Cathedral Life – Newsletter of The Cathedral of St. Andrew – January 22, 2015 -

Cathedral Life 1-22-15: In this issue – An update on Stewardship; Paul Wall from Bath, England will conduct Bell Ringing Training in February and March; Sunday Adult Formation, “Opening the Prayer Book”; Palm crosses to be collected; Becoming the Story We Tell — small groups begin; farewell from Susan & John Hays; Quiet Day at St. Anthony’s hosted by the Hawaii Diocese Chapter of the…


Godly Play – The Children’s Gathering on the Square

Sundays, 9:00 – 10:00 am The Loft at St. Peter’s Church    The program takes place in The Loft at the back of St. Peter’s Church, from 9:00 to 10:00 am on Sunday mornings.  It is appropriate for children who are curious about the bible stories that they hear in church, enrolled in pre-school through the 4th grade of school.  Older children are welcome to assist as “helpers”…


Candlemas Procession and Choral Evensong

Eve of the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple
Sunday, 1 Feb. 2014 5.30 pm
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
The Very Rev. Walter B.A. Brownridge, Dean
The Cathedral Choir

candlemasCandlemas Procession and Choral Evensong will be sung by the Cathedral Choir on the Eve of the Feast of the Presentation, Sun., Feb. 1 at 5:30 pm. One of the most ancient observances in the Christian calendar, the Feast of the Presentation commemorates the day when Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem to be presented according to Jewish law. The presentation of Christ in the temple forty days after his birth commemorates the entry of the ‘true light’ into the world, and concludes the celebration of the Christmas Season.

We also mark this day with the solemn blessing of candles and a procession at Evensong.  All are provided with candles that are lit as the ancient canticle of Simeon is sung,

Lord, you now have set your servant free
to go in peace as you have promised.
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior,
who you have prepared for all the world to see.

Candles, representing those to be used in our worship throughout the year, will be blessed and then carried in procession.  You are also encouraged to bring candles from home to be blessed.  The prayers and music for this feast are some of the most beautiful of the year.

This feast has particular meaning for those who “minister in the temple.”  Like Simeon and the prophet Anna, those of us who minister as acolytes, ushers, lectors, servers, singers, Altar Guild members, Eucharistic Ministers, and members of the hospitality team, all do our part to reveal this Light to all nations…to all who come to our Cathedral as pilgrims and seekers from around the world.


Cathedral Life for January 15, 2015

“Pa’akai a Malamalama” (Salt and Light) – Reflections From the Dean The Very Reverend Walter Brownridge This week instead of a theological reflection I want to simply offer you an invitation – actually several invitations.First and most importantly, please come to the following Cathedral event. The Annual Meeting of The Cathedral of St. Andrew Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Cathedral  One…


Annual Carol Concert with the Cathedral Choir

Sunday, 21 December 2013 3 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
St. Andrew’s Cathedral Choir

For many people in Honolulu, the Cathedral’s annual Carol Concert is when Christmas truly begins. This year’s Concert promises to be our best ever, with a host of beautiful carols both old and new. As well as the opportunity to sing along with some of your favorite traditional carols such as Joy to the World and O Come, all ye Faithful, the Cathedral Choir will sing carols from ages past to present day.

Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 21nd at 3 pm, in the glorious surroundings of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, for what promises to be a highlight of the festive season.

Listen to this moving version of a classic, sung in Hawaiian and English by The Choir of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Honolulu, from last year’s Carol Concert.

Click on the image to hear the choir.

Click on the image to hear the choir.


Silent night, holy night
Franz Gruber (1787-1863), arr. Buddy Nalua‘i
Carol Concert, December 22, 2013
The St. Andrew’s Cathedral Choir
Emily Haswell, soprano
Benjamin Peters, oboe


Read the latest issue of Cathedral Life

Please click the link Cathedral Life 12-11-14 to read the latest issue of Cathedral Life, including “Pa’akai a Malamalama” (Salt & Light) Reflections From the Dean – Help Wanted:  Time and Talent, Upcoming Events, and much more!


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