Clergy Reflections

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Message from Fr. Moki May 20, 2020 May 25, 2020 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I’m just so grateful for the glorious weather that we’ve been experiencing this week in the midst of our continued shelter in place order. Somehow it makes dealing with it all easier and like many of you, it ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 13, 2020 May 22, 2020 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Even though the doors are closed and we still can’t go in for public worship, the Cathedral Close and Queen Emma Square are slowly coming back to life. The parking lot is full. The yard crew and the ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki May 6, 2020 May 6, 2020 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you this morning, I am sitting in the Cathedral sanctuary looking up at the altar and the wood roses in front of the cross. It is wonderful to be back in the cathedral and ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 29, 2020 May 1, 2020 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I will confess that time has taken on a different quality for me in the midst of this pandemic, and the days and hours blend into one another creating a wonderful sort of nonlinear God time for me ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 22, 2020 April 22, 2020 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I just got back from my daily visit to the buildings and grounds at the Cathedral and I am happy to report to you all the things there are in good order. The grass is getting cut, the ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 8, 2020 April 12, 2020 Dear Cathedral Ohana: It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning as I look out my window toward Punchbowl Crater, and in spite of being sheltered in place at home, I am feeling grateful for a lot of things – a wonderful virtual worship, ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 1, 2020 April 3, 2020 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Once again, I am writing to you from my apartment at the Honolulu Tower where I’ve been sequestered since we’ve all been told to shelter in place. I’m grateful that we are allowed to go out for exercise, ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki March 25, 2020 March 27, 2020 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I’m writing to you from my apartment in Chinatown where, like most of us, I am in isolation until April 30. Yesterday morning the Cathedral staff and I met and made provisions to lock the Cathedral down and ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 18, 2020 March 19, 2020 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Thank you all so very much for your patience and understanding in the midst of confronting challenges surrounding COVID-19. This morning at 9:00 AM we did a live broadcast from the Wahi Kapu at the Cathedral with Morning Prayer ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 4, 2020 March 13, 2020 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I returned to Honolulu from Manila on Saturday morning and arrived in the middle of a downpour. The rain falling from the sky was a reminder to me of the spiritual cleansing I experience in my three days ... More...