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The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry – Presiding Bishop-elect

Please pray for our Presiding Bishop-elect.

Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry
The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry
(born in Chicago, Illinois on March 13, 1953), Bishop of North Carolina and the first African American bishop to lead a southern diocese of The Episcopal Church, today was elected by the House of Bishops (the House of Deputies concurring) on the first ballot to serve a nine-year term as Presiding Bishop.

Cathedral Life – June 25, 2015

Our Prayers for the 78th General Convention

As you know, the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church is meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah this week through Friday, July 3. They will be discussing important issues that deal with our common life together. They invite our daily prayers.

Let’s commit ourselves to pray for all in attendance, including Dean Walter and Bishop Bob, as they gather in the councils of the broader church. Pray in your own way of daily conversation with the Lord, knowing that our representatives earnestly desire the Holy Spirit’s guidance and lean heavy on God’s faithfulness.

Your Sister in Christ,

Prayers for the Nation

A Prayer Vigil Offered in Response to the Tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Friday, June 19, 2015 5:30 pm


Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina

The Cathedral of St. Andrew invites the Honolulu community to an Ecumenical and Interfaith Prayer Vigil, tomorrow, Friday, June 19, at 5:30 pm, as an opportunity to respond to the shooting tragedy at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

The Episcopal Bishop of Hawaii, The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, will offer some brief remarks and clergy from across denominations and faith traditions are invited to participate. Clergy and lay people shall gather to pray for our Nation, for the community of Charleston, and for the survivors and victims of Emanuel AME Church.

According to The Very Reverend Walter B.A. Brownridge, Dean of The Cathedral of St. Andrew: “As we gather in prayer, it is my hope that as a community we can stand in solidarity with those in Charleston who are suffering such unimaginable pain, and that we can commit ourselves to pray and work for peace, for the end of violence (especially gun violence), and to strive for racial justice and reconciliation.”

A condolence book will be available for the public to sign. The book will be sent to the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina to be delivered to Emanuel AME Church.

All are invited to attend this service at 5:30 pm this Friday, June 19.  Ecco of the Piedmont Choirs, here on tour from Oakland, California, will offer choral selections at this service, along with the members of other choirs from throughout The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii.

Parking is free for all Cathedral services. The Cathedral is located at the corner of South Beretania and Queen Emma Streets.

Cathedral Life – June 18, 2015

“Pa`akai a Malamalama”
(Salt and Light)
Reflections from the Dean
Taking Part in the Councils of the Church

I will be leaving on Monday for 24 days. Half of that time will be to participate as a Deputy of The General Convention of The Episcopal Church. It will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 23 to July 3.

The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church that meets every three years. The Convention is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops. The work of our General Convention is carried out by deputies and bishops representing each diocese. During its triennial meeting, deputies and bishops consider a wide range of important matters facing the Church. This year there are several important matters:

* The House of Bishops will elect a new Presiding Bishop (The House of Deputies must confirm that election)

* To review and decide on the recommendations of the Task Force for the Reimagining of the Episcopal Church (TREC)

* To review the recommendations from the Report of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage

I will be giving Part Two of my presentation about General Convention at this Sunday’s Cathedral Faith Forum (Sunday, June 21, from 9:20 to 10:10 am, in the Von Holt Room).

Please pray for the Bishops and Deputies as we gather in Salt Lake City.

Following the Convention, I will visit family (my father and eldest son) and take my annual Spiritual Retreat at the Monastery of The Society of St. John the Evangelist.

My prayers will be with you while I am away. I will see you upon my return on July 16th.

Mahalo Nui Loa


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Cathedral Life – June 11, 2015

The Spiritual Growth Group
Tuesday, June 16
4:45 to 6:30 pm – Von Holt Room

Stone PeaceAll are invited to join this monthly group that reflects on our spiritual growth, in light of the wisdom of the second half of life. We use Richard Rohr’s book, “Falling Upward,” as a starting point of our conversations. If you have this book, please review Chapters 7 and 8 before coming. The Von Holt Room will be available for an early arrival and quiet reflection from 4:30 to 4:45 pm. This quiet time helps folks settle themselves and shift gears…

If you have not come to one of these monthly meetings–but find that the summer has opened up some time that you didn’t normally have–consider coming! It’s great discussion, even if you haven’t read the chapters. If the Spirit is promoting you to investigate–“Come!”
We will not have our monthly meeting in July. For questions, call the Rev. Susan Sowers at 524-2822, ext. 213.

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Cathedral Life – June 4, 2015

Prayers of the People During General Convention

General Convention LogoDuring this year’s General Convention, the triennial gathering of The Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City (June 25th – July 3rd), the Cathedral invites you to join in this Episcopal-wide effort of offering individually written Prayers of the People, but all offered on the same theme-of-the-day. This national prayer project is sponsored by the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), a group of Episcopal monks who will be providing prayer support for the Convention.

These prayers can be written in your prayer journal and prayed individually, or can be shared with a larger group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can even add them to the Cathedral’s Facebook page if you like! These prayers can be written ahead of time, or one written each day. For those that want to post their prayers, see the instructions below. (1)

Also, if you would like to receive a beautiful audio morning meditation and evening reflection on the Prayer Theme, read and sung by Brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, sign up on their link “prayers of the people” at: If you do choose to publicly post your daily Prayer, know that all of these prayers will be read, and prayed, by members of The Episcopal Church. Each day some will be chosen to be read aloud as part of General Convention’s worship services.

As many of you know, a new Presiding Bishop will be selected this year. Please pray for Bishop Bob and Dean Walter as they will be discussing and voting on various issues concerning our common life of faith.

Joining you in Prayer!

(1) To send in prayers in words & images on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram include the hashtag #prayersof and the hashtag #prayertheme. Make sure that there is a space between the hashtags for example: #prayersof #intercession. On Facebook make sure your post is set to Public and only post ONE picture at a time.

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PBS Statewide Premiere Airing on the Life and Legacy of Queen Emma – Sunday, June 7, 7:00 pm

Please find below a notice of a statewide PBS premiere airing on the life and legacy of Queen Emma — this Sunday, June 7, 7:00 pm. It will also be live streamed on The 30-second PBS promo may be viewed here.

Additional iQueen Emma PBSnformation may be found on the PBS Hawaiʻi website here.

Aloha mai kākou!

Please join us in the premiere airing of this very special Nā Mele on the life and legacy of one of Hawaiʻiʻs most beloved Aliʻi, Queen Emma. Wife of King Kamehameha IV, together they began initiatives and organizations over 150 years ago, that still benefits the people of Hawaiʻi in health, spirituality, and education. Because of the untimely passing of her child and then her husband, Queen Emma singularly completed all the initiatives she began with her husband. Despite all of LIfeʻs challenges, Queen Emma was somewhat akin to how we celebrate the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales in contemporary times. During the Victorian age, Queen Emma was not only loved and admired in her Kingdom, but extensively abroad due to her travels especially to Europe. Descriptions of her grace, charm, and gentle nature was common in letters between foreigners who were fortunate to encounter her. This special chronicles her life and legacy through Mele, Hula, and ʻOli.

Mahalo piha to all the participants who so generously gave of their time, energy, and resources, to tell our Beloved Queen Emmaʻs story!

Let us all be reminded of her gentle loving spirit that embodied the true meaning of ALOHA.

Tony K. Conjugacion
Lamakū Society-Executive Director
Hālau Nā Wainohia-Principle Kumu Hula
(808) 528-1560


(The greatest thing youʻll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return)~Eden Abez

Cathedral Life – May 28, 2015

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

The Holy Trinity and Holy Currency as Relationship, Relationship, Relationship

By Ms. Tina Nader Brownridge and Very Rev. Walter Brownridge

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday and many clergy and theologians grapple with its meaning. Perhaps the best, short description of the meaning of the Trinity is found in understanding  the dynamic and flowing relationship between the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity.  It can be understood as the Creator God as Lover, the Son of God and the Beloved and the Holy Spirit as Love. The key is relationship. In the same way, our time as Staff, Chapter, and Lay Leadership with The Rev. Eric Law of the Kaleidoscope Institute was spent exploring the power of relationship.

Father Eric Law, founder of the Kaleidoscope Institute, believes that the key to promoting fiscal, environmental and missional sustainability is to first focus on building sustainable relationships within an organization as well as creating deeper relationships that extend to the larger community.

During an all-day workshop at The Cathedral of St. Andrew this past Saturday, Father Eric Law provided both a theological and pragmatic framework for how parishioners and clergy can use gracious leadership to transform their church communities into more sustainable and missional ministries. Participants from the Cathedral, as well as from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and Church of the Epiphany, created action plans which implemented the relational strategies presented during the workshop.

Father Law suggested that we should act like water in order to make God’s love flow.

The more we allow our time and talent and treasure to flow; the more sustainable, missional …. and loving our communities can become….That is, if we flow together as the many drops of water that become a roaring sea.

Mahalo Nui Loa
Tina and Walter+

Cathedral Life – May 21, 2015

Click here to read the latest issue of Cathedral Life.

In this issue:

  • Pipe Organ Restoration Project
  • Worshiping in the Mother Tongue
  • Safety During Services
  • Nominees for the 27th Presiding Bishop
  • Benedictine Workday – May 30, 2015
  • Watch More. Laugh More. Pray More.  Join Daughters of the King, Sunday, May 24, 2015
  • Weekly Worship Schedule
  • Godly Play, The Children’s Gathering on the Square
  • Special Services and Concerts
  • Notes, Reminders, Deadlines
  • Room Reservation Requests at The Cathedral of St. Andrew
  • St. Paul’s Church Episcopal & Philippine Independent Church – Summer Bazaar – Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015
  • Clergy, Staff, & Chapter

Cathedral Life – May 14, 2015

In this week’s issue of Cathedral Life . . . 

Pa`akai a Malamalama” (Salt and Light) – Reflections From the Dean


Dean Brownridge Photo - January 2015The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ – is often depicted (from the Biblical accounts) as Christ literally elevating into the sky and then beyond. In spite of the picturesque beauty of those scenes (check the stained glass window in the Cathedral near the organ console), I am not sure that such scenes are theologically helpful.

When I was in the Holy Land, I began to understand in a new way the meaning of “liminal spaces and places.” A liminal place is a place of transition, of margin, a boundary that will be crossed. It is also a place of risk and even danger, because the new place is often unknown. However, it is what God calls us to do. We are called to leave the comfortable and move through the liminal into a new place and space.

In the Book of Acts, the Ascension scene has the Angels telling the Disciples:  “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” This seems to indicate something different than a lift off into space. Jesus himself told these “Men of Galilee” to go beyond their home turf to “the ends of the earth” proclaiming the gospel. Having been to Galilee now I think the prospect of the Disciples going beyond this rural outback to the great cities in the known world must have been frightening. Yet into the world they went, and into the world we must go. The ten days of Ascension tide is a kind of liminal space as we await the new thing God is going to do which will give us the courage to go forth into the world.

Mahalo Nui Loa


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