Clergy Reflections

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Message from Fr. Moki July 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As many of you know, I have been away on Hawai‘i Island to attend the funeral of my grandmother’s sister and I returned to Honolulu late yesterday afternoon. I thank you for your kind words of comfort and ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, July 12, 2017 July 12, 2017 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I walked to the office this morning and came into the Memorial Building cloister, I saw three white terns swirling in the sky and making their way back to the monkey pod tree above the birdbath. It ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, July 5, 2017 July 5, 2017 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I’d like to start this week’s missive by saying how incredibly moving our worship was this past Sunday. To preach a sermon about the Kimo Henderson Hula with the composer’s granddaughter in the congregation was truly an honor ... More...

Message from Jasmine Bostock, Seminarian Intern, June 28, 2017 June 29, 2017 Dear Cathedral ‘Ohana, Father Moki asked me to write to you all with some updates on what I have experienced while I have been here. First of all, I would like to thank all of you for the warm welcome ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, June 18, 2017 June 25, 2017 Dear Cathedral Ohana: First of all, I’d like to report an attendance of 198 over four services last weekend, which is a good number for the summer and a holiday weekend. It was nice to see you all and to ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, June 11, 2017 June 25, 2017 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write, I find it hard to believe that it is the middle of the week already.  As they say, “Time flies when you’re having fun!”  And I am having fun.  Our services over the weekend were ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 14, 2017 May 12, 2017 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I am happy to report an attendance of 215 people over four services last weekend and I’m grateful to Father Keleawe Hee for joining us at the 10:30 service to preach and preside. Father Keleawe’s being with ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 7, 2017 May 5, 2017 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I write in the middle of what is proving to be another busy week here at the Cathedral and that means that life is full, energizing, and meaningful. When I sit out on my lanai in the evenings ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 26 2017 April 26, 2017 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I returned yesterday from a quick visit to Hawai‘i Island to spend time with my grandmother. It is always good to see and spend time with her and I am glad to be back in Honolulu as of ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 19, 2017 April 19, 2017 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Post-Easter, I have been sitting on my lanai in the mornings and watching a pair of terns flying back to their nest to feed their babies in one of the trees on Queen Emma Square. This morning when ... More...