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 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, 2019

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


February 23, 2023


March 22, 2019


Our beautiful evensongs are made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Orvis Foundation.

Recent and Upcoming Services

Christmas Service and Event schedule, 2019 Christmas Service and Event schedule, 2019

Here is the Cathedral’s schedule of events for Christmas 2019:

December events:

  • Advent Lessons and Carols December 8, 5:30 pm
  • ‘Iolani Chorus and Hōkūloa Singers’ Christmas Concert, December 20, 7:30 pm
  • Candy making, Davies Hall, Saturday December 21, 9:00 am
  • Greening of the Cathedral, Monday December 23, 9:00 am
  • Christmas Eve:
    • 5:30 pm Family Service with Bishop Fitzpatrick, jointly with St. Paul’s and St. Peters
    • 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir
    • 10:30 pm Carols, with the Cathedral Choir
    • 11:00 pm Midnight Mass, with the Cathedral Choir and Bishop Fitzpatrick
  • Christmas Day: 10:00 am Hawaiian Holy Eucharist, with the Hawaiian Choir

2019 Schedule of Ali‘i Sundays and Evensongs released 2019 Schedule of Ali‘i Sundays and Evensongs releasedThe Cathedral has released its schedule of Ali‘i Sunday services and Evensongs. The Ali‘i Sundays honor members of the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, with particular emphasis on King Kamehamena IV and Queen Emma, as they were the founders of this Cathedral. They donated the land on which it stands, and Queen Emma personally supervised the building of the Cathedral edifice. On each of the Ali‘i Sundays the Hawaiian Royal Societies and other ahahui (Hawaiian clubs) join us for the 8:00 am Hawaiian service, and the front pews are reserved for them. A special reception follows. Their processions in and out add an extra note of pageantry to the Hawaiian service. More…

photo: stained glass depicting the sacrament