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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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Demetrius Saturday is this Saturday 
4/11/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Each year around the feast of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica (whose relics reside in our parish foundation) there is a special Church-wide commemoration of the departed: Demetrius Saturday. This year Demetrius Saturday falls on November 6. At St. Vladimir's we will hold Vespers & Matins on Friday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy and a Pannykhida on Saturday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. Please email names for the memorial services to info@stvladimiraami.org or visit our commemoration page and fill out the form there:

COMMEMORATION REQUESTS

Differentiate between Orthodox and non-Orthodox departed. We pray for both, but we pray differently and we want to do this appropriately according to the Churchs established practices.
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Food Gatherers Donations THANK YOU! 
3/11/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We just received word from Food Gatherers that we have recently donated 2000 pounds of food to their feeding program. Thank you to everyone who has made it their good habit to bring non-perishable food items to church! And if you havent picked up that good habit yet: please give yourself a little push and ask the Lords help to acquire this good habit. With our small effort and Gods Grace all things are possible! Now Food Gatherers needs most: canned soups, canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc.), dry pasta, and rice. Need to buy those things for your family? Thrown one more can or box into your shopping cart and invest, as St. John Chrysostom says, in the stomachs of those in need, for the dividends are treasure in Heaven!
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TIME CHANGES THIS WEEKEND! 
3/11/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Danger - if you do not change your clocks back one hour on Saturday night when you go to bed you will be EARLY to Church on Sunday - and nobody wants that! :) Don't forget: FALL BACK ONE HOUR!
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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
3/11/21, 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 Adults: from the writings of Blessed Theophylact

For Youth: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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First Sunday of the Month Helping You Support Your Parish  
2/11/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Each first Sunday of the month we will have Parish Council members ready to help you during the parish meal. Help you by answering questions you may have about why you should support your parish. Help you by answering questions about how you can support your parish. Help you by assisting you in setting up a recurring donation to support St. Vladimirs if you would like to do so. No one will attack you. :) But if you would like help, or you have questions, we are setting aside this time specifically for this purpose.

Learn More:

TREASURERS CORNER

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Second Pascha of Former Ann Arbor Parish is Wednesday, November 3 
2/11/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The parish that existed in Ann Arbor in the 1950s and was subsequently dissolved when no priest could be sent after the death of Fr. Peter DeMett was named in honor of the Venerable Hilarion the Great. The feast of St. Hilarion this year falls on Wednesday, November 3. We invite all St. Vladimirs parishioners to be present this day for the Divine Services in honor of St. Hilarion, to prepare themselves to partake of the Holy Mysteries, and to fervently entreat the prayers of the favorite of God, St. Hilarion the Great, that the work begun by those first Russian Orthodox Christians in Ann Arbor will be continued worthily by us sinners, the parish family of St. Vladimir Church. Please plan to join us! Liturgy begins at 8:00 a.m.! If you can't be there in person, please join us virtually on one of our live streams.

STV LIVE STREAMS

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Church School Pilgrimage to Dormition Monastery 
2/11/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

On Saturday, October 30, our parish Church School conducted a pilgrimage to Dormition Convent in Rives Junction, MI. Before the pandemic began we visited the monastery several times per year, but this is our first trip back since the pandemic began. The young people participated in the Divine Liturgy in the morning, then after a light meal began their obediences. After work there was a snack and a long discussion with Abbess Gabriela that lasted right until Vigil began. Thank you to all who make this pilgrimage possible!

If you have not registered your child for Church School yet it is not too late! Visit the link below to register now:

REGISTER FOR CHURCH SCHOOL

PICTURES FROM THE OCTOBER 30 PILGRIMAGE

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Weekday Services this Week! 
1/11/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please plan to join us for the feast of the Venerable Hilarion the Great on Tuesday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. for Evening Services and on Wednesday, November 3 at 8:00 a.m. for Divine Liturgy.

Following the Liturgy on Wednesday we will have our Pre-K catechism. More information and a sign up sheet can be found here:

WEDNESDAY CATECHISM

We also have services on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. for the feast of St. James, Brother of the Lord; and on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. for Demetrius Saturday.

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

Find STV Live Streams

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

Learn More: Venerable Hilarion the Great English

Learn More: Venerable Hilarion the Great Russian

Learn More: St. James, Brother of the Lord English

Learn More: St. James, Brother of the Lord Russian

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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
1/11/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


No evil! Not even for a joke! A man may do something for a joke, but in the end he is trapped in it against his will.

+ Venerable Dorotheos of Gaza
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
31/10/21, 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: Philippians 2:12-16 & Luke 9:18-22
Tuesday: Philippians 2:16-23 & Luke 9:23-27
Wednesday: Philippians 2:24-30 & Luke 9:44-50
Thursday: Philippians 3:1-8 & Luke 9:49-56
Friday: Philippians 3:8-19 & Luke 1-:1-15
Saturday: II Corinthians 1:8-11 & Luke 7:1-10

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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