Special Church Services, 2019

Services for upcoming holy days, other special services, and programs that blend prayer, fellowship, and learning. Updated regularly.

Also see:
schedule of regular services • calendar of events

Aliʻi Sundays

The Royal Societies are invited to the 8:00 am service on these special occasions.

January 6, 2019

Queen Emma’s Birthday (January 2, 1836)

February 10, 2019

King Kamehameha IV’s Birthday (February 9, 1834)

May 19, 2019

Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Baptism/Conf. (May 18, 1896)

August 18, 2019

Prince Albert’s Birthday and Baptism (May 20, 1858)

October 20, 2018

Princess Kaʻiulani’s Birthday (October 16, 1875)

November 24, 2019

Feast Day: King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma

December 8, 2019

King Kamehameha V’s Birthday (December 11, 1830)


Sundays at 5:30 pm, except as noted

January 6, 2019

for Epiphany

February 3, 2019

for Candlemas

March 3, 2019

the Feast of Charles and John Wesley

April 7, 2019

Honoring St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Russia

May 5, 2019

Honoring Prince Albert of Hawai‘i

June 2, 2019

In Memoriam, Hartwell Lee Loy

July 14, 2019

Honoring Rev. Samson Occom, 1st Native American Christian Minister

August 4, 2019

Transfiguration Evensong cancelled.

September 29, 2019

for Michaelmas and St. Cecilia

October 20, 2019

for St. Luke and Princess Kailulani

November 10, 2019

Music by John McCreary and others

November 30, 2019 (Saturday)

Kirkin o’ the Tartan, celebrating St. Andrew

December 8, 2018

Advent Lessons and Carols

Thanks to a generous grant from the Orvis Foundation.

Recent and Upcoming Services

Holiday Service and Event schedule, 2019 Holiday Service and Event schedule, 2019

Here is the Cathedral’s schedule of holiday events for November and December 2019.

November events:

December events:

  • Advent Lessons and Carols December 8, 5:30 pm
  • ‘Iolani Chorus and Hōkūloa Singers’ Christmas Concert, December 20, 7:30 pm
  • Christmas Eve:
    • 5:30 pm Family Service with Bishop Fitzpatrick, jointly with St. Paul’s and St. Peters
    • 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir
    • 10:30 pm Carols, with the Cathedral Choir
    • 11:00 pm Midnight Mass, with the Cathedral Choir and Bishop Fitzpatrick
  • Christmas Day: 10:00 am Hawaiian Holy Eucharist, with the Hawaiian Choir

2019 Schedule of Ali‘i Sundays and Evensongs released 2019 Schedule of Ali‘i Sundays and Evensongs releasedThe Cathedral has released its schedule of Ali‘i Sunday services and Evensongs. The Ali‘i Sundays honor members of the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, with particular emphasis on King Kamehamena IV and Queen Emma, as they were the founders of this Cathedral. They donated the land on which it stands, and Queen Emma personally supervised the building of the Cathedral edifice. On each of the Ali‘i Sundays the Hawaiian Royal Societies and other ahahui (Hawaiian clubs) join us for the 8:00 am Hawaiian service, and the front pews are reserved for them. A special reception follows. Their processions in and out add an extra note of pageantry to the Hawaiian service. More…

photo: stained glass depicting the sacrament