Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Memorial Wheat

Last Sunday we prayed a short Memorial Service for loved ones who have passed away. Our little church has quite a few parishenrs who have died and we do this service almost once a month.

Someone volunteers to make the Koliva (Memorial Wheat). Often this is someone related to whoever is being remembered that month.

After the prayers and blessings, we all join in sharing the sweet and spicy wheat, nuts, and dried fruit.

May Their Memory Be Eternal!


  1. I ran across your blog this week, so exciting to see other Orthodox homeschoolers out there online! We just had the memorial for my grandmother this past Sunday - so I made koliva last weekend - my kids always enjoy reading the story from the book Grandmother's Spritual Stories about how koliva started. I am enjoying your blog!

  2. I was looking through Orthodox blogs, mothering sites, 1000 gifts lists, enjoying your writing, and then I realized. . . I think I know you! Is the world as small as I'm thinking it is right now? Are you the Monica I'm thinking you are?

  3. Memory Eternal.

    Thanks for stopping by; I stumbled upon your blog this morning as well :)

  4. Phyllis,

    It is me! What strange and amazing paths we have taken since New Tribes Bible Institute.

    Actually, I discovered the blogosphere by clicking on the link to Holy Experience once when I was reading an update about yall. You are responsible!

    Just so you know, we grieved for you over your move and I admire that your current location is "where God wants us to be". May your time in Ukraine be blessed!


  5. memory eternal!

    thanks for stopping in on my blog. wow. so nice to find all these cool (new to me) orthodox blogs.

  6. You do know who writes Holy Experience, don't you? She's Dorothy's aunt! :-)

    This has been the hardest time we've been through so far, but I am very thankful for it. I would give almost anything to be able to go home to Russia. And yet, I wouldn't give up any one of the lessons that I'm learning through all of this.

    I'm so glad to have found your blog! It looks like you savor this time of life like I do. I love, love, love motherhood and my little family, and I love to see other people enjoying their families, too.

  7. My youngest son loves koliva - always gets in line for second.

  8. Memory Eternal.

    I also really like koliva.