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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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Bring us Your Returnables! 
10/6/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Soon the stores will be taking returnables again. Buy why wait? Bring your returnables to St. Vladimir’s this Sunday, June 14! We help you clean up your garage – you help us by donating your cans and bottles. Thank you in advance for your support!
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Apostles' Fast Begins June 15 
9/6/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


This week is a fast-free week in preparation for the Apostles' fast which begins on Monday, June 15 and runs through the end of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, July 12 (the feast of the Apostles Peter & Paul).

The full schedule of Divine Services denotes the strictness of the fasting days and can be found here:

CURRENT SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

Those who have questions about fasting should contact Fr. Gregory or Fr. Moses.
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Pentecost Thank You + Feedback Wanted! 
8/6/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Thank you to all who made our Pentecost weekend at St. Vladimir’s so wonderful! With God’s help we were able to serve the Divine Liturgy and preparatory services on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. And perhaps most wonderful of all: we were able to gather as a parish family for the first time in quite some time on Sunday for the Divine Liturgy! This is because we can now gather up to 100 people outside with appropriate physical distancing. It is likely that we will continue to serve outside like this every Sunday until the weather prohibits this in the late fall. For that reason we very much want your feedback! How could we do this better than we did on Sunday? We appreciate everyone’s patience as we learn, but we also appreciate your ideas. Please email us at info@stvladimiraami.org to share your thoughts about how we can improve the outdoor Sunday Divine Liturgy going forward.

Pentecost 2020 Photo Album

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Monday First Things: Teaching of the Holy Fathers 
8/6/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


“The fact that a man slips into accidental sins demonstrates the weakness of his nature; for to our profit God has permitted our nature to be susceptible to sinful occurrences. For He has not thought it good to make the soul superior to these occurrences before the second regeneration. It is profitable for the soul to be susceptible to accidental sins because this pricks the conscience. To persist in them is, however, audacious and shameful.”

St. Isaac the Syrian
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LIVE STREAM: Early Divine Liturgy 
7/6/20, 07:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's early Divine Liturgy beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the following link:

AUDIO LIVE STREAM

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:

SOUND OF THE PARISH

Find the video live stream on our Facebook Page here:

VIDEO LIVE STREAM

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Stewardship During Quarantine 
6/6/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Our original appeal during the height of the pandemic crisis was very successful – and we are very thankful to all who provided prayerful and material support to our parish! We are coming out of quarantine now, but it is important that we convey to our parish family the needs of the parish. Please have a look at the letter at the link below. Then pray about this – ask the Lord to help you make the decision that makes the most sense to your family. We feel strongly that if all our parish family prayerfully consider this question all will be well.

STEWARDSHIP COMMUNICATION 6-1-20

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Lifting of Stay at Home Order & Divine Services 
5/6/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


As of Monday, June 1, the Michigan Stay at Home Order has been lifted. It is now possible for up to 100 people to gather, maintaining 6-foot distance, outside. Therefore, the late Divine Liturgy on Sundays will be held outside starting with Sunday, June 7. Mask are strongly recommended. Everyone household must maintain a 6-foot distance from every other household. Parish Council members will be available to help for those who have questions. Hands should be washed/sanitized at arrival, departure, and as needed on site.

Divine Services during the week will follow a new rule beginning on June 8. Each of the 18 physically spaced spots can be occupied by up to two people from the same household. Masks will continue to be required for the Divine Services inside the church. The sign up sheet for Monday, June 8 and going forward has been updated to reflect these changes. We appreciate your patience as we work out these new guidelines and how these apply to our parish. Except for the changes noted here we are still following our Quarantine Exit Plan. This can be found at the sign up sheet for this week (the sign up sheet has been modified to reflect the new plan for services inside the church):

SIGN UP FOR DIVINE SERVICES WEEK OF 5-31-20

Or the sign up sheet for next week:

SIGN UP FOR DIVINE SERVICES WEEK OF 6-8-20

Let us be diligent in making sure that St. Vladimir’s is a place that gives life – not that causes death. We hope that our zeal in following the Quarantine Exit Plan will help our state in our own small way to continue to exit the quarantine and never return!
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Ask the Priest June 1, 2020 
4/6/20, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


VISIT OUR YOU TUBE CHANNEL TO SEE MORE

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Pandemic FAQs – Ask a Question Now! 
2/6/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


We will be creating a special page on our web site called “Pandemic FAQ”. This is needed because when there is a lot of stress in our lives it is easy to forget what the Church teaches, what it has done in past pandemics, or just sort of make stuff up in a pinch. The Church has gone through many pandemics – we have a plan for this. We follow the plan. And when the question is not a dogmatic one (dogmas have to do with our salvation and are not negotiable, like: “Jesus Christ is the Son of God”), we exercise obedience to our ruling hierarch. The bishop answers for whether he is “right” or “wrong” (although in most cases there is not really a provable right or wrong answer). We answer for whether we were obedient. So our part is easy. But we struggle with it, because although obedience is hypothetically easy, when we give it a try it often takes some practice before being able to execute it well. So ask a question here – we will answer the questions as we can:

https://forms.gle/LoemtnnwyekNbxzZ7
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St. Vladimir’s Next Steps out of Quarantine – Sign up to Attend Services! 
1/6/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


As of Monday, June 1, the Michigan Stay at Home Order has been lifted. It is now possible for up to 100 people to gather, maintaining 6-foot distance, outside. Thus, it is very likely that the late Divine Liturgy on Sundays will be held outside starting with Sunday, June 7. More information will soon be forthcoming. The early Sunday Divine Liturgy will remain closed to the public. Divine Services during the week will have some limit on the number that can attend, but it is not yet clear exactly what that number will be. Masks will continue to be required for the Divine Services inside the church. We are working out all the details with the Parish Council now and hope to share those details by mid-week at the latest. We appreciate your patience as we work out these new guidelines and how these apply to our parish.

For now, you can still sign up for the weekday Divine Services based on the previous regime and following our Quarantine Exit Plan (this can be found at the sign up link below). If the rules change you will not lose your place, so signing up now is a good idea:

SIGN UP FOR SERVICES WEEK OF 5/31/20

Let us be diligent in making sure that St. Vladimir’s is a place that gives life – not that causes death. We hope that our zeal in following the Quarantine Exit Plan will continue to help our state in our own small way to continue to exit the quarantine and never return!
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