photo: Fr. Moki Hino, The Cathedral of St. Andrew (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Message from Fr. Moki, March 18, 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 and it went very well, so we would like to endeavor to offer Morning Prayer virtually to the community Monday through Friday at 9:00 AM. We will prepare a daily bulletin which we will make available electronically, so please join us if you can.

We are also making provisions to offer worship virtually on Sunday morning as well with the Liturgy of the Word, along with a homily. We are also working to figure out how we might have musical offerings with recordings from the choir.

The entire Cathedral staff is working. We have spread out our workstations so that we can keep appropriate social distance. We have also asked that the office volunteers not report in so that we can maintain that appropriate social distance.

The doors to the Cathedral sanctuary will be closed until we get the go ahead to have worship on the premises again. I am making every effort to make the sanctuary available for the Japanese wedding re-enactments, as they are a significant part of our income stream, but I am anticipating a downturn in that in the near future as traveling regulations become more stringent.

I will have more information for you about Sunday worship on Friday and will get word to you sometime that day. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through the glitches we have to navigate.

In the meantime, I ask that you all be engaged in an abundance of caution, that you say prayers for a quick and speedy end to this pandemic, and that you continue to take care of yourselves.

Please remember to join us for Morning Prayer weekdays at 9:00 AM and Sundays at 10:00 AM via the Cathedral‘s Facebook page. You do not have to have a Facebook account for this! Until then, please take care.