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Deanery General Unction is April 19 
7/4/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Please plan to join us on Monday, April 19, 2021 for the annual Michigan Deanery General Unction service hosted by St. Vladimir parish in Ann Arbor. The service will be held in the parish Winter Worship Space, with ample social distancing available. Masks must be worn. Hands must be sanitized at the entry. Additional details can be found at the flyer below, which would also be good to share:

MICHIGAN DEANERY GENERAL UNCTION 2021

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Kursk Root Icon to Visit Deanery 
31/3/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


The Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God will visit the Michigan Deanery May 11-19, 2021.

DETAILED SCHEDULE + IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARISHES

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Great Lenten Lectures in Ann Arbor 
24/3/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


This year is the 13th year that our parish in Ann Arbor has held lectures on the Sundays of Great Lent during their parish meal. The full schedule of lectures for this year is below:

2021 GREAT LENTEN LECTURE SERIES

These lectures will be posted on the parish YouTube channel and all are invited to view them there.
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Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy Call for Volunteers 
28/1/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Things are really ramping up as we get ready to open the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy in September of 2021! Enough, in fact, that we need more than just our board of directors working on the many things that need to be done. Could you help? Maybe one or two hours per month? Maybe a little more? Please send us a note to let us know youd like to help, and mention the skill sets youd like to utilize in this volunteer work. Thank you in advance for your willingness to help us start strong as we open the first Orthodox School in Michigan later this year!

Email to volunteer: a2oca@stvladimiraami.org
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Feast Day in Lansing is Today! 
15/1/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Today our parish in Lansing celebrates its feast day (the secondary feast day is July 19/August 1 annually). This is the only parish in our diocese named after St. Seraphim of Sarov. Do you know about this important saint? If not, please read below to learn more. We should know the saints of the parishes in our state let us learn about this great favorite of God!

Congratulations to the faithful in Lansing with their second Pascha!

LIFE OF ST. SERAPPHIM OF SAROV

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Third Pascha in Lake Odessa Today! 
25/12/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Today our parish in Lake Odessa celebrates its second feast day (the main feast day is July 27/August 9 annually). This is the only parish in our diocese named after St. Herman of Alaska. Do you know about this first American saint? If not, please read below to learn more. We should know the saints of the parishes in our state especially the first American saint the Venerable Herman!

Congratulations for Fr. Michael, Fr. Elias and the faithful in Lake Odessa with their third Pascha!

LIFE OF ST. HERMAN OF ALASKA

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Traverse City Feast Day 
30/11/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Today our parish in Traverse City celebrates its feast day. This is the only parish in the world named after St. Sebastian of Jackson. Do you know about this contemporary saint? If not, please read below to learn more. We should know the saints of the parishes in our state - let's start with St. Sebastian!

Congratulations for Fr. Micah and the faithful in Traverse City with their second Pascha!

LIFE OF ST. SEBASTIAN OF JACKSON

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Construction begins this Week: Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy 
16/11/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Why does this matter to people in the Michigan Deanery who are not close to Ann Arbor?

ANSWER: This is the FIRST Orthodox School in Michigan - not the last. This is the BEGINNING of Orthodox education in Michigan! As the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy grows and strengthens it will help found other Orthodox schools in Michigan. And we plan to offer on-line and hybrid options beginning in 2022. Would you like an Orthodox School in your region? Help make that happen by supporting the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy today!

JOIN US! Establish a recurring donation at the link below. Just $10/month = $120/year ≈ $2/week. Or even $5/month! Many small donations build a strong foundation for the school. Visit this link to establish your monthly donation and assure that Orthodox education in Michigan has a firm foundation:

SUPPORT ORTHODOX EDUCATION IN OUR DEANERY!

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New Priest for Traverse City 
28/8/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Congratulations to Priest Micah Chisholm, his wife Stephanie, their family, and the St. Sebastian Mission in Traverse City! Fr. Micah was ordained a priest today, the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, by His Eminence Archbishop Peter at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, IL. Fr. Micah is assigned to the St. Sebastian Mission and God-willing will serve his first Divine Liturgy there this coming Sunday. Fr. Micah is pictured here with the Dean of Michigan parishes, Fr. Gregory Joyce.
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Deacon Ordained for Traverse City Mission 
20/8/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Congratulations to the newly-ordained Deacon Micah Chisholm, his wife Stephanie, their family, and the St. Sebastian Mission family in Traverse City where Fr. Micah will be serving. Fr. Micah was ordained at the Divine Liturgy in Des Plaines, IL on the feast of the Transfiguration by His Eminence, Archbishop Peter. God-willing, Deacon Micah will be ordained a priest by Archbishop Peter later this month. Fr. Micah is pictured here with Archbishop Peter and Fr. Gregory Joyce, Dean of Michigan parishes.
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