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.


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 898-352-0013


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.


Cathedral Life – June 25, 2015

Our Prayers for the 78th General Convention

As you know, the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church is meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah this week through Friday, July 3. They will be discussing important issues that deal with our common life together. They invite our daily prayers.

Let’s commit ourselves to pray for all in attendance, including Dean Walter and Bishop Bob, as they gather in the councils of the broader church. Pray in your own way of daily conversation with the Lord, knowing that our representatives earnestly desire the Holy Spirit’s guidance and lean heavy on God’s faithfulness.

Your Sister in Christ,


Ringing of the Cathedral Bells for the Victims of the South Carolina Shooting

In the wake of the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina

At the request of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, the St. Andrew’s Ringing Society will be participating in the nationwide message of peace and tolerance in light of the events in Charleston, South Carolina. The bells will be rung with half-muffled clappers, befitting the occasion.

Bishops United Against Gun Violence requests that we recite the

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.  Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love.  For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.


Prayers for the Nation

A Prayer Vigil Offered in Response to the Tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Friday, June 19, 2015 5:30 pm


Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina

The Cathedral of St. Andrew invites the Honolulu community to an Ecumenical and Interfaith Prayer Vigil, tomorrow, Friday, June 19, at 5:30 pm, as an opportunity to respond to the shooting tragedy at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

The Episcopal Bishop of Hawaii, The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, will offer some brief remarks and clergy from across denominations and faith traditions are invited to participate. Clergy and lay people shall gather to pray for our Nation, for the community of Charleston, and for the survivors and victims of Emanuel AME Church.

According to The Very Reverend Walter B.A. Brownridge, Dean of The Cathedral of St. Andrew: “As we gather in prayer, it is my hope that as a community we can stand in solidarity with those in Charleston who are suffering such unimaginable pain, and that we can commit ourselves to pray and work for peace, for the end of violence (especially gun violence), and to strive for racial justice and reconciliation.”

A condolence book will be available for the public to sign. The book will be sent to the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina to be delivered to Emanuel AME Church.

All are invited to attend this service at 5:30 pm this Friday, June 19.  Ecco of the Piedmont Choirs, here on tour from Oakland, California, will offer choral selections at this service, along with the members of other choirs from throughout The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii.

Parking is free for all Cathedral services. The Cathedral is located at the corner of South Beretania and Queen Emma Streets.


Cathedral Life – June 18, 2015

“Pa`akai a Malamalama”
(Salt and Light)
Reflections from the Dean
Taking Part in the Councils of the Church

I will be leaving on Monday for 24 days. Half of that time will be to participate as a Deputy of The General Convention of The Episcopal Church. It will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 23 to July 3.

The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church that meets every three years. The Convention is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops. The work of our General Convention is carried out by deputies and bishops representing each diocese. During its triennial meeting, deputies and bishops consider a wide range of important matters facing the Church. This year there are several important matters:

* The House of Bishops will elect a new Presiding Bishop (The House of Deputies must confirm that election)

* To review and decide on the recommendations of the Task Force for the Reimagining of the Episcopal Church (TREC)

* To review the recommendations from the Report of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage

I will be giving Part Two of my presentation about General Convention at this Sunday’s Cathedral Faith Forum (Sunday, June 21, from 9:20 to 10:10 am, in the Von Holt Room).

Please pray for the Bishops and Deputies as we gather in Salt Lake City.

Following the Convention, I will visit family (my father and eldest son) and take my annual Spiritual Retreat at the Monastery of The Society of St. John the Evangelist.

My prayers will be with you while I am away. I will see you upon my return on July 16th.

Mahalo Nui Loa


Read the complete issue of Cathedral Life here.


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.


Cathedral Life – June 11, 2015

The Spiritual Growth Group
Tuesday, June 16
4:45 to 6:30 pm – Von Holt Room

Stone PeaceAll are invited to join this monthly group that reflects on our spiritual growth, in light of the wisdom of the second half of life. We use Richard Rohr’s book, “Falling Upward,” as a starting point of our conversations. If you have this book, please review Chapters 7 and 8 before coming. The Von Holt Room will be available for an early arrival and quiet reflection from 4:30 to 4:45 pm. This quiet time helps folks settle themselves and shift gears…

If you have not come to one of these monthly meetings–but find that the summer has opened up some time that you didn’t normally have–consider coming! It’s great discussion, even if you haven’t read the chapters. If the Spirit is promoting you to investigate–“Come!”
We will not have our monthly meeting in July. For questions, call the Rev. Susan Sowers at 524-2822, ext. 213.

Please click here to read the full issue of Cathedral Life.


Cathedral Life – June 4, 2015

Prayers of the People During General Convention

General Convention LogoDuring this year’s General Convention, the triennial gathering of The Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City (June 25th – July 3rd), the Cathedral invites you to join in this Episcopal-wide effort of offering individually written Prayers of the People, but all offered on the same theme-of-the-day. This national prayer project is sponsored by the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), a group of Episcopal monks who will be providing prayer support for the Convention.

These prayers can be written in your prayer journal and prayed individually, or can be shared with a larger group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can even add them to the Cathedral’s Facebook page if you like! These prayers can be written ahead of time, or one written each day. For those that want to post their prayers, see the instructions below. (1)

Also, if you would like to receive a beautiful audio morning meditation and evening reflection on the Prayer Theme, read and sung by Brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, sign up on their link “prayers of the people” at: If you do choose to publicly post your daily Prayer, know that all of these prayers will be read, and prayed, by members of The Episcopal Church. Each day some will be chosen to be read aloud as part of General Convention’s worship services.

As many of you know, a new Presiding Bishop will be selected this year. Please pray for Bishop Bob and Dean Walter as they will be discussing and voting on various issues concerning our common life of faith.

Joining you in Prayer!

(1) To send in prayers in words & images on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram include the hashtag #prayersof and the hashtag #prayertheme. Make sure that there is a space between the hashtags for example: #prayersof #intercession. On Facebook make sure your post is set to Public and only post ONE picture at a time.

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