The Cathedral of
St. Andrew


Cathedral Life
March 2022
A prayer for Ukraine
For Peace
Almighty God, kindle, we beseech thee, in every heart the 
true love of peace, and guide with thy wisdom those who 
take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquillity 
thy dominion may increase till the earth is filled with the 
knowledge of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who 
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
(The Book of Common Prayer, p. 207)
Note from Canon Heather+
Deepest grace and peace, all.

This season of Lent has made its way ʻround and we enter into this wilderness-time having had our own wilderness-experience over these past two-years. Yet, we are in the wild-ness still, the wild-ness of emerging, of coming to a new existence and a yet-to-be understood now.
 
It is a wild, wilderness time.
 
As Jesus was compelled by the Holy Spirit to enter the wilderness, we, too, are called to claim this moment and enter this season awake and aware of where we’ve been, who we are, and open to the guiding of the Spirit as to where we are going and who we are becoming. The wilderness changes us – these past two years have changed us.
 
Lent is a wild, wilderness, transformational time.
 
To claim this time and respond to the pulling of the Holy Spirit on our lives, we are excited to offer several opportunities during the Lenten season for personal reflection, growth, and exploration, as well as church-opportunities for fellowship and outreach. Please be with us for any / all of the following:
  • Sunday speaker series Into and Out of the Wilderness.
  • Return of our Walk in Love Slipper Drive for Ruth Ke‘elikōlani Middle School (formally Central Middle School).
  • Digital congregation-wide book sharing of CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity, with reflection questions shared in our weekly Friday emails. Read along with me!
  • Sandwich making for Wallyhouse under the Aloha Tent between the services on March 20. Join the Outreach Committee and friends as we assemble sack lunches for our neighbors.
  • A movie opportunity: The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Life of CS Lewis, March 30, 5:30pm.
  • Choral Evensong on March 27 – in-person and live-streamed

Of course, our Monday Noonday online prayer group will continue, as will the Friday morning Morning Prayer. Wednesday remains an open Cathedral day, with Mass at noon.
 
Jesus' time in the wilderness did end, and angels attended to him, as scripture tells us. His next stop after the wilderness: Baptism. New life. Mission. Ministry.
 
Lean into this wild wilderness time with us and join us, as we walk this path of transformation together, claiming these glory days. Christ has walked the path, and we are called to follow him.

Mahalo ke Akua,
Canon Heather+
The glory of these forty days
we celebrate with songs of praise;
for Christ, by whom all things were made,
himself has fasted and has prayed.
(The glory of these forty days, The Hymnal 1982 #143 v. 1)
 
Note from the Cathedral Office
Road closure of Beretania and Alakea the weekend of March 11-13

Hawaiian Dredging intends to erect a tower crane for the construction of the Kokua Elderly Housing located at 1196 Alakea Street during the weekend of March 11-13 of 2022. Please see the scheduled road closures below:
  • Friday, March 11 from 7:00pm until Saturday, March 12 noon, Beretania street between Richards and Bishop will have one lane open (five closed). Alakea will have 2 Ewa lanes closed, starting from Hotel Street to Beretania. 
  • Saturday, March 12 from 6:00pm until Sunday, March 13 11am, same road closures as above.

Please keep in mind that it may take you a few extra minutes to attend Sunday services on March 13. We thank you for your patience and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.
Calendar of Events for March
Ash Wednesday, March 2
7am - 7:45am Ashes-to-Go & 12pm Eucharist.
Please see "Ash Wednesday" article below for more details!

First Into the Wilderness speaker on Sunday, March 6 at 5:30pm
Please see "Into and out of the Wilderness" article below for more details.

Wallyhouse Sandwich-Making on Sunday, March 20
Join us under the Aloha tent in-between the 8am and 10am services, as we prepare and pack sandwiches for St. Elizabeth's Wallyhouse.

Choral Evensong on Sunday, March 27 at 5:30pm
Please see "Evensong" article below for more details.

"The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Life of CS Lewis"
movie event, Wednesday, March 30 at 5:30pm
Please see "Into and Out of Wilderness" article below for more details
Ash Wednesday at the Cathedral - March 2
Please join us for the following services on Ash Wednesday, March 2.
7am - 7:45am Ashes-to-Go
Join Canon Heather+ under the Aloha tent for
the imposition of ashes.

12pm Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Eucharist
Join Bishop Fitzpatrick and Kahu Ha'aheo
in the Cathedral for noon Eucharist with the imposition of ashes.
(in-person and livestreamed)
Our annual Walking the Way of Love Slipper Drive for Ruth Ke‘elikōlani Middle School (formally Central Middle School) begins on Ash Wednesday. Collection bins will be available at both Sunday services and we will collect slippers of all sizes every Sunday through the season of Lent. You can also drop off your donations to the Cathedral Office Tuesday-Friday between 8am-4pm.*

Thank you for your generous support and for Walking the Way of Love.

*Please contact the Office before dropping off donations.
Into and Out of the Wilderness, Sunday Series,
5:30pm-6:30pm, starting Sunday, March 6
What can we learn from the last two years? What have you learned about yourself?
How can we deal with the wilderness when it feels so very wild and overwelming?
How do I, do we move forward when we do not know what forward is?
Join us on Sunday evenings during the Lenten season for a time of prayer, reflection, and conversation around the theme of our wild, wilderness and the holiness of the present moment. It is our hope and prayer to offer a conversation which COVID has brought to bear – a conversation about emotional health and how that feels like wilderness. Our natural instinct when we face trauma or stress is summarized in the classic ‘fight, flight, or freeze.’ How have we faced the wilderness – fight, flight, or freeze? In our evenings together we will open a space for learning, healing, and hope. 

With good partners from the Samaritan Counseling Center, and the opportunity to explore wellness and prayer practices, we look forward to coming together and claim this time of transformation in ourselves and our church and community.

Come, be with us!

March 6
Into the Wilderness – Stress, Anxiety, and Our Self
presenter from Samaritan Counseling Center, Von Holt Room

March 13
Into the Wilderness – Grief, Grieving and Our Self
presenter from Samaritan Counseling Center, Von Holt Room

March 20
Out of the Wilderness – Wellness Practices
     with Kahu Haʻaheo, Von Holt Room

March 27
Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Annunciation, an evening choral service of prayer, hymn, and anthem, Cathedral, in-person and online

April 3
Out of the Wilderness – Liturgy, Labyrinth, and Walking ‘Pilgrimages’
             with Canon Heather+, Davies Hall

*Photo: (mountainvalleycenter.com)
"Mere Christianity" by CS Lewis - Our Lent Read-Along
with The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Life of CS Lewis
As we move through these ʻforty days and forty nightsʻ of the Lenten season, let’s read together and reflect on CS Lewis’ seminal work, Mere Christianity. From the Amazon description:

“In the classic Mere Christianity, CS Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century,  explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear  this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.”

Each Friday, during the season of Lent, Canon Heather+ will post reflection questions for your consideration and prayers. Join her in this deeper dive into self, faith, and a personal exploration of both. For the book, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/Mere-Christianity-C-S-Lewis/dp/0060652926

If you need assistance to purchase a copy, let Canon Heather+ know.
To coincide with the reading of the book, we will also be hosting a showing of The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Life of CS Lewis, on Wednesday, March 30, at 5:30pm in the Von Holt Room. All are welcome whether or not you’ve been reading along with Mere Christianity week-by-week. RSVPs will be needed, as space is somewhat limited, and we are covering the per person screening cost required by the filmmakers. More details to come!
Click here to watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/VTdgyT5_U70
Choral Evensong on Sunday, March 27 at 5:30pm
Join the Cathedral for
Choral Evensong for the
Feast of the Annunciation (tr.) 
Sunday, March 27, 5:30pm
(in-person or online)

A note from Director of Music, Nicholas Keone Lee
Befitting this commemoration of the visit of the announcement by the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, choral music for the evening will include the lively Evening Service in D by George Dyson and the heavenly Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, sung by our impressive Cathedral Choir. Please join us for this bright celebration within the season of Lent as we find light in the beauty of holiness through music, contemplation,
and prayer!

The Annunciation
The feast commemorating the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would be the mother of God's Son, Jesus, and Mary's assent in faith to God's invitation (Lk 1:26-38). The Annunciation is celebrated on Mar. 25 (nine months before Christmas). The Annunciation is a Feast of our Lord in the BCP.
Celebrating the Pipe Organ in Hawaii
Part-time position available at the Cathedral!
The Cathedral is looking for a part-time Sexton!
Please email office@cathedralhawaii.org for more information!
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
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(808) 524-2822
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