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

Graphic: Cathedral worship has been suspended once again due to COVID-19.
Please see this page for further information and a link to our continuing live-streamed worship services.

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
will
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)

Evensongs

Sundays at 5:30 pm, except as noted

Due to COVID-19 restrictions Evensongs are on hold until further notice.

January 26, 2020

Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord

February 23, 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

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, as of today, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 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: Morning Prayer 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 ...
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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′!

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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!

 

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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!

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

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, ...
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photo: stained glass depicting the sacrament