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Welcome from the Dean

The Cathedral of St. Andrew exists to proclaim the Glory of God. We do this by seeking, proclaiming and celebrating the True, the Good and the Beautiful. Welcome to our website, and I hope that it will inspire you to visit in person.



Hula Classes Begin Thursday, July 9, 2015

Leilani KūpahuKumu Hula Leilani Kaho’āno has been teaching hula since 1985. Her hula journey, as a young kahiko dancer in 1968, began under the direction of the late Hoakalei Kamauʻu. She would continue learning hula with Pearl Keawe, ʻEhulani Lum and Maiki Aiu-Lake. “Aunti Maiki” and other treasured “hulu kupuna” (respected elders) inspired hula with a spiritual essence of “Hula is Life.” Imparting this knowledge lead Kumu Leilani toward a commitment of teaching keiki to kupuna, with a special outreach into the “extraordinary abilities” (hearing, visually and intellectually impaired) communities.

Professional experiences have included: Experience Aloha 10-month U.S. Tour, Snoopy on Ice, 49er Halftime performance, Slack Key Masters National Tour, Celebration of Aloha, Hawaiʻi Stars Extraordinary Abilities, and award-winning Aloha Festivals floats. These experiences lead her to an elevated level of knowledge through the cultural wisdom and intimate relationships of treasured Hawaiian cultural practitioners. She is also a Kumu Hula graduate of Kumu Ed Kalāhiki and Kumu Kaleo Miyasato. Kumu Leilani also works as a professional Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse.

Beginning Thursday, July 9, Beginner and Advanced classes will be offered:

Location: Von Holt Room
Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6, 13, 20, and 27

Times: *Gracious Ladies (Ages 60 and older) 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Beginner Papa A’a (Ages 18** and older) 6:30 to 7:30 pm

***Advanced Papa A’a (Ages 18 and older) 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Monthly Tuition: Cathedral Members – Complimentary; all others $30.00

Class Needs: Comfortable clothing, water bottle, binder, paper, pencil/pen

*Gracious Ladies – dancers with “extraordinary abilities” are welcomed

**Must be 18 years or older and have graduated from high school

***Advanced Papa A’a – basic comprehension of hula steps and ability to transition through hula movements with minimal guidance

For additional information, please contact Kumu Leilani at or 808-352-0013


July is School Supplies Collection Month!

July’s Collection of School Supplies for the Children of Kalihi Waena

The children who attend Kalihi Waena are an ethnically diverse set of students. Here are the demographic statistics according to the DOE’s web site (

52.6% Filipino
17.2% Micronesian
14.6% Samoan
9.2% Native Hawaiian
2.0% Tongan

School SuppliesThat totals nearly 96% of the school population, with a scattering of students representing other ethnic groups with low percentages rounding out the student body. None of the Kalihi Waena students are in the more established ethnic groups in Hawaiʿi such as Japanese and Caucasian. Slightly more than one quarter of the student body (25.6%) is made up of “students with limited English proficiency” which indicates they and their families are probably recent immigrants.

Far more critical than ethnicity is the statistic that 81.6% of students are eligible for “free or reduced-cost lunch.” For educators, that is the most significant statistic because it reveals their families are hard-pressed financially. Families that qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch are under such financial pressure they have trouble meeting the rent, electricity, and cost of food demands each month. In those households, the educational needs of children take a backseat to the daily necessities. That is why educators consider the eligibility for the free and reduced-cost lunch as an indicator that a child (or a whole school) is at risk educationally.

The parents of the students at Kalihi Waena do not have the financial capacity to provide their children with the school supplies on the list. That is why the Cathedral assists the school each year by providing the needed supplies so the students can start the new school year with the tools they need to succeed academically.

Please join the Outreach Committee in gathering enough school supplies during July to enable the Kalihi Waena students to succeed in school year 2015-2016.

– Ann D. Hansen, Retired Student Services Coordinator, Kalihi Waena School


Cathedral Life – July 2, 2015

JesuGreatWestWindow-crop-webIn this week’s issue of Cathedral Life:

  • Safeguarding God’s Children – Annual Renewal Requirement
  • Colla Voce Presents Na Wahipana:  Sacared Places, Sunday, July 5, 2:00 pm
  • Daugthers of the King – Plan Even More Fun!, Sunday, August 2, noon to 2:00 pm
  • Summer Time and the Living Is Easy — But don’t forget to keep current with your pledges!
  • Education for Ministry – Information Session for the 2015/2016 Class, Sunday, August 30, 9:30 pm
  • Weekly Worship Schedule
  • Notes, Reminders, Deadlines
  • Prayer Request
  • Clergy, Staff, and Chapter

To read this week’s issue, please click here.


The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry – Presiding Bishop-elect

Please pray for our Presiding Bishop-elect.

Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry
The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry
(born in Chicago, Illinois on March 13, 1953), Bishop of North Carolina and the first African American bishop to lead a southern diocese of The Episcopal Church, today was elected by the House of Bishops (the House of Deputies concurring) on the first ballot to serve a nine-year term as Presiding Bishop.


Education for Ministry (EfM) 2015/2016

Education for Ministry (EfM)

EfM – Information Session Announcement for 2015/2016 Class

EDUCATION for MINISTRY, a 4-year, adult, self-study, extension program offered by the School of Theology, University of the South, will continue to be offered at The Cathedral of St. Andrew for the 2015/2016 academic year. Every baptized person is called to ministry–the EfM program provides people with an educational basis to carry out that ministry.
An information and enrollment session will be held during the Faith Forum on Sunday, August 30, at 9:20 am, in the Von Holt Room. The starting time for next year’s class will be Wednesday evening, September 30. For more in-depth information about the program, please visit For questions about forming the 2015/2016 class, please send an email to

Graduates of EfM: Check the Sewanee website for information on the new EfM Alumni/ae Association.


Restoration of the Cathedral’s Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ

From-the-Organ-Chamber-KN-DSC_0272Announcing the Formation of the Pipe Organ Restoration Project – For at least the past twelve years the matter of restoring the Cathedral’s Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ has been deferred for various reasons. This organ is at the heart of the Cathedral’s life; it is central to the historical and symbolic significance of this Cathedral and vital to cathedral and community life. Its magnificent sound has harmonized hymns, resonated through the bodies of each person in the congregation, unified a community and inspired countless people through the generations. [Click Read More to learn about this project.]


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