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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Τhe Pentecost’s Saturday for Souls

Τhe Pentecost’s Saturday for Souls

Petros Panayiotopoulos Our holy Church offers us another opportunity to remember and honor our dead people, our beloved persons who passed away, and all her members by whom we are in communion through God’ s love and the grace from the sacraments, beyond this sense of time. To say it...

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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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