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Greek Orthodox religion, koliva is a dish that is heavy with ritual significance. It’s more metaphor than food, really, symbolizing the circle of death and rebirth. The wheat berries represent the promise of everlasting life, the raisins the sweetness of life, and the spices are symbols of plenty. The dish is traditionally served only in a few specific circumstances, including the beginning of Lent, and during memorial services.

Greek Kolyva (Koliva) Wheat Berry Memorial Food

Kollyva - Saturday of Souls

Soul Saturday is a special day in the Orthodox Church to remember those who have fallen asleep. It is tradition to prepare Kollyva and Prosforo for Church.

Koliva for year orthodox memorial. Use royal icing to "glue" candies

Koliva for year orthodox memorial. Use royal icing to "glue" candies

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Yiayia Eleni's Kollyva Recipe

Soul Saturday is a special day in the Orthodox Church to remember those who have fallen asleep. It is tradition to prepare Kollyva and Prosforo for Church.

Koliva in Church.

Koliva in Church.

Koliva

Decoration ideas of for Koliva=This ritual food most likely was used even before…

Koliva

Koliva