November 18, 2021
Coming this Sunday, November 21:
Two Livestream Events
This Sunday, November 21, 2021, the Diocese of Hawai'i will be hosting two very special events that will be available for viewing online.
A Liturgy to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Full Communion Concordat between The Episcopal Church and the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI or Philippine Independent Church) will be broadcast online, Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 1:00 PM HST, 6:00 PM EST, 7:00 AM (Monday) Manila. The Diocese of Hawai'i will be hosting the virtual event that will be available for viewing on the Diocesan website HERE and the Diocese's YouTube channel HERE.

The service will bring together numerous leaders and folks from around the world to celebrate this special event, including:
  • The Most Reverend Rhee Timbang, Obispo Máximo of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Officiant)
  • The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church (Homilist)
  • The Right Reverend Godofredo David, 11th Obispo Máximo of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente
  • The Right Reverend Frank T. Griswold, 24th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
Also participating are the choirs from the Aglipay Central Theological Seminary (Philippines), St. Andrew's Theological Seminary (Philippines), St. Paul's Theological Seminary (Philippines), and the Cathedral of St. Andrew (Diocese of Hawai'i).  
LIVE from Tenney Theater!
A trinity of notable women come together in their recognition of the power of prayer to soothe in times of deep loss.
The Diocese of Hawai'i presents Anchored: Julian, Emma & Lydia, a play by Jackie Pualani Johnson, Prof. Emerita, Performing Arts Department, University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Originally planned to be performed during Convention 53, the play was postponed when the event went entirely online. The play is now being performed in conjunction with the Feast Day of Our Holy Sovereigns, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, this Sunday, November 21, at 4:00 PM. Due to pandemic restrictions, the performance will take place to a small private audience in Tenney Theater, and will be livestreamed to the Diocese's Facebook page HERE.

Anchored was conceived by Rae Costa of the Diocesan Support Center, who broached the idea of framing a theatrical piece that would bring together three women important to the Episcopal Church, each who experienced sequestering during challenging times. Her premise was built on this time of pandemic constraints which are marked by the need to shelter and withdraw from "normal life." Be sure to tune in and don't miss this extraordinary event!
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Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor & Communications Contractor
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776