The Cathedral of
St. Andrew

Cathedral Life
February 2022
Note from Kahu Ha'aheo
Kung Hee Fa Choy
Happy New Year of the Tiger
Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Cathedral of St Andrew

Starting February 6th we will be worshiping in-person and online. This is a very exciting way to start the Lunar New Year. We missed you.

We care about you and want to know how you are doing. You will be contacted in February by one of the leaders of the Cathedral, as we check in to see how you are doing. Please let us know if we can be of help.

To make sure we have everyone’s contact information, we will be doing a 2022 Cathedral of St Andrew Directory with photos. We would love to have your photograph of your beautiful faces in the directory. Please email your photos to so that we may add your picture to the new directory.

We are grateful for a wonderful Annual Meeting. Thank you for your participation. We appreciate the leadership of Provost Canon Heather Patton-Graham, Senior Warden Matt Brown, and Junior Warden Roth Puahala. In addition, we acknowledge the hard working full time staff, Lauren Houghtailing, Program Manager and Julia Jackson, Business Manager. Thank you to all Chapter Members, Volunteers, Clergy and Staff. We are grateful to
all of you for your part in 2021. Together we look forward to the joys and challenges in 2022 as we work together.

Please take care of yourself. Do let us know, if we can be of help to you.
With Aloha & Appreciation
Return to In-Person Worship on February 6
7am, 8am,10am
Aloha Cathedral 'Ohana,

We are happy to announce that the Cathedral will be returning to in-person worship starting on Sunday, February 6 with our 7am 
(Rite I), 8am (Rite II Hawaiian/English), and 10am (Rite II English) Liturgies. To ensure everyone's safety, we will have the following Covid protocols in place:

  • We ask that all congregants fill out our Contact Tracing forms upon entering the Cathedral. The information provided will only be used for the purpose of relaying Covid related information.
  • We will continue to distribute Communion utilizing the Ewa and Diamond Head aisles. The ushers will assist if you need.
  • Congregational singing will be following these guidelines: mask must still be worn while singing, as well as congregants being properly distanced; Hymns will be shortened for the time being.
  • Aloha Hour remains on hold for now.

We are so excited to open our doors on February 6, and we thank you for your patience and understanding during this time!

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you : wherever he may send you;
may he guide you through the wilderness : protect you through the storm;
may he bring you home rejoicing : at the wonders he has shown you;
may he bring you home rejoicing : once again into our doors.
(Blessing from the Iona Community)
Calendar of Events for February
Sunday, February 6
  • The Cathedral returns to in-person worship for the 7am, 8am and 10am services. We will have an Ali'i celebration at the 8am Eucharist, Commemorating the Birthday of King Kamehameha IV who, along with Queen Emma, founded the Cathedral of St. Andrew and 'Iolani School.
  • Candlemas Choral Evensong, 5:30pm, in-person and online. Details below!

Sunday, February 13
  • Our 10am Sunday Eucharist with Holy Baptism and Renewal of Baptismal Vows.
  • Mission: JOY movie event will take place in the Cathedral at 5:30pm. Please see article below for more details!
Candlemas Choral Evensong on Sunday, February 6 at 5:30pm
Please join us this Sunday, February 6 at 5:30pm, in the Cathedral for our first Choral Evensong of 2022! We will be celebrating Candlemas (transferred from its observance on February 2).

This event will be livestreamed to the Cathedral Facebook page. Please join us in-person or virtually!

A feast of our Lord celebrated on Feb. 2, also known as Candlemas and the Feast of the Purification. It commemorates the presentation of Jesus and the purification of Mary in the Jerusalem Temple forty days after Jesus' birth, in accordance with the requirements of Jewish law (Lv 12:2-8). The feast is celebrated about forty days after Christmas. According to the account of Lk 2:22-39, the presentation of Jesus was also the occasion of the meeting of Jesus with Simeon and Anna. Simeon's prayer of blessing is the basis for the canticle Nunc dimittis (see BCP, p. 120). Celebration of the feast dates from the fourth century in Jerusalem. It was introduced in Rome in the seventh century, where it included a procession with candles and the singing of the Nunc dimittis. The celebration came to include the lighting and blessing of candles which were carried in procession. This feast was known as “Candlemas.”
Definition provided by: “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors. 
Mission: JOY movie event set for Sunday, February 13 at 5:30pm
Mission: JOY
On Sunday evening, February 13, 5:30pm, join us for the screening of the film MISSION: JOY Finding Happiness in Troubled Times. The documentary explores the enduring friendship between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. With the Archbishop’s recent passing, the film is particularly poignant and powerful. Watch the trailer here and plan to be with us and join in the JOY! Please email the Cathedral Office to RSVP. For this event, we will maintain our COVID protocols: contact tracing, mask wearing, honoring distance.
Mark your March Calendar...
Ash Wednesday at the Cathedral - March 2
Join the Cathedral for Ash Wednesday on March 2!
Details to be shared in the coming weeks.
Walk the Way of Love:
Slipper Drive for Central Middle School to start in Lent
During the season of Lent, let’s share the
Love with our neighbors across the street~~

We will be collecting slippers of all sizes for Central Middle School starting on Sunday, March 6 - the First Sunday of Lent. Bring the slippers by the Office, or add them to the collection bins on Sunday mornings.
Confirmation, Reaffirmation, and Reception
~Classes offered in Lent~
If you are interested in participating, if you are looking to pursue Confirmation or to be received into the Episcopal Church, or you would like to reaffirm your faith and take a deeper dive, email Canon Heather for more details. Bishop Fitzpatrick will confirm and receive at the Easter Vigil in April.

All are welcome! Be in touch with any questions you may have.
Highlights from the Cathedral's Annual Meeting
On Sunday, January 23rd, the Cathedral of St. Andrew held its Annual Meeting over Zoom. Messages of gratitude and thanks were shared to all who are involved in making the Cathedral such a special place of worship. We are hopeful to continue our work in not only our congregational community, but the surrounding communities of our Queen Emma Square and with the Diocese.

We also successfully elected three new Cathedral Chapter members and eight new Diocesan Convention Delegates. We welcome them to the Cathedral team and look forward to working with them in 2022!

You will find the Annual Meeting packet that was distributed here. Thank you again to all who helped make this event possible!

For the Mission of the Church
Everliving God, whose will it is that all should come to you
through your Son Jesus Christ: Inspire our witness to him,
that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope
of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
SAS Celebrated Queen Emma's Birthday on January 25
On Tuesday, January 25, St. Andrew’s Schools honored the birthday of Queen Emma. Students of all grade levels, K-12, gathered class by class at the Cathedral for Chapel and to offer ho'okupu. Four seniors stood as attendants and received the offerings. It was a beautiful, flower-filled, mele-filled day! Hau‘oli la Hānau, Queen Emma! Mahalo ke Akua!

Almighty God, we praise your Name for Queen Emma, who in the midst of great adversity remained steadfast in her commitment to peace, forgiveness and of service to you. Accept, we pray, our gratitude for her perseverance, her gift of song, and her love for her people. All this we ask in the name of your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
Part-time position available at the Cathedral!
The Cathedral is looking for a part-time Sexton!
Please email for more information!
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 524-2822