End of Lent / Holy Week / Easter 2023
Note from Canon Heather+
To be human is to live by sunlight and moonlight, with anxiety and delight, admitting limits and transcending them, falling down and rising up. 
from Learning to Walk in the Dark, by Barbara Brown Taylor 
Grace and Goodness, St. Andrew’s, 

Now, onward we go into this holiest stretch of days in the Church’s calendar.  
Lent winding down into Palm Sunday.  
Palm Sunday giving way to Holy Week.  
Holy Week closing in darkness to three days later –  
The Reveal! The bombastic joy of Eastertide! 

It is holy, and it is also complex and, in the end, beautifully complete; it is complex and beautifully complete because it is most holy.  
The complexity of it all rests in the very to-be-human-stuff – the emotions which run high in the scriptures which will guide our way over these next weeks – there’s disappointment, betrayal, the scramble to save self, the power and authority wrangles, dying, death, grief, fear, and then the unabashed joy, relief, amazement...these are all too real. We feel them deeply and know them, personally. God knows. 
Where does the complete come in?  
Well, all of the complexities are made complete by and in the redeeming act of God’s unfathomable, extraordinary, prodigal love for us made manifest in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. God knows the fullness of us – our human-stuff does not scare God away, not at all. Rather, God went all the way and joined us in it – Jesus, God with us, was and is right in the middle of it all. God intercedes with sighs too deep for words — and new life happens!  
Alleluia! (Wait?! Can I say that now...? It’s still Lent!) 
This new way of life and peace has been paved for us to walk on, thanks be to God. So, let’s do it together -- walk with us through this holy time. Below you will find a full schedule of services, along with opportunities to get your hands, heart, mind, and feet in the mix – we are looking for volunteers for Easter preparations, details below! 
I pray our paths will cross soon – Be well! 
Aloha ke Akua, 
Cn Heather+ 

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but  
first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he  
was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way  
of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and  
peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 
As Lent Season ends . . .
Lenten Evening Series concludes on Wednesday, March 29
~~Join Canon Heather+ and friends as we
conclude our deep dive into our common life here
at the Cathedral of St. Andrew~~
Following a potluck supper with table talk and fellowship time each week, we will explore a different aspect of our shared Cathedral Life. The Cathedral will provide salad and bread -- Please bring a dish to share!

March 22 – Ring Out with Joy! -- Our tower bells and the ministry of Mackintosh Tower, led by St. Andrew’s Ringing Society 

March 29Now You are God’s People -- Our diocesan legacy and roots, led by Bishop Bob 

Email office@cathedralhawaii.org and let us know you are coming! 
Benedictine Work Day on Saturday, March 25
“All work is holy work....Work has a strong spiritual component for Benedict: it is a way to find God. Work is to be an occasion for prayer.” 
(from Jane Tomaine’s St. Benedict”s Toolbox, pp183, 184)

St. Andrew's will hold a special work day dedicated to getting the
Cathedral ready for Holy Week and Easter Sunday!

Please email office@cathedralhawaii.org if you plan to attend!
Choral Evensong for The Feast of the Annunciation (tr.)
Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 5:30pm
Come and join us for this special Evensong. We will be accepting monetary donations for Family Promise, as well as dedicating a portion of our offering to this wonderful organization.

The Feast of the Annunciation celebrates the visit of the angel Gabriel to Mary, announcing that she is the favored one of God, chosen to be the God-bearer for the world. By connecting with Family Promise, we extend our support and efforts to uplift their work and their commitment to the vulnerable women and children of our community.
The Song of Mary Magnificat Luke 1:46-55
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; * 
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him *
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm, *
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, *
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *
or he has remembered his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our fathers, *
to Abraham and his children for ever.
. . . The Cathedral Prepares for Holy Week and Easter
Easter Flower Collection will end noon on Monday, March 27
Our beautiful Easter flowers are made possible through memorial gifts and thank offerings. There are envelopes available in the Cathedral, but you may also place a check with your desired In Memory of or In Thanksgiving for in the calabash. To be published in the Easter Vigil and Easter Day leaflets, your check must be received in the office by noon on Monday, March 27, 2023.
Donations of Greens for Easter!
Is your yard full of wonderful greenery - enough to share with the Cathedral for Easter? We'd be especially grateful!

If you have any greens (lawae, red ginger, heliconia) to donate for the decorating
of the Cathedral on April 8th, please email office@cathedralhawaii.org! We will be collecting donations until Friday, April 7.
Decorating the Cathedral for Easter Sunday on Saturday, April 8

Many hands make joyous work!
Calling all volunteers!
The Cathedral will be decorating the Cathedral for
Easter Sunday on Saturday, April 8 at 9am.
If you are interested in lending a hand, please email office@cathedralhawaii.org for more details.
We will also have a sign-up sheet in the
back of the Cathedral.
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday with the Reading of the Passion - April 2
Rite I Holy Eucharist (spoken)

Rite II Holy Eucharist (Hawaiian / English) with Cathedral Choir

Rite II Holy Eucharist (English)
with Bishop Fitzpatrick and Combined Choir.
Service will begin in the Queen Emma Park as we join our Square Partners, St. Paul's and St. Peter's, for the Liturgy of the Palms and then process to the Cathedral with our ‘ohana from St. Paul’s for a shared Eucharist.
Maundy Thursday - April 6
Holy Eucharist with Washing and the Stripping of the Altar

Watch in the Garden until 11:00pm
Just as the disciples gathered with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, we will watch with Christ and pray in the darkened Cathedral (Queen Lili'uokalani Peace Chapel).  
Please email office@cathedralhawaii.org to let us
know if you're coming!

Good Friday - April 7
Join us for our Good Friday Liturgy with Bishop Fitzpatrick. With the reading of the Passion Gospel, the Veneration of the Cross, and the praying of the
Solemn Collects.

The Great Vigil of Easter with
Diocesan Confirmations - April 8
Join with us and Bishop Fitzpatrick for the
Great Vigil of Easter.  
Easter Sunday, April 9
Rite I Holy Eucharist (spoken)

Rite II Holy Eucharist with Bishop Fitzpatrick and the Cathedral Choir
Please join us for our Easter Sunday liturgy with Renewal of Baptismal Vows.

Rite II Holy Eucharist with Bishop Fitzpatrick and the Cathedral Choir
Please join us for our Easter Sunday liturgy with Renewal of Baptismal Vows.
Ongoing Outreach
Walking the Way of Love Slipper Drive continues
through the month of April
Our annual Slipper Drive for Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani Middle School (formally Central Middle School) will continue through the month of April. Collection bins will be in the Cathedral for your donations!
Food Vault Hawai'i
The Cathedral, along with St. Peter's Episcopal Church, continues their collection of non-perishable food / toiletry donations for Food Vault Hawai'i. Suggested items include:
  • Canned meats (spam, tuna, chicken, salmon, corned beef, vienna sausage)
  • Canned vegetables/fruits
  • Canned meals (stew, spaghetti, chili. chowder)
  • Canned soups (chicken noodle soup, vegetable broth, chicken broth, bone broth)
  • Packaged pasta (spinach, wheat, etc)
  • Tomato sauce, meat sauces
  • 2-5 pound bags of rice
  • Cup noodles/instant noodles/saimin
  • Mac n Cheese (ready to make)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly, Jam, Honey
  • Beans, Lentils
  • Mini boxes of cereal
  • Granola, Oatmeal
  • Nuts (almonds, peanuts, etc)
  • Toiletries (individually wrapped toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, deodorant, pads, tampons)

Collection baskets for the Cathedral will be located on the Diamond Head side of the Cathedral, near the Platform.
For more information on Food Vault Hawai'i, please visit their website.

*If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to The Cathedral of St. Andrew, with "Food Vault Hawai'i" in the memo line.
Note from the Office
The Cathedral Office will be closed
Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11

The Staff will work remotely on the following days, in hopes of spending more time with family and loved ones:
Wednesday, April 12 - Friday, April 14

**Email will be the best form of communication during this time.**
The Cathedral Office is closed on Mondays &
open by appointment: Tuesday - Friday, 8am to 4pm

To contact the Office:
Call 808-524-2822
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 524-2822