Clergy Reflections

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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...

Message from Fr. Moki, December 19, 2018 December 19, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Last week I took two trips to the big Island – one to celebrate my grandmother’s 99th birthday and another to attend the funeral of my cousin who died just shy of 94 years of age. I come ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, December 12, 2018 December 14, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Advent Processional As I write to you this Wednesday morning, the sun is coming up over Punchbowl Crater and casting its light into my living room here in Chinatown. My apartment is getting brighter and brighter as the sun ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, December 5, 2018 December 5, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I’m writing to you today after having spent yesterday morning at Holy Nativity School in a second grade classroom where I read them a wonderful story called The Clown of God by author and illustrator Tomie de Paola. ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, November 28, 2018 November 29, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) I decided to take a quick run to Starbucks to get a matcha latte when I heard a voice behind me say, “Hello, Father Moki,” and when I turned around to see who it was, ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, November 21, 2018 November 24, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I’ve been back from the Mainland now for exactly one week and since my return I’ve noticed that the temperature has gotten much cooler, which means that Autumn must finally be here and that Summer has indeed left ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, November 15, 2018 November 20, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As you know, I have been away in Asheville, North Carolina at an Episcopal revival called Awakening Soul. This is my third time attending this event, although I have had a four-year hiatus from it. I’d like to ... More...