The program begins on Sunday, September 13, first Sunday following Labor Day, and continues on most Sundays until Pentecost. We attempt to begin at approximately 9:15 am to allow children attending the 8:00 am service at St. Andrew’s a chance to arrive. We conclude a few minutes before 10:00 am to allow children attending the 10:00 am service at St. Peter’s a chance to arrive to church on time.
In the class, we follow a curriculum titled “Godly Play,” which follows a Montessori-style instructional methodology. The children are told a brief, bible-based story and then invited to work with art materials or items from the story. We conclude the morning session with a “feast” (actually a light snack) after sharing a small prayer of thanksgiving.
Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2015
Can you imagine the Cathedral of St. Andrew without the sound of its magnificent pipe organ? The organ has harmonized hymns, resonated through the bodies of those attending worship and concerts, unified a community, and inspired countless people for generations.
The Cathedral’s Æolian-Skinner is the largest pipe organ in Hawai‘i and is a major asset to the musical life of Honolulu. In addition to cathedral worship, the organ is essential for weddings, concerts by visiting artists and dozens of community groups, and for the worship and traditions of the St. Andrew’s Schools.
Under the stress of six decades of heavy, continuous use and various assaults ranging from a leaking roof to termites, the organ is in serious disrepair. Due to roof leaks in 2006, 549 pipes are unplayable. A recent inspection found an additional 166 silent notes in other parts of the organ. Electrical problems in the termite-ridden console cause not only additional dead notes, but even notes to play at random on their own! The organ remains playable only though frequent and expensive repair of the most critical failures one by one. Without a thorough restoration, this instrument is likely to become unusable within a few years.
To address this situation…
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015