August 2022
Note from Canon Heather+
Poem 133: The Summer Day
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean—
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
—Mary Oliver

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Aloha St. Andrew’s,
It is good to be back home as these summer days begin to wane and the preparations for the program year at the Cathedral and the school year at St. Andrew’s Schools begin to energize. Potentialities, possibilities, and promise abound. I hope and pray you tap into the wonder and imagination God has for you and consider what it is you are being called to do with your ‘wild and precious’ life in Christ!

As we move into August, there are many opportunities for you to explore your faith more deeply – Sunday morning “Window Talks” between the services, midweek study, prayer and worship, and upcoming liturgical trainings and invitations: for chalice bearer, altar guild, acolyte, usher -- And be on the lookout for an upcoming volunteer opportunity to be a Cathedral docent and help to tell our Cathedral story!

If you are sensing a call to Baptism or Confirmation, do not hesitate to let me know – we have upcoming opportunities for both in the coming months.

Enjoy these remaining summer days~~
The Peace of Christ be with you,
Canon Heather+

PS -- Interested in joining me in my reading list for school? Pick up Sandra Schneiders' Written That You May Believe: Encountering Jesus in the Fourth Gospel! I'll be working through it this fall.

Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto thee; and then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, and always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Pentecost Season
Calendar of Events
Sunday, August 7 & August 14
Cathedral "Window Talks"
Join Canon Heather to learn more about our Cathedral windows
and the stories they share.

Infant / Child Baptism at 10am Sunday, August 14
Please see "Upcoming Baptism Opportunities" article below for more details.
Sunday, August 21
Ali'i Sunday
Commemorating Prince Albert
The Cathedral Choir will also be returning from hiatus this special Sunday!
Please see article of Prince Albert below.

Ali'i Sunday Commemorating Prince Albert
As we prepare to Commemorate Prince Albert here at the Cathedral on
August 21, we wanted to share a short bio on this young Royal.

Prince Albert was born on May 20, 1858 at the residence of Ihikapukalani, which his father had built for his mother. As Crown Prince and heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii, he was named ‘His Royal Highness, the Prince of Hawaii’ by the Privy Council on May 24, 1858. He was the only son of Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, who, during his short life, was adored by the Native Hawaiian public, and was affectionately known as Ka Haku O Hawaii (the Lord of Hawaii). His birth was celebrated for many days throughout the islands. He was the last ever to be born from any reigning Hawaiian monarch.
He was given the Hawaiian name, Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa, after his adoptive grandfather, Kauikeaouli, who reigned as Kamehameha III. Translated from the Hawaiian language, it meant “the beloved child of a long line of chiefs, a sign in the heavens.” He was named Albert Edward in honor of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. Despite the great differences in their kingdoms, Queen Emma and Queen Victoria became lifelong friends.

Prince Albert, during his lifetime, was also made an honorary member of Fire Engine Company Number Four in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was given his own Company Four red uniform. It was said that the Prince would rather have become a fireman. His four birthdays were national holidays.
In August 1862, the usually serene child became restless and his medical condition worsened. Both Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma made a personal request to Queen Victoria to send a bishop from the Anglican Church to baptize the Prince. As the child grew sicker, the American minister, Ephraim W. Clark, from Kawaiaha’o Church, baptized the child on August 23rd. The Episcopal liturgy was used, with the British Commissioner, Webb Follett Synge, standing in for the godparents. The Prince died on August 27, 1862, at the palace, four days after his baptism. His funeral was held on September 27, 1862.
The King ordered the construction of the Royal Mausoleum in Nu’uanu Valley to house his son’s body. Today the Mausoleum is the “burial site” for most of the members of the Hawaiian royal family. 
2022 Cathedral Volunteer Appreciation
The Cathedral of St. Andrew would like to extend the warmest Mahalo to all of our volunteers! Through their dedicated service and providing such skillful talent, and patience, the Cathedral was able to shapeshift how we worship through these everchanging times....
Thank you for shining your light!
We are de'lighted' to serve alongside you!
Please stay tuned for more details on our
drive-by celebration for you later in August!
Upcoming Baptism Opportunities
If you are interested in being Baptized here at the Cathedral, we will be offering the following opportunities:
Sunday, August 14, 2022, 10am service - Infant/Child Baptism
All Saints' Sunday, November 6, 2022 - for All Ages
For more information, please email
Renewal of License for Cathedral Chalice Bearers
Calling all past Cathedral of St. Andrew Chalice Bearers, if you are interested in renewing your license, plan to gather with Canon Heather on Sunday, August 21 at 9:15am in Von Holt. We will complete the renewal paperwork together!

Let Canon Heather know if you want more information about serving at the Cathedral as a chalice bearer. We will hold a training in September.

Questions? Please contact for more information!
Weekly Worship Opportunities
The Cathedral of St. Andrew will be offering the following worship opportunities for Pentecost season. Come, be with us!

Tuesday Zoom Noonday Prayer with Joy Martinez
Please contact for Zoom link.

Wednesday Bible Study at 10am
Please contact for more information.

Wednesday Mass with Prayers for Healing at Noon in the Cathedral

Friday Zoom Morning Prayer with Robert Bley-Vroman
Please contact for Zoom link.
Daughters of the King Body, Mind & Spirit Retreat
Cathedral Outreach
Kalihi Waena School Supply Blessing on Sunday, July 31

Mahalo to all who have contributed to this year's Kalihi Waena School Supply Drive!

Watch for more photos from the blessing and delivery of supplies in our mid-month update!
Note from the Cathedral Office
Updates for the Cathedral Office
Please take note!
As we head into a new Program year, the Cathedral has a few updates to share:

The Cathedral Office is closed on Mondays &
open by appointment: Tuesday - Friday, 8am to 4pm

To contact the Office:
Call 808-524-2822
Pastoral Reminder

Please remember~~ out of deep respect for privacy, the Cathedral Office and clergy will never share personal information regarding congregant/member illness, hospitalization, medical details, death, or family news without explicit permission from the individual/family involved.

If you would like to add a name to the prayer list, please do be in touch with the clergy. The prayer list is prayed at all of the midweek services and lifted up as a whole on Sunday mornings.

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know
how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs 
too deep for words. (Romans 8:26)
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 524-2822