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Regular Services:
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10:00 a.m.

Full Service Schedule:

Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Ice Cream Ice Skate is this Sunday + Young Adult Dinner at 7:00 p.m. 
28/2/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


For many years now we have gathered our young people, and the young at heart, on Forgiveness Sunday to go ice skating and have one last ice cream before we enter into our Spiritual Spring: Great Lent. Here is the requisite flyer – please join us!

ICE CREAM ICE SKATE FLYER


YOUNG ADULTS! Please note that our dinner on Sunday will start at 7:00 p.m. - not at 6:00 p.m. as usual. Whether you are able to join us for ice cream and ice skating or not, please join us for our monthly dinner. As always, we’ll enjoy our last pizza together before Pascha, and probably some ice cream will make an appearance too. :) Sign up and more information here:

YOUNG ADULT MEETING SIGN UP

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Join us this Sunday! 
28/2/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


All are welcome at St. Vladimir's! Pleae join us this Sunday! More information can be found at this link, and we encourage you to share this with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers!

DIVINE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020

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Coming Back to Church – We Welcome You! 
27/2/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Perhaps it has been some time since you came to Church – maybe even since your childhood. Please know that we WELCOME you at St. Vladimir’s. The Church is here for you – our Lord became incarnate for the salvation of all. If you have been away for a while please consider this your invitation: we WELCOME you at St. Vladimir’s! Please contact Fr. Gregory at 734-649-5746 or ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org with questions or concerns. Rest assured – you will be welcome as a part of our parish family!
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First Week of Great Lent – Make Your Plans Now 
27/2/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The schedule of services for the first week can be found at this link:

GREAT LENT FIRST WEEK 2020

We simply cannot overstate this: EVERYONE SHOULD ATTEND EVERY SERVICE OF THE FIRST WEEK OF GREAT LENT.

We know that won’t happen, and it probably isn’t realistic, but that should be our goal – this is what we should strive for. In fact, the canons of the Holy Church mandate that even if the services are not held in the parish church the clergy should read the services at home – because these services are SO IMPORTANT for our spiritual lives.

All services of the first week will be streamed live, so even if you can’t join us in person you can join us in prayer. Our live stream, which is on only during the Divine Services, can always be found at this link:

STV LIVE STREAM

Want to get a peek at the rest of Great Lent? Here is the full schedule – please pay special attention to Holy Week (the week before Pascha) when again – EVERYONE SHOULD ATTEND EVERY SERVICE:

GREAT LENT FULL SCHEDULE 2020

We understand that this is just like the First Week – not truly possible for most. But if we don’t know what we should strive for we will never get there. May the Merciful Lord grant that we do our best every year to participate to the greatest extent possible in the Great Lenten Divine Services – especially the First Week and Holy Week!
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Forgiveness Sunday - A Must Attend 
26/2/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


OK - it isn't a NEW posting. But it is an important one! Please read and act according to your ability. If you need a ride to church please reach out: info@stvladimiraami.org or 734-475-4590.

FORGIVENESS SUNDAY - A MUST ATTEND

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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
26/2/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults on the upcoming Sunday's principle Gospel reading so that all can better prepare for the Divine Services. 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 All: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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Annual Meeting Thank You! 
25/2/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Thank you to all who made yesterday’s annual parish assembly such a huge success! The tenor of the meeting was very positive and there were some great conversations about what we were able to do last year and what we hope to do this year as a parish family! Thank you to all who served in parish offices last year. This year’s parish office holders are:

Starosta: Jack (Alexey) Mitchell – Term Runs through 2022
Treasurer: Mikhail Fisenkov
Secretary: Lauren (Maria) Rogers
Parish Council Trustees: Marina Edwards, Dmitri Knysh*, Igor Obertas, Natalia Veniaminova
Auditing Committee: Deacon Vladimir Pyrozhenko*, Subdeacon Colin Bower, Michael Marsh
Editing Committee: Subdeacon Colin Bower & Zhanna Skalitzky

I look forward to working closely with all these outstanding volunteers for the good of our parish family!

Fr. Gregory

*Dmitri and Deacon Vladimir could not join us for the annual meeting, but with Archbishop Peter’s blessing they will continue in this position until we can hold a special meeting to elect them properly. Likely this meeting will take place after Pascha.
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Fasting Rule for this Week + Eat at Nick’s Big Cheese Grill! 
25/2/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The week before Great Lent (this week) has a unique fasting regiment. This week we are allowed to eat fish and dairy products, but no meat. Here the Holy Church is helping us to prepare ourselves for a good start to Great Lent by allowing us to remove all the dairy products from our homes before Great Lent begins. During this week most folks will probably want a very good grilled cheese sandwich, or other cheesy treats. We should very much stress moderation this week, but it is probably OK to have a treat too. And this is a great opportunity to support our own Nick Vlisides’ sandwich shop “Nick’s Big Cheese Grill”. The shop is located at 2072 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Support our St. Vladimir’s businesses whenever you can! And start with stopping by Nick’s this week!
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Sermon Sunday, February 23, 2020 
24/2/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


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Monday First Things: Teaching of the Holy Fathers 
24/2/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


“During our earthly lives, we need to make sure we have a decent garment for our souls. Our soul garments are soiled by sin. You must repent immediately after you have committed a sin.”

Metroplitan Onuphry of Kiev & All Ukraine
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