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.


The Fall Season Arrives in Hawaii

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,,

Wow, it has really been a hot Summer! From May to September, we experienced temperatures, a vast majority of days each month, soaring over 90 degrees, not to mention the added high humidity levels. Even though it is now Fall, the temperatures have continued to remain pretty high. I don’t know about all of you, but it has been rough enduring the discomforts of the weather for longer than I can remember, this year! Hopefully, we will get some relief soon, as we approach the Winter solstice!

It is wonderful to see that many of our Ministries have started up, again, especially our Philoptochos, Sunday School, Greek School, Dance Groups, Aloha Choir and Strategic Planning who took a break over the Summer months. Our adult choir has been working very hard, non-stop, bringing us continuous inspiration in our worship along with our tireless chanters and readers who also faithfully serve and help lead us in worship throughout the entire year. Our Men’s Book Club has brought some wonderful fellowship and sharing as we read several books which were entertaining, inspirational and offered interesting insights and perspectives.

I am very joyful that we have started our Young Adult Fellowship, which began in September, and meets every Monday evening. The Young Adults who have attended, so far, bring about a “breath of fresh air” as I continually witness their youthful energy, enthusiasm and genuineness, as I listen to what they have to say and share, and as I attempt to answer questions they have for me. I know many of our young adults live very busy lives and have to fulfill very demanding schedules. I pray more of them will have opportunities to join, attend and participate in our gatherings.

I look forward to an opportunity to share, this Fall, a wonderful Adult Religious Education Series from the Archdiocese, namely “A Journey to Fullness: An Introduction to the Fullness of the Original Christian Faith” by Fr. Barnabas Powell. I plan to have our gatherings on Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. I will announce in our upcoming Weekly Bulletins when we will begin and what dates we will meet. The goal, here, is for us to have participatory discussions which lead each participant in a journey towards fulfillment in his/ her personal life in Christ, a step closer and closer, each day, to experience, genuinely, an intimate and intentional communal relationship with Him. As Christians, we are pilgrims journeying through this world, temporarily, on our way toward our True Homeland, which is the Kingdom of Heaven.

My desire is for each one of you in our Cathedral here in Hawaii to have a continually deepening relationship with Lord which is meaningful and fulfilling. It is not enough to be called “Christian” in name alone, but to give our Christianity flesh by walking daily in our lives with the Light of Christ, through the Grace of the Holy Spirit shining in them. Without His Presence, our lives are empty and we will always be seeking for that something that will bring meaning in our lives. Being created in God’s Image and Likeness, there is an instinctive and natural longing for Him. When we deny or leave out His Presence and seek any other means for fulfillment, joy and happiness, we will, without a shadow of a doubt, be left with a void and an emptiness that cannot ever be filled. I have a few quotes from a few Saints to back up what I just said. Here is what they have to say, with much greater authority than I am able to speak:

“The aim of all those who live in God is to please our Lord Jesus Christ and become reconciled with God the Father through receiving the Holy Spirit, thus securing their salvation, for in this consists the salvation of every soul. If this aim and this activity is lacking, all other labor is useless and all other striving is in vain. Every path of life which does not lead to this is without profit.” + St. Simeon the New Theologian

“Think nothing and do nothing without a purpose directed to God. For to journey without direction is wasted effort.” + St. Mark the Ascetic

These actions are left up to each of us, to choose and respond to, as we please, in our own free will. 

 With Love in Christ,

+Fr. Alexander


Special Services

Great Vespers 
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Service 5:30 pm

Great Vespers 
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Service 5:30 pm

St Luke the Evangelist
Friday, October 18, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers 
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Service 5:30 pm

St James the Apostle
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Orthros 9:30 am/Liturgy 10:30 am

Ss Cosmas & Damian the Unmercenaries
Friday, November 1, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers 
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Service 5:30 pm

Synaxis of the Holy Archangels
Friday, November 8, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Nektarios of Aegina
Saturday, November 8, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

St. John Chrysostom
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers 
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Service 5:30 pm

Entrance of the Theotokos
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Orthros 9:30 am/Liturgy 10:30 am

St. Katherine the Great
Monday, November 25, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Andrew the Apostle
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am




Greek Night Benefit - Aloha Choir

Mahalo for your support at the recent Greek Night Benefit.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

The Enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America took place on Saturday June 22, 2019  at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York. His Eminence Metropolitan Avgoustinos of Germany represented His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Axios!

About the Enthronement (Click Here)

Why is an Archbishop Enthroned? (Click Here)



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!


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


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

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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


Our Faith

Liturgy
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