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 suspended through March 31 due to COVID-19.
In response to COVID-19, all worship and gatherings in the Cathedral are suspended. Please see this page for more information and links to our live-streamed worship services.

Aliʻi Sundays

The Royal Societies are invited to the 8:00 am service on these special occasions.

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)

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


March 22, 2020 CANCELLED


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Recent and Upcoming Services

Message from the Bishop re COVID-19 Message from the Bishop re COVID-19

Bishop Fitzpatrick has to day made the following announcement:

In addition to this announcement, he has circulated a letter via email, which you may read here.

You will find further updates and information on the Diocese’s COVID-19 status page here.

UPDATE: Lenten Events cancelled. See options here. UPDATE: Lenten Events cancelled. See options here.

The Lenten Season began with Ash Wednesday, February 26 and continues until Easter Sunday, April 12. Here are some of the events originally planned for this most important season of the Christian year.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, meetings have been cancelled. Major components of these presentations are online, however. We encourage you to go to the links provided to participate.

Signs of Life

For the five Sundays in Lent during March, the Formation Committee offered the Signs of Life Program We urge you to watch the 15-minute videos for each day, which are linked from that page. The program was developed jointly by the Society of Saint John the Evangelist and Virginia Theological Seminary. 

SSJE and VTS have produced a Lenten calendar showing ways to implement those suggestions and to structure our Lenten disciplines, including the seven practices in the Way of Love. We will provide you with a copy of the complete Signs of Life Calendar in your bulletin on February 23. You may download your own copy from this page.

See this video to get an overview of the Signs of Life Program:


Special Lenten Supper and Discussion Evenings

The Formation Team had planned host three Wednesday Evening Soup Suppers March 4, 18, & April 1 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the Von Holt Room. The March 18 and April 1 program are ... More…

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