Special Church Services, 2021

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, 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

Message from Bishop Fitzpatrick: Transitions at the CathedralMessage from Bishop Fitzpatrick: Transitions at the Cathedral

My Dear Siblings in Christ Jesus,

You will see from Fr. Keleawe’s message (click here to see message) that he has been appointed to serve as Vicar of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Palolo, as of September 1st. This fulfills his vocational goal from the time of his discernment and preparation for ordination in the first class of Waiolaihuiʻia, the local Diocesan formation program. We can be grateful for the time Fr. Keleawe has been with us at the Cathedral.

This transition with Leohone’s retirement marks another change in our common life.

As you know, a Cathedral Music Committee (Paul Jackson, Kimo Kahoano, Anne Murphy, Andrew Sakaguchi, Stacy Shigemura, and the Vicars) are preparing a plan for music at the Cathedral, writing a position description for the Music Director, and developing a plan for the repair/refurbishment of the organ (including making arrangements should the organ be out of commission). They are looking to having a music staff person in place before the program year begins in September.

Regarding clergy leadership, I have named Mtr. Heather as the “Canon Residentiary and Provost” effective July 1st. This gives her the authority to act on my behalf as Bishop and serve the role of “Vice President” of Chapter. She and I are in conversation with two Priests of our Diocese about serving as part-time Associates to help with the liturgies and pastoral care.

It is an interesting time of change. As we are hopefully coming out of the ...


Heather’s June Vicar’s MessageHeather's June Vicar's Message

“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.” (Mark 13:28)

Here we are at the beginning of the summer months! Our long season-after-Pentecost time stretches from now until Advent…way far away in December. On Sundays, for the next six months, our Gospel journey with Jesus will take us through the Gospel of Mark. Mark’s Gospel is famous for its urgency and its brevity; Mark does not mess around, and the Jesus we walk within Mark does not mess around. We will not find long and winding roads of parables and stories. Instead, the long(ish) and winding road to Jerusalem almost starts right away…right from the beginning, with the urgent and immediate question: how will you live?

In many ways, it’s perfect for us. We are coming out of a long and winding time – a time of uncertainty and fear. As June begins, we mark 14-months of COVID in our midst, but now we come together more and more safely with each passing day. With each passing week, more and more aspects of our worship and prayer time together can be unpacked. Processions are reemerging, and the lector and preacher can unmask when distanced and at the microphone. The Gospel is proclaimed from within the congregation, and we can all ‘gather ’round’ again. We greet one another at the door, and Aloha Hour ...


Special Announcement: May 10, 2021Special Announcement: May 10, 2021

Grace, Peace, and Easter Blessings abundant~ 

We write to you together to share a message from Leohone Magno, Music Director. Leohone informed the choir of her retirement plans on Friday. When she was asked to step in after Todd Beckhamʻs unexpected departure in October 2019, it was truly a gift that she said yes.  She has been instrumental in getting us through the pandemic and charting a realistic course of the refurbishment of the organ. In her time on the bench, Leohone has defined a pattern for deep and abiding beauty rooted in our Anglican and Hawaiian heritage. She has been committed to a collaborative and spirited liturgical partnership and has shared humility and faithfulness beset by a personal commitment to “sing the Lordʻs song.” Her ministry among us and on all our behalf has helped shape our perseverance through this pandemic time. Leohone has been a blessing to us all. 

 Her message to you: 

Aloha  to the congregation of the Cathedral of St. Andrew. I am retiring… again… My last Sunday as Cathedral Organist & Director of Music will be June 27, 2021. 

I have been so blessed to have had this unexpected opportunity to revisit my much cherished calling in church music. (Church music has been in my blood since I first became the organist in a small church on the Canadian prairie when I was ...


Easter Messages from our BishopsEaster Messages from our Bishops

Aloha Cathedral ‘ohana and friends,

We would like to share the following Easter 2021 messages from our Bishops:

Our own Bishop of Hawaii: The Rt Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick  

The Presiding Bishop of the ECUSA: The Most Rev. Michael Curry 

The Archbishop of Canterbury: The Most Rev. Primate Justin Welby 

Thank you for being here with us!


Easter 2021 at the CathedralEaster 2021 at the Cathedral

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Our Sunday morning Easter celebration on April 4 was an exultation of color and beauty to accompany the shouts of “Alleluia!” and the celebration of being able to be together, though masked and distanced. Our 8am and 10am liturgies were both live-streamed on to the Cathedral Facebook page – they are still there if you are interested in sharing in the joy again. Click here to be taken to the page.

Please enjoy the festive pictures that capture the labor of love that went into the greening of the Cathedral for our Easter morning celebration, as well as some photos of Sunday morning.

The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!



Live Services in the Cathedral, Spring 2021Live Services in the Cathedral, Spring 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic has proceeded, the Cathedral has striven to continue providing worship services in various combinations of live and streamed services.

Live services are taking place in the Cathedral, according to the schedule below:

  • 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
    Sunday, 5:00 pm:
  • During the week, 9:00 am: Special Lenten services streamed on Facebook. See our Lenten schedule here.

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 an usher, just in case we need to do contact tracing.
  • To assure physical distancing, look for the blue ‘x’ in the pews for a place to sit. Families who live together can sit together; others must maintain a 6′ distance.
  • There will be no “collection.” Instead, a calabash will be available in the narthex if you wish to leave an offering, either entering or leaving.
  • While masked and practicing ...

Video: Tier 3 Rules for Worship at the CathedralVideo: Tier 3 Rules for Worship at the Cathedral

Video: Tier 3 Rules for Worship at the Cathedral

Observance of a holy Lent, 2021Observance of a holy Lent, 2021

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 ...


Ash Wednesday 2021Ash Wednesday 2021

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: Memorial Garden

  • 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.)

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,

photo: stained glass depicting the sacrament