According to the Tradition of the Orthodox Church we honor and pray for those who have gone before us and “rest among the righteous” in memorial services. The memorial service is offered typically at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy and is accompanied by Koliva (boiled wheat prepared as a symbol of the resurrection). Typically, memorial services are offered on or near the fortieth day after a loved one has passed away, at the one year mark, and annually thereafter. However, you may schedule a memorial at any time you like. To schedule a memorial service, contact the Church Office.