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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.


Our 2018 Journey towards Great Lent Begins!

“The gateway to divine repentance has been opened: let us enter eagerly, purified in our bodies and observing abstinence from food and passions, as obedient servants of Christ who has called the world into the heavenly Kingdom. Let us offer to the King of all a tenth part of the whole year, that we may look with love upon His Resurrection.”

~Sessional Hymn, Orthros, Cheesefare Monday

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

We now come to enter into a very special time in the year, which takes up a little more than 1/10 of it, namely Great Lent. This great period and season begins on Monday, February 19th, this year.  Preceding Great Lent, we open up a Liturgical Book called the “Triodion,” which is made up of a preparatory period of 4 Sundays that lead us into It.  Then the Triodion takes us through 5 Sundays of Great Lent and we end with Great and Holy Week, particularly on Holy Saturday, with the end of the late night Vigil.  The purpose of this period is to bring us to the realization of what is the most important element in our life, which is a relationship with our God and Creator and to partake of the true joy which is found in His Heavenly Kingdom and no where else.

We are, as human beings, often involved in the endless pursuit to find happiness and to avoid pain and suffering.  The Holy Fathers remind us that “happiness is fleeting, but joy is everlasting.”  Both happiness and joy seem, at first, to be one and part of the same thing.  However, when we examine the wisdom of the Holy Fathers, we find the spiritually beneficial fruits of what they have to offer us, namely that ultimately God is the fulfillment of all our needs and wants and that we ought not dwell on what is temporal, but rather what is eternal.

It is imperative, for us as Orthodox Christians, to participate fully in Great Lent.  This entails struggles and challenges, especially against our own desires and passions.  In Lent, we practice self-control and self-denial by crucifying our flesh and its desires.  Intense fasting comes into play, increased number of services, mindfulness of our relationship to those that surround us daily, and our need for connectivity to God.  At first, it may seem like we are giving up a lot, but actually during this time we gain more than what we give up.  If we treat this Holy Season like any other part of the year, we deny ourselves of the true joy and fulfillment in our lives and focus merely on the fleeting happiness and desires of life.  Please do not miss out on the journey we are embarking on, namely participation in the beauty of the Triodion period and foremost the Season of Great Lent.

In the proper spirit of the Triodion and Great Lent, I would like to share with you a beautiful reflection from the Elder Tryphon who is the Abbot of All-Merciful Savior Monastery, Vashon Island, Washington.  This reflection really puts our lives, as Orthodox Christians, into their proper perspectives.  Here is what Abbot Tryphon offers us:

“The inevitability of death is particularly difficult to face for most Americans, as we’ve become a people that eschew traditional funerals, preferring to “celebrate the life of our loved one, while disposing of the body, and banning any sign of death from the memorial service should we even decide to have a service. Yet the awareness of our own eventual death is the very thing we should be thinking about, if we want to be prepared for Eternity.

When we live our life focused on enjoyment, pleasure, and the acquisition of material goods, we enslave ourselves, and can only find freedom in God’s love. This love creates perfection and faultlessness, and when we think on your own death we become free to perform every task for God.

Our fallen and imprisoned heart is liberated, and becomes inflamed with the love of God when we enter into a relationship with Him. This love of God engenders a love that permeates our very essence, allowing us to love every person and every creature. Our heart burns with love. This love turns chaos into harmony and it is Divine energy and Divine strength that transforms us into the being God intended us to be. We are His child, deified and made whole, and the chaos of our lives is turned into harmony.”

I pray that all of you have a Most Blessed and Spiritually Fulfilling Great Lent!  May our Lord enlighten us to witness, acknowledge and experience His Love, Mercy and Glory in our personal lives.  And in response to what He has done for us, let us each uniquely give Him glory, with our God-given combination of gifts and talents, as members of His Body, His Holy Church.  As St. Paul says in His Letter (Epistle) to the Ephesians, 4:11-12, let us also each do our part in being these:  “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”  

With Love in Christ,
+Fr. Alexander


Special Services

1st Saturday of the Souls
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

2nd Saturday of the Souls
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Compline
Monday, February 19, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Salutations of the Theotokos
Friday, February 23, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Maui Service
Saturday February 24, 2018
Satuday of the Souls
Liturgy 10:30 am

Salutations of the Theotokos
Friday, March 2, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Salutations of the Theotokos
Friday, March 9, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Salutations of the Theotokos
Friday, March 16, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Akathis Hymn
Friday, March 23, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Maui Service
Saturday March 24, 2018
Liturgy 10:30 am

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Service 6:00 pm

Saturday of Lazarus
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Service 6:00 pm


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 2018

Click here to download the 2018 Stewardship form

Click here to volunteer to share your time & talents in 2018


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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2017 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!


Mahalo for Your Support to the Greek Festival

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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.


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.

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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