A local tradition includes passing a bowl of koliva out to four neighbors. This dish a dessert made of boiled barley that is sweetened with honey, sugar, walnuts, and lemon. Our neighbor brought us this bowl of koliva to celebrate the beginning of the great fast that leads up to Easter. Tradition says that if you eat this dish you will not be hungry and will be successful in observing the fasts. Please pray with us that while locals are physically fasting, their hearts would hear from God and they would know Him more and more.