Clergy Reflections

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Message from Fr. Moki, June 6, 2018 June 9, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: There’s a light rain coming in from the Koʻolau Mountains as I write to you this morning. It puts me in a reflective mood and gives me the opportunity to sit and think about my blessings, especially the ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 31, 2018 June 1, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: First of all, I’d like to thank the congregation for contributing to the mission and ministry of Camp Mokuleia on Trinity Sunday. You gave $684 and I very much appreciate that, especially because my father’s childhood home was ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I have been home on the Big Island visiting with my grandmother over the past couple of days. It’s been an interesting trip, especially being in Hilo and so close to all the volcanic activity that is going ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki May 9, 2018 May 9, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I would like to start off my weekly letter to you by letting you know that Gay Sato, daughter of Richard and Euphemia Nagashima, passed away last night after a long illness.  Please keep the Nagashima Family in ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki May 2, 2018 May 2, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I am writing to you on what is turning out to be a very wet morning. And as I look out my window, I think of the waters of my baptism and what they call me to do ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki April 25, 2018 April 30, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: First of all, due to the flooding on Kauai, Bishop Fitzpatrick has put out an appeal for a Flood Response Fund. In his communique to clergy, the Bishop wrote: I have received word that Christ Memorial Episcopal Church on ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 18, 2018 April 18, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: We are experiencing a relatively calm week at the Cathedral. Things at the office are running very smoothly and I have spent a lot of time in meetings, sermon writing, taking care of correspondence, and engaging in worship. Yesterday ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 11, 2018 April 14, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana:   I’m writing in the middle of the week after a weekend of full and rich worship experiences. The choir from Hawaii Pacific University was with us at the 10:30 service and while I appreciated all their music, I ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 28, 2018 April 7, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: It is not only hard to believe that we are in the middle of Holy Week, but also that this is now my second Holy Week with you since I returned to the Cathedral. I invite and encourage ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 21, 2018 April 7, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: It was wonderful to see you all this past Sunday after being away in the Philippines for 12 days. I know that many of you followed my doings on Facebook, and if I may, I’d like to give ... More...