Cathedral Life – April 16, 2015

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Join Us for the Upcoming Central Oahu Regional Confirmation Service

The Rev. Susan Sowers

As a part of the Easter-tide celebration, Bishop Bob will preside at the Regional Confirmation, Reaffirmation, and Reception Service, held here at the Cathedral on Sunday, May 17th, at2:30 pm.  The congregations represented in our Region are St. Paul’s, St. Elizabeth’s, St. Luke’s, St. Peter’s, and St. Andrew’s.   Please come to support all those who are making “a mature public affirmation of faith and commitment to the responsibilities of Baptism.” (BCP)

The Cathedral Ohana has two candidates for Reaffirmation, who have been through the Catechumanate process since January (Ann Reimers and Eve Morley).  This is a big step for them.   While they were previously baptized and confirmed, Reaffirmation allows them to sacramentally re-state their commitment to Christ in The Episcopal Church. Reaffirmation is not a rite that notes some fuller initiation into the Church, the Body of Christ, but it allows us to honor our growth in faith throughout our adult spiritual journey.   If any are interested in this process next year, please talk to your clergy, including the Rev. Dan Benedict, or John Condrey.

The Dean and I will be offering a series on the Fundamentals of the Faith on three consecutive Wednesday nights, starting April 29th, from 6:15 to 7:30 pm. (April 29th,May 6th, and May 13th).  If we have other members who might want to be Confirmed, Reaffirmed, or Received into the Episcopal Church from another denomination, please contact the Rev. Susan Sowers at

Blessings at Easter-tide!

Piano Recital by Minhee Kim

Noontime Concerts
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 12:15 pm
Minhee Kim, piano

Sonata in B minor, K. 87 Domenico Scarlatti 1685-1757
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 1898-1937

Minhee Kim is a graduate student from Korea, Seoul. She began studying piano at the age of 6 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance in 2011. She has received numerous merit scholarships throughout her education. She has always enjoyed collaborations with other musicians and she served as a pianist for the UH Wind Ensemble. She is currently studying at UH Manoa for her Master’s degree in Piano Performance under Dr. Jonathan Korth.


The Dean’s Eastertide Pilgrimage

“Pa`akai a Malamalama” (Salt and Light) Reflections from the Dean – Eastertide Pilgrimage

Dean Brownridge Photo - January 2015First, I want to thank everyone who participated in our Holy Week and Easter services.  Everything was glorious! The Cathedral looked beautiful; the music was sublime; and the worship was holy and moving. I also wish to thank the Bishop, Mother Susan, Canon Renke, the Choirs, Judy Masuda, Rev. Dan and Mary O Benedict, Stacy Shigemura, and the dozens of volunteers who worked to make our Cathedral shine in every facet of our common life.  I am especially grateful for everyone’s help as I was struggling with illness and others had to step up.

As I continue to recover, I am preparing to depart for the annual Conference of North American Deans. This year it is a little longer because of the location and context. At the invitation of the Dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem, The Very Rev. Hosam Naoum, we Deans of Canada and the USA will be in Jerusalem and other parts of Israel and Palestine from April 15th to the 23rd. We shall be staying at St. George’s College. This is where Deacon Honey Becker is serving and also where Susan Lukens just returned after serving there for 6 months.

The Conference will begin with Holy Eucharist, and then we begin a series of theological and historical presentations. Our first 3 days will be spent seeing and reflecting on significant sites of Jesus’ ministry and the early Church in Jerusalem and beyond. The remainder of our time will be based at St. George’s and will include presentations and discussions.

I ask you to pray for me and my fellow Deans on our pilgrimage, as I shall be praying for all of you.

Mahalo Nui Loa


Forum on the Land of the Holy One

Sundays, April 19, and 26, 9:20 – 10:10 am, Von Holt Room

Neff and Susan LJoin us as we learn and discuss experiences in the Land of the Holy One juxtaposed with ancient Biblical narratives.  Susan Lukens has returned from her 6-month missionary assignment in Israel and these forums will present pictures and stories about her journey along with reflections on living in the West Bank by Pastor Neal MacPherson. Homemade hummus with vegetables and pita bread and fresh lemonade will be served for all to enjoy Palestinian Cuisine.  Mark your calendars for a time of rich learning and dialogue.

Susan Lukens with Bishop Neff in the Galilee


Easter Day at The Cathedral

Easter Day, 5 April
7 am Holy Eucharist
8 am Ka`Eukalikia Hemolele (Eucharist in Hawaiian & English), followed by an Easter Egg Hunt
10.30 am Sung Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt
5.30 pm Festival Evensong with the Cathedral Choir


Alleluia Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed. Alleluia!

“Pa`akai a Malamalama”
(Salt and Light)
Reflections from the Dean

Alleluia Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed. Alleluia!

There are no other more hopeful words for a Christian than this Easter Acclamation. In short, without the Resurrection, the Christian journey would be in vain. I recognize the difficulty some people have with the Resurrection. I cannot pretend to know everything about the mystery of Christ conquering death, but I believe in the Resurrection because I have experienced and witnessed Christ resurrecting within me and within others.

Dean Brownridge Photo - January 2015One such witness was (Roman Catholic) Archbishop Dennis Hurley (1915-2004) of Durban, South Africa. When someone told him that he seemed to spend a lot of his time writing and speaking about the Resurrection, he replied, “Well of course, what else is there?”

Hurley’s Anglican brother in Christ, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, said that the meaning of the Resurrection is that: “Good is stronger than evil; love is stronger than hate; light is stronger than darkness; life is stronger than death. Victory is ours, through Him who loves us.”

These two men saw plenty of “Good Friday’s” in their lives and ministry, and yet they were able to proclaim the Resurrection with power and joy. This helps me understand how Mary Magdalene and the apostles, who experienced the arisen Christ, likewise were transformed and were able to proclaim the Easter Message throughout their known world. I believe this transforming message is the ultimate truth and reason to follow God in Christ.

I write this article on the cusp of the Sacred Triduum and invite you to please join us for the Great Three Days and for Easter! (Please see attached Schedule of Services.)

So in closing, on behalf of our Bishop Fitzpatrick, Mother Susan, Canon Renke, and the entire Cathedral staff, I wish you a joyful Eastertide Season.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed. Alleluia!

Ua ala aʻe nei ʻo Kristo! Ua ala ʻiʻo nō ʻo Ia!


Holy Week at the Cathedral


The Sacred Triduum is the culmination of the entire liturgical year, commemorating the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. While we do not spend all of these three days in church, we are called to gather together as the cathedral community for these principal services. On Maundy Thursday we remember the Last Supper; Jesus gives us the Eucharist and tells us to Do this in memory of me and then washes the feet of his disciples. On Good Friday we remember the passion and death of Jesus. We celebrate the resurrection of Christ at the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday or on Easter Sunday. The Sacred Triduum is one single celebration that lasts for three days. We cannot separate the death of Jesus from his resurrection.

Good Friday, 3 April
12 noon Stations of the Cross
3 pm Liturgy of Good Friday

Holy Saturday, 4 April
9.3o am Liturgy of Holy Saturday
7.30 pm The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Day, 5 April
7 am Holy Eucharist
8 am Ka`Eukalikia Hemolele (Eucharist in Hawaiian & English), followed by an Easter Egg Hunt
10.30 am Sung Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt
5.30 pm Festival Evensong with the Cathedral Choir


Cathedral Life 04-02-2015

box_st-andrews In this week’s Cathedral Life,




  • April 5 – Easter Day Services and activities
  • Next to Godliness – a new ministry to deliver toiletries to those in our community most in need
  • Training a New Set of Vergers
  • Becoming the Story We Tell, Small Groups Continue After Easter
  • Godly Play, The Children’s Gathering on the Square
  • Eucharistic Visitors Can Bring the Holy Eucharist to You at Home
  • Special Services and Concerts
  • Notes, Reminders, Deadlines
  • Prayers
  • Forum on the Land of the Holy One, Sundays, April 12, 19, and 26 (9:20 to 10:10 am)
  • List of Clergy, Staff, and Chapter


Cathedral Life 3-26-15

Dean Brownridge

Dean Brownridge

In this week’s Cathedral Life 3-26-15, read the Dean’s Reflection, “In the Fullness of Time:  Holy Week at The Cathedral of St. Andrew” as well as “Next to Godliness” — A new ministry bringing toiletries to those in need, and much more . . . .


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