Services for upcoming holy days, other special services, and programs that blend prayer, fellowship, and learning. Updated regularly.
The Royal Societies are normally invited to the 8:00 am service on these special occasions. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, services may be by streaming only.
January 3, 2021
Queen Emma’s Birthday (January 2, 1836)
February 14, 2021
King Kamehameha IV’s Birthday (February 9, 1834)
May 16, 2021
Prince Albert’s Birthday and Baptism (May 20, 1858)
September 5, 2021
Queen Lili‘uokalani’s Birthday (September 2, 1838)
October 17, 2021
Princess Kaʻiulani’s Birthday (October 16, 1875)
November 14, 2021
Diocesan Feast Day: Queen Lili‘uokalani’s death (November 11, 1917)
November 21, 2021
King Kalakāua’s Birthday (November 16, 1836)
November 28, 2021
Diocesan Feast Day: King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma
December 12, 2021
King Kamehameha V’s Birthday (December 11, 1830)
December 26, 2021
Queen Kapiolani’s Birthday (December 31, 1834)
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
7:00 am and 9:00 am: Invitation to a Holy Lent, streamed on Facebook
12:00 noon: Invitation to a Holy Lent, with Bishop Fitzpatrick, live in the Cathedral and streamed on Facebook.
5:30 pm: In-person worship in the Memorial Garden (Ewa side of the Cathedral)
For more information on this service, please see this page.
Until further notice, all Evensongs are streamed live on Facebook.
January 31, 2021
Candlemass Evensong, with the 6-voice choir
March 7, 2021
Evensong with the 6-voice choir
Please check this space monthly for more Evensong scheduling information.
Our beautiful evensongs are made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Orvis Foundation.
Recent and Upcoming Services
We invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent…
Aloha Cathedral ‘ohana and friends, Lent is upon us. Forty days and forty nights~ what an opportunity to know more of Jesus and to journey onward with Him! Join us at the Cathedral as we walk the way of Love during this Lent season, this time specifically set apart for us to set ourselves apart. We have many opportunities for you, and you are welcome to them all!
...by self examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.
Our weekly worship schedule for Lent, all streamed on Facebook except as noted:
8:00 am and 10:00 am: Holy Communion, live in the Cathedral
and also streamed on FB
5:30 pm: Sunday evening Music Mosaic*
*Sunday, March 7: Evensong, live-streamed
Monday: Bishop’s Monday Message – explore the hymns of Charles Wesley with Bishop Fitzpatrick (posted on Facebook each morning):
Tuesday: 9:00 am – A Holy Lent: Gospel and Collect of the Day, with hymns, music, and prayer
Wednesday: Bishop’s Bible Study – join Bishop Fitzpatrick for his weekly Lenten Bible Study
Bible study for up to five on-site participants in Von Holt, or via Zoom. Contact Lauren Houghtailing to join online.
9:00 am: A Holy ...
Lent begins this year on February 17. It will be very different, of course, due to the pandemic. There will be no ashes, but we are making every effort to prepare appropriately to help our community observe a holy Lent. Naturally, we will feature online worship opportunities, as well as an in-person worship service at 5:30 pm. We will not be imposing ashes this year; rather we will commit ourselves to a Holy Lent through our prayers, hymns, confession, and study of scripture. Please join us as we begin our journey!
The schedule for Ash Wednesday is as follows:
- 7:00 am and 9:00 am: Prayers and Invitation to a Holy Lent, streaming on Facebook
- 12:00 noon: Live-stream from the Cathedral with the Bishop, Invitation to a Holy Lent, with prayers, hymns, scripture, and confession
- 5:30 pm: In-person worship in the Memorial Garden (shown above) with the Vicars, including the Invitation to a Holy Lent and confession. We will return ashes to the earth as a mark of the beginning of the season, and share in the first Eucharist of Lent. Please bring your own chair. (We will observe all safe practices and hold distancing expectations and mask-wearing.)
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 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 ...
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.
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.
Cathedral Reopening for Worship, Sunday, October 11, 10:00 am!
You will call your walls Salvation, and your portals Praise.
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 ...
- 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
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 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 ...