Saturday fo the Souls
Four Saturdays of the year are set aside for special remembrance of our departed brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. In addition to reading the names of our loved ones, we also pray for everyone who has died from the beginning of time to present, so Saturday of the Souls is a profound reminder that God's love is universal and unconditional, and that those who have been forgotten by all are still loved by God and embraced by His Church. Kolyva is prepared and offered in Church, as the names of the deceased are read in the memorial service at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. These special services are conducted on the Saturday before Meat Fare, the Saturday before Cheese Fare, and the first Saturday in Great Lent, while the final Saturday of the Souls is on the Saturday before Pentecost. In 2021, Saturday of the Souls will be on March 6, 13, 20, and on June 19. Philoptochos will provide the Kolyva. A $10 donation is requested for a small plate. Donations can be submitted to the Church Office.