Services for upcoming holy days, other special services, and programs that blend prayer, fellowship, and learning. Updated regularly.
The Royal Societies are invited to these special occasions.
January 6, 2019
Queen Emma’s Birthday (January 2, 1836)
February 10, 2019
King Kamehameha IV’s Birthday (February 9, 1834)
May 19, 2019
Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Baptism/Conf. (May 18, 1896)
August 18, 2019
Prince Albert’s Birthday and Baptism (May 20, 1858)
October 20, 2018
Princess Kaʻiulani’s Birthday (October 16, 1875)
November 24, 2019
Feast Day: King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma
December 8, 2019
King Kamehameha V’s Birthday (December 11, 1830)
Sundays at 5:30 pm, except as noted
January 6, 2019
February 3, 2019
March 3, 2019
the Feast of Charles and John Wesley
April 7, 2019
May 5, 2019
June 2, 2019
July 14, 2019
August 4, 2019
September 29, 2019
October 6, 2019
for St. Francis
November 3, 2019
November 31, 2019 (Friday)
Kirkin o’ the Tartan celebrating St. Andrew
December 8, 2018
for Advent Processional
Thanks to a generous grant from the Orvis Foundation.
Recent and Upcoming Services
The Reverend Samson Occom (1723 – 1792) was a member of the Mohegan nation, from near New London, Connecticut, who became a Presbyterian cleric, the first Native American ordained Christian minister. He was believed to be a direct descendant of Uncas, the notable Mohegan chief (who was clearly not the last of his tribe). Occom was the first Native American to publish his writings in English, and also helped found several settlements. Together with the missionary John Eliot, Occom became one of the foremost missionaries who introduced Native American communities to Christianized European culture.
Rev. Occom is honored with a feast day on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (USA) on July 14. The Cathedral will honor him with an Evensong at 5:30 pm on his feast day. The setting will be the Evening Service by Todd Beckham, who will conduct the Cathedral Choir. Other music will include the Magnificat by Martin How, Nunc Dimittis by David Hurd, the anthem “Say, radiant seraphs, throned in light” by Oliver Holden (with text by Samson Occum), and a the Voluntary in D Major by William Selby.
In 1766, Occom went to England to raise money for an Indian charity school in Lebanon, CT, founded by Eleazar Wheelock. He preached his way across Britain from February 16, 1766, to July 22, 1767, delivering between three and four hundred sermons, drawing large crowds wherever ... More…
Uncle Hartwell, a beloved member of the Cathedral, died on January 29, 2019. His funeral was held on March 1. Because of his long and devoted service to the Cathedral and our community, he was honored by a special Evensong on June 2, 2019, with the Cathedral Choir and Orvis choral scholars, under the direction of Music Director Todd Beckham. Service music featured Charles Villiers Stanford’s Evening Service in C, as well as the anthem, Evening Hymn by Henry Balfour Gardner.
Here are some slides from this event (photos by Ann Hansen):
Following is a tribute from Nohona Hawai‘i, formerly known as the Hawaiian Committee, of which Uncle Hartwell was a key member, by Ann Dugdale Hansen, current Chair.
Hartwell was a member of the Hawaiian Committee for decades. He was a good listener and long-time DOE administrator who knew how to work within large organizations. When he presented his ideas he did so thoughtfully and respectfully so they were immediately recognized as being wise and the right approach for that issue.
For years, Hartwell and his wife, Leimalama cared for the Cathedral’s kāhili. In 2012, our sesquicentennial year, we created the two dignified kāhili that flank the high altar. Kāhili Master, Paulette Kekuewa Kahalepuna, guided the project organizing it into small approachable steps which we could manage without prior skill. Leimalama Lee Loy as President of the ʻIolani Guild, Paulie Jennings as Chair of the Hawaiian Committee and Aggy Kusunoki serving as liaison ... More…
What a glorious Holy Week this year! Here are a few photos.
2019 Schedule of Ali‘i Sundays and Evensongs released The 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…