Special Church Services

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 these special occasions.

January 7, 2018

Queen Emma’s Birthday (January 2, 1836)

February 11, 2018

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

May 20, 2018

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

August 19, 2018

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

September 2, 2018

Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Birthday (September 2, 1838)

October 21, 2018

Princess Kaʻiulani’s Birthday (October 16, 1875)

November 25, 2018

Feast Day: King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma

December 9, 2018

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



January 7, 2018

for Epiphany

February 4, 2018

for Candlemas

March 11, 2018

for Bishops’

April 22, 2018

for Earth Day

May 20, 2018

for St. Dunstan/Pentecost

June 17, 2018

for Kamehameha Day

July 22, 2018

for Mary Magdalene

August 19, 2018

for St. Mary the Virgin

September 30, 2018

for Michaelmas

October 21, 2018 (Friday)

for St. Andrew’s Day & Kirkin

December 9, 2018

for Advent Processional

On Sundays, unless noted. Services begin at 5:30 p.m.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Orvis Foundation.

Upcoming Services

Pentecost/Celebration of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s baptism & confirmation 2018

This year we held a dual celebration, of the Feast of Pentecost and the baptism and confirmation of Queen Lili’uokalani, May 28, 1896.

During the overthrow and the Queen’s imprisonment, Bishop Alfred Willis of St. Andrew’s Cathedral openly supported her, while Reverend Henry Hodges Parker of Kawaiahaʻo supported her opponents. Bishop Willis visited and wrote to her during her imprisonment and sent her a copy of the Book of Common Prayer. Shortly after her release on parole, the former queen was baptized and confirmed by Bishop Willis in a private ceremony in the presence of the sisters of St. Andrew’s Priory. In her memoir, Liliʻuokalani recalled:

That first night of my imprisonment was the longest night I have ever passed in my life; it seemed as though the dawn of day would never come. I found in my bag a small Book of Common Prayer according to the ritual of the Episcopal Church. It was a great comfort to me, and before retiring to rest Mrs. Clark and I spent a few minutes in the devotions appropriate to the evening. Here, perhaps, I may say, that although I had been a regular attendant on the Presbyterian worship since my childhood, a constant contributor to all the missionary societies, and had helped to build their churches and ornament the walls, giving my time and my musical ability freely to make their meetings attractive to my people, yet none of these pious ... More…

Holy Week & Easter 2018

From Fr. Moki’s message April 4, 2018:

I cannot express to the community how grateful I am for our Holy Week and Easter Sunday offerings. Todd and the choir work incredibly hard to come up with the beautiful music that so enhance our worship experiences. And I cannot thank the Altar Guild enough for all their hard work, especially in the absence of their chair. To all of you who came and helped and to all of you who came in worship, please except my deep and heartfelt thanks.”

Three sermons by Fr. Moki from Holy Week are posted here:

Following are some slides from Holy Week and Easter, courtesy of Ann Hansen. More slides will be welcome! Send your pictures to eNews@thecathedralofstandrew.org!


Ash Wednesday Services, 2018

Ash Wednesday falls on February 14 this year. We will offer three services for the imposition of ashes:

  • 7:00 am, Cathedral quire (choir stalls)
  • 11:30 am, Cathedral quire
  • 5:30 pm, Cathedral



photo: stained glass depicting the sacrament

Advent processional, 2017:

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