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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
7/1/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Fathers tell us that a man gains possession of the fear of God by keeping the thought of death before his mind and remembering eternal punishment, by examining himself each evening about how he has passed the day and each morning about how he has passed the night; by never giving rein to his tongue and by keeping in close and continual touch with a man possessed of the fear of God, as his spiritual director.

A brother once said to one of the elders, What shall I do, Father, that I may learn to fear the Lord? And he said, Go and become a disciple of a man possessed of the fear of the Lord. We chase away from us the fear of the Lord by the fact that we do just the opposite; we do not keep before us the thought of death, or punishment, nor do we attend to our own condition, or examine how we spend our time, but we live differently and are occupied with different things, pandering to our liberty, giving way to ourselves, self-indulgence this is the worst of all, this is perfect ruin.

What chases away the fear of the Lord as effectively as indulging our fancies? . And when he was asked again, Is it so very dangerous? he said, Yes, there is nothing more dangerous than self-indulgence. It prepares the ground for all the vices because it chases out from the soul the fear of God.'

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20th Annual Nativity Ball is January 11! 
3/1/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please join us for this charity event which benefits the camp for Special Needs Children in Davydovo, Russia!

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Confession & Communion at St. Vladimir's 
2/1/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

As we prepare ourselves for the great feast of our Lord's Nativity many people will be preparing to partake of the Holy Mysteries. At St. Vladimir's we have prepared materials to help prepare for Confession and Communion. You can find that information - which we hope you find helpful - at the links below.

ENGLISH

RUSSIAN

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
31/12/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Oh, Brethren, what is the result of pride? Oh, see what humility can do? What was the need for all these sufferings? For, if from the beginning Man had humbled himself, obeyed God, and kept the commandment he would not have fallen.

Again, after his fall, God gave him an occasion to repent and to receive mercy but he kept his stiff-neck held high. He came to him and said Adam, Where are you? instead of saying What glory you have left and what dishonor you have arrived at? After that, He asked him Why did you sin? Why did you transgress the commandment? By asking these questions, He wanted to give him the opportunity to say, Forgive me. However, he did not ask for forgiveness. There was no humility, there was no repentance, but indeed the opposite.

He answered, The woman whom You gave to be with me (Gen 3:9-12), he did not say, the woman deceived me, but The woman whom You gave to me, as if he wanted to say: This catastrophe has come upon me because of You. So it is, brethren, since Man is not accustomed to blame himself. He does not hesitate to consider even God as the cause of evil.

Then God came to the woman and said to her, Why did you not keep the commandment? as if He wanted to say, At least you, say forgive me, so as to humble your soul and to receive mercy. Again, there was no request for forgiveness. She also answered, The serpent deceived me, (Gen 3:13) as if she wanted to say, If the serpent sinned, where is my mistake?

Why did you act in this way, you pitiable ones? Make a bow of repentance, recognize your fault, be sorry for your nakedness. Neither one of them could blame himself, neither of them had the least bit of humility.

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Annual Meeting Preparation 
29/12/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Our parish annual assembly is set for March 3, 2019. Please plan to join us! Preparatory materials for the annual meeting can be found at the link below.

2018 ANNUAL MEETING MATERIALS

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Confess Early for Nativity 
28/12/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is a pious tradition at St. Vladimir Church for virtually everyone to partake of the Holy Mysteries on the Feast of our Lords Nativity. Please confess early for the feast! Confessions will be heard at the following times please take advantage of this opportunity!

Saturday, December 29: Confession 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (by appointment: calendly.com/ogrisha)
Thursday, January 3: Confession 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. (by appointment: see below)
Friday, January 4: Confession 4:00 6:00 p.m. (by appointment: see below)
Saturday, January 5: Confession 3:00 6:00 p.m. (by appointment: see below)
Saturday, January 6: Confession begins at 3:00 p.m., Vigil 6:00 p.m., Confession during and following Vigil

Click here take an appointment for Confession with Fr. Gregory

Please note: those who have confessed beginning December 29 need not confess again before Nativity, but are welcome to partake of the Holy Mysteries having prepared themselves by reading the appointed prayer rule and attending the Divine Services for the feast.
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End of Year Donations for Tax Purposes 
26/12/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Dear St. Vladimirs Parishioners! We would like to urge you to consider whether making a donation to the parish before December 31, 2018 would be helpful for you as you consider your tax liability for the year 2018. Donations to St. Vladimir Church are deductible to the greatest extent allowable by law. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in this regard. It is also very important that your address be up to date in our parish database. If you have moved this year please contact our parish Secretary, Alexandre Alexandrov, with your new address. -Mikhail Fisenkov, Treasurer (treasurer@stvladimiraami.org).
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Midnight Liturgy Wednesday into Thursday 
25/12/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please join us as your personal schedule allows!

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
24/12/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is God, Who is merciful and grants everyone what he needs, Who is building him up when He gives him more than he needs; in doing so He shows the abundance of His love for men and teaches him to give thanks. When He does not grant him what he needs, He makes him compensate for the thing he needs through the working of the mind and teaches him patience.

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Midnight Liturgy this Friday! 
20/12/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


PLEASE JOIN US AS YOUR PERSONAL SCHEDULE ALLOWS!

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