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A Warm Welcome for our Guest Organist – This week we welcome our guest organist Leohone Magno, who is filling in this Sunday for our interim Music Director Todd Beckham.

Presidents Day – The offices of The Cathedral of St. Andrew and The Bishop’s Office will be close on Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Cathedral Closure – The Cathedral will be closed for termite abatement work all day Friday, February 24, 2017 and will be re-opened Saturday afternoon February 25.

2017 St. Andrew’s Directory Reprint – We will be reprinting the Directory for the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Anyone new or with a change in information to the directory should fill out a form that will be available from the ushers or at the Cathedral office. We have tried to correct all previously submitted information and will be providing a draft version of the update for your review before the final printing.

Services and Special Events through Advent and Christmas

DSCN0006-crop-CathedralChristmas15:30 pm Wednesday, 21 December
Blue Christmas
A Service for the Longest Night

23 December 9 am – 2 pm
Greening of the Cathedral for Christmas

Saturday, 24 December
5:30 pm Family Christmas Eucharist
7:30 pm Holy Eucharist with Carols

10:30 pm Christmas Prelude (Carols and Christmas Music)
11:00 pm Midnight Mass of Christmas 

The Cathedral Choir

Sunday, 25 December
10.00 am Hawaiian Eucharist
The Hawaiian Choir
Please note that this will be the single Christmas Day service

Announcement of the Appointment of a Canon Administrator & Priest-in-Charge

Bishop’s letter to the Congregation (Nov. 10, 2016) – I am pleased to inform the congregation that last night the Chapter confirmed my appointment of the Reverend Moki Hino as Canon Administrator & Priest-in-Charge of the Cathedral of St. Andrew. As my appointee and representative, he will be responsible for liturgical, programmatic and administrative oversight and management of the Cathedral congregation. He is to join…

Worship and Music for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Collect of the Day Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits…

Requiem Eucharist Celebrating the Life of Bishop Edmond L. Browning

August 13, 2016 at 11 am , The Cathedral of St. Andrew – A Requiem Eucharist (with the service of Committal) will be celebrated in thanksgiving for the life of the Right Reverend Edmond L. Browning, 2nd Bishop of the Diocese of Hawaiʻi and 24th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 11:00 AM, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu. There…

Let us come together in prayer for the Nation

candle-flame-of-burning-candle-wallpaperEvensong for Justice and Peace
Sunday, July 10, 2016, 5:30 pm
The Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Episcopal Bishop of Hawaii
The Very Rev. Walter B.A. Brownridge, Dean of the Cathedral of St. Andrew

A Reflection by Bishop Fitzpatrick after a Tragic Week


As I said Morning Prayer this morning, I was stopped as I prayed Psalms 16 and 17. The final two verses of Psalm 16 (10 and 11) ran into the first two of Psalm 17 as a single prayer:

For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
nor let your holy one see the Pit.
You will show me the path of life; *
in your presence there is fullness of joy,
and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
Hear my plea of innocence, O LORD; give heed to my cry; *
listen to my prayer, which does not come from lying lips.
Let my vindication come forth from your presence; *
let your eyes be fixed on justice.

I was queasy all week as news from Baton Rouge and then St. Paul unfolded, and then absolutely nauseous last night watching the news from Dallas. It was a living moment of Lamentations 2:11: “My eyes are spent with weeping; my stomach churns; my bile is poured out on the ground because of the destruction of my people, because infants and babes faint in the streets of the city.”

The peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors in Dallas were calling us to wake up to systemic violence and the power of racism (all to too unconscious and self-distructive) that permeates our society and too often our very being. In the midst of a cry for peace with justice, an act of violence and misplaced hate by an individual destroyed more lives and fanned the flames of fear. Again the cry from the opening verses of Psalm 13 come to mind: “How long, O LORD? Will you forget me for ever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long shall I have perplexity in my mind, and grief in my heart, day after day?”

In the midst of violence, the cry of peace cannot be silenced. In the face of fear, only the demand for justice can triumph. At the end of John’s Gospel, Jesus assures the Disciples: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”

I call the Diocese of Hawaiʻi to prayer: for the repose of the souls of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and the police officers murdered in Dallas; for our nation that we might overcome the ongoing result of the sins of the past without violence and hate; and for ourselves that we might each be instruments of peace and justice.

Your brother in Christ Jesus,
July 8, 2016

Choral Evensong for the Second Sunday of Advent

Narthex-Lights---DSC_0689Choral Evensong
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Sunday, Dec. 6, 5:30 pm
The St. Andrew’s Priory Chamber Choir

Choral Evensong will be sung at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 pm. This beautiful service will be sung by the St. Andrew’s Priory Chamber Singers, featuring music of Advent. 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. Click Read More to view the service music list.

Choral Evensong

Sunday, Sep. 27, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Choral Evensong sung by the Diocesan Choir
In memory of Howard Wong
Installation of Officers of the American Guild of Organists Hawaii Chapter

Diocesan-Choir-SowersIMG_5766Choral Evensong at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Sunday, September 27th, is led by the Diocesan Choir–a group of singers who are passionate about singing cathedral–scale music in a grand, sacred space. …

Choral Evensong with the Men’s Schola

Mens-Schola-2014Choral Evensong
Sunday, Sep. 20, 5:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Sung by the Cathedral Men’s Schola

Choral Evensong will be sung by the Cathedral Men’s Schola at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sun., Sep. 20 at 5:30 pm, singing music of Charles Wood and Orlando di Lasso. 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. Click Read More to view the service music.

Cathedral Life – September 10, 2015

“Pa`akai a Malamalama”
(Salt and Light)

Reflections From the Dean

The Cathedral Faith Forum 2015

A Private & Public Faith: Seeking the Common Good

As I stated a few weeks ago, the role of religion and faith in the public sphere is an important issue that deserves serious inquiry. Just recently U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, “In fact, if I went back to college today, I think I would probably major in comparative religion because that’s how integrated [religion] is in everything that we are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today entering college today, instead of majoring in Political Science [as I did 50 years ago].”

This year, our Cathedral Faith Forum programs will explore the issue of the public role of religion from the perspective of Christian theology and tradition and how this role relates to the private or personal application of faith. Of particular interest is the question underlying this subject: how can the Church help promote the common good?

We shall open with the first few sessions examining our biblical traditions and then going into the tradition from the early Church to the present. We shall be focusing on this topic on most of our Sunday Cathedral Forums through May–with some Sundays reserved for special topics. I have inserted the projected schedule for September through November.
Part One – The Biblical Precedent
The Dean & Rev. Neal MacPherson
The Prophet Nathan & King David
No Forum Mother Susan Farewell
Rev. Malcolm Chun
Naboth’s Vineyard
Rev. Neal MacPherson
Elijah in the Wilderness
Rev. Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSM
Public Theology and Healing
The Dean
W. Brueggemann – Prophet Imagination of John Bapt
The Dean and Rev. Stephanie Spellers
Public Theology and Mission
Part Two – The 20th Century Witness
Rev. Neal MacPherson
The Barmen Declaration
Rev. Neal MacPherson
The New Barmen Declaration
Rev. Neal MacPherson
W. Bruggemann – Communities of Hope
Feast of the Holy Sovereigns TBD
The Dean
Brueggemann – Prophet Imagination of Jesus

We shall begin this Sunday, September 13th. The Rev. Neal MacPherson will begin our journey with “The Prophet Nathan” and “King David.” I hope to see many of you.

Mahalo Nui Loa


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