Special Church Services, 2020

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 normally invited to the 8:00 am service on these special occasions. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, they will not be able to attend until further notice.

January 5, 2020

Queen Emma’s Birthday (January 2, 1836)

February 9, 2020

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

May 24, 2020

Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Baptism/Conf. (May 18, 1896)
Note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, this service
be live-streamed at 10:00 am on May 24, 2020.

August 16, 2020

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

October 18, 2020

Princess Kaʻiulani’s Birthday (October 16, 1875)

November 22, 2020

Feast Day: King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma

December 13, 2020

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


Sundays at 5:30 pm, except as noted

January 26, 2020

Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord

February 23, 2020

October 25, 2020


March 22, 2020 and until further notice, all Evensongs CANCELLED


Our beautiful evensongs are made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Orvis Foundation.

Recent and Upcoming Services

Christmas Eve at the Cathedral, 2020Christmas Eve at the Cathedral, 2020

It was a different Christmas, for certain! But with everyone (including St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s) participating, it was a beautiful and blessed occasion. On Christmas Eve, we held two drive-in services, with clergy and musicians on the steps of the Cathedral and people attending in their cars or carefully distanced on the lawn, and tuned in to the sound on a private FM channel. Safe in their cars, people could sing along all their favorite carols! The 5:30 pm service was also streamed on Facebook.

A traditional “Midnight Mass” was held in the Cathedral, with music from the Cathedral’s Five Voice Choir distanced and protected, but no less beautiful. It was also live streamed on Facebook. Bishop Fitzpatrick presided. The service ended with candlelight in the darkened nave. Certainly a Christmas Eve to remember!

Many thanks to Ann Hansen, Devin Alford, Aggie Stevens Gleason Kusunoski, Matt Brown, Liane Lazo, Mtr. Heather Patton-Graham, and Fr. Keleawe Hee for their pictures!

We are so grateful for all the hands and hearts who made this happen. Now, on to 2021 together to do…

“The Work of Christmas”

When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,

Advent and Christmas at the Cathedral, 2020Advent and Christmas at the Cathedral, 2020

Advent wreath 2018Advent

Advent Formation: Each Sunday in Advent at 5:10 pm, join Mtr Heather for an exploration into four Christmas hymns from the Hymnal during our Vicar’s Forum time together. See more about this series here!

Advent Lessons and Carols, Sunday, December 6, 5:30 pm live-streaming on our Cathedral Facebook page. Join in our annual Advent Lessons and Carols from the comfort of your own home! — Nine lessons and tons of anthems and carols, all for the Advent season, as we prepare the way for the birth of Jesus. Invite your friends and family to join in, too!

Other Sunday evenings in Advent, 5:30 pm, premiering on the Cathedral Facebook page – the Vicars will be streaming the devotions for the week as found in the Advent wreath kits. More copies of the devotional will be available in the Cathedral on Sundays.

During the week: 9:00 am, Cathedral Facebook page: prayers, scripture, hymns, and a little teaching for the Advent season each day. Share the invitation far and wide — go tell it on the mountain! All are welcome!


Because of safe distancing practices, tickets will be needed for all services — contact the Cathedral office to reserve your spot.

Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols– in Cars!
Christmas Eve, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Remember drive-in movies?! It’s like that, but Christmas!

The only way it is safe for us to ...


The Cathedral moves to two services each SundayThe Cathedral moves to two services each Sunday

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, November 22, we will add our special Hawaiian/English language Eucharist at 8:00 am, followed by a traditional mostly-English language service at 10:00 am. Between services during the Advent Season we will have a Formation program available either live (with social distancing) or via Zoom.

  • Sunday, 8 am: Holy Eucharist Rite II in Hawaiian and English, with sermon and music, in the Cathedral (subject to protocols below) and also streamed on Facebook
    Sunday, 10:00 am: Holy Eucharist Rite II in English, with sermon and music, in the Cathedral (subject to protocols below) and also streamed on Facebook
  • During the week, 9:00 am: prayers, scripture, hymns, and a little teaching for the Advent season each day. 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

During the Season of Advent (November 29 until Christmas Day) there will also be a special program on Sundays at 5:10 pm streamed on Facebook. Together, we will explore four special Advent hymns, considering their origin, their “story”, and the relevant Scripture and theology expressed through the hymn.

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:

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    Feast of the Holy Sovereigns, November 22, 2020Feast of the Holy Sovereigns, November 22, 2020

    Sunday, November 22 will be a very special service! Not only are we celebrating our annual Feast of the Holy Sovereigns, celebrating King Kamehameha 1v and Queen Emma, we are also holding both a baptism and confirmations. Most significantly, we are returning to two Eucharist services in the Cathedral, at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Bishop Fitzpatrick will preach at both services.

    If you attend in person, please follow all the COVID-19 safety protocols on this page. Both services will also be live-streamed on Facebook. Join us!


    Convention Eucharist & Celebration of Princess Ka‘iulani 10-18-2020Convention Eucharist & Celebration of Princess Ka‘iulani 10-18-2020

    On Sunday, October 18, the Cathedral held its first Eucharist in eleven weeks, and there was much to celebrate. This was designated as the official Eucharist for the first “virtual” Diocesan Convention, to be held on Saturday, October 24, via Zoom. Second, it was our annual celebration of the birthday of Princess Ka‘iulani, and representatives from several of the Royal Societies attended. The service was also streamed on Facebook to viewers throughout the diocese, as well as friends of the Cathedral on the mainland and as far away as Germany!

    Enjoy these photos by Ann Dugdale Hansen.


    A Message from our Vicars, September 30, 2020A Message from our Vicars, September 30, 2020

    Cathedral Reopening for Worship, Sunday, October 11, 10:00 am!

    You will call your walls Salvation, and your portals Praise.
    Isaiah 60:18b

    Aloha Cathedral ‘ohana,

    We write to you this week with the exciting announcement of a degree of “regular” — we will be back live for Sunday church, starting on Sunday, October 11, 10am. Following in the pattern of worship we have shared on Facebook over these months, our Sunday worship will be one, blended language Liturgy of the Word. As we move week by week, our hope is to begin Eucharist together again on All Saints’ Sunday, November 1.

    Updated information, along with all that we learned in June and July when we were last open, there are practices and protocols for our gathering. Much will be the same as the summer, if you come and join us in-person:

    • Mask wearing is required.
    • To assure physical distancing, look for the blue ‘x’ for a place to sit.
    • Hand-sanitizer will be available.
    • *You will be asked for your name and phone number to be written down by an usher, just in case we will need to do contact tracing. (*This is new.)

    Our Orvis Scholars will be with us to share beautiful music, 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 one of the Vicars will offer the congregational responses, as we have been doing over these ...


    Cathedral services suspended once again due to COVID-19Cathedral services suspended once again due to COVID-19

    A message from our Vicars:
    Dear Cathedral ‘ohana,
    Out of an abundance of caution, in consultation with the Bishop, and with respect to the Mayor’s directive to monitor and maintain gatherings of ten people or less, all in-person worship gatherings at The Cathedral of St. Andrew will be suspended until further notice. The health and safety of all is our utmost concern. Our worship together in-person takes many hands and much activity to come to fruition, and we want all to remain safe as the COVID count is on the rise.
    However, though our doors may be shut — our windows are not!
    Join us online as we share our worship services Live on Facebook:
    • 9 am, Monday & Wednesday: “In the Morning,” a brief worship service with music and hymns
    • 9 am, Friday: A Public Service for Healing, with music for comfort and health
    • 10 am, Sunday: The Liturgy of the Word, in Hawaiian and English, with music from our Director of Music and Orvis Scholars
    You do not need a Facebook account to join in the live stream of the worship services. Just go to this link: https://www.facebook.com/thecathedralofstandrew/ If you do have a Facebook account, make sure you ‘like’ the Cathedral’s page to see all of the content and announcements, and invite your friends. All are welcome!
    We remain grateful to our Cathedral community for their continuing financial support. Online giving is available at the Cathedral and you ...

    The Cathedral of St. Andrew Clergy TeamThe Cathedral of St. Andrew Clergy Team

    Effective July 1, 2020, the Cathedral has a clergy team of “Vicars” serving our Cathedral ‘ohana. A familiar presence, Father Keleawe Hee has primary pastoral care oversight, visiting the sick and the housebound. He also has liturgical responsibility for the Sunday 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM liturgies. Newer to the Cathedral Close, Mother Heather Patton-Graham has primary oversight for formation and educational programming, and responsibility for the liturgies on Saturday evening at 5:30 and Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. She will be the primary officiant at monthly Sunday 5:30 Evensongs when they can resume. Mother Heather is also Chaplain at St. Andrew’s Schools.

    Heather and Keleawe work together as a team to plan liturgies and special events. They both have offices in the Memorial Building, keeping office hours, as well as availability to meet over the phone, or through other virtual means.

    Here’s a little more about each of them:

    The Rev. Dr. Keleawe Hee

    You may think you already know him, since he has been at the Cathedral for a few years, but did you know that Keleawe is a local boy of Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino descent? He grew up in Kapahulu and would walk to the beach often. He is married to his wife Faye and together they have two daughters who are in their thirties. He ...


    The Cathedral has resumed its full worship schedule, with modifications.The Cathedral has resumed its full worship schedule, with modifications.

    The Cathedral is now open to worship, under stringent conditions to prevent any further spread of the corona virus. Services in the Cathedral resumed the weekend of May 30/31, and continue with the following schedule:

      • Vigil Eucharist, Saturdays at 5:30 pm with Fr. Moki Hino presiding and preaching
      • Holy Communion Rite I Sundays at 7:00 am, with Fr. Keleawe Hee presiding and preaching
      • Holy Communion Rite II, Hawaiian Service, Sundays at 8:00 am with Fr. Keleawe Hee presiding and preaching
      • Holy Communion Rite II, Sundays at 10:00 am (note new time!) with Fr. Moki Hino presiding and preaching. This service will be streamed live on Facebook. A Facebook account is not required to view it.

    Holy Communion will be with bread (wafers) only.

    All attendees must wear a mask throughout the service. Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances. Social distancing will be enforced: each pew is marked with an X, and can accommodate one person or family unit living together, seated where the X indicates (i.e., spaced horizontally in the rows, one individual or family per row). We estimate that using this spacing the Cathedral can accommodate ~70 worshipers. If necessary, ushers can add seats in the narthex. A diagram of the nave seating is here.

    There will be a calabash offering.

    There will be no choir, and no congregational singing for the foreseeable future. Epidemiologists have determined that an infected singer can expel viruses vigorously, up to 16′!

    We welcome you ...


    Saluting our Live-streaming LectorsSaluting our Live-streaming Lectors

    This is a special Thank you! to the wonderful people who have stepped up and volunteered to record readings of lessons and prayers for our live-streamed worship services during the COVID-19 shutdown! Our recorded services have averaged 40-50 live viewers on weekdays and 150 or more on Sundays, plus literally hundreds of views of the videos after the live broadcasts. There have been viewers from not only all Hawaiian islands, but from all over the US mainland and as far away as Guam and Japan. Primary thanks, of course, go to Fr. Moki Hino and Dixie Kaetsu, for producing all the services, but our volunteer lectors have made them true Cathedral services. Please enjoy this slide show!



    photo: stained glass depicting the sacrament