The Cathedral of
St. Andrew


Cathedral Life
November 1, 2021
Message from Canon Heather+
Grace and Peace, all! 

Blessings to you on this All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2021.  

Hard to imagine that Advent begins in just a few weeks. Each week in between is packed full of God’s goodness and opportunities for us. Your Cathedral news will be coming in two parts this month – here, in this Cathedral Life you will find our November schedule information, as well as a recap of Diocesan Convention, some exciting Cathedral happenings, notes / updates on transitions within the office, and a stewardship update.  

I commend to you: 
  • Our Cathedral Office update.
  • A Stewardship update from the Stewardship Committee, with the text of Matt Brown’s sermon about our stewardship theme: Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above ʻO nā haʻawina maikaʻi a pau a me nā makana hemolele a pau, no luna mai (James 1:17) 
  • A wonderful first-hand sharing of how your generous contributions to the clergy’s Pastoral Alms account share God’s abundant love  
  • Details about our special Ali‘i celebrations and Diocesan festal days and observances in the upcoming month, along with an answer to the question: Where did the kāhili go? 
  • Links to the details and videos of the Annual Convention of the Diocese, including the farewell to long-time treasurer, Peter Pereira 
 
Your mid-month Cathedral Life will have all the Advent and Christmas details you are waiting for, along with music program updates, photo sharing, and storytelling from the week which have passed. (Along the lines of our music program, have you noticed the wonderful expansion of our hymns and sources for music? – many thanks to Bishop Fitzpatrick for sharing new global and ecumenical hymnals, and to Director of Music, Nicholas Lee and the choir for putting them to brilliant use!) 
 
We continue to be blessed with a Cathedral Chapter who is prayerfully serving and diligently engaging in the governance and flow of our days, please keep them all in your prayers. They continue to share an expansive and inclusive vision of St. Andrew’s, of cathedral, which keeps us open and sharing aloha with friend, stranger, and traveler alike.  
 
I am so very grateful for them, as I am for you. 
I commend all that is here for your good information, dear friends. Please know you are in my prayers. 

In Christ and with Aloha, 
Canon Heather+ 
 
Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with 
your saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly 
pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of 
love and prayer, and know ourselves to be surrounded by their 
witness to your power and mercy. We ask this for the sake of 
Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable 
through the Spirit, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. 
Amen. 
Magnum P.I will be filming at the Cathedral November 2-5
The Cathedral will be playing host to the popular show, Magnum P.I, starting on Tuesday, November 2 through Friday, November 5. They have chosen the Cathedral and surrounding campus as the destination of an episode that will premiere later in their Season 4. Here is the schedule for next week:
  • November 2, 3, & 5 - Prep days
  • November 4 - Filming day
As a note, the crew will be parking in the Cathedral's Beretania lot, thus making our campus quite busy. If you are planning to carry out Cathedral business on November 2, 3, or 5, please contact the individual you plan on visiting. Special arrangements may need to be made based on Magnum P.I's prepping and filming schedule. The Office will be closed on Thursday, November 4, due to filming. We thank you for your patience!
Calendar of Events for November 2021
Sunday, November 7 - All Saints' Sunday
The Cathedral will offer our thanks and praise for the saints who
have paved the way for us. See article below for more details!

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - Diocesan Feast Day : Ali'i Sunday Commemorating Queen Lili'uokalani
Join us for an Ali'i celebration of Queen Lili'uokalani at our 8am service

Sunday, November 21, 2021 - Diocesan Feast Day - Holy Sovereigns,
King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma
Bishop Fitzpatrick will be joining us at both our 8am and 10am services,
as we honor the founding patrons of our Diocese

Sunday, November 21 - Special Evensong Commemorating
King Kalakaua's Birthday
A special virtual Evensong will be created to honor King Kalakaua's Birthday
(November 16, 1836)

Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving service
Please join the Cathedral in-person for our Thanksgiving service at 10am

Sunday, November 28, 2021 - The First Sunday of Advent

Cathedral Connections
A Hui Hou and Mahalo, Liane!
Liane Lazo, Cathedral Administrator, has started a new chapter in her life after having worked at the Cathedral for nearly 2 years. Though these have been truly challenging times, Liane has kept activity happening on the Square, with the fountain repair, necessary maintenance all around the property, and the day-to-day facility needs. She has fostered our relationship with the School and our partner churches, and she worked closely with the Diocesan Office. We will miss her and her generous and kind heart. Blessings, Liane!

May the blessing of light be on you 
Light without and light within. 
May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire, 
So that stranger and friend may come and warm themselves at it. 
And may light shine out of the two eyes of you, 
Like a candle set in the window of a house, 
Bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm. 
May the blessing of the rain be on you, 
May it beat upon your Spirit 
And wash it fair and clean, 
And leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven Shines, 
And sometimes a star. 
May the blessing of the earth be on you, 
Soft under your feet as you pass along the roads, 
Soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day. 
And may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it. 
May it rest so lightly over you 
That your soul may be out from under it quickly, up and off and on its way to God.
And now may the Lord bless you and bless you kindly. 
Amen.
 
As we had mentioned in previous communications, once Liane shared her departure plans, we started working with an Operations Specialist to develop our office reorganization plan. Starting November 1, Lauren will step into the role of Cathedral Program Manager, and Julia will become our Cathedral Business Manager, formally making official work they were already doing so very well, along with some new aspects of oversight and management. We will welcome a new facilities maintenance staff member in the coming weeks, as well as some other new members of the team in the coming months. We are moving forward together with a good and gracious plan!

O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live
in and the life we live: Watch over us, both night and day, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other's toil;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Stewardship Update
Aloha St. Andrew's Family and Friends,

As of November 1, we have $143,770 in pledges from 51 different pledging individuals. We are so thankful for these gifts, and are truly grateful for our 'Ohana here at the Cathedral of St. Andrew! In the Stewardship Sermon Matt Brown, our Senior Warden, gave on October 3, sums it up best when he shared the theme of this year's campaign: "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." (James 1: 17).

Did you know you can now pledge online? Just click here to visit the Cathedral's Giving page. Explore all the different ways you can contribute virtually! If you have any questions, please contact Julia.
Pastoral Alms Fund: Support of a Family in Need
Trip to Costco - October 12, 2021
Article & Photo Essay by Ann Hansen
Most of us at the Cathedral do not know that there is an Alms Fund for people or families in need. On Tuesday, October 12th, Ha'aheo and I had the privilege of escorting two branches of an extended family through Costco on a shopping trip. This family has attended the Cathedral on a regular basis since 2007. During that period, six of their children have been baptized. They are committed to the Cathedral and so are worthy candidates for support through the Cathedral’s Alms Fund.

This was a fun, high energy trip knowing that we were truly helping but also for breaking through culture/language barriers. We went up and down each aisle asking the family matriarch “would you like _____?” She chose items thoughtfully being very selective. When family members (particularly the 8-year-old) wanted soda, Ha'aheo put her foot down saying “No, soda. Too much sugar.” 
           We asked: “Do you want canned meat?”
           She responded with bright eyes: “Oh, yes.”
           “How about Spam?” “Oh, yes, thanks.”
           “How about canned chicken?” “No thanks, that’s okay.”
           “How about tuna?” “No thanks, that’s okay.”
Ha'aheo and I look at each other “Hmmm” trying to figure out this pattern. Due to this selectivity, we know that the items they chose would get full use.
During our two trips around Costco (for the two branches of the family), I took dozens of photos. But for the sake of this article, I am only showing the photos of Ha'aheo and the grocery items. I have cropped my photos severely which makes them rather awkward, but I am trying to protect the privacy of The Family to be sure they are not embarrassed.

After both branches of the family checked out, Ha'aheo is left with the receipts.
Yea Ha'aheo for organizing this successful morning providing support for a family loyal to the Cathedral who is in need.
 
After our second trip around Costco, we emerge triumphant.
Mission accomplished.
We are greeted by a cute set of grandkids waiting in the van. 
We load the back of the van and say our “good-byes” and “you’re welcome” to all their “thank you(s).”
I am convinced The Family needed these things and having extra supplies relieves anxiety and makes their lives a little easier. They were selective in what they chose, so these food and household supplies are sure to be used.
 
Now, if only there was some toilet paper . . . .
The Refurbishing of the 1972 Kāhili
Article and Photo essay by Ann D. Hansen
As I heard this story, it said this pair of kāhili were built at 'Iolani School in 1972 for a May Day celebration. Afterwards they were given to the Cathedral. This pair is one of three pairs of kāhili owned and displayed in the Cathedral. The Sesquicentennial pair was built by the Hawaiian Committee, 'Iolani Guild, Priory, and hālau members in 2011 for our approaching 150th anniversary as a Diocese. They flank the high altar.  
There is a pair of kāhili lima pa'a (hand held size of kāhili) that flank the icon in the Wahi Kapu (pictured below).
The pair of kāhili getting a new set of feathers, stood guard with one beside the lectern and one beside the pulpit. But after 49 years, their feathers looked bedraggled and see-through in places. It was time for refreshing. On Wednesday, October 27th, a crew from WDI (Warehousing, Distribution and Installation) arrived to pick up the 1972 Kāhili.
Our 1972 kāhili are now in Mele Chun’s new shop: Nā Lima Mili Hulu No'eau on Lewers Street. She has prepared all the little metal trees holding the feathers for a fast refurbishing of our kāhili (pictured below).
If all goes well, our newly refreshed 1972 kāhili will be back in place for the Queen Lili'uokalani Feast Day on Sunday, November 14th.
Mass on the Grass will be moving
to 4:30pm starting on November 7
With our approaching "Winter" months here in the islands where our days are shorter, our Sunday evening Mass on the Grass service will now be held at 4:30pm starting on November 7 (currently held at 5:30pm). We thank you for your patience and understanding!
The Sunday 7am service will be returning on November 7
Aloha all,
 
We are very pleased to be sharing the well-awaited news that the 7am Sunday mass will be returning on November 7, our observance of All Saints’ Day. Thank you for your patience as we have needed to pace the return of this sacred time during these most challenging months.
 
As Bishop Fitzpatrick indicated in his summer correspondence about worship at the Cathedral, and specifically this liturgy:
 
This would be a simple said Rite I liturgy (BCP pages 323-340) … with simple, standard service bulletins with page numbers (the service would not be printed out in its entirety). There could be one lesson (either from the assigned Hebrew Scripture or the Epistle, as chosen by the clergy), the Psalm of the day, and the Gospel lesson with a simple homily.

As we have started the planning for the return of the service, we also need to regather the names of folks who are interested in serving as lectors. Please be in touch with Lauren or Heather if you are willing to be a lector for this service. Looking forward to this additional opportunity to lift our voices in praise and thanksgiving, as it is meet and right so to do!
 
In Christ,
Heather+
All Saints' Sunday on November 7
The Cathedral will offer our thanks and praise for the saints who have paved the way for us. To mark our celebration, all are invited to bring a picture(s), or a memento, of a loved one who has died to share on our Remembrance Table. If you are joining us on Facebook, you are welcome to share a photo in the comments during the service. 

As part of the Prayers of the People, we will offer our prayers for all, and will pray God's continued presence with us, and those whom we love.
 
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion
and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:
Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living,
that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared
for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns,
one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Diocesan Connections
Scenes from the Diocesan Convention Eucharist on October 17
On Sunday, October 17, the Cathedral of St. Andrew hosted the Diocesan Convention Eucharist. Bishop Fitzpatrick was present at both the 8am and 10am services to Preach and Bless the Congregation.

The theme of the day was "Remembering those who have gone before," in order to not only honor the people we have lost in the past year, but our ancestors who have come before us.
The High Altar was draped in white and decorated with Maile lei's .
A photo of Bishop's Crozier.
Our Gospel book draped with Maile.
40 orchid leis were hung to represent each congregation, school, ministry of the Diocese, and the Camp, here in Hawaii.
140 tea lights were lit to represent the people who have passed, each adorned with the names of the people lost from their congregation this past year.
After the services on Sunday, the orchid leis were laid in our Memorial Garden.
The 53rd Annual Meeting of Convention of
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
Friday & Saturday, October 22-23, 2021
For the second year in a row, the Diocese gathered virtually for our annual Convention. Rather than a two-day event with a shared, big, and wonderful Eucharist, COVID kept us apart physically, but not spiritually, soulfully distanced. Blest be the tie that binds.

Friday, October 23, was Education Day. Folks from all across the Diocese came together over Zoom to listen, learn, reflect, and share around the topic of Reconciliation, an event sponsored by the Diocesan Reconciliation Task Force. For more information about the presenters and the resources shared, check out the Education Day webpage: https://www.episcopalhawaii.org/education-day-10-22-2021.html

Father Andrew was very instrumental in shaping the day as a member of the Task Force. If you have any questions or are looking for more information about what was covered in our time together, he can help!
 
Saturday, October 24, brought the business meeting of the Diocese all into Zoom once again. With nearly 200 Zoom squares active and engaged, the Diocese walked through the budget for 2022, handled resolutions and revisions to the canons, and heard reports about the ministry of Camp Mokule‘ia, the Prison Ministry, and Halau Wa‘a. Click here for the full coverage of the day!

Also at Convention, we bid ‘a hui hou’ to Peter Pereira, Diocesan Treasurer, as he begins his well-earned retirement after serving the Diocese for 30 years. With prayer, laughter, tears, and song, Peter’s Zoom send-off was full of emotion and much, much aloha. https://youtu.be/XEXujsYcvu0

Our prayer is for Convention 2022 to be back live – and prayerfully, we will host our siblings from all around the Diocese here at St. Andrew’s!
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 524-2822