A Message from our Vicars, August 12, 2020

Aloha kākou,

The Hawaiian and English language used in our services speaks to Hawai‘i‘’s place and people of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. We live together in our beautiful island home and love and embrace each other for who we are, children of Christ.

As members of the Cathedral of St. Andrew we worship in a place and religion brought by the patron saints King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. Our Episcopal Church with its Anglican roots was the only religion invited to the Hawaiian Kingdom by our Ali‘i!

The Royal Order Of Kamehameha was established by King Kamehameha V and members have attended our Ali‘i Sundays for generations, along with other Hawaiian societies. Our last reigning monarch Queen Lili‘uokalani worshipped right here in our pews. The legacy of the royal family continues with us and for us. There is a beautiful sacred space in the Cathedral, Wahi Kapu, with an icon of King Alexander Iolani Liholiho and his beautiful wife Queen Emmalani Kaleleonalani Na‘ea Rooke.

Lei for Prince Albert
Lei for Prince Albert at his celebration 8-18-2019

This Sunday is an Ali‘i Sunday and we’re commemorating the baptism of their son, Crown Prince Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa. His portrait will be taken off the wall in the Memorial Building and brought into the Cathedral, where it will be draped with lei.
Read more about Prince Albert here.

Although our doors continue to be closed, join us on Facebook at 10:00 am on Sunday on The Cathedral of St. Andrew page.

E hauʻoli nā lāhui kanaka, a e ‘oli no ka ʻoliʻoli: No ka mea e hoʻoponopono ‘oe i nā kānaka ma ka pololei, A ma ka honua e alaka‘i ai ʻoe iā lākou. Sila.

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide all the nations upon earth.

Your Vicars – Mtr Heather and Fr Keleawe