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.


Happy New Year!

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2020 is here! We enter into a new era and decade in this 21st Century. With the passage of time we have so many dynamics that come into play. There are plenty of expected and anticipated events that are given in the calendar year: all the Seasons, Holidays, new beginnings, achievements, conclusions, milestones, etc. There are also all the unknowns that are interwoven in every year in each of our lives, such as illnesses, losses, weather events, natural disasters and many surprises -good and bad -- that come our way. There are so many challenges to face within a year.

No matter what is in store for us this coming year, let us hold on to our hope in the Lord and be grateful to Him in everything that comes our way, dealing with everything with faith in God and doing everything in our will and might to give glory to Him.

St. John Chrysostom gives us excellent advice to help us deal and cope throughout the time given to us in living out our lives. He says the following:

“Whether you eat, whether you drink, whether you do some other thing, do all for the glory of God” [1 Cor. 10:31]. If we pray, if we fast, if we accuse, if we pardon, if we praise, if we censure, if we enter, if we exit, if we sell, if we buy, if we are silent, if we converse, if we do any thing else whatsoever, let us do all for the glory of God, and if something be not for the glory of God, neither let it be done, nor be spoken by us; but in place of a great staff, in place of arms and safeguard, in place of unspeakable treasures, wherever we might be, let us carry around this word with us, having inscribed it upon our understanding, so that doing and speaking and trafficking all things for the glory of God, we shall obtain the glory that is from him both in this world and after the journey here [i.e. after this life]. “For those that glorified me”, he says, “I will glorify” [1 Sam 2:30; (1 Reg. 2.30 LXX)]. Not therefore with words, but also through deeds let us glorify him continually with Christ our God, because all glory befits him, honor and worship, now and always unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Our goal, ideally, is to foster and develop a culture of gratitude in our lives. Gratitude brings a very deep feeling of happiness in our lives, a sense of satisfaction and brightness in our hearts that cannot be easily taken away from us. But, on the other hand, being happy does not necessarily mean that we will have gratitude. For when we are happy and everything goes our way, we forget that we need the Presence of God in our lives. Self sufficiency is not a trait that characterizes a Christian.

When we have gratitude towards God, we will have the tendency not to ever forget Him. When we show gratitude to one another, we brighten up each others’ day and encourage each other that we each have a purpose in life and that we are valued. When we extend the joy of gratitude to others, we share in the joy that God provides us, something that leaves us feeling fulfilled. When we do not possess gratitude, we have a tendency to grumble, complain and be judgmental toward one another. Without gratitude, there is no appreciation of one another and the blessings that surround us daily.

So what are you grateful for? Are you grateful to God for His Love, Mercy and Glory for having given us the gift of salvation? Are you grateful for what God has provided for you, like food on the table, good health, every breath you take, family, friends, etc.? Contemplate what those things are for you that you have gratitude for. Do they bring you a sense of joy and satisfaction?

We have many exciting events coming up in our parish community in 2020. Early on, we have our Epiphany Celebrations. Our newly consecrated Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will be with us for an historic visit. Did you know that it has been a little over 29 years since Archbishop Iakovos, of blessed memory, came for our Cathedral’s Consecration? That’s the last time an Archbishop has come to Hawaii! This is huge! Our Dancers and Youth Choir are getting ready for excellent performances at FDF. Great Lent and Pascha are coming up soon, and all the other Festal Celebrations throughout the year.

I want you all to know that I am grateful to all of you for being uniquely who you are! I wish all of you God’s Grace and Help in all your life’s challenges throughout this coming 2020 year. Be thankful to God in all your life’s dynamics and challenges. For through our struggles we come to realize that God is an integral and crucial part of our lives.

With Love in Christ,

+Fr. Alexander


Special Services

St. Gregory the Theologian
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Three Holy Hierarchs
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers 
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Service 5:30 pm

Great Vespers 
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Service 5:30 pm

St. Haralambos
Monday, February 10, 2020
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Service 5:30 pm

Maui Service - Saturday of the Souls
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Orthros 9:30 am/Liturgy 10:30 am

Saturday of the Souls
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am


Epiphany - Ala Moana Beach Park

 



 


Upcoming Events

Pastoral Visit of Archbishop Elpidophoros of AmericaSaturday, January 18 thru Thursday, January 23. There will be a luncheon reception after liturgy on Sunday, January 19. Confirmation of reservations were emailed; if you did not receive confirmation, please contact the office. Limited seating. Through anonymous donors within our church and Philoptochos, those who need assistance with attending the luncheon can request anonymously by way of lockbox in the social hall or by contacting the Philoptochos, Parish Council of Fr. Alex directly by January 12.
 
FDF Fundraiser Glendi for Dance GroupsSaturday, January 25, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Dinner and Entertainment in Church Hall. For tickets, contact Dianna Graves or any dancer.
 
2020 Church DirectoryWe will soon be going to print. If you have any changes you would like made since you submitted your Directory form, please contact Debby at the church office, or reach out to Susan from the Parish Council via text, (808) 295-3476 or email to susanshaindlin@hotmail.com . For our new people and families who want to be included, please find the directory forms in the Narthex, fill them out and leave them in the Narthex with the Parish Council member .

 



Diakonia Community Project

It was an overcast day in  usually sunny Hawaii. But Aloha Youth Choir, Nisiotopoula and Nisiotes Dance Groups set out for a Beach Clean-up at Kualoa Regional Park on Windward Oahu.
Just as we finished our Diakonia, a passing rain shower came and gave us a Hawaiian Blessing. 

 


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 2020 Stewardship form

Click here to volunteer to share your time & talents in 2020


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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


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