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Services Schedule

Sundays: Orthros (Matins):8:15 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM (Fellowship follows in our Social Hall)

"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to that same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers. To those who give it support and sustenance; to those who already belong to the church, we hope they will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church.

We are In the Midst of Great Lent.  How is Your Journey Going?

Now that we have reached the month of March, we find ourselves well into the midst of Great Lent and on a journey moving toward Holy Week.  At the end of this month, on Saturday, March 31st, we will find ourselves making the transition into Holy Week, with the Saturday of Lazarus.

How has each of our Lenten journeys been going?  Are we whole-heartedly into this Holy Season, immersed in fasting, increased prayer, participating in spiritual exercise/discipline (askesis), repentance, almsgiving, and being blissfully in our Lord’s midst and bosom?

Being the dynamic beings, that we are as humans, I’m sure each of our responses vary greatly!  For we are at times “hot,” “cold,” “lukewarm,” and everything in between the limits of the polar extremes.  To help each us focus on what our true aspirations and goals should be during Great Lent, I offer the wisdom of our Father among the Saints, St. John Chrysostom, the “Golden Mouth,” when he speaks to us about what the true nature of fasting is, as this practice is a very crucial and necessary component of our participation throughout Great Lent.

Here is what St. John has to say to us:
“Fasting is a medicine. But medicine, as beneficial as it is, becomes useless because of the inexperience of the user. He has to know the appropriate time that the medicine should be taken and the right amount of medicine and the condition of the body which is to take it, the weather conditions and the season of the year and the appropriate diet of the sick and many other things. If any of these things are overlooked, the medicine will do more harm than good. So, if one who is going to heal the body needs so much accuracy, when we care for the soul and are concerned about healing it from bad thoughts, it is necessary to examine and observe everything with every possible detail.

Fasting is the change of every part of our life, because the sacrifice of the fast is not the abstinence but the distancing from sins. Therefore, whoever limits the fast to the deprivation of food, he is the one who, in reality, abhors and ridicules the fast. Are you fasting? Show me your fast with your works. Which works? If you see someone who is poor, show him mercy. If you see an enemy, reconcile with him. If you see a friend who is becoming successful, do not be jealous of him! If you see a beautiful woman on the street, pass her by.

In other words, not only should the mouth fast, but the eyes and the legs and the arms and all the other parts of the body should fast as well. Let the hands fast, remaining clean from stealing and greediness. Let the legs fast, avoiding roads which lead to sinful sights. Let the eyes fast by not fixing themselves on beautiful faces and by not observing the beauty of others. You are not eating meat, are you? You should not eat debauchery with your eyes as well. Let your hearing also fast. The fast of hearing is not to accept bad talk against others and sly defamations.” ~St. John Chrysostom

So we see that this period of Great Lent is not about abiding by empty actions and rituals as means in and of themselves.  There are many deep, meaningful and purposeful things that are suppose to be happening during this blessed period of the year, a little more than 1/10 of it.  Fasting, for example, is a most useful tool to curb our passions and sinful desires and making room in our hearts for the Lord to dwell and abide.  It is meant to aid us in recognizing our hunger for what is truly and genuinely needed in our lives:  a relationship with God, to Whom belongs all glory, honor and worship.  He is our fulfillment in His Self-Emptying Love, His Mercy, Glory and in His Extreme Humility.  He fulfills our lives in that He has, in paraphrasing one of the hymns in the Divine Liturgy, “so humbled Himself by taking on flesh of the Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, with out change becoming man.  And was crucified and conquered death by His Death.”

I wish you all a beautiful completion of your Lenten Journey, filled with our Lord’s Ever-Abiding, Loving, Merciful, Glorious and Fulfilling Presence in your lives!

With Love in Christ,
+Fr. Alexander

Special Services

Salutations of the Theotokos
Friday, March 2, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Salutations of the Theotokos
Friday, March 9, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Salutations of the Theotokos
Friday, March 16, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Akathis Hymn
Friday, March 23, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Maui Service
Saturday March 24, 2018
Liturgy 10:30 am

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Saturday of Lazarus
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Bridegroom Service
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Bridegroom Service
Monday, April 2, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Bridegroom Service
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Holy Unction
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Mystical Supper Vesper
Liturgy of St. Basil
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Service 9:00 am

12 Gospels
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Royal Hours
Friday, April 6, 2018
Service 10:00 am

Vespers of Unnailing
Friday, April 6, 2018
Service 3:00m

Friday, April 6, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Christ’s Descent into Hades
Vesper Liturgy of St. Basil
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Service 9:00 am

Resurrection Vigil
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Service 11:00 pm

Holy Pascha Resurrection
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Service 12:00 am (Midnight)

Agape Vespers
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Service 11:00 am
Pascha Picnic 12:00 pm (Noon)

Life-Giving Fount of the Theotokos
Friday, April 13, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

St. George the Great Martyr
Monday, April 23, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday April 28, 2018
Liturgy 10:30 am

Pan-Orthodox Vesper - the Sunday of Orthodoxy 

Fr. Athanasius & parishioners of the Holy Theotokos of Iveron Russian Orthodox Church along with the Myrrh-Steaming Iveron Icon were with us to worship on the Sunday of Othodoxy!  How blessed we are!

Pictured below: Deacon MIchael Bressem, Fr. Alexander Leong & Retired Archpriest Anatole Lyovin.

KITV Report on Miracle Icon of the Theotokos
Part 1

Part 2

Epiphany 2018 - Ala Moana Beach Park

Philoptochos Supports Go Red 2018

Did you know Heart Disease and Stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year?  That is more than all cancers combined.  It is our opportunity to make a difference and bring awareness since 80% of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.  We can do this and join with the National Philoptochos Society to support the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women awareness campaign.
Friday, February 2nd is National Wear Red Day, AHA's designated day to promote Go Red for Women.  The National Philoptochos Society supported this program designated on Sunday, February 4th as Go Red Sunday!
To learn more about the statistics, research and program, please visit the site below:

Stewardship 2018

Click here to download the 2018 Stewardship form

Click here to volunteer to share your time & talents in 2018

Please Support Us Through AmazonSmile!

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2017 Making Stride - Philoptochos Fundraiser

As part of our outreach, our Philoptochos Society - Aloha Chapter Team is participating for Saturday's October 21, 2017 Hawaii's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk! 

Please join our team, walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on Saturday October 21st, and help us make it a special, fun day. If you can’t join us, consider making a donation and help our reach our fundraising goal.

Visit our team fundraising page, using the links below.

Please click here to donate to our team!

Mahalo for Your Support to the Greek Festival


Be the Bee - Informational Videos About Orthodoxy

Hawaii Delegation to FDF

FDF 2017 - FRIDAY - SENIOR - Sts. Constantine and Helen - Nisiotes from Your FDF on Vimeo.

FDF 2017 - SATURDAY - SENIOR - Sts. Constantine and Helen - Nisiotes from Your FDF on Vimeo.

FDF 2017 - SATURDAY DIVISION IV - Sts. Constantine and Helen - Nisiopeda from Your FDF on Vimeo.

FDF 2017 - FRIDAY CHORAL DIVISION II - Sts. Constantine and Helen - Wahine Aloha from Your FDF on Vimeo.

Diakonia - Giving Back to the Community

These are Diakonia pictures of the 2 Dance Groups Nisiotes the Islanders and Nisiopeda Little Island Children.

The Nisiopeda joined the adult choir from Saints Constantine Cathedral Greek Orthodox of the Pacific to sing and dance at The Plaza, a Senior Living Residence next door to the church.

The Nisiotes asked friends to come and help them clean up Oneula Beach in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

Philoptochos Rummage Sale Fundraiser

Mahalo for your support on a very successful fundraising event!

Extra Extra Read All About it…

Click on the following graphic to access monthly & weekly bulletins & calendars. 

To receive your bulletin electronically, simply send an e-mail to the Church Office, at: office@greekorthodoxhawaii.org with “Bulletin Electronic Subscription” in the subject line. 

Note: A limited number of bulletins will also be available in the narthex for our visitors and parishioners who want a printed copy. Due to postage increases Shorelines will no longer be mailed. 

Stewardship: We Are Family

Stewardship is our response to God’s grace and it moves us from grace to gratitude. Just as we love because God first loved us from 1 John 4:14, we give because God first gave to us.

Click here to go to the stewardship page

How to Schedule a Memorial Service

If you are interested in scheduling a Memorial Service for a loved one, please contact Father Alexander at the office so that he can schedule a date on the calendar.

Youth Ministry Guidelines

Please review the attached document to find out about the guidelines for children to qualify for funding from the parish to attend youth events.
If you have any questions please see Father Alexander or a member of the Parish Council.

Youth Ministry Guidelines

Orthodox Study Center:  Orthodoxy 101

Click here to jump Orthodoxy 101

Wedding in Hawaii?

Orthodox couples from around the world have chosen to be married at Saints Constantine & Helen, the ‘Cathedral in Paradise.’ It’s easier than you think! 
Begin your wedding plans by contacting our Priest early.  

Voice: (808) 521-7220
Email: (Click Here)  Rev. Fr. Alexander Leong, Dean
             (Or Copy)  fralexanderleong@yahoo.com

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