Orthodoxy In Hawaii
The presence of Orthodoxy in Hawaii dates back to the 1700’s when the first Russian envoys that stopped here on the way to or from colonies in the United States. By 1815, the first Orthodox church was erected on the island of Kaua’i.
During the early 20th century, a small enclave of Greeks and Russians living in Honolulu prompted passing Orthodox clergy to stop and celebrate Liturgies and other services for the growing number of Faithful. By the 1960’s, weekly lay services were being held, along with periodic Services by visiting clergy from Japan, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Agrippina the Martyr of Rome; Holy Martyrs Aristocleus the Priest, Demetrius the Deacon and Athanasius the Reader; The Holy New Archpriest Martyrs Gerasimus of Crete, Neophytos of Knossos, Joachim of Cherronisos, Hierotheos of Lampi, Zachariah of Sitia, Joachim of Petra, Gerasimos of Rethymno, Kallinikos of Kydonia, Melchizedek of Kissamos, Kallinikos of Diopolos, and those Martyred with Them (1821-1822); Mark, Bishop of Ephesus; Etheldreda the Queen