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A joyous Benedictine Work Day

An enthusiastic group of about 25 people met in the morning for prayers and to consider tasks for the day, then dispersed to work. At noon, we reconvened for prayers and pizza, and then dispersed.Continue reading

Music Events: Easter Season 2019

The Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Todd Beckham, has scheduled the following special music events for the balance of Lent and the Easter Season: April 7, 10:30 am Eucharist: the HPU International vocal ensembleContinue reading

Holy Week Services

The Cathedral will have a full slate of worship offerings beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter Sunday. The worship schedule is: Sunday, April 14th: Palm Sunday with Liturgy of the Palms 7:00AM, 8:00AM,Continue reading

Annual Meeting, 2019

The Cathedral’s 2019 Annual meeting was held on January 27, 2019, in Tenney Theater. Following is a summary of the meeting, with links to appropriate documents for your reference. Election of Junior Warden, Chapter Members,Continue reading

2019 Schedule of Ali‘i Sundays and Evensongs released

The Cathedral has released its schedule of Ali‘i Sunday services and Evensongs.

The Ali‘i Sundays honor members of the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, with particular emphasis on King Kamehamena IV and Queen Emma, as they were the founders of this Cathedral. They donated the land on which it stands, and Queen Emma personally supervised the building of the Cathedral edifice. On each of the Ali‘i Sundays the Hawaiian Royal Societies and other ahahui (Hawaiian clubs) join us for the 8:00 am Hawaiian service, and the front pews are reserved for them. A special reception follows. Their processions in and out add an extra note of pageantry to the Hawaiian service.

Completing the Renovation of Our Royal Patrons’ Chapel

In 2002 the Royal Patrons Chapel was created in the Cathedral. Popularly known as the Wahi Kapu (sacred space), it is dedicated to the memory of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma and is a place in which one can reflect on their “spiritual generosity and magnanimous accomplishments.”

The chapel in 2015

By 2015, the chapel included an icon surrounded by kāhili lima paʻa (small kāhili that can be hand-held.) The space was set up for contemplation with movie theater stanchions that set off its boundaries. The overall effect was rather dowdy.