October 2022
Note from Canon Heather
October had tremendous possibility.  
The summer's oppressive heat was a distant memory,  
and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures.  
They made me believe in miracles. (Sarah Guillory) 

Grace and Peace, St. Andrew’s. 

October blessings are abundant with tremendous possibility! 

To the many of you who signed up for new ministries or recommitted to the ones you love, thank you! Training and gather-ups will all happen in October. Also in October: the Blessing of Pets, the first Choral Evensong, our Aliʻi Sunday honoring Princess Kaʻiulani, Diocesan Education Day and the Diocesan Convention, and All Hallows’ Eve, all the while still collecting food for the University of Hawaiʻi Food Vault, twice weekly school chapel, once weekly Bible Study, Wednesday noon Mass, Wallyhouse ministries, online daily office gatherings, and ongoing Priory and Prep class visits. And! Our hard-wired livestreaming cameras and systems will begin to be used making our livestream available on our website. We will no longer need to battle Facebook and its incorrect algorithms. (Don’t worry – you will still find us there, too. Our website will just now be the hub – coming soon!) 
Tremendous possibilities!  
 
Mid-month, you will hear from our stewardship team as we look to 2023 and our life together. Your support of the ministry we share in at the Cathedral makes the robust and vibrant possibilities possible – your pledging to the Cathedral makes them sustainable. We can plan with confidence and look to our future happenings with the assurance of your support, in time and talent, and in treasure, too. 
 
As we embrace the potential of October, I pray we do so with the conviction and celebration St. Paul offered to the people of Ephesus when he wrote: 

Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely  
more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from  
generation to generation in the Church,  
and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever.  
(Ephesians 3:20,21) 
 
What a blessing and joy to serve here with you~ 
Aloha ke Akua, 
Cn Heather+ 
 
PS – Our holiday planning has already started, and we have a small wish list of items beginning to form – Let us know if you would like more information! So very grateful for your support! 
Note from Kahu Ha'aheo
September is known as Give Aloha month. The Cathedral participates in the Give Aloha Foodland's Annual Community Matching Gifts program.

September is also Share Aloha Month.
We can Share Aloha by spreading peace and nonviolence. Peace and Nonviolence is Aloha. International Day of Peace is September 21.
The United Nations General Assembly established the Day of Peace as an annual celebration to emphasize that “…achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms. It requires the building of societies where all members feel that they can flourish.” It involves creating a culture of peace and nonviolence for all people.

In addition, Campaign Nonviolence Action Days from Sept 21-Oct 2nd was established to give people an opportunity to speak up boldly for the need to transform ourselves and our world. Over the 12 days, 4,570+ actions will take place across the United States and around the world.
We too can practice peace and nonviolence every day.

Trusting in the grace, goodness and mercy of God, we can practice the nonviolence of Jesus who taught us in the Sermon on the Mount:
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons and daughters of God…

We can carry out in our lives the love and example of Jesus. We can commit ourselves as best we can to become nonviolent and peaceable people:

Making peace must start within ourselves and in our families.

We can reflect and practice the Family Pledge of Nonviolence.

🌺1. To Respect Self and Others
To respect myself; to affirm others and the dignity of all human life.
To avoid uncaring criticism, hateful words, physical attacks, and self destructive behavior.

🌺2. To Communicate Better
To share my feelings honestly, to look for safe ways to express my anger, and to work at solving problems peacefully.

🌺3. To Listen
To listen carefully to others, especially those who disagree with me,
and to consider others’ feelings and needs rather than insist on having my own way.

🌺4. To Forgive
To apologize and make amends when I have hurt another. To forgive others, and to keep from holding grudges.

🌺5. To Respect Nature
To treat the environment and all living things, including our pets, with respect and care.

🌺6. To Play Creatively
To select entertainment and toys that support our family’s values
and to avoid entertainment that makes violence look exciting, funny, or acceptable.

🌺7. To Be Courageous
To challenge violence in all its forms whenever I encounter it, whether at home, school, work, or in the community, and to stand with others who are treated unfairly.

Let us Share Aloha
Let us practice Nonviolence and Peace
Let us pray,
God of all people, we share aloha with you and others. We trust in your sustaining love and believe that just as you gave us the grace and desire to offer aloha, so please bestow abundant grace to fulfill
these actions of aloha and nonviolence.
In the name of the God of peace, the nonviolent Jesus, and the Holy Spirit of love. Amen

With aloha & appreciation
Haaheo Guanson 🌻
Note from Nicholas Keone Lee
Dear all,
 
It has been a lovely start to the Cathedral's program year, and I have been very happy to see many of you at services in recent weeks! As we grow into this developing program year, the Cathedral’s music department aims to build on its successes from the previous year, strengthening and expanding both the Cathedral Choir's membership as well as our connections with other musical groups in Honolulu.
 
In October, the Cathedral music program will have two special events:

October 9 (Sunday) at 5:30pm – Choral Evensong in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Emphasizing the historical connection between the Cathedral of St. Andrew and the monarchs of the United Kingdom, will include two heavenly double-choir motets by William Henry Harris, regal canticles by Herbert Howells, and a jubilant piece by Queen Liliʻuokalani.

October 16 (Sunday) at 4:00pm – Choral Concert: UH Chamber Singers, UH Concert Choir, and special guests Oʻahu Choral Society
The Cathedral’s music program looks forward to hosting two of the fine choirs of the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa and their director, Dr. Joshua Habermann, for a concert with special guests Oʻahu Choral Society.

More details about these events will be disseminated in the coming weeks—keep a sharp eye out!
 
If you are interested in supporting the Cathedral’s music program at either of these events or in other ways, please contact me through the Cathedral Office, or speak to me after a service in the Cathedral. Your support is vital to our ability to continue the Cathedral music program’s ministry and its outreach into the wider community of which we are a part.
 
I hope to see many of you at services and at these upcoming events in the Cathedral.
 
Best wishes,
Nick
 
Nicholas Keone Lee
Director of Music
Calendar of Events
St. Francis Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, October 2
Join us on Sunday, October 2, for a Drop-By Pet Blessing
in front of the Cathedral from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Commemorative Choral Evensong to honor the late
Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday, October 9, 2022
Please join us on Sunday, October 9 at 5:30pm in the Cathedral, as we hold a special Choral Evensong Commemorating the late Queen Elizabeth II. Bishop Fitzpatrick is our preacher for the evening.

Director of Music, Nicholas Keone Lee, shares a note on the music that will be performed that evening.

Emphasizing the historical connection between our Holy Sovereigns and the monarchs of the United Kingdom, music for Evensong will include some of the crown jewels of the Hawaiian and British choral traditions, as well as classic and familiar hymns: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended and Love divine, all loves excelling. We will also join together in singing The Queen’s Prayer composed by Queen Lili'uokalani and arranged by Cathedral organist, Mark Wong.

Introit
The Queen’s Jubilee (Princess Lili'uokalani arr. Mark Wong)

Preces and Responses
Richard Shephard

Psalm
42
Nicholas Keone Lee

Canticles
Collegium Regale
Herbert Howells

Anthem
Faire is the heaven
William Henry Harris

Anthem
Bring us, O Lord God
William Henry Harris
Ali'i Sunday on October 16
Commemorating Princess Ka'iulani
Please join the Cathedral as we Commemorate the Birthday of
Princess Ka'iulani on Sunday, October 16, during our morning services.
Victoria Kawēkiu Ka'iulani Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn (October 16, 1875 – March 6, 1899) was heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii and held the title of Crown Princess. Ka'iulani became known throughout the world for her intelligence and determination. After the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, she visited the United States to help restore the Kingdom; she made many speeches and public appearances denouncing the overthrow of her government and the injustice toward her people. While in Washington, D.C., she paid an informal visit to U.S. President Grover Cleveland and First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, but her efforts could not prevent eventual annexation.

Victoria Ka'iulani was born October 16, 1875 at Keōua Hale in Honolulu. Through her mother, Ka'iulani was descended from High Chief Kepo'okalani, the first cousin of Kamehameha the Great on the side of Kamehameha's mother, Keku'iapoiwa II. Her mother was also a sister of King Kalākaua and Queen Lili'uokalani. She was baptized Christmas Day, 1875 at St. Andrew's Anglican Cathedral. Ka'iulani was named after her maternal aunt Anna Ka'iulani who died young, and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, whose help restored the sovereignty and independence of the Kingdom of Hawaii during the reign of Kamehameha III. The name comes from ka 'iu lani which means "the highest point of heaven" or "the royal sacred one" in the Hawaiian language.

In 1894, Queen Lili'uokalani wrote to her niece to marry one of three people: Prince David Kawānanakoa, Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, or Prince Komatsu Akihito of Japan. She replied to her aunt that she would prefer to marry for love unless it was necessary to protect the independence of the Hawaiian Kingdom. On February 3, 1898, she declared her engagement to Prince David Kawānanakoa, but her early death ended the hope of marriage.

The Princess grew up knowing painters Joseph Dwight Strong, a landscape painter in the court of her uncle, and Isobel Strong, a lady in waiting under her mother and stepdaughter of Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson called her "the island rose" in a poem he wrote in her autograph book. Art and music were also in the curriculum at Great Harrowden Hall, and she took several trips to Scotland and France to study art. Her few surviving paintings demonstrate considerable talent.

Ka'iulani has been represented in the music and dance traditions of Hawaii through mele, oli and hula from the time she was born. She continues to inspire generations of Na Kanaka Maoli to traditional forms of honoring her as a beloved Ali'i.
Calling all Photographers!
As we move through our new Program Year, filled with exciting new events, we are graciously asking our Congregation to capture these special moments for the Cathedral! Please take pictures/videos of moments you find moving, and share them with the Cathedral Office. We are hoping to put together a collage of sorts as we move through each season.

Confirmation, Re-Affirmation, Reception
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 the Office for more details.

All are welcome! Be in touch with any questions you may have.
Cathedral Outreach
Collection for Food Vault Hawai'i
Continues in October!
The Cathedral will continue its collection for Food Vault Hawai'i during the month of October! FVH accepts non-perishable, unopened, unexpired food and toiletries via the Office of Student Life and Development (SLD).

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)

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.
Save the Dates for November Ali'i Celebrations
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events in November:

November 7
All Saints' Trans. for our Sunday Morning services

November 13
Sunday Morning services
Diocesan Feast Day for Queen Lili'uokalani
 
Evensong
Commemorating King Kalākaua's Birthday

After Evensong
Queen Lili'uokalani Two-Woman Play
More details to come!
 
November 20
Diocesan Feast Day for Holy Sovereigns
Reflection from the Bishop
In the newly released Hawaiian Church Chronicle, Bishop Fitzpatrick shared a beautiful reflection on September 21 on how words play such a powerful role in connecting us to God. He spoke specifically of hymn 653, "Dear Lord and father of mankind," from The Hymnal 1982, and how he personally has used those words as a reflection of his life and how he moves day to day.

We wanted to shared Bishop's passionate words with you today. His reflection moved us to look over our own personal pathway to connecting with God, and has sparked in us a new journey of finding the hymn/prayer/poem that will resonate with us as hymn 653 did with Bishop.

Tell us – what is your hymn? Email the Office and let us know! We will collect all hymns offered into a devotional booklet for sharing.

Click here to see Bishop's Reflection.
Note from 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
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 524-2822
cathedralhawaii.org