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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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Parish School Board Applications Welcome!  
27/5/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy (A2OCA) school board is seeking additional volunteers to join the board who are passionate about offering children a quality, Orthodoxy education in the classical education tradition. Our new school building is under construction, and we are currently working towards planning and offering a microschooling program and online program for the 2022-2023, as well as a 5-day program the following school year (2023-2024). We need your help to make this happen! If you are interested in learning more about A2OCA feel free to visit our website at a2oca.org and/or e-mail us at info@a2oca.org. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents towards this important cause, kindly e-mail us at info@a2oca.org to let us know by June 15, 2022. Board terms begin in July and run for two years. If you have experience in communications and/or marketing that would be a plus, but not a requirement.

For more information on our school and classical education, we offer the following links for your consideration:

A2OCA's Mission
The mission of Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy is to provide a classical education in an Orthodox Christian environment, allowing our students to grow to their full human and spiritual potential, with the ability to engage society as mature followers of Jesus Christ.

On Classical Christian Education
Dr. Andrew Kern (an Orthodox Christian) talks about what classical education is
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Join us this Weekend! 
27/5/22, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

All are welcome at St. Vladimir's! Please 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, MAY 29, 2022

As of August 20, 2021 we recommend (but do not mandate) masking for indoor activities at St. Vladimirs. Join us!
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Telegram Were There! 
26/5/22, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

You are on Telegram so we are too! Not that we need to spend more time on social media during Great Lent. But if you are on Telegram we will be too maybe telling you to get off of social media and into your prayer corner! :)

STV ON TELEGRAM

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Summer Reading Visit the Kiosk or the Library 
26/5/22, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Summer is a time when many people go on vacation and often we are seeking something to read while we are on vacation. Why not help yourself spiritually and pick up a book from the Kiosk or check one out from our PARISH LIBRARY? We have wonderful resources for you please take advantage of these for your own spiritual growth!
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Bell Ringing is Back! WE NEED YOU! 
25/5/22, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

For those young people who do not sing in the choir or serve in the altar WE NEED YOU! Bells are a very important part of our worship, and our Christian witness, and we need to get those bells ringing again! Contact John Hill to learn more. We have a beautiful set of bells let us use this gift the Lord has given us for the good of our parish family and our neighbors!
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday!  
25/5/22, 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 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 Various Ages: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America to Offer Summer Courses 
24/5/22, 06:00 AM
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 13, 2022. The following courses will be offered this year dates for the courses are June 20 August 6, 2021 (Liturgics is slightly longer in duration):

Introductory Liturgics
Intermediate/Advanced Church Slavonic
Parish Management and Operations
Thesis Writing Workshop
New Testament Greek
New Testament Latin
The Pivotal Points in the History of Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Comprehensive Homiletics Seminar
Seminar in Byzantine Law

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:

PSDCMA SUMMER COURSES

For more information or with questions please contact the Dean of the Pastoral School, Archpriest Gregory Joyce (fr.gregory.joyce@orthodoxtheologicalschool.org).
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Weekday Divine Services this Week 
23/5/22, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

On Tuesday evening we will hold Evening Services at 6:00 p.m. in preparation for Divine Liturgy for the Leavetaking of Mid-Pentecost on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy will be followed by our Pre-K catechism at 10:00 a.m. More information and a sign up sheet for our Pre-K catechism can be found here:

WEDNESDAY CATECHISM

In addition, we will serve for the Equal of the Apostles and Instructors of the Slavs Cyril & Methodius on Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m.

If you cannot come to the Evening Services or Liturgy please try to join us on one of our live streams:

STV LIVE STREAMS

As of August 20, 2021 we recommend (but do not mandate) masking for indoor activities.

Learn More: Sts. Cyril & Methodius English

Learn More: Sts. Cyril & Methodius Russian

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
23/5/22, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


If you say something evil about your brother or sister, even if it is true, your soul suffers an unhealable wound. You can reveal the sins of another only when the sole intention in your heart is the benefit of the soul of the sinner.

Venerable Nikon of Optina
Living without Hypocrisy
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
22/5/22, 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

: . 12:12-17 8:42-51
: . 12:25-13:12 8:51-59
: . 13:13-24 6:5-14
: . 14:20-27 9:39-10:9
: . 15:5-34 10:17-28
: . 15:35-41 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
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