Remembering the Dead with Koliva

Remembering the Dead with Koliva

Remember me, Lord, when You come into Your kingdom! It’s nice to be remembered How many times have you heard the communion hymn from Holy Thursday and recalled the thief on the cross praying, “Remember me, Lord, when You come into Your kingdom.”? It’s nice to be remembered.  It’s even...

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How to Make Koliva for Memorial Services

How to Make Koliva for Memorial Services

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies, it produces much grain. John 12:24. Koliva is made for the Orthodox Memorial Services. These services are held on anniversaries of the departed and on Saturday...

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December 4: Saint Barbara’s Feast – Greek

December 4: Saint Barbara’s Feast – Greek

Celebrated on December 4th, Saint Barbara is the patron saint of artillerymen, firemen, and those engaged in hazardous occupations. According to Greek tradition, Loukoumades are made on her feastday. On army bases, they are offered to soldiers and visitors supposedly because they resemble cannonballs. Saint Barbara is also the patron...

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