Clergy Reflections

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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...

Message from Fr. Moki, November 7, 2018 November 12, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: The midterm election is over and the results are in, and this morning I find myself reflecting on what the future will look like as I strive to be here and now in the present. I watched TV ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 31, 2018 October 31, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you this week, I write with a heavy heart at events in the past week that have unfolded-pipe bombs being sent to politicians, people of color being shot in grocery stores in Louisville just ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 24, 2018 October 31, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Shortly after I wrote to you last week, I got a very sad phone call that informed me about the tragic fire that had taken the lives of a nine month old infant and her mother in Kahala. ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 17, 2018 October 31, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Yesterday morning (Tuesday) I had the privilege of representing the Cathedral at a birthday ceremony for Princess Ka’iulani at Mauna Ala. Father Hee joined me, and I was asked to offer the opening prayer, which was a great ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 10, 2018 October 10, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Yesterday morning I was at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to pick up a check from Ruth Bingham, from the Orvis Foundation, to help fund the Orvis Choral Scholars at the Cathedral. It had been quite sometime ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 3, 2018 October 5, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Yesterday morning I ran into Irina Martikainen and she told me that she had told Bryan that she found a small fish on the sidewalk and that she was a bit perplexed. He and I explained that it ... More...