Announcement of the Resignation of Dean Walter Brownridge

Beloved in Christ of St. Andrew’s,

WalterBrownridgeAs scripture tells us, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). It is in that spirit, that I must announce to you that I am resigning as Dean of the Cathedral of St. Andrew. My last Sunday will be July 17th.The reason for my decision is largely personal. I am exploring new ministry opportunities on the continent that will take Tina and me closer to our family (especially my 94 year old father) as well as positions that closely entwine faith and justice.This is the direction in which I feel called and compelled to pursue.

I treasured my time here as your Dean and the various things we have accomplished together. Over the past few years, in addition to our common prayer and worship, we have focused on formation and spiritual growth through the Dean’s Book Club, the Cathedral Faith Forum, the Spiritual Formation Group, Education for Ministry, and many other programs. Our youth formation program: Godly Play and The ROCK in collaboration with St. Peter’s Parish is exemplary. In addition to direct outreach to the homeless through our IHS meal preparation and Sandwich & Hygiene Ministry, we have also grown our social justice advocacy through participation in Faith Action Community Equity (FACE) and the Pacific Peace Forums. Through the Peggy Kai Memorial Fund and our Lenten workshop series we have been inspired by national and international leaders within the Anglican Communion such as the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rev. Eric Law, Rev. Martin Smith, Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, and so many others.

I have learned a great deal as your Dean, both in times of joy and celebration as well as during difficulty and challenge.

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your Dean for nearly five years. I am grateful to Bishop Fitzpatrick for appointing me Dean, and to you as the Cathedral congregation for your aloha and this opportunity to travel alongside you in ministry. I will miss you all, and I will continue to pray for you.

May God continue to bless each of you and your various ministries, and may God bless The Cathedral of St. Andrew.

Respectfully submitted with Aloha and in Christ’s Name,

(The Very Rev.) Walter Brownridge


Wed. 5/11 The Cathedral is Closed today due to Vandalism

St. Andrew’s Cathedral is closed today due to an incident of vandalism.
IMG_0354 IMG_1200 IMG_1199Evensong tonight is cancelled
Please pray for our Cathedral. This is the second incident of vandalism in the last few weeks and there have been many more in the last few years.
The cathedral sustained significant damage last night. Someone threw large pieces of stone against the oldest of the cathedral windows, sending shards of glass across the entire nave. Damage was also done to the Ewa Cloister outside the Sacristy.  It’s going to take a great deal of time to collect shards of glass from all across the nave.  It’s between pews, in hymnal racks, etc.  These shards must be recovered to try to repair the windows.  Also, it appears  that one of the great doors on the west window has been yanked partially off of its fixture.

As a result, the Bishop and Dean ordered the cathedral to remain closed until further notice, and that today’s Evensong be canceled.  Please help to get this word out.  If you have cathedral access, please do not go in. There is a danger of tracking glass shards or even accidentally crushing pieces by walking around.


Seventh Sunday of Easter

Liturgy of the Word


O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

1st Reading:  Acts 16:16-34
Psalm: 97
2nd Reading: Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21
Gospel: John 17:20-26

Saturday, May 7
5:30 pm Vigil Eucharist

Sunday, May 8
7 am Holy Eucharist
The Rev. Malcolm Chun, preacher

8 am Ka`Eukalikia Hemolele (Eucharist in Hawaiian & English)
The Rev. Malcolm Chun, preacher
The Hawaiian Choir
NH 56 Coronation
E ha maluna o`u     J. T. Rees
Breathe on me, breath of God
NH 182 Bread of Life

9:20 Faith Forum
There will be no Faith Forum this week.

10.30 am Sung Eucharist
The Very Rev. Walter Brownridge, preacher
The Cathedral Choir
I will not leave you comfortless Titcomb
Hymn 460 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Gloria Victoria (Missa Ascendens Christus)
Psalm 97 Renke (The Lord is King)
Hymn 7 Christ, whose glory fills the skies
O clap your hands Vaughan Williams
Hymn 495 Hail, thou once despised Jesus!
Hymn 315 Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray
Hymn 450 All hail the power of Jesus’ Name

5.30 pm Choral Evensong
The Cathedral Choir
Psallite Domino Byrd
Responses Byrd
Hymn 492 Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness
Psalm 19 Fenstermaker Psalm 46 arr. from Luther
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis Causton
Surgens Jesus Philips
Hymn 512 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove


Worship for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Liturgy of the Word


Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

1st Reading: Acts 11:1-18
Psalm: 148
2nd Reading: Revelation 21:1-6
Gospel: John 13:31-35

Saturday, April 23
5:30 pm Vigil Eucharist

Sunday, April 24
7 am Holy Eucharist

8 am Ka`Eukalikia Hemolele (Eucharist in Hawaiian & English)
The Hawaiian Choir

NH 95 O Perfect Love
E pili mai i ke aloha  Harold Friedell
Draw us in the Spirit’s tether
NH 16 Beecher

10.30 am Sung Eucharist
The Cathedral Choir

Cantate Domino   Mode VI (SA)
Hymn 296   We know that Christ is raised and dies no more
Gloria   Kelly in C
Psalm 148   Walmisley (Sing to the Lord a new song)
Hymn 457   Thou art the Way, to thee alone
And I saw a new heaven   Bainton
Hymn 621   Light’s abode, celestial Salem
Ubi caritas   Gjeilo
Hymn 487   Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life
Hymn 603   When Christ was lifted from the earth

5.30 pm Choral Evensong
Eve of Saint Mark the Evangelist
The Diocesan Choir

This joyful Eastertide   arr. Wood
Hymn 231   By all your saints   Tune: Munich
Psalm 48   Monk        Psalm 122   Ouseley
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis   Stanford in F
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem   Stanford
Hymn 241   Hearken to the anthem glorious


Worship for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Cathedral of St. Andrew – Honolulu
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Liturgy of the Word



O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

1st Reading: Acts 9:36-43
Psalm: 23
2nd Reading: Revelation 7:9-17
Gospel: John 10:22-30

Saturday, April 16
5:30 pm Vigil Eucharist

Sunday, April 17
7 am Holy Eucharist
The Very Rev. Walter Brownridge, preacher

8 am Ka`Eukalikia Hemolele (Eucharist in Hawaiian & English)
The Very Rev. Walter Brownridge, preacher
The Hawaiian Choir

NH 66 Aurelia
Ju`u kaha no Iesu John McCreary
The Lord is my Shepherd
NH 118 Bradbury

10.30 am Sung Eucharist
The Very Rev. Walter Brownridge, preacher
The Cathedral Choir

Pascha nostrum   Oxford Chant
Hymn 492   Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness
Gloria   di Lasso (Missa Octavi Toni)
Psalm 23   Bairstow (The Lord is my shepherd)
Hymn 275   Hark! the sound of holy voices
And I saw another angel   Stanford
Hymn 663   The Lord my God, my shepherd is
Surrexit pastor bonus   di Lasso
Hymn 343   Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
Hymn 708   Savior, like a shepherd lead us

5.30 pm Choral Evensong
The Cathedral and Lutheran Church of Honolulu Choirs

Hæc est dies   Handl
Responses   Lloyd
Hymn 181   Awake and sing the song
Psalm 103   Pye
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis   Howells (St. Paul’s Service)
Greater Love   Ireland
Hymn 182   Christ is alive! Let Christians sing


Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross
Good Friday, March 25, 2016, 12 Noon
St. Andrew’s Cathedral

The Lenten devotion of Stations of the Cross will be held at the Cathedral of St. Andrew – Honolulu, on Good Friday, March 25, 2016 at 12 Noon. This devotion, also known as ” The Way of The Cross” is an adaptation of a custom observed by pilgrims to Jerusalem: the offering of prayers at a series of 14 places, or stations, traditionally associated with our Lord’s passion and death.  The devotion includes the traditional refrain of ” We adore you, O Christ “, Collect, Scripture, Meditation and Prayer at each station…..


Holy Week at St. Andrew’s

Palm Sunday, 20 March
7 am Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist
8 am Liturgy of the Palms & Ka`Eukalikia Hemolele
10.30 am Liturgy of the Palms & Sung Eucharist
5.30 pm Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir

Monday, 21 March
5.30 pm Evensong, Sermon, and Holy Communion

Tuesday, 22 March
5.30 pm Evensong, Sermon, and Holy Communion

Wednesday, 23
11.45 am Holy Eucharist
5.30 pm Evensong, Sermon, and Holy Communion


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.

Maundy Thursday, 24 March
5.30 pm Sung Eucharist with Washing of Feet
Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Vigil at the Altar of Repose
9.00 pm Compline

Good Friday, 25 March
12 noon Stations of the Cross
3 pm Liturgy of Good Friday

Holy Saturday, 26 March
8.00 am Liturgy of Holy Saturday
7.30 pm The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Day, 27 March
7 am Holy Eucharist
8 am Ka`Eukalikia Hemolele (Eucharist in Hawaiian &English)
10.30 am Sung Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir
5.30 pm Festival Evensong with the Cathedral Choir


Ali‘i Sunday – Commemoration of King Kamehameha IV

Sunday, February 14, 2016
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
8:00 am Ka `Eukalikia Hemolele (Holy Eucharist in Hawaiian)


KING KAMEHAMEHA IV February 9, 1834

Sunday, February 14, 2016, ’Iolani Guild, The Very Reverend Walter Brownridge, and the Congregation of the Cathedral of St. Andrew will host the One Hundred Eighty Second (182nd) birthday of Alexander Liholiho Iolani – Kamehameha IV. The Service, 8:00 am Holy Eucharist with Hawaiian Choir welcome you to the Commemoration of King Kamehameha IV.

Alexander Liholiho Iolani was born February 9, 1834 on the island of Oahu. He is the grandson of King Kamehameha I. His mother, Kinau, a daughter of King Kamehameha is Kuhina Nui or Prime Minister Kingdom of Hawaii. His father is Mataio Kekuanaoa, Governor of Hawai’i. Alexander Liholiho was adopted by his Uncle, King Kamehameha III, and he, by law made Alexander heir to the throne.

Alexander and the children of the Ali’i were educated at the Chief Children’s School by Protestant Missionaries Mr. and Mrs. Amos Cooke. Alexander, scholarly and resourceful, was hallmarks to his contributions to the United Kingdom of Hawai’i…..


Choral Evensong in Celebration of the Life of a Gracious Man

2001 Mar At the WindowSunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Choral Evensong in Memory of Lowell Bradford Barnhart

The Cathedral of St. Andrew will remember the life of Lowell Bradford Barnhart in a Choral Evensong on Sunday, February 7 at 5:30 pm. John Renke will direct the Cathedral Choir in C.V. Stanford’s “Evening Service in G,” Walford Davies’ “Blessed are the pure in heart,” and Gardiner’s “Evening Hymn.” The service will not be a funeral nor even a celebration of his life, but will be the fulfillment of Lowell’s one and only wish: To aid in the preservation and restoration of the magnificent Aeolian-Skinner organ in the Cathedral.

Lowell, who spent nearly all of his professional life as a designer in Hawaii, was the Cathedral’s “Verger.” In this role, he not only led the processions of clergy and choir for all the Cathedral’s services for eighteen years, but also took on the responsibility of scheduling, teaching, liturgy planning and liturgy participation, making Sundays an 8-hour workday. At his retirement in 1996, he was bestowed with the title of “Cathedral Verger Emeritus.”

Click Read More to view the service music and to read The Life of a Gracious Man.


Choral Evensong with the Women’s Schola

Sunday, Jan. 31, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong

The Women’s Schola

Choir-Mihoko-IMG_7963Choral Evensong will be sung  by the Cathedral Women’s Schola at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sun., Jan. 31 at 5:30 pm, singing Herbert Sumsion’s Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G for treble voices. Cathedral director of music, John Renke, will be the organist for this service. Evensong has been sung in Cathedral Churches for centuries and, through prayer and song, offers to God our thanks for the day that is past and seeks the light of God’s presence through the coming night. All are welcome. Parking is free. Calabash offering gratefully accepted.


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