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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.


A Blessed and Happy New Ecclesiastical Year to All!
A Time to Renew our Faith & Commitment to our Lord!

 

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

On September 1st, we usher in the New Ecclesiastical Year in the Liturgical Cycle of our Orthodox Church Calendar.  We begin the cycle of the Immoveable Feasts and will approach and pass through the Moveable Feasts from early February thru the beginning of June (Triodion, Great Lent, Holy Week, Pascha, to one week after Pentecost– the Sunday of All Saints). The last month of the Ecclesiastical Year, August, was a very eventful one as we completed the outgoing Liturgical Year with the Feasts of the Holy Transfiguration, the Dormition of the Theotokos, the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, and held and concluded our 36th Annual Greek Festival.

I would like to acknowledge all the hard work all of you did in putting the Greek Festival together and for the immense amount of energy exerted in laboring for it.  I would like to thank especially Austin Vali for taking the lead in chairing the event and planning and organizing all the logistics involved in what it takes to run this huge, monstrous sized event.  Thank you to all our chairpersons, numerous volunteers, our Nisiotes and Nisiopeda Dancers and Dance Director Dianna Graves, our Aloha Choir and Choral Director Stelio Scordilis, and all the people who worked in front of the scenes and behind the scenes.  The camaraderie that takes place is an absolutely amazing dynamic I witness at our Festival, where we enthusiastically work together, fellowship and enjoy one another’s presence and good company (kalh parea).

The magnitude of this camaraderie is something I really miss after the Festival is all over.  I enjoy spending time with all of you and I marvel at the uniqueness you each hold in your personalities and talents!  I feel these special moments of camaraderie should happen throughout the year in our parish community and family.  I have experienced some of these special moments in some of the major and not so major events and Holy Days that take place during the year, such as:  our Thanksgiving Feast in the Social Hall, Fundraisers for our Dancers and Aloha Choir, Great Lenten Services, Saturday of Lazarus Retreat, Holy Week Services, the Paschal Picnic, the Dormition Paraklesis Services, and Week Day Feast Day Coffee Hours.

Beginning in this month of September, we have some new opportunities to build camaraderie and fellowship.  We have the following taking place:  Ohana Pizza Night on Saturday, September 9th.  We are starting our Prayer Group towards the end of September to lay our cares at the Lord’s Feet and to give Him due Glory.  On Sunday, September 17th, we will begin a 4-part Adult Religious 

Education Series on “Hot Potato Issues” led by Dr. Robert Arakaki with one part led by Peter Kay.  I plan on preparing an Adult Religious Education Series on the Divine Liturgy soon after.  We are also planning on implementing the Y2AM Youth Ministry Plan that Steven Christoforou (who introduced the wonderfully engaging “Be the Bee” series) developed.  I am currently working on a manual (borrowing from reliable sources) to help guide our families to live Orthodoxy in the home and daily life, knowing that the spiritual life and formation as Christians begins within our own personal living spaces.

Of course, good ideas are wonderful, but if not implemented are meaningless and fruitless!  As our late Metropolitan Anthony of blessed memory would say:  “You have an idea...Give it flesh!”  This was one of his great strengths which he exemplified in his life and as leader of our Diocese and Metropolis.  He would have a vision and would take that vision and make it a reality!  He left us with lasting legacies and left huge “footprints.”  He created the Folk Dance Festival Ministry (FDF) to bring the youth together in masses.  He made St. Nicholas Ranch a reality as a center for spiritual growth and development, and as a setting for retreats and Summer Camp.  He built the Monastery of the Life-giving Spring so that monasticism would flourish.

The New Ecclesiastical Year is a time that is an opportunity for us all to renew our faith and commitment to the Lord.  Given the fact that God has gifted each one of you with your uniqueness along with special talents, use them by investing them for His Glory.  Within our Saints Constantine and Helen Cathedral there are countless opportunities to use your God-given treasures.  Our choir, for example, could be better supported by an addition of more voices, especially more Altos, Tenors and Sopranos.  Rather than the very few people committing any given ministry, let us all be a part of the various ministries.  Let us be true to what we articulate in our services,  “let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.”

With Love in Christ,

+Fr. Alexander


Special Services in September & October

Great Vespers
Thurday September 7, 2017
6:30pm 

Nativity of the Theotokos
Friday September 8, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers
Wednesday September 13, 2017
6:30pm

Elevation of the Holy Cross
Thursday September 14, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday September 23, 2017
Liturgy 10:30am 

St. John the Evangelist
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Demetrios
Thursday October 26, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday October 28, 2017
Liturgy 10:00am 


Mahalo for Your Support to the Greek Festival

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Be the Bee - Informational Videos About Orthodoxy


Help Send Sharon & Angeliki to Ionian Village

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Sharon Higashi & Angeliki Scordilis, are high school seniors and active members of our church, Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthdodox Cathedral of the Pacific.  

They grew up together as best friends and were very excited last month, when they received the wonderful news that they were granted scholarships to attend Ionian Village, a 20-day spiritual and cultural based summer camp in Greece.  They will join 200 youth from all around the country and be fully immersed in their culture and faith.  Visiting archeological sites, learning the Greek language, and especially the opportunity to visit monasteries and venerate the saints in person are some incredible things they look forward to experiencing.

Though they are blessed beyond measure to have this incredible opportunity, there are numerous expenses that the scholarships do not fully cover.  We still need to raise funds for their round-trip airfare from Honolulu to JFK, onto  Athens, Greece, as well as I.V. camp fees.  Hopefully, any extra funds could be used as spending money on the trip and donations to the different monasteries they visit.

These young women are fundraising personally and selling cookies, pretzel sticks, and marshmallow cereal bars (along with anything else they can think of), to make this once-in-a-lifetime trip happen.  

As their moms, Anita and I are also trying to help them achieve their goals.  We're creating this page to crowd-source and reach out to our family, friends, and anyone else able to donate to these amazing young women.  We are grateful for the largest to the smallest donations and believe no donation is too small.  Even $1 is greatly appreciated!

Here is a link to Ionian Village's website:
https://www.ionianvillage.org/home

Much mahalo, Efharisto, and God Bless.


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.

Epiphany 2017


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

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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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