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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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Confess Early - for Nativity 
16/12/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It is a pious tradition at St. Vladimir Church for virtually everyone to partake of the Holy Mysteries on the Feast of our Lords Nativity. Please confess early for the feast! Confessions will be heard at the following times please take advantage of this opportunity!

Monday, January 3: Confession 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (by appointment: see below)
Confession during and following Evening Services beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 5: Confession 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (by appointment: see below)
Confession during and following Evening Services beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Confession 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (by appointment: see below)

Thursday, January 6: Confession 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (by appointment: see below)
Confession during and following Vigil beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, January 7: Confession 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (by appointment: see below)

Click here take an appointment for Confession with Fr. Gregory

Please note: those who have confessed beginning January 1 need not confess again before Nativity, but are welcome to partake of the Holy Mysteries having prepared themselves by reading the appointed prayer rule and attending the Divine Services for the feast.
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Links to St. John of Shanghai: Homecoming Movie = Homework for 12/26/21 
16/12/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

For various technical reasons we were unable to show the movie about St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco on Sunday, December 5. So we are sharing the links here and asking you to watch the movie before Sunday, December 26. On that day Fr. Gregory will give a presentation on his trip to Ukraine to participate in the events described in the documentary and share pictures from his trip. Well have time for questions and answers/discussion about the movie and Fr. Gregorys presentation. Please plan to join us!

St. John of Shanghai: Homecoming - English

St. John of Shanghai: Homecoming - Russian

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Annual Bake Sale is THIS SATURDAY YOUR HELP NEEDED! 
15/12/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Spread the word! The St. Vladimirs Christmas Bake Sale is back! NOW IS THE TIME (the bake sale is this coming Saturday!) 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. And it is GREAT for our parish family to work together and be successful for such an event as this! So lets do that! Please contact Leta today, 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! 
15/12/21, 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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St. Nicholas Commemorated this Saturday/Sunday 
14/12/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The annual feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker falls on December 19. This year this is a Sunday this coming Sunday! On this day we will serve the Divine Services in honor of St. Nicholas of course, but our tradition is also to have a childrens procession this day, and to provide gifts for our parish children in honor of the St. Nicholas as the patron saint of children. It will be a big day! Please join us for Vigil (6:00 p.m. Saturday), Divine Liturgy (10:00 a.m. Sunday), or even better: for both!
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We Need Prosphora Bakers 
14/12/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank God, we are able to serve quite often at our parish, which means we need a lot of prosphora. Having one or two more people undertaking this blessed task would make this easier on everyone already baking. If you would like to learn how to fulfill this blessed duty please contact Fr. Gregory. Your efforts will directly and positively effect our ability to serve the Divine Liturgy more often, which benefits our entire parish family!
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Weekday Services this Week! 
13/12/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please plan to join us for the feast of the Prophet Habakuk on Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m.

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

WEDNESDAY PRE-K CATECHISM

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: Prophet Habakuk English

Learn More: Prophet Habakuk Russian
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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
13/12/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


He who hates irritating people, hates gentleness. He who runs away from distressing people, runs away to rest in Christ.

+ Venerable Dorotheos of Gaza
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
12/12/21, 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 Timothy 1:1-7 & Luke 19:37-44
Tuesday: I Timothy 1:8-14 & Luke 19:45-48
Wednesday: I Timothy 1:18-20, 2:8-15 & Luke 20:1-8
Thursday: I Timothy 3:1-13 & Luke 20:9-18
Friday: I Timothy 4:4-8,16 & Luke 20:19-26
Saturday: Ephesians 1:16-23 & Luke 12:32-40

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! 
12/12/21, 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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