Category: Nohona Hawaiʻi

Renovating the Wahi Kapu, 2015-2019

In 1999, the late Fr. Malcolm Chun commissioned an icon of our royal patrons, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, with the artist Robert Lenz. The finished icon was dedicated in November, 1999. The originalContinue reading

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.