photo: Easter congregation fills The Cathedral of St. Andrew (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Times of Worship Ka Haipule

Cathedral Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has proceeded, the Cathedral has striven to continue providing worship services in various combinations of live and streamed services. Starting on Sunday, October 11, our complete weekly service offerings will be as follows:

  • Sunday, 10 am: The Liturgy of the Word in Hawaiian and English, with sermon and music, in the Cathedral (subject to protocols below) and also streamed on Facebook
    Sunday, 5:30 pm: An Order for the Evening, with lessons, prayers, and music streamed on Facebook
  • Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 am: “In the Morning,” a simple worship service with music streamed on Facebook
  • Friday, 9:00 am: Public Service for Healing, with an accompanying concert from our Cathedral choirs and Orvis Choral Scholars, streamed on Facebook

Our hope is to begin Eucharist together again on Sunday, October 18. When we do, the schedule will remain much the same. Only bread (wafers) will be offered as communion.

Protocols for in-person services:

The following practices and protocols will be in place for our gathering if you come and join us in-person:

  • Mask wearing is required at all times. Free masks will be available as you enter, if you need one.
  • Hand-sanitizer will be available. Please use it upon entering, and leaving if you wish.
  • You will be asked for your name and phone number to be written down by an usher, just in case we need to do contact tracing.
  • To assure physical distancing, look for the blue ‘x’ in the pews for a place to sit. Families who live together can sit together; others must maintain a 6′ distance.
  • There will be no “collection.” Instead, a calabash will be available in the narthex if you wish to leave an offering, either entering or leaving.

Our Orvis Choral Scholars will be with us Sunday mornings to share beautiful music (observing strict safety protocols) however, we will not share in congregational singing or responses. Rather, the Spirit will intercede for us with “sighs too deep for words to express” (Romans 8:26, mostly) and our Deacon will offer the congregational responses.

Services streamed on Facebook:

We welcome you to join our ‘ohana together through time and space and cyberspace as we stream not only our Sunday morning service but also Sunday evening and weekday services. You do not need a Facebook account to join our streamed services! Just go to facebook.com/thecathedralofstandrew/videos and you should be able to see it either currently streaming or in the list of recent Cathedral videos.

We remain grateful for your continued faithfulness and generosity. We have missed you!

photo: elements of the communion service