Special Church Services, 2019

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 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

for Epiphany

February 3, 2019

for Candlemas

March 3, 2019

the Feast of Charles and John Wesley

April 7, 2019


May 5, 2019


June 2, 2019


July 7, 2019


August 4, 2019


September 29, 2019

for Michaelmas

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

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.

The Evensongs occur monthly, with the Cathedral Choir, facilitated by a special grant from the Orvis Foundation. These typically honor special liturgical feasts such as Epiphany or Saints days, and follow the traditional Anglican Evensong liturgy, sometimes with special guest musicians. All are at 5:30 pm on Sundays, with the exception of Kirkin o’ the Tartan, which celebrates the Cathedral’s St. Andrew’s day on a Friday evening, with the Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii (SASH), and features a dinner, Scottish dancing, bagpipes, and more.

Please join us for one or more of these special services!


Holiday Calendar, 2018! Mark your calendars now, for these important events between now and Epiphany!

December 24:

Christmas Eve Family Service, 5:30 pm The families and children from the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Andrew, St. Peters, and St. Paul's will be celebrating the birth of our Lord together Christmas Eve Mass, 7:30 pm Carols followed by Midnight Mass, with the Cathedral Choir, 10:30 pm

December 25: Christmas Day Mass with the Hawaiian Choir More…

photo: stained glass depicting the sacrament

Advent processional, 2017:

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