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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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Nativity Lent Begins November 28 
25/11/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please note that the yearly Lenten period in preparation for our Lord’s Nativity begins on November 28. From this day until January 7 we do not partake of meat or dairy products. On many days during this lent fish is allowed. Please consult the parish schedule of services for details in this regard. Have questions about fasting? Never tried to follow the fast before? Please talk to Fr. Gregory or Fr. Colin for answers! “We abstain from meats that we might abstain from the passions...” writes St. John Chrysostom. Let us indeed use the fast for what it is – a tool to aid us in our spiritual struggle for salvation!
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Annual Bake Sale is December 18! 
24/11/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Save the date! And spread the word! The St. Vladimir’s Christmas Bake Sale is back! More information to come soon, but now is the time to reach out to our Head Sister, Leta Nikulshina, and ask her what she needs you to bake. This can be a great fund raiser and a great outreach to our local community if we all pitch in and make it just that. So let’s do that! Please contact Leta today, or when you see her in church, and ask how you can help. And tell everyone you know to come join us! A flyer can be found at this link:

BAKE SALE 2021

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Weekly Educational Offering - Prepare for the Coming Sunday! 
24/11/21, 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 children’s 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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Diocesan Fund for those in Need 
23/11/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

On the Thanksgiving weekend every year Archbishop Peter blesses for a special collection to benefit the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America Fund for those in Need of Assistance. People come to Vladyka for help on a regular basis. This fund allows him to help those he feels need that help. Please plan to make a donation when you come to the Cross this Sunday, November 28. If you cannot be present, and we know lots of folks will be traveling for the holiday, but would like to support this effort, please contact our parish Treasurer, Mikhail Fisenkov at treasurer@stvladimiraami.org.
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Weekday Services this Week! 
22/11/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please plan to join us for the feast of the St. John the Merciful on Wednesday, November 24 at 6:00 p.m. for Evening Services and on Thursday, November 25 at 8:00 a.m. for Divine Liturgy.

Eucharist means “Thanksgiving”. Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. See how we did that? :) Please join us to mark this most Orthodox Christian of all secular holidays, for as Orthodox Christians we should always be thankful people, 365 days per year. Start off the Thanksgiving feast with the Divine Service of Thanksgiving – the Divine Liturgy!

THERE IS NO PRESCHOOL CATECHISM THIS WEDNESDAY!

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: St. John the Merciful – English

Learn More: St. John the Merciful – Russian
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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
22/11/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


“If, when a man is rebuked or corrected, he is roused to anger, it is a sign that he freely gives way to his passions. Bearing a rebuke or correction without being put out is a sign that a man does not give way to his passion through weakness or ignorance.”

+ Venerable Dorotheos of Gaza
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
21/11/21, 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: I Thessalonians 1:1-5 & Luke 12:13-15, 22-31
Tuesday: I Thessalonians 1:6-10 & Luke 12:42-48
Wednesday: I Thessalonians 2:1-8 & Luke 12:48-59
Thursday: I Thessalonians 2:9-14 & Luke 13:1-9
Friday: I Thessalonians 2:14-19 & Luke 13:31-35
Saturday: II Corinthians 8:1-5 & Luke 9:37-43

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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Sunday Divine Liturgy on Now! 
21/11/21, 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:

ST. VLADIMIR AUDIO LIVE STREAM

VIDEO 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 BLOG

If you would like to view past services please visit our YouTube page:

ST. VLADIMIR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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Sunday Publications Available Now 
21/11/21, 08:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Our parish Sunday publications are available now at the link below. Find our Prayer List, "Good News", and "Sunday Reading", plus other parish publications!
PARISH PUBLICATIONS

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Confession & Communion at St. Vladimir’s + Rule to Prepare for Communion 
21/11/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Confession and Communion are the two sacraments we most often partake of as Orthodox Christians and thus it behooves us to learn about these, how to prepare for these, and how to best take advantage of the Grace that our Lord freely gives us in these sacraments. At St. Vladimir’s we have created a special web site for this purpose with much information in this regard. Please find the web site listed below and please contact Fr. Gregory with questions!

CONFESSION AND COMMUNION AT ST. VLADIMIR'S

PRAYERS BEFORE COMMUNION - PARISH PRAYER KIT

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