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Today's Date According to the Church (Old) Calendar:


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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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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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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Homily on Forgiveness Sunday by New Hieromartyr Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow 
28/2/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find an edifying sermon by St. Tikhon at the link below. Included in this sermon are these very helpful words:

"Unfortunately, brethren, we do not like to acknowledge our transgressions. It would seem natural and easy for a person to know his own self, his own soul and his shortcomings. This, however, is actually not so. We are ready to attend to anything but a deeper understanding of ourselves, an investigation of our sins. We examine various things with curiosity, we attentively study friends and strangers, but when faced with solitude without extraneous preoccupation even for a short while, we immediately become bored and attempt to seek amusement..."

Read the entire sermon here:

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/68746.htm
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St. Elizabeth Convent Representatives Tonight & Tomorrow 
28/2/15, 03:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us in welcoming two representatives from the very active St. Elizabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus tonight and tomorrow at St. Vladimir's. After Liturgy tomorrow (and most likely after Vigil tonight) items from the convents' workshops will be available for purchase. Those interested in liturgically sewn items such as Podrazniks can also be measured by the representatives - the convent has an excellent sewing shop. Please plan to join us tonight and tomorrow for this special visit and to support the convent as you are able.

Link to the St. Elizabeth Convent Web Site (you may choose "English" on the top right of the home page):

http://www.obitel-minsk.by/
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Schedule Resumes as Usual this Afternoon 
28/2/15, 01:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The schedule of services and activities will be held as planned this afternoon beginning with Bell Ringing/Choir/Altar Servers practice at 4:00 p.m., Church School at 5:00 p.m., and Vigil at 6:00 p.m.

We thank you all for your patience and understanding while Fr. Gregory was ill the last few days. And we thank you for your prayers. He seems to be better, but reports that he would appreciate your continued prayers on his behalf.
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No Liturgy This Morning 
28/2/15, 06:30 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Liturgy is canceled this morning because Fr. Gregory is ill.We ask your forgiveness for the inconvenience!
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Readings for Clean Saturday 
28/2/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find information pertaining to the first Saturday of Great Lent at this link:

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/45261.htm
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