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


Blue Christmas: a Service of Reflection for the Longest Night

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 5:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Cathedral

Blue Christmas, a time of reflection and hope

Blue Christmas, a time of reflection and hope

We traditionally think of the holiday season as a time of joy and abundance, but for some the pressure to celebrate and be jolly can be overwhelming. Life situations and loss can make Christmas a difficult time for people dealing with worry and grief. This is a service of light in the midst of darkness.

On Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm in the Cathedral we will gather for “Blue Christmas: a Service of Reflection for the Longest Night”. Held on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, it recognizes that there is darkness in all our lives, that not everyone is merry at Christmastime. Through music, silent meditation, scripture, and healing prayer, we reach out to acknowledge sadness with comfort and quiet remembrance, to reflect on the losses we have experienced and to remember together, whatever our spiritual path, the real reason for the season: that we are not alone, and that light will come again.


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!


Christmas in the City

Holiday Services and Concerts

Sun. 21 Dec. • Winter Solstice

Annual Carol Concert, 3 pm
The Cathedral Choir
Blue Christmas, 5:30 pm
A Service for the Longest Night

Wed. 24 Dec • Christmas EveDSCN0006-crop-CathedralChristmas1

Family Christmas Mass, 5:30 pm
with Children’s Pageant
Mass with Carols, 7:30 pm
Midnight Mass of Christmas, 11 pm
The Cathedral Choir (Vigil at 10:30 pm)

Thurs. 25 Dec. • Christmas Day

Hawaiian Mass, 10 am
The Hawaian Choir
Festival of Lessons & Carols, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral Choir

Wed. 31 Dec. • New Year’s Eve

Organ Recital, 10:15 pm
John Robert Renke
New Year’s Eve Sung Mass, 11 pm
Blessing of the City at Midnight


Saturday, Nov. 29th – 5:30 pm – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan in the Cathedral

The Kirkin’ is an annual worship service, with music by bagpipers, to bless Scottish family tartans.  The tradition dates back to a time in Scotland when wearing tartans was forbidden–but keeping that custom was important to many Scots.  Once a year, congregants would wear a concealed piece of their tartans to church.  At a special part of the service, the minister would bless the tartans,…


Sunday, Nov. 23rd – Feast of the Holy Sovereigns

King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma on the 152nd Anniversary of the Baptism of the Queen and their Confirmations. All morning services (7:00, 8:00, 10:30 am).  The focus of the Cathedral celebration of the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns will be at the 8:00 am service.  The Hawaiian Societies and other special guests have been invited to attend this liturgy.  The Bishop will be the preacher…


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”…


Pasta Party to Benefit our Sandwich Ministry and Purchase of 200 Books of Common Prayer!

Pasta Party! Friday, November 14, 6:00 to 9:00 pm Von Holt Room Back by popular demand . . . fun for the entire family!  All-you-can-eat pasta, salad, bread, and dessert! Tickets on sale now! $20 pre-sale ($25 at the door) for adults $10 under age 12 Fabulous items have been donated for the Pupule Auction. All proceeds go to our Sandwich Ministry and to purchase…


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