Special Church Services

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 these special occasions.

January 7, 2018

Queen Emma’s Birthday (January 2, 1836)

February 11, 2018

King Kamehameha IV’s Birthday (February 9, 1834)

May 20, 2018

Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Baptism/Conf. (May 18, 1896)

August 19, 2018

Prince Albert’s Birthday and Baptism (May 20, 1858)

September 2, 2018

Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Birthday (September 2, 1838)

October 21, 2018

Princess Kaʻiulani’s Birthday (October 16, 1875)

November 25, 2018

Feast Day: King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma

December 9, 2018

King Kamehameha V’s Birthday (December 11, 1830)


Sundays at 5:30 pm, except as noted

January 7, 2018

for Epiphany

February 4, 2018

for Candlemas

March 11, 2018

for Bishops’

April 22, 2018

for Earth Day

May 20, 2018

for St. Dunstan/Pentecost

June 17, 2018

for Kamehameha Day

July 22, 2018

for Mary Magdalene

August 19, 2018

for St. Mary the Virgin

September 30, 2018

for Michaelmas

October 21, 2018

for Princess Ka‘iulani

November 11, 2018

for the anniversary of the death of Queen Lili‘uokalani

November 30, 2018 (Friday)

Kirkin o’ the Tartan celebrating St. Andrew

December 9, 2018

for Advent Processional

Thanks to a generous grant from the Orvis Foundation.

Upcoming Services

Kirkin o’ the Tartan celebrates St. Andrew, Nov. 30, 2018

The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii (SASH) will hold its annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans  on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 5:30 pm at the Cathedral.  The service will include Evensong, with the Cathedral Choir singing a Scottish traditional anthem and service music by Thomas Tallis.
A complimentary dinner will follow in the Von Holt Room. There will also be Scottish dancing, bagpipes, awards, prize drawing, silent auction, & more! Following dinner, there will be an investiture ceremony for our new members, during which they will receive their Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii Orders. Wear your kilt or bring a swatch of your tartan should you wish to have it blessed. Business aloha attire otherwise.

This event is free and open to the public, with free parking in the church lot. There will be a calabash . Checks should be made to “Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii.”The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii (SASH) was formed on November 30, 1989 as a non-profit, charitable organization (IRS Code 501(c)3). Its objectives include education, perpetuation of our heritage, charitable service, and Celtic cooperation.

If you would like to join SASH, you may join and be invested at this event. Please  see our website  or email SASHawaii@icloud.com for more information.

Holiday Calendar, 2018!

Mark your calendars now, for these important events between now and Epiphany!

November 22: Thanksgiving Day Mass, 10:00 am

November 30: Kirkin o’ the Tartan sponsored by the St. Andrew Society of Hawaii (SASH), 5:30 pm
The service celebrates the patron saint of Scotland and of the Cathedral. It will feature a processionn with Celtic pipes and drums, and will include blessing of Scottish tartans.  A dinner will follow. For more information see here.

December 9: Advent Processional Evensong with the Cathedral Choir, 5:30 pm
This traditional Anglican service honors the coming of light to a dark world with the birth of Christ, and will feature Advent anthems and carols. Admission and parking are free!

December 14: Christmas Concert with The ‘Iolani School and the Hōkūloa Singers of ‘Iolani School, 7:30pm
A lovely evening of traditional carols in the gorgeous, candle-lit Cathedral. Admission and parking are free!

December 15 & 16: Candy Sale! This year, all proceeds go to St. Paul’s Church, Saipan, recovering from a devastating typhoon.

Preparation: December 15, 9 am to 5 pm, Von Holt

Sales: December 15, 4 pm (before HTY play)
December 16 after the 8:00 and 10:30 services.

Greening of the Cathedral: December 22, 9:00 am. Come and help dress the Cathedral in its Christmassy best!

December 24:

Christmas Eve ... More…

Choral Evensong remembering Queen Lili‘uokalani, who died Nov. 11, 1917 This Choral Evensong, November 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the Cathedral, commemorates the death of our beloved Queen Lili'uokalani, Nov. 11, 1917. It will feature the Cathedral Choir with special guests, the Nā Wai Chamber Choir, with music by Queen Lili'uokalani, the Hawaiian setting for Evensong by John McCreary, and an anthem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Established in 2009, Nā Wai is a women's vocal ensemble that celebrates the works of women, preserves and propagates Native Hawaiian music, and champions repertoire for treble voices. Their singers are an incredible group of women who gather together to empower, inspire, and thrive through the highest level of artistry. Hear some music from their recent album! More…

photo: stained glass depicting the sacrament

Advent processional, 2017:

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