Koliva Ministry

Koliva Ministry

Working under the auspices of our Philoptochos, our Koliva Ministry assists our faithful as they celebrate the passing of their loved ones. 

Memorial services are traditionally offered on the 40th day or Yearly anniversary of a loved one’s passing, and offered with Koliva (boiled wheat with nuts and various sweet items). Following the Memorial Service, the Koliva is served during our Fellowship Hour to our faithful. The Wheat is a symbol of the Resurrection. Our Lord said, “Unless the grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies it bears much fruit (John 12:24).”

The tray of Koliva is placed on a table in front of the icon of Christ during the Liturgy with candles. If you would like to schedule a Memorial Service, please contact the Church Office. For a donation, our Philoptohcos arranges the Koliva to be made – with the proceeds going to helping those in need. If a family would like to make their own koliva, they must contact the Church Office for arrangements.

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