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Regular Services:
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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Hawaii Iveron Icon to Visit St. Vladimirs June 30-July 1 
28/6/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

With the blessing of Archbishop Peter the Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God will visit St. Vladimirs Saturday June 30 through Sunday July 1.

As has become our usual parish practice, we will hold an all night vigil before the icon at St. Valdimirs. Please sign up here to commit to being at the church at a set time so that the icon will always have at least two people with it:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iGi_Np3Ubj5oAFyjzom826MtBYFnDW5QDCGLDtLdUSU/edit?usp=sharing

Also we are seeing a host family to house the icons protector, Reader Nectarios. Please contact Fr. Gregory if you can help in this way. The icon and Reader Nectarios will depart after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, July 1.

Let us all make a sincere effort to participate in this activity for the glory of God and His Most Pure Mother!

Learn More about the Icon:

https://www.orthodoxhawaii.org/icons.html
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Brotherhood Feast Day and Work Day is July 2 - MONDAY 
27/6/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The feast of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco is July 2. As is our usual parish practice we will have vigil on the evening of July 1 (Sunday night) and Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. on July 2. Please mark your calendars now and participate as your personal schedule allows. WORK DAY: at 6:00 p.m. or so on July 2 we will gather at St. Vladimirs to seed the new cemetery. Please plan to join us that evening to celebrate the Brotherhood Feast Day by working for the good of Gods Church! Refreshments will be served after the work is done! If you cant be there at 6:00 p.m. that is not a problem come as soon as you can after work and pitch in!
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Helping Alex & Nino Move 
26/6/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Alex and Nino Ward are moving to a new apartment on Wednesday of this week June 27. We are seeking two or three people to help them with the moving that day. Alex has a bad back and we dont want him to hurt it again lifting heavy things. Theyd like to gather at their place in Ypsilanti about noon that day. Please help if you can! Call or text Alex at 248-636-8459.
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
25/6/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at Gods feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, when you are asleep or awake, give thanks to God, who created and arranged all things for your benefit, to have you know, love and praise their Creator.

+ St. Basil the Great
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
24/6/18, 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: Romans 12:4-5,15-21 & Matthew 12:9-13
Tuesday: Romans 14:9-18 & Matthew 12:14-16,22-30
Wednesday: Romans 15:7-16 & Matthew 12:38-45
Thursday: Romans 15:17-29 & Matthew 12:46-13:3
Friday: Romans 16:1-16 & Matthew 13:4-9
Saturday: Romans 8:14-21 & Matthew 9:9-13

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 
24/6/18, 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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Sunday Divine Liturgy - ON NOW! 
24/6/18, 10:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org:8000/liturgy.mp3

Please remember - the stream only broadcasts live services. If you would like to listen to previously recorded and edited services please visit our sound blog:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com/
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This Week's "The Good News" 
24/6/18, 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  
24/6/18, 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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End of Church School Year Photo Album 
22/6/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please find the whole album here:

https://stvladimirchurch.smugmug.com/2018/End-of-the-church-school-year-celebration/
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