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


 

Sundays Services Schedule:

  • 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.


Have A Wonderful Summer!


 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” ~Ecclesiastes 3:1

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

I greet all of you one last time this year, in the rapidly approaching closure of the Paschal Season, with the joyous proclamation of  faith:  “Christ is risen!  Truly He is risen!”

I love the above verse from the Old Testament! It puts a lot of things into perspective.

Entering into the Summer months, we are reminded that everything and all of us are going through a perpetual movement through the cycles of seasons, well at least everywhere else except here in Hawaii where we experience pretty much an eternal Summer!  In the “circle of our lives” we are, like the seasons, also in constant movement, in some instances gradual, others immediate and everything in between.  Within the dynamics of the seasons and in the time of our existence upon this earth, we have the opportunity to discover, realize and understand our ultimate purpose. This purpose requires a relationship with God that is synergistic, meaning that we work with God and one another.  We cannot work on our own, nor can we let God do all the work.

As the earth rotates, we move in and out of the seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter and go through the seasonal cycles time after time until the end of time.  Within our lives, in contrast, we are born, we grow up, mature, end our earthly existence and move into the eternal realm outside of time.  Our existence does not repeat itself.

With all this being said, I contemplate on all the events that have taken place and all that takes place and will take place in the life of our Saints Constantine and Helen Cathedral here in Honolulu, Hawaii. I think about all the joys, the sorrows, the milestones, the challenges, the victories, the losses, etc.

At this time, I would like to congratulate all of our recent graduates, wishing all of them success in their future and all endeavors they take on.  First of all, congratulations to our college graduates, Alexandra Helene and Gabrielle Thompson who have worked so hard in earning their degrees!  To our 4 High School Graduates:  Elijah Jan Banasihan, Alastair Luke Hwu, Peter Leong and David Melzack, I wish them the very best as they move into adulthood and begin to build and establish their lives.

May God grant rest  and everlasting life to our members who have “fallen asleep” in the hope of the Resurrection, especially to our beloved Thalia Tuohy and Ludmyla Solyar who are deeply missed.

We bid farewell with much “Aloha” to all our members who have been with us temporarily and for being each special in his or her own way, namely:  Scott, Katy, Luke, Alexander and Rosie Pasieta, along with Jacob Sotiriadis, his friend Emily and his children Alexander and Dominick.

I wish all of you a beautiful Summer! 

In closing, I offer you words of wisdom from St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, a Modern Day Saint who reposed in the year 1966, on what it means to make the best and optimal use of our time in “synergy” with God.  He says:  "Now the Church consists of both her earthly and heavenly parts, for the Son of God came to earth and became man that He might lead man into heaven and make him once again a citizen of Paradise, returning to him his original state of sinlessness and wholeness and uniting him unto Himself.  This is accomplished by the action of Divine grace grated through the Church, but man’s effort is also required. God saves His fallen creature by His own love for him, but man’s love for his Creator is also necessary; without it he cannot by saved. Striving towards God and cleaving unto the Lord by its humble love, the human soul obtains power to cleanse itself from sin and to strengthen itself for the struggle to complete victory over sin."

With Love in Christ,

+Fr. Alexander


Special Services

Elijah the Prophet
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers 
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Service 5:30 pm

Paraklesis
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

Great Vespers 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

Dormition of the Theotokos
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Liturgy 10:30 am

Beheading of John the Baptist
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers 
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Service 5:30 pm


Greek Night Benefit - Aloha Choir

You are invited to Come Be Greek for the Night with delicious Greek Food, Greek Music, Greek Dancing!
 
And your participation and ticket purchase will help the Aloha Youth Choir return to Anaheim California next February and defend our Sweepstakes win!
 
Please help us spread the good news with your friends and family and come enjoy the fun.  OPA!
  • Greek Night 2019 event will be Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Starting time will be 6:30pm (doors will open for ticket holders)
  • Event tickets can be purchased from any AYC ohana members at church or online at:  
  • General Admission Tickets are $30 for Adults (13+) and $15 for Youth (3-12 y/o)
  • Early Bird Ticket discount sales--$5 off each ticket--until the end of July 2019, so get your tickets early
  • Admission tickets include a delicious dinner plate (vegetarian option available), a mini-concert from the Award Winning Aloha Youth Choir, Greek music,  and Greek dancing. Greek Dancing lessons also available.
  • Limited number of ticket will be sold due to venue capacity
  • Drinks and Sweets will be available for purchase at the event (cash only)
 
You can find us online with our facebook link to our Greek Night 2019 Event:  GREEK NIGHT - an ALOHA YOUTH CHOIR Fundraising Event on August 31, 2019

 Enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

The Enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will take place on Saturday June 22 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York. His Eminence Metropolitan Avgoustinos of Germany will represent His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Axios!

About the Enthronement (Click Here)

Why is an Archbishop Enthroned? (Click Here)

 

On Saturday, June 22 at 11 am ET which is 5 am HST, the Enthronement service will be broadcast live at the following locations:



Beloved in the Lord,
 
May the grace and peace of Jesus Christ be with you!
 
Please see the details below regarding a very informative Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Ukraine Autocephaly. This online meeting is sponsored by the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle in support of our Mother Church in Constantinople and its position on this matter.
 
I encourage you to participate in this gathering with faithful from across the Archdiocese. This is a free event which is being held via teleconference. You may also submit questions in advance of the Virtual Town Hall by following the directions below.
 
Praying for the Lord's blessings of wisdom, grace and strength for all of us and the Orthodox Church, I remain,
 
With Love in Christ,
+Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

AN ISSUE SO CRITICAL

For more than a century, the question of autocephaly (self-governance) has divided the sacred unity of Orthodox Christianity in the Ukraine.

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has taken the pastoral initiative to heal these divisions and grant independence to the Church in Ukraine. The situation is complex and, for English-speakers, made even more so by an onslaught of misinformation circulated through social media. Please join us for an in-depth discussion with experts who can explain the most important issue confronting the Orthodox Church today.


FDF 2019 Aloha Youth Choir

FDF 2019 - FRIDAY - Choral Competition Division I - Aloha Youth Choir - Sts. Constantine & Helen - Honolulu from Your FDF on Vimeo.


FDF 2019 Nisiopeda Dance Group

FDF 2019 - SATURDAY - Advanced Junior - Nisiopeda - Sts. Constantine & Helen - Honolulu from Your FDF on Vimeo.


Glendi Dance Group Benefit

Mahalo for your support and donations during the Glendi event! 


Epiphany Celebrations at Ala Moana Park: Sunday, January 6, 2019


Diakonia 2019


 
The Nisiopeda dance group from Sts. Constantine & Helen parish (Honolulu, Hawaii) completed a service project for our local Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Honolulu.  Our six all-female dance group, along with dance group families, Director, and Co-Directors, gathered on January 4, 2019 to bake cookies and brownies for local families staying at two Ronald McDonald houses in Honolulu, HI.
  
 
The Nisiopeda made baked goodies, wrote heart-felt notes, and packed them for ten families staying at RMH's in Honolulu.  The RMH hosts families from other Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific, and Continental US whose child is receiving care and/or treatment from hospitals located on O'ahu.  
 
 
More information from their website,
For over three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Hawaii has offered a loving home-away-from-home to families needing to be near their seriously ill or injured children while they're being treated at Honolulu area hospitals.
 
 
Additionally, the Nisiopeda hand-delivered the baked gifts to the RMH on January 5, 2019 where they were able to tour the house and get a first-hand sense of the blessings provided there. It was a special visit all around indeed!  The dance group felt the love that created the home and look forward to future Diakonia opportunities at RMH Hawaii.

Nisiotes Dance Group Outreach

The Greek  Kailua Dancers performed at Poahi Nani Care Center as an outreach to the community.
Barry's mom pictured is 101 yeas old.
 


Congratulations Nisiotes Dancers - College Graduation

Congratulations to recent graduates Christiana Oshiro and Constantine Papazacharioudakis! 


2018 Making Stride - Philoptochos Fundraiser

Mahalo for participating with our Philoptochos Society - Aloha Chapter Team Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk! 

You can still participate by 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 Supporting the
37th Annual Greek Festival Hawaii 2018 

 


Philoptochos Holiday Food & Bake Sale!

  • Planning a Holiday party and too busy to cook?
  • Why not order delicious Greek food & pastries!
  • Supplies are limited so click on the form below and order today!

Order your holiday food & baked goods today!

Please see click here for our order form.

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 

Click here to download the 2019 Stewardship form

Click here to volunteer to share your time & talents in 2019


Please Support Us Through AmazonSmile!

When you shop , Amazon will make a donation to Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchase to the charities selected by customers

Please click this logo to go to the site.


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.


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.’
Begin your wedding plans by contacting our Priest.  Demand is high so we ask that you contact us early to plan your special day.

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


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