Clergy Reflections

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Message from Fr. Moki April 10, 2019 April 20, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I’ve been reading a lot about mindfulness these days and the importance of taking time to notice small things. And I find that I feel an awareness of God’s presence in the most interesting things, things that I ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 3, 2019 April 6, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you this Wednesday morning, the Queen Emma Square is affected by very sad news last week. We learned that the young boy who died in the kayak accident in Kaaawa was a kindergarten student ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 27, 2019 March 27, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: This has been quite the week for the Cathedral. Before I report on that, I would like to take a moment to say that on Wednesday evening when the Good Samaritan search boats came in that were looking ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 20, 2019 March 27, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Request for Prayers I start off this week’s letter to you with a request for prayers for Glen and Sandy Moribe and their family. As many of you know, Glen and Sandy lost their daughter and granddaughter late last year ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 13, 2019 March 18, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: All I can say to begin my letter this week is that my heart is glad. And it’s glad for two reasons. The first is that I learned that a great number of you went to Davies Hall ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 6, 2019 March 6, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: My morning started with a 7:00 Ash Wednesday service here at the Cathedral. It was a simple, solemn service and, for me, a wonderful start to Lent. I start this Lenten season with gratitude for all God has ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, February 13, 2019 February 16, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: The weather has been quite intense over the past few days and I was actually cold during worship in the Cathedral over the weekend, which was definitely a new and different experience for me. Presiding Bishop’s Visit As I mentioned ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, January 23, 2019 January 27, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you that on Wednesday morning (January 23), I have several things that I would like to convey. Death of Malcolm Chun On Sunday afternoon I received word that The Reverend Canon Malcolm Nāea Chun passed away ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, January 16, 2019 January 20, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: This past week my friend Andrew Arakawa has been staying with me in my apartment at the Honolulu Tower. As many of you know, Andrew is in his senior year of seminary studies in Virginia and as we ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, January 9, 2019 January 9, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I went to Sunday services this week and discovered that there were beautiful trellises over the benches that are beside the columbarium. Father Hee planted Pakalana that are already beginning to climb up through the lattice. When I ... More...