Clergy Reflections

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Message from Fr. Moki, August 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you this morning, I am sitting at my desk in my office and looking out on Queen Emma Square. The sun is out, the sky is blue, and there’s a light wind blowing through ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, July 11, 2018 July 11, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you from the General Convention here in Austin, I see light at the end of the tunnel and our business coming to an end. The time here has been fulfilling, but intense and I ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, June 27, 2018 July 4, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you this morning, I am looking out the window of my office at the shower trees on Queen Emma Square and taking in their beautiful colors.  It’s a wonderful and prayerful way to start ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, June 20, 2018 July 4, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: This week I am writing to you from Hawai’i Island where I came to conduct the funeral of a good friend, Piilani Cook, as well as to make my monthly visit to see my grandmother. Last night I went ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 31, 2018 June 1, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: First of all, I’d like to thank the congregation for contributing to the mission and ministry of Camp Mokuleia on Trinity Sunday. You gave $684 and I very much appreciate that, especially because my father’s childhood home was ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I have been home on the Big Island visiting with my grandmother over the past couple of days. It’s been an interesting trip, especially being in Hilo and so close to all the volcanic activity that is going ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki May 9, 2018 May 9, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I would like to start off my weekly letter to you by letting you know that Gay Sato, daughter of Richard and Euphemia Nagashima, passed away last night after a long illness.  Please keep the Nagashima Family in ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki April 25, 2018 April 30, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: First of all, due to the flooding on Kauai, Bishop Fitzpatrick has put out an appeal for a Flood Response Fund. In his communique to clergy, the Bishop wrote: I have received word that Christ Memorial Episcopal Church on ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 11, 2018 April 14, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana:   I’m writing in the middle of the week after a weekend of full and rich worship experiences. The choir from Hawaii Pacific University was with us at the 10:30 service and while I appreciated all their music, I ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 28, 2018 April 7, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: It is not only hard to believe that we are in the middle of Holy Week, but also that this is now my second Holy Week with you since I returned to the Cathedral. I invite and encourage ... More...