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

Message from Fr. Moki, March 20, 2019

Matthew Moribe

Dear Cathedral Ohana:

Request for Prayers
I start off this week’s letter to you with a request for prayers for Glen and Sandy Moribe and their family.

As many of you know, Glen and Sandy lost their daughter and granddaughter late last year in a tragic house fire in Kahala.

On Sunday afternoon I got word from Glen that his son Matthew was swept overboard on his fishing boat 24 miles off the coast of Oahu. Matthew was recently married (just six weeks ago) and the Coast Guard and other good Samaritans are diligently searching for him as of the writing of this letter.

I ask for fervent prayers from the Cathedral community for this family.

The Presiding Bishop’s Visit
Please remember that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be with us in the Cathedral at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning, and then again at 5:00 PM for a talk story session with Barbara Tanabe as a Peggy Kai speaker. Please remember that the 8:00 and 10:30 services will be combined into one service at 10:00. The 7:00 service will take place as usual (without the Presiding Bishop). Please know that many people will be on the Queen Emma Square that morning for this event and parking will be tight. We have made arrangements to use lots both at Central Middle School and at St. Andrew’s Schools.

Holy Week & Easter
Please rest assured that in the midst of preparing for the visit of the Presiding Bishop, plans are also underway for Holy Week and Easter, and we will have a full slate of worship offerings beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter Sunday. The worship schedule is:

  • Sunday, April 14th: Palm Sunday with Liturgy of the Palms 7:00AM, 8:00AM, 10:30AM
  • Wednesday, April 17th: Midweek Eucharist 11:30AM
  • Thursday, April 18th: Maundy Thursday with Foot Washing 5:30PM
  • Friday, April 19th: Good Friday Liturgy 12:00N
  • Saturday, April 20th:
    • Holy Eucharist 5:30PM
    • Great Vigil of Easter 7:00PM
  • Sunday, April 21st: Easter Sunday 7:00AM, 8:00AM, 10:30AM

Nohona Hawaii Meeting
Before I attended the meeting of the Diocesan Council on Saturday morning, I also got to attend a Nohona Hawaii meeting where Aunty Myrna Kamae was the guest presenter and where she talked about the video productions that she and her husband Eddie, produced.

Aunty Myrna talked a great deal about their production of a film about Sam Lia, who was an old time resident of Waipio Valley. During the presentation that I commented on how my grandfather grew up on the rim of Waipio Valley (in Kukuihaele) and how my auntie and uncle often took Eddie Kamae down into the valley to have his meetings with Sam Lia. It was one of those moments of synchronicity that we often get to enjoy in Hawaii. If anyone would like to see or borrow the film, I have it in my office and will gladly loan it out.

Closing Thoughts
This week I simply close by reiterating my request to please keep the Moribe Family in your prayers. May they find peace in the presence of God and what we all know it is a very difficult and trying time for them.

Until we meet at worship this weekend, please take care.


Fr. Moki’s past messages are available here, and his sermons are here.