Cathedral Life – May 21, 2015

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In this issue:

  • Pipe Organ Restoration Project
  • Worshiping in the Mother Tongue
  • Safety During Services
  • Nominees for the 27th Presiding Bishop
  • Benedictine Workday – May 30, 2015
  • Watch More. Laugh More. Pray More.  Join Daughters of the King, Sunday, May 24, 2015
  • Weekly Worship Schedule
  • Godly Play, The Children’s Gathering on the Square
  • Special Services and Concerts
  • Notes, Reminders, Deadlines
  • Room Reservation Requests at The Cathedral of St. Andrew
  • St. Paul’s Church Episcopal & Philippine Independent Church – Summer Bazaar – Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015
  • Clergy, Staff, & Chapter


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.]


Cathedral Life – May 14, 2015

In this week’s issue of Cathedral Life . . . 

Pa`akai a Malamalama” (Salt and Light) – Reflections From the Dean


Dean Brownridge Photo - January 2015The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ – is often depicted (from the Biblical accounts) as Christ literally elevating into the sky and then beyond. In spite of the picturesque beauty of those scenes (check the stained glass window in the Cathedral near the organ console), I am not sure that such scenes are theologically helpful.

When I was in the Holy Land, I began to understand in a new way the meaning of “liminal spaces and places.” A liminal place is a place of transition, of margin, a boundary that will be crossed. It is also a place of risk and even danger, because the new place is often unknown. However, it is what God calls us to do. We are called to leave the comfortable and move through the liminal into a new place and space.

In the Book of Acts, the Ascension scene has the Angels telling the Disciples:  “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” This seems to indicate something different than a lift off into space. Jesus himself told these “Men of Galilee” to go beyond their home turf to “the ends of the earth” proclaiming the gospel. Having been to Galilee now I think the prospect of the Disciples going beyond this rural outback to the great cities in the known world must have been frightening. Yet into the world they went, and into the world we must go. The ten days of Ascension tide is a kind of liminal space as we await the new thing God is going to do which will give us the courage to go forth into the world.

Mahalo Nui Loa



Regional Confirmations

ConfirmationRegional confirmations will be held on Sunday, May 17, at 2:30 pm, in The Cathedral. Come join the celebration! Light refreshments will be served under the Aloha Tent following the service.


Worship at St. Andrew’s Cathedral – Feast of the Ascension Services


O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

1st Reading:  Acts 10:44-48

Psalm: 98

2nd Reading: 1 John 5:1-6

Gospel: John 15:9-17

(Readings are included below)

Feast of the Ascension


The Ascension  is one of the Principal Prayer Book Feasts, equal in importance to Christmas, Epiphany and Pentecost!  The Feast commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven (Acts 1:6-11) following his crucifixion and resurrection.



The University of the South, School of Theology is proud to commend to you the following Cathedral of St. Andrew parishioners, who have completed the program of Theological Education by Extension, Education for Ministry as provided and administered by the School: Ann Katherine Reimers, Melvia C. Kawashima, and Seena Clowser. Many congratulations!


EDUCATION for MINISTRY – 2015/2016 Academic Year

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 for the 2015/2016 academic year. Every baptized person is called to ministry–the Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with an educational basis to carry out that ministry. An introductory night will be held on Wednesday, June 10;…


Cathedral Life – April 30, 2015

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Dean Walter and Dean TimFaith Forum on Sunday, May 3, will continue to present learning about Israel/Palestine with a presentation by our Dean Walter Brownridge on “Praying and Working for the Peace of  Jerusalem.”  Just back from his first visit to the Holy Land, the Dean will share his reflections as part of the North American Dean’s Conference held at St. George’s College Jerusalem under the leadership of Dean Hosam Naoum.  Please join the discussion as we in the Cathedral ohana hear reflections about the Dean’s journey to sacred sights, participating in interfaith dialogue, and witnessing first hand the struggles of living in an occupied land. The forum will take place in the Von Holt Room from 9:20 to 10:10 am.

Pictured:  Dean Walter and Dean Tim from the Cathedral in Nashville in front of the Church of the Holy Sepluchre in Jerusalem.


Cathedral Life – April 23, 2015

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Health Harmony and WellnessHarmony Health & Wellness – Upcoming Programs
Monday, April 27, 2015  – 3:30 pm, Davies Hall. On April 27th you will not want to miss a late afternoon, Himene and Mele of Queen Liliuokalani.  Join us for community singing with poi supper with hardy Hawaiian stew to follow.  Studies have shown that singing and music helps us to transcend the problems of the world, reduces stress and anxieties, and promotes wellness.

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