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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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Vigil Live Stream on Now! 
25/12/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for a live broadcast of tonight's Vigil beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the following links:



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:

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


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Congratulations to those Celebrating Nativity Today 
25/12/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We congratulate all our parish friends and family who are celebrating the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ today. Although we will not celebrate for 13 days as a parish we understand that most of our society is celebrating today - and whether you celebrate today or in 13 days it is still remarkable and noteworthy that more than 2000 years after the birth of the Savior the world still pauses to note His Incarnation on this day. May this be the year that the hymn of the angels heard all those centuries ago over Bethlehem be actualized in our world: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, goodwill and peace.”

Full Schedule of Nativity Services at St. Vladimir's

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Buy Tickets Now – Nativity Ball! 
24/12/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

January 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.!

The Nativity Ball is back! And being planned by two of our young ladies in the parish with full support from our Parish Council. This will give us fresh ideas, perspectives, and a new excitement! We’ve successfully held 20 years of Nativity Balls at St. Vladimir’s – but this year we are “under new management”. :) We’ll build on the great work of our past ball committees with huge thanks for their gargantuan efforts! DO NOT MISS! Tickets on sale here:


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ACTION ITEM: Calendars for 2022 Available this Weekend 
24/12/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please be sure to pick up your 2022 calendar this weekend at St. Vladimir’s. The calendars will be available on the left side of the church towards the front. This is a very expensive mailing! You help us A LOT if you take your calendar home with you rather than making us mail it to you. :) Thank you in advance for your efforts in this regard!
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Join us this Weekend! 
24/12/21, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

All are welcome at St. Vladimir's! Please join us this Sunday! More information can be found at this link, and we encourage you to share this with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers!


As of August 20, 2021 we recommend (but do not mandate) masking for indoor activities at St. Vladimir’s. Join us!
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Confess Early - for Nativity 
23/12/21, 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 Lord’s 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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End of Year Donations for Tax Purposes 
23/12/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Dear St. Vladimir’s Parishioners! We would like to urge you to consider whether making a donation to the parish before December 31, 2021 would be helpful for you as you consider your tax liability for the year 2021. Donations to St. Vladimir Church are deductible to the greatest extent allowable by law. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in this regard. It is also very important that your address be up to date in our parish database. If you have moved this year please contact our parish Secretary, Marina Edwards (info@stvladimiraami.org), with your new address.

Mikhail Fisenkov, Treasurer (treasurer@stvladimiraami.org)
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Links to “St. John of Shanghai: Homecoming” Movie = Homework for THIS SUNDAY 
23/12/21, 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. We’ll have time for questions and answers/discussion about the movie and Fr. Gregory’s presentation. Please plan to join us!

St. John of Shanghai: Homecoming - English

St. John of Shanghai: Homecoming - Russian

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Beware Wolf in Sheep's Clothing 
22/12/21, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

It has come to my attention that Deacon Methodius Chwastek, who at one time was a St. Vladimir's minor cleric (Subdeacon) and left our diocese without a blessing, then left the diocese he fled to without a blessing, then joined a schismatic Old Calendarist group, and then received false ordination by the false bishop of that group, has been attempting to interact with some of our parishioners.

First: we should pray intently for Deacon Methodius and his family, for they are in a very dangerous spiritual situation. Their souls are in danger. St. John Chrysostom equates schism with heresy, and notes that not even the blood of martyrdom washes away the sin of schism.

Second: in that Deacon Methodius has shown by his actions that he is in spiritual delusion we should neither seek his counsel nor pay any heed to it if he gives it.

Third: the diocesan Spiritual Court is presently dealing with Deacon Methodius' case and, baring repentance and return to the Church on his part, it is very likely that he will be defrocked as a Deacon (we do not in any way recognize his false priestly ordination, and thus there is no reason to even address that point) and be counted by the Church as a schismatic layman. It goes without saying that it is folly to seek or receive spiritual counsel from a layman who has left the Orthodox Church. Please contact me or Fr. Colin if you have questions, and again, please remember Deacon Methodius and his family in your prayers.
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Nativity of Christ Schedule 
22/12/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The schedule of services for the Nativity of the Lord can be found at the link below. Please put these important services on your schedule now! Please also note the times for confession that are available – some of these require an appointment to be made. Congratulations to all with the upcoming holy days!


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