These are special prayers offered by the Church for the repose of the departed. Such memorial services are offered on the third, ninth, and fortieth days following a person’s passing away. They are also offered for the third, sixth and ninth months. From then on, yearly memorials are observed, as well as on the four Saturdays set aside for the dead during the ecclesiastical year.
Memorial services cannot be held from the Saturday of Lazarus until the Sunday of the Incredulity of Thomas (inclusive); nor on the holy days between Christmas and Theophany, at Pentecost, and on all Holy Days of Our Lord (Despotikai eortai) and the Dormition of the Mother of God (15th August).
In addition, it is recommended that the title feast of the Church as well as the principal feasts of Our Lord and His Mother be avoided. If it is essential that the Memorial Service should be held, then it should take place after the Dismissal of the Divine Liturgy and the distribution of Antidoron.
To order kollyva (the boiled wheat) for the memorial service and to make any other arrangements please phone the Church Office.