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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.


Being Good Stewards of our World, our Church and Each Other 

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

The last few months have been a true “wake up” call for all of us who inhabit the earth. Many tears have been shed and their has been an immense and incredible amount of suffering, as recovery from everything is long, slow and painful! Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria left unimaginable devastation in their paths specifically in Texas, Florida, the Southern States and Caribbean Islands. The magnitude 8.0 earthquake in Mexico and continuous aftershocks brought destruction to that country’s southern-most part. On top of all that, the peace of the world is at stake with the growing disunity and tension between Nations.

We cannot put the blame on God, Who entrusted us to be stewards of the earth, each other and all He has given us. For God has and is and always will love us! He is a God of Immeasurable Love and Mercy, unfailingly! What we collectively have done as human beings is disrupt the natural balance of the earth through our focus on being “consumers” rather than “stewards” of it. It is our selfishness and self-centeredness and lack of love and care that we find ourselves in the situation we are in. Besides, we collectively as the world, are relying less and less on God and are constantly turning away from Him.

We read in the Gospel of Luke 21:25-26: “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring, men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”

“Lord have mercy!” What have we done?! We have fallen into consuming the resources of the earth, especially through our dependence on fossil fuels and oil. We rely on them to get us from point “a” to point “b,” through the use of our vehicles for transportation. Our phones, gaming devices and gadgets are replaceable items that are changed every few years or even sooner! And guess where the materials of these items come from? Oil, of course! The main ingredients of our addictive possessions come from plastics, which are products of oil. Indeed, we find ourselves in a physical and spiritual crisis! The good news is that we can make efforts to reverse the course of the out-of-control spiral of events and actions which are taking place. Simple solutions, but not necessarily easy to carry out, because we have come to a point that we cannot let go of our reliance on what we are consuming the earth with and our constant quest to acquire the latest and the greatest technology!

Our world does not have the choice but to take drastic measures to reverse the damage already done. We have to make the move to become, once again, stewards of the earth rather than consumers of it. In the physical, tangible world, we have been steadily depleting the ozone, our protective barrier in the atmosphere. Our water is becoming more and more acidic rather than alkaline, making our water less and less safe to drink and less inhabitable for the creatures that live in it and for us who rely on it to sustain life. In our spiritual lives we are turning away from our reliance in God, and replacing the need for His Presence with satisfying our physical needs and pleasures in excess of what is necessary. To become stewards and caretakers of the earth and one another we need to make a 180 degree shift, physically and spiritually, making the movement towards being conscientious, caring, more selfless and ever more aware of the need for God’s Presence in our lives.

I found a beautiful quote about our responsibility and stewardship of the world and one another: "Love all God's creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light! Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything you will perceive the divine mystery in things. And once you have perceived it you will begin to comprehend it ceaselessly, more and more every day. And you will at last come to love the whole world with an abiding universal love. Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and untroubled joy. Do not therefore, trouble it, do not torture them, do not deprive them of their joy, do not go against God's intent . ”

~Starets Zosima in the novel The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Just as a pebble is cast into the water and produces “ripples,” let us each make a concerted effort, in our own special little way, to take care of one another, protect the environment and earth, and “commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.”

With Love in Christ,

+Fr. Alexander


Special Services in September & October

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 

Ss. Cosmas & Damian the Unmercenaries
Wednesday November 1, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

Synaxis of the Holy Archangles
Wednesday November 8, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Nektarios of Aegina
Thursday November 9, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

Entrance of the Holy Theotokos
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday November 25, 2017
Orthros 9:30 am Liturgy 10:30 am

St. Andrew The Apostle
Thursday November 30, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am


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Making Stride - Philoptochos Fundraiser

As part of our outreach, our Philoptochos Society - Aloha Chapter Team is participating for Saturday's October 21, 2017 Hawaii's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk! 

Please join our team, walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on Saturday October 21st, and help us make it a special, fun day. If you can’t join us, consider 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!


Philoptochos Rummage Sale Fundraiser

  • Date:  Saturday October 28 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Location:  Chirgotis Hall, 930 Lunalilo St, Honolulu, HI 96822
  • Great Deals on Gently Used Rummage Sale Items
  • Assorted Food & Baked Goods
  • Proceeds to Benefit Philoptochos Charities
  • Free Parking at church parking lot off of Victoria Street 

Mahalo for Your Support to the Greek Festival

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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.

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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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