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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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Crop Walk 2018 Organizational Meeting this Saturday! 
29/9/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Part of the Matthew 25 Challenge: I was hungry and you fed Me

Please join us for the Chelsea/Dexter Crop Hunger Walk! There is no cost to participate, but all who participate are asked to try to raise at least $100. One-fourth of the funds raised stays in our community to support local hunger and poverty fighting programs.

We will hold an organizational meeting for walkers on Sunday, September 30 following the Divine Liturgy (during the parish meal). Please plan to join us for that and please plan to participate in this worthy endeavor!
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Special Needs Ministry We Need You! 
28/9/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Inspired by the incredible work of Fr. Vladimir Klimzo in Russia, and with the understanding that here in American the vast majority (perhaps up to 80% according to some studies) of families with special needs children or adult children do not attend church ALTHOUGH THEY WOULD LIKE TO we intend to establish a Special Needs Ministry at St. Vladimirs. We need one or two more people in addition to our present team to move this important ministry forward. If you can help please contact Fr. Gregory or email info@stvladimiraami.org. Join us in providing a spiritual home for those seeking one, but struggling to connect with a parish family!
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Join us this Sunday - monthly Fund Raising Dinner! 
28/9/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Flyer to Share

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Do you have trouble getting to church?  
28/9/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please contact Fr. Gregory, Jack, any of our Parish Council members, or our Head Brother or Head Sister. WE WANT TO HELP! And we offer these free options to help you stay connected with St. Vladimir's - even if it is hard for you to get to church on your own:

+Home Visits
+Rides to Church
+Home Computer help to allow you to listen to the Divine Services live every Saturday night and Sunday morning
+Subscription to "Sunday Reading" via post
+Subscription to "Good News" via post
+Subscription to each weekend's Divine Services on CD

If you know someone who has trouble getting to church, but that person is unlikely to see this announcement, please reach out and share this information with him or her.
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How to Support St. Vladimirs 
27/9/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

People often ask us how they can make donations to St. Vladimirs other than by making a donation at church. We work continuously to make this as easy for our parish family and friends as we can and we appreciate your feedback in this regard.

Please read here a short piece about the best way to support St. Vladimirs by making a planned recurring gift to our parish:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/plannedstewardship.pdf

How to make such a recurring gift? If it is favorable or more convenient for you to use a credit card, please visit our Network for Good giving page:

https://stvladimiraami.networkforgood.com/projects/36049-stewardship-tithes-general-fund

If you prefer PayPal:

https://tinyurl.com/y8s3as59

If you would prefer to make a recurring gift by making an electronic transfer from your bank to ours, you will need some or all of the information below. If you need more information than what is found here, please email us at treasurer@stvladimiraami.org.

You need the name of the church bank: Chase Bank
You need the name on the account: St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church
You may need the address: 9900 Jackson Rd. Dexter, MI 48130-9426
You'll need the American Banking Association Routing Number: 07 2000326
You'll need the account number: email us at info@stvladimiraami.org

We welcome and encourage you to remember the parish in your will or in other estate planning.

Thank you for your support of our parish!
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All English Schedule Change - NOW October 6! 
27/9/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The all English cycle of Divine Services in October has been changed to October 5-6. Please make a note of this and spread the word!

ALL ENGLISH OCTOBER CYCLE

ALL ENGLISH CYCLES 2018

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Divine Liturgy Explained 
27/9/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Divine Service we attend most often is the Divine Liturgy. We know it, but do we know it? The better we understand the Divine Liturgy the more we will engage in this "work of the people", and the more we will get from it. Or perhaps better put, the more it will transform us. And since we are seeking to be transformed into the children of God, should we not take the time to delve more deeply into the Divine Liturgy - the most theologically significant Divine Service? That is a purely rhetorical question of course, since the answer must be "yes"! The article below is a classic of the 20th century, written by one of the most influential theologians of that time. That time was not that long ago - and this article is well, well worth the read!

http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/pomaz_lit.aspx
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Exultation of the Cross is this Thursday! 
25/9/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (which is the finding of the cross come to the services to find out why we call it Exaltation rather than Finding), one of the 12 Great Feasts of the Church, is September 14/27 each year. This is a fast day no matter on which day of the week the feast falls, this year on a Thursday. Vigil will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. with the brining forth of the Cross. Divine Liturgy will take place on September 27 at 8:00 a.m. Please join us as your personal schedule allows!

MORE INFORMATION

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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
24/9/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

This expression, however, the Word was made flesh [John 1:14], can mean nothing else but that he partook of flesh and blood like to us; he made our body his own, and came forth man from a woman, not casting off his existence as God, or his generation of God the Father, but even in taking to himself flesh remaining what he was. This the declaration of the correct faith proclaims everywhere. This was the sentiment of the holy Fathers; therefore they ventured to call the holy Virgin, the Mother of God, not as if the nature of the Word or his divinity had its beginning from the holy Virgin, but because of her was born that holy body with a rational soul, to which the Word, being personally united, is said to be born according to the flesh.

+ St. Cyril of Alexandria
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Vigil Live Stream on Now 
22/9/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of today's Vigil beginning at 6:00 p.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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