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

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 Dougdale Hansen.


Cathedral Services during the COVID-19 PandemicCathedral 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 ...

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!



Videos of Holy Week 2020 Special ServicesVideos of Holy Week 2020 Special Services

The year 2020 has been like no other, due to the overwhelming effects of the COVID-19 virus. The Cathedral has responded to increasing calls for action to minimize the effects, first by changing our methods of receiving communion, then by live-streaming services from the Cathedral with only service participants present, and then by presenting live-streaming services from Fr. Moki’s home in Chinatown with only himself and production assistant Dixie Kaetsu, with lectors and other participants submitting videos of their readings.

The ultimate challenge is the greatest celebration of the Christian year, Holy Week and Easter. A great deal of thought, creativity, and care has gone into planning and executing these critical services, and we present them here to salute and thank the participants and to encourage everyone to find inspiration in these unique worship services!

Please enjoy our unique Holy Week and Easter services:

See this special tribute to all the volunteer lectors who have helped make this possible!


Holy Week 2020: Live Streaming ServicesHoly Week 2020: Live Streaming Services

Faced with public health advisories to stay at home in order to avoid transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the Cathedral cancelled all services after March 15. Instead, we instituted a program of live-streamed Morning Prayer from the Wahi Kapu and, on March 22, streamed a Liturgy of the Word from the Cathedral’s nave, which was watched by over 200 people throughout Hawai‘i and even on the mainland. However, shortly thereafter, a lockdown was declared, and we were forced to abandon even this strategy.

Since then, Fr. Moki Hino has been maintaining the schedule of daily Morning Prayer and Sunday Liturgy of the Word from his apartment in Chinatown, with production assistance from Dixie Katsu, who lives in the same building. Secretary Lauren Houghtailing is emailing everyone on the Cathedral’s email list a link to download bulletins for every service the prior evening, so they can fully participate in the service. Dedicated volunteers (including Uncle Kimo Kahoano, above) have been recording videos of themselves reading the lessons, which are then shown during the streaming services (see the photo). Musical offerings are contributed by Director of Music Leohone Magno and others, and we have made use of existing recordings of music from parishioners. Using these strategies, we will be presenting Holy Week services with additional guest participants as follows:

  • Palm Sunday, April 5, 10 am: ...

Cathedral Services suspended due to COVID-19Cathedral Services suspended due to COVID-19


March 16, 2020
Dear Cathedral Ohana:
I am writing to inform you that due to the coronavirus pandemic, worship at the Cathedral will be suspended through at least March 31, 2020. Please monitor the Cathedral website and email messages from the Cathedral for further updates. Also, please help me in spreading the word to those who may not have access to computer or email. We will also be sending notice out by snail mail tomorrow morning.
In the meantime, I ask the following:
  1. Please continue to support the church financially. Online giving is available at the Cathedral and contributions can also be mailed in.
  2. Please check in on one another from time to time via email, phone, Facebook, FaceTime, and Skype.
  3. Please pray for the church, government leaders, those afflicted by the virus, and for a quick resolution to this virus.
  4. Please take advantage of this time to practice Sabbath and self care.
As I sat in the 10:30 service yesterday morning, I confess that I wondered how long it would be before we would gather in the Cathedral sanctuary again as a worshiping community in light of our call to respond responsibly to COVID-19.
This morning Bishop Fitzpatrick announced that all worship in the Diocese of Hawai‘i and other related in-person gatherings would be suspended through March 31. This includes things like Bible study, book group, mah-jongg, ...

photo: stained glass depicting the sacrament