Welcome to the Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific Website


 

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.


Nativity of Our Lord

  • Service: Sunday December 25, 2016
  • Orthros/Liturgy 8:30/9:30am

“Christ is born! Glorify Him!”

“How was He, who cannot be contained in any way, be contained in the womb? How can He, who is in the bosom of the Father, be held in the arms of the Mother? Certainly, this transpired just as He knew it, as He willed it, as He condescended. For being without flesh, He willingly became incarnate, and became Being itself, He became for us that which He was not, and was not inseparate from His nature. He shared in of what we were composed. Christ was born with dual natures wanting to fulfill the heavenly world.” ~Hymn from the Kathismata of Nativity Orthros

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

The Mystery and Glory of our Lord’s Wondrous Birth and Incarnation is commemorated and celebrated in this month of December. In the days leading up to Christmas, we Orthodox Christians follow or rather should be following a 40-day Fast in anticipation of this Glorious Feast. Unlike the Great Lenten Fast which is penitential in character, the Fast leading us to the Nativity is anticipatory and much less strict in character. Outside of the typical Wednesday and Friday Fast, which is usually always strict with the exception of Feast of the Theotokos’ Entry into the Temple, even if it falls on a Wednesday or Friday, all the other days of the week allow for fish and wine up to December 12th.

But why fast during this Advent Season, while it seems the rest of the world is partying? St. Gregory the Theologian gives us a most clear answer to this question: “This is what we are celebrating today: the Coming of God to man, that we might go forth, or rather that we might go back to God, that putting off the old man we might put on the new; and that we have died in Adam, so we might live in Christ. Therefore, let us keep the feast, not after the manner of a pagan festival, but in a godly way. And how shall this be? Let us not decorate our porches, nor attend dances, nor adorn the streets…these are the ways that lead to evil and are the entrances of sin. Let us leave all these things to the pagans. But let us, who are worshipers of the true God, if we must in some way have luxury, let us seek it in God’s Word and the Law and the Scriptures.”

St. Gregory is not telling us not to put up our Christmas trees and decorations and so forth. We should do these things, because in doing these things as Orthodox Christians we are remembering the Glory of His Holy Birth and should be! The problem comes when we focus on and overemphasize the secular aspects of the season, such as getting carried away with buying and giving gifts and overindulging at parties with food and drink and overspending without any correlation with or thought of the Birth of Christ. This is a major “disconnect” with what the Feast is all about! In fasting, we seek to see the Nativity for what it truly is, which is the ultimate expression of God’s Immeasurable Love for us which is so far beyond what we humans can possibly grasp!

How could we not but glorify God for stooping so low, in His Love for humankind, by taking on our human flesh (Incarnation)? This love God has for us should never become old or “commonplace” in our lives. Focus on God’s Glory and Love, always! As we go through life’s journeys, let us never cease to forget God’s Glory and His Boundless Love for us! I wish all of you True and Everlasting Joy, not fleeting happiness, in celebrating our Lord’s Holy Birth.

With Love in Christ,

+Fr. Alexander


Special Services

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

December 6, 2016
Orthros 8:30 am
Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Spyridon the Wonderworker

December 12, 2016
Orthros 8:30 am
Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Eleftherios the Priest Martyr

December 15, 2016
Orthros 8:30 am
Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Stephen the First Martyr

December 15, 2016
Orthros 8:30 am
Liturgy 9:30 am


 Greek Dance Workshop

Featuring Bessie Grosso, Greek Dance Instructor from Chicago
Learn the Dances from Messini.

  • Date:Tuesday January 3, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm-9 pm
  • Cost: $10/hour
  • Location: Chirgotis Social Hall  930 Lunalilo Honolulu, Hi 96822

Please see Dianna Graves or a Dance Group member for ticket information


Save the Date Ephiphany 2017

  • Date: January 8, 2017
  • Location: To Be Determined
  • Time: To Be Determine

Stay Tuned for More Information


There is Nothing Like a Glendi!!

What is a Glendi? A Hawaiian Glendi is an outreach and in-reach to the community. It is a social gathering of family and friends. This Glendi is a fundraiser for the dancers going to FDF. Along with food, drinks, and entertainment, we will have Greek dance lessons and practice them throughout the night. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

  • Date:Saturday January 28, 2017
  • Time: 6 PM- 9:30 PM
  • Location Chirgotis Social Hall - 930 Lunalilo St, Honolulu, HI 96822

 Please see Dianna Graves or a Dance Group member for ticket information


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!


Parish Christmas Card                                                                                                           

If you would like to be included in the Parish Christmas card, please print the attached form and return it to the office no later than December 5, 2016.                          


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.


50th Year Anniversary Video


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


Services Schedule

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

FeastDays: Divine Liturgy: 9:00 AM (as announced on Calendar)

For information please contact the Church office at (808) 521-7220 between the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

 

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