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Today's Date According to the Church (Old) Calendar:

Regular Services:
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m. (Except Pascha)
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10:00 a.m. (Except Pascha)

Full Service Schedule:

Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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St. John Kochurov Society Annual Appeal 
17/11/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find the annual appeal for the St. John Kochurov Society here:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets ... al2014.pdf

Our parish has had the largest number of members of this society since its inception in 2009. The society supports Youth, Missions, and Monasteries in the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America. That is our diocese! :) Please help if you can. Even a small donation can make a big difference when it is added to many other small donations.

Please feel free to share this information with others – the more people we can get to be members of the St. John Society the more support we can provide for these worthy endeavors in our diocese!
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Great Martyr Demetrius Celebrated Tonight & Tomorrow 
7/11/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The yearly feast of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica is November 8 on the civil calendar. That date is this tomorrow! At St. Vladimir's we have the unique blessing to have the relics of St. Demetrius in the foundation of our parish church. Therefore, it is both our duty and our pleasure to hold Divine Services on the feast of St. Demetrius each year. We will mark the feast with Vigil this evening at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. This is very big day for our parish - a sort of second patronal feast. Please join us as your schedule allows! Learn more about St. Demetrius at the links below.


http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/10/26/ ... essalonica


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Time Changes 11/2/14 – Avoid the Horror of Arriving Early! 
27/10/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Of course we are joking – it is GOOD to come to the Divine Services early, but we also want you to remember that we “fall back” one hour on Sunday, November 2, 2014. That is, Daylight Savings Time ends and we adjust our clocks before going to bed by turning them back by one hour. If you forget do not worry – confessions begin at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday in any case, so you will really be right on time! :)
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Demetrius Saturday is this Saturday 
22/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The memorial Saturday which falls before the feast of the Great Martyr Demetrius generally falls on the Saturday proceeding St. Demetrius' commemoration, October 26/November 8. This year, however, that Saturday is November 1 and the feast of St. John of Kronstadt. Thus, Demetrius Saturday falls two weeks before the feast. At St. Vladimir's the memorial Demetrius Saturday will be celebrated on October 25 at 6:00 p.m. And October 26 at 8:00 a.m. Please join us as your schedule allows! More information about Demetrius Saturday can be found at the links below.


http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/lib ... usSat.html


http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/ru/ ... at_ru.html
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Optina Elders Celebrated Tonight and Tomorrow 
22/10/14, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for the feast of the Optina Elders this evening at 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. The monastic saints of the Optina monastery are not simply historical personages, but rather are those, as are the other saints of the Church, who have attained a place at the throne of God and entreat Him on our behalf. Thus, they are important for us in our days, just as they were important for those who were their contemporaries. Please learn more about the Optina Elders at the links below and please join us this evening and tomorrow morning as your schedule allows!


http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/lib ... ptina.html


http://www.holy-transfiguration.org/ru/ ... na_ru.html
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Demetrius Saturday is October 25 
18/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please note that the memorial services for Demetrius Saturday have been moved. Since we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the glorification of St. John of Kronstadt on November 1 the services for Demetrius Saturday has been moved to TWO Saturdays (rather than the usual one Saturday) before the feast of St. Demetrius. Thus, Evening Services for Demetrius Saturday are set for 6:00 p.m. on October 24 with Divine Liturgy on October 25 at 8:00 a.m. followed by a pannykhida for all departed parish family members. Please join us!
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The Protection of the Mother of God is Today 
14/10/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Today marks the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God. This is the patronal feast day of our Diocesan Cathedral in Des Plaines/Chicago, IL and thus there will be no services at St. Vladimir's today. Please join us in wishing a blessed feast day to our brothers and sisters at the Cathedral in Chicago, as well as those in our other diocesan parishes celebrating their feast days today as well. Below please find a short explanation of the feast.


http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/10/01/ ... d-and-ever


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Milo Radulovic 1-Year Anniversary is October 12 
7/10/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 12 we will have a short memorial for the departed in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the repose of our parish's first Starosta, Milivoje Radulovic. Please plan to join us and if you cannot – please especially remember Milo in your prayers on the anniversary of his repose.
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St. Vladimir's Adult Group Meets Monthly! 
6/9/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please join us for our planned adult discussion group meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

September 12, 2014
October 30, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 19, 2014

Lenten snacks and sweets will be offered at the meetings (except for October 30, which is not a fast day). All meetings will take place at Fr. Gregory's home in Saline, MI. Topics will be determined in advance and suggestions are welcome to Fr. Gregory at ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org – please join us! At the request of some of our parish family we will include more catechetical information in our discussions. These will not be catechism classes by any means, but there are ways to learn more about our faith while discussing contemporary issues and we will do our best to make these discussions both interesting and informative. All are welcome – invite friends!
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Today is Labor Day - what does that mean to us? 
1/9/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Today marks the civil holiday of Labor Day. On this day we remember those who fought for workers' rights in America and founded the first labor unions to protect workers and organize to collectively negotiate with management to increase workers' pay, increase safety in the work place, and other similar labor advances. Although no doubt there is much debate among our parish family members about the efficacy of unions in our days this is not the point of this post. Rather, it is informative for us to understand that the nascent labor movement practically got its start here in Michigan in the auto plants of Flint and Detroit. There is no doubt that workers' rights – especially safety – were sorely lacking in those days. As Orthodox Christians we thank God for the life He has given us. We must be lovers of labor and work diligently and sincerely as a Christian duty. This is not to say we should accept abuse – not by any means. But the Lord has kindly arranged the world that we would work for our daily bread. Let us thank God that He has given us this order, and that he has provided us the opportunity to work and to support our families in peace here in America. We are people of hope, people of love, and people of thankfulness. We have much to thank God for as regards our ability to work safely here in America. Today is a day that allows us to concentrate on that thankfulness. Let us take a moment today to do that and not forget that this is not just a day off of work, but a day to thank God for His love and mercy towards us.
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