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An old friend referred to Koliva as “Greek Death Granola”. Well…she really wasn’t that far off.  Koliva is made for Greek Orthodox memorial services.  It symbolizes “food for the soul”, as my mom would say.  The wheat, known as koliva, is a symbol of the Resurrection. When speaking of the Resurrection, our Lord said: “Unless the grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies it bears much fruit.” (John 12:24)

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