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 2019!

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

Happy New Year to All!

When we ring in the New Year, each year, many of us make resolutions in starting the incoming year fresh with resolve to improve our lives.  To keep them, throughout the year can be challenging.  I found a list of really achievable spiritual resolutions we as Orthodox Christians can apply to our lives.  Please see the following, from Fr. Stephen Lourie, an Orthodox Priest from the Orthodox Church of America (O.C.A.)-Enjoy!:

1) Arrive for Church Services on time!  We take for granted the Divine Liturgy at the best of times. Often we believe that as long as we are there for the Gospel, Sermon and Communion we have had “a good enough dose of God for the week.”   Partaking of the Matins or Orthros service and the full Divine Liturgy will prepare you fully for stepping up to the precious and life giving Chalice of Christ. This will in turn fortify your spiritual journey into the world for the coming week. Our responsibility to Our Lord is to respect the schedule laid out for us, at least once a week.

2) Ask for forgiveness from our family, friends and Christian brothers and sisters in our parish. Forgiveness is a difficult virtue to put into practice and even more difficult to use regularly. Let us therefore use the virtue of forgiveness as a basis for our continued commitment to theosis and by regarding our earthly relationships with one another as truly important. Let us practice forgiveness, as it is the first step in preparing for Holy Confession and Holy Communion each and every Sunday.

3) Learn about praying and prayers. We tend to use the prayers we were taught as children. There are many prayers available for parishioners to use: check the prayer book and ask your Priest, he can assist by providing prayers that pertain to your specific situation(s). Pray often, more than once a day. If you do not have a prayer corner set up in your home, ask your Parish Priest to assist you in setting one up.

4) Become a steward in your parish and community. Become an active, involved, caring Orthodox Christian. Donate to your Parish, become, if not already, involved in keeping our environment clean (God placed us on this earth to care for His creations!!!), donate to food banks, school lunch programs, etc.  Create an organized community outreach for the less fortunate residents of your area. As stewards of humanity, it is incumbent upon us, as Orthodox Christians to lead by example.

5) Attend more than one (1) Church Service per Month. Don’t be a “C ” &”E “(Christmas & Easter) Parishioner.  Place prayer, worship and Church Services on your list of priorities, above all other recreational activities. The benefit of a fulfilling spiritual life will lead you to many rewards in the future.

6) Put your God-given Talents to use. We all have hidden talents, or talents not used to their full potential. Recognize them, ask for guidance from Our Lord and put them to use for the benefit of God’s Holy Church.

7) Invite your children, grandchildren, siblings and friends to Church Services. Become a host to your own family. Guide them and explain to them that the One Holy Universal and Apostolic Church is the One True Church. Explain that Orthodoxy offers all to its faithful. Bring one guest to Church per year at least and allow God to do His work.

8) Contact your family members that have stepped away from your family; or if you have stepped away, call your family. Practice patience, understanding and forgiveness. We are on this earth but once. We have one opportunity to practice forgiveness and ask for it as well. It is never wrong to come back home, even after a lengthy absence. We should never be embarrassed to admit our faults to our families and our desire to renew our relationships. We must remember, we are not perfect, we all have faults and we never know when we may be called by God to return home.

9) Experience the life of the Church and her many gifts to heal you. Attend Church services; come to Confession and Communion on a regular basis. We were born unto this earth dependent upon our Lord. Use Confession to unburden your sins and Communion to heal you. Rely on your Parish Priest to be your Father Confessor and Spiritual Guide.

10) Recognize that we are tested by Our Lord and tempted by the devil himself, daily. We are put to the test daily, as in school, so in life. Pray frequently, ask for guidance, see beyond the test, look for the good only in all situations. Avoid temptations that are “too good to be true.” Recognize that we are accountable for all of our thoughts, actions and deeds.

With Love in Christ,
+Fr. Alexander


Special Services

St. Anthony the Great
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Gregory the Theologian
Friday, January 25, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Liturgy 10:30 am

Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Presentation of our Lord in the Temple
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Liturgy 10:30 am


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

First time ever, nationwide call-in

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.

DOWNLOAD A FLYER ON THIS EVENT

  • Virtual Town Hall Meeting
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019   
  • @ 8:00am-10:00am Hawaii Standard Time

Toll-Free 
1-888-902-6588

Passcode
7993514

Ask your questions to the panel - click here


Glendi Dance Group Benefit


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.’ 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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