How the monks on the Holy Mountain make kollyva

How the monks on the Holy Mountain make kollyva

I.M. Hatzifotis   Separate memorial services are not held for monks on the Holy Mountain. Together with the kollyva for the Saint, a small saucer of kollyva is prepared for the departed. Abbots over the last 100 years are commemorated, as are priest and monks over the last thirty. Kollyva...

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Saturday of the Souls

Saturday of the Souls

Archbishop Timotheos (Papoutsakis) of Crete (†)   We’ll say a few words here about the profound meaning of the Saturdays of the Souls. Obviously, these days are dedicated to the dead, to the souls, to the world of the spirits. People aren’t just the body we see living, moving, working,...

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Kollyva – Memorial Wheat

Kollyva – Memorial Wheat

The Orthodox Church prays for the departed. According to our Faith, we believe that each person prepares for life after death in accordance with the faith he or she has, and the kind of life he or she lives. All this is within the grace of God and made possible...

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