Sunday is the first anniversary of my father’s death. We are doing the one-year memorial for him that day in our Greek-Catholic (Melkite) mision. I’m in the process of making Kolliva for the first time. The wheat has been boiled and is currently drying, but I’m wondering how to do the final assembly. Can the final assembly be done the night before or must it be done the morning of the Memorial? If anyone has practical experience, Id appreciate some tips.
BTW to anyone who wonders what I’m talking about, there is an Eastern custom of offering a sort of candy made of boiled wheat, cinamon, nuts, sugar, rasins,etc. that looks like dirt but tastes sweet as a reminder that death is not the end and what follows death is wonderfully sweet.