can be organized.
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Fasting Recipes to Share 
2/3/15, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
As promised on the March Vladcast we post here several excellent lenten recipes:

http://stvladimiraami.org/stxenia/glrecipes09.pdf

http://stvladimiraami.org/stxenia/glrecipes10.pdf

Do you have any good fasting recipes to share? If so, please email to info@stvladimiraami.org and we will get it out to everyone on the email list.
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Great Lent Began February 23 - Pascha is April 12 
2/3/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please note that Great Lent began this year on February 23. During Great Lent we abstain from meat and dairy products including fish (although fish is allowed on Palm Sunday April 5). 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 12 may God grant us all a spiritually profitable Great Lent!
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March Vladcast is Up! 
1/3/15, 08:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The March Vladcast is up on our You Tube channel! See it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj_H1AtgU1I

We promised in the Vladcast that we would publish the Presanctified Liturgy tip sheet here - and here it is:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets ... gytips.pdf
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