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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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Grant Writing Your Help Needed 
30/5/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Our Russia with Love effort is in need of grant writing support. So is our Downriver Mission. We know many of you write grants in your professional life, or at least collaborate on grant writing. That is 100% more expertise that we have in grant writing at present! Please volunteer to help now by emailing info@stvladimiraami.org!
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Ascension is June 6 Archbishop Alypy Pannykhida before Vigil 
28/5/19, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The great feast of the Ascension is Thursday, June 6. At St. Vladimirs we will mark the feast with Vigil on June 5 at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy on June 6 at 8:00 a.m. The 40th day pannykhida for Archbishop Alypy will be held at 5:00 p.m. on June 5. A collection will be taken up to help pay for his gravestone in Jordanville. Please join us as your personal schedule allows!
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Apodosis of Pascha is June 5 
28/5/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The last day of Pascha is Wednesday, June 5. At St. Vladimirs we will have one last Paschal Vespers & Matins on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. and one last Paschal Divine Liturgy on June 5 at 8:00 a.m. Pascha is the feast of feasts and the day of days dont miss this last opportunity to celebrate the feast!
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A Few Thoughts on Memorial Day 
27/5/19, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Find a few words from Fr. Gregory on Memorial Day on Blogtushka:

http://blogtushka.blogspot.com/2017/05/ ... l-day.html
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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
27/5/19, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Faith and contrition make prayer and supplication for the remission of sins effective, once evil deeds have been renounced, but despair and hardness of heart make it ineffectual. Thanksgiving for the benefits received from God is made acceptable by humility and not looking down on those who lack them. it is rendered unacceptable, however, by being conceited, as if those benefits resulted from our own efforts and knowledge, and by condemning those who have not received them. the Pharisees behaviour and words prove he was afflicted with both these diseases. He went up to the Temple to give thanks, not to make supplication and, like a wretched fool, mingled conceit and condemnation of others with his thanksgiving. For he stood and prayed thus with himself: God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers (Luke 18:11).

+ St. Gregory Palamas
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
26/5/19, 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: Acts 12:12-17 & John 8:42-51
Tuesday: Acts 12:25-13:12 & John 8:51-59
Wednesday: Acts 13:13-24 & John 6:5-14
Thursday: Acts 14:20-27 & John 9:39-10:9
Friday: Acts 15:5-34 & John 10:17-28
Saturday: Acts 15:35-41 & John 10:27-38

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 
26/5/19, 12:00 PM
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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This Week's "The Good News" 
26/5/19, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find this week's issue of "The Good News" at the link below. This bulletin/handout contains the Troparia and Kontakia that will be sung by the choir at today's Divine Liturgy as well as the readings from the Epistle and Gospel readings of the day - all in both English and Russian. This little bulletin is distributed to visitors and others who may find it useful by our parish Greeters on duty today at St. Vladimir's. We cordially invite you to join us at St. Vladimir's for Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. - or any Sunday soon. You are always welcome at St. Vladimir's!

This Sunday's "The Good News":

http://stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/goodnews.pdf
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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted 
26/5/19, 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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Pastoral School Summer Session - June 15 Deadline 
25/5/19, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


With Archbishop Peter's blessing, this year summer courses will again be offered in the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America. Applications for admission for the summer semester are due June 15, 2019. The following courses will be offered this year dates for the courses are June 17 August 3, 2019 (Liturgics is slightly longer in duration):

Liturgics
Church Slavonic
Parish Management and Operations
Thesis Writing Workshop
Homiletics
New Testament Greek
New Testament Latin

All Pastoral School summer courses are available to the general public without the need for a formal application to our complete Diploma program. To register please visit the following link:

REGISTER FOR SUMMER SCHOOL

To learn more about the summer courses and all the offerings of the Pastoral School please visit this link:

ALL PASTORAL SCHOOL COURSES

For more information or with questions please contact the Dean of the Pastoral School, Archpriest Gregory Joyce (fr.gregory.joyce@orthodoxtheologicalschool.org).

SUMMER SCHOOL FLYER TO SHARE

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