The Service of the Small Paraklesis (Intercessory Prayer) to the Most Holy Theotokos is chanted in times of distress and sorrow of soul and during the first fourteen days of August.
In our Orthodox Tradition, Memorial Services are prayed to comfort the living, to remind us, who still live, of our own mortality, and the brevity of this earthly life. For this reason, memorial services have an air of penitence about them.At St. Demetrios we desire to help each other honor our departed loved ones. We ask that in order to properly do so that the following guidelines be followed: In order to create Koliva for a parishioner, arrangements must be confirmed and paid by Tuesday prior to the desired Sunday date or the request will be moved to the next available Sunday. Cost is $100 and is payable by cash, check or credit card to cover the labor & time involved. These guidelines will help us prepare the special remembrance in a timely and respectful manner. “May their memory be eternal.”