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Cathedral Life 3-26-15

Dean Brownridge

Dean Brownridge

In this week’s Cathedral Life 3-26-15, read the Dean’s Reflection, “In the Fullness of Time:  Holy Week at The Cathedral of St. Andrew” as well as “Next to Godliness” — A new ministry bringing toiletries to those in need, and much more . . . .

Cathedral Life – 3/12/15

Dean Brownridge Photo - January 2015“Pa’akai a Malamalama” (Salt and Light)
Reflections From the Dean

The Starbridge Novels and Pilgrimage of Spiritual Awareness

Beloved in Christ:

Lent is a season for the spirit – as Martin Smith would say. It is a season of self-denial, self- reflection and self-examination. These disciplines should lead to greater self-awareness and conversion. The Dean’s Book Club has started a journey that I invite you to participate in-regardless of whether you can join us on Wednesdays at 9:30 in my office. This journey is reading The Starbridge novels by Susan Howatch. The first book which we finished this past week has offered our book group the opportunity to explore the themes of Lent and the Christian life in a literary, historical, and entertaining context.

Click here to read the rest of the Dean’s article and the entire issue:  Cathedral Life 3-12-15

Cathedral Life – 3/5/2015

Click here Cathedral Life 3-5-15 to read the full issue and the rest of the Dean’s article.

Dean Brownridge Photo - January 2015A Meditation for the Friday of Lent  2:  Genesis 37: 3 – 4; 12 – 28:

“… said to one another, ‘Here comes this dreamer. Come now, let us kill him … and we shall see what will become of his dreams.'”

The Story of Joseph and his Brothers illustrates how some people are so opposed to dreamers. Joseph is a dreamer that imagines a future that reverses the familial order where his older brothers will no longer have supremacy. This January I saw the film Selma, the story of Martin Luther King and others’ heroic struggle against white supremacy in America. King articulated the dream to end this supremacy. For having such an imagination he was killed. When I think of the South African freedom struggle, I recall Steve Biko’s dream and his death, which resonates with me and many other African-Americans. So, what was Martin’s dream? Steve Biko’s? As Archbishop Desmond would say, “it is the dream of God”.

Cathedral Life – 02-26-2015

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“Pa’akai a Malamalama”
(Salt and Light)
Reflections From the Dean
Awakening to Witness
Daily Reflections From Ash Wednesday to Easter

It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work,
and when we no longer know which way to go,
we have come to our real journey.  

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.

Wendell Berry, ” The Real Work”

We invite you to use this booklet of daily reflections by a diverse group of theologians, lay and clergy from across the Anglican Communion.

Awakening to Witness – Daily Reflections From Ash Wednesday to Easter (140 pgs) (Distributed with permission.)

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Cathedral Life 2-19-15

Dean Brownridge Photo - January 2015In this week’s Cathedral Life, the Dean reminds us that, “Lent is Designed to Get Your Attention!”

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die!

Maybe that opening sentence got your attention.  I hope so.  The season of Lent is designed to get our attention.  As a friend said to me, “Lent should dispose us to alertness to the details of the neglected aspects of our lives.”  I think Lent should most particularly focus our attention on the care of our souls!

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Click here Cathedral Life 02-19-15 to read the Dean’s full “Reflection” on Lent, and many more articles including:

“Awakening to Witness – Daily Reflections From Ash Wednesday to Easter”
Deadline Extended for Donations to St. Paul’s Church in Saipan
Daughters of the King – Monthly meeting on the first Sunday
Becoming the Story We Tell – Small Groups Continue in Lent
Sunday Adult Formation – Living a Eucharistic Life
Lenten Programs
Honolulu Symphony Chorus to Honor John Renke, Saturday, March 7
Weekly Worship Schedule
Choral Services
Godly Play
Matters Catechumenal – The First Sunday of Lent – Enrollment of a Candidate for Baptism
Notes, Reminders, Deadlines
Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral


Cathedral Life – 2/12/15

“Pa’akai a Malamalama” (Salt and Light) Reflections From the Dean

TDean Brownridge Photo - January 2015his Sunday is both the Last Sunday after Epiphany and thus also the last Sunday before Lent.   The Episcopal Church has also designated the Last Sunday after Epiphany as World Mission Sunday. This week I’d to share with you the significance of this Sunday and what is on the horizon for us as we move into Lent.  To read the Dean’s full message, click on the Cathedral Life link below.


Also in this issue of Cathedral Life,

  • Donations are now being accepted for St. Paul’s Church in Saipan
  • Becoming the Story We Tell – Small Groups Continue in Lent
  • An Update From The Daughters of the King
  • Stewardship University, Saturday, February 28
  • An Interview With Evelyn Lee – Usher Extraordinaire
  • Sunday Adult Formation – Feb. 15, Living Into Our Baptism
  • Welcome Back – Susan Lukens
  • Lent Services and Programs
  • Chrism Mass and Education Day – Saturday, Mar. 21
  • Weekly Worship Schedule
  • Sunday Choral Services
  • Godly Play – The Children’s Gathering on the Square
  • Prayers
  • Noontime Concerts
  • Notes, Reminders and Deadlines

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Cathedral Life 2-5-15

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Becoming the Story We Tell Small Groups Continue 
Starting the week of January 18 thirty cathedral members formed into six small groups journeyed into a venture in storytelling.  The format of group sessions includes reflection on the Sunday gospel text using a lectio divina approach followed by one or two group members sharing their life-story.  Lectio divina (Latin for divine reading) treats scripture, not as a text to be studied for knowledge, but for God’s living word.

The four movements of Lectio Divina. Clockwise from top left: Lectio (“read”); Meditatio (“meditate”); Oratio (“pray”); Contemplatio (“contemplate”).

There is no attempt to force a connection of the gospel story with the life stories told. However, the stories are moving and we hear pain and humor, frustration and courage, perseverance and grace, loss and being found.  “So much of what we see and know of each other on Sundays is surface,” one group member said, “but when I hear someone take 15-20 minutes to tell their story, I am amazed to understand the depths of struggle and triumph they have experienced.”

The aim of the “Becoming the Story We Tell” (BSWT) initiative is to expand the cathedrals baptismal ministry (the catechumenate that we call “Emmaus Journey”) to include more of us with an experiential grasp of the process.  This phase of BSWT corresponds to the initial phase:  Inquiry.

If you have questions or interest in participating in a small group contact Dan Benedict at (808) 489-4004 (

Cathedral Life 1-29-2015

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“Pa`akai a Malamalama” (Salt and Light)
Reflections from the Dean

“Faith & Service”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve.  You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.  You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

I write as we have this past weekend elected our lay leadership.  The results are inside this edition of Cathedral Life. I thank all who offered themselves for an election.  I look forward to serving with those elected, and I hope that those not elected will continue to serve in other ways.  A life of faith means many things including a life of service.  Service is what Dr. King was about and it is what we should be about.

Dorothy Day was an American, mid-twentieth century figure.  She was a Roman Catholic writer, pacifist, activist, and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.  Dorothy suggests that we love and serve God as much as we love the person we love the least.  That, this neglected and challenging love, must guide our conversations with each other in our homes and all the public spaces of life.

I encourage each of us to look where we can serve to the greater glory of God in this year.

Mahalo Nui Loa


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…

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