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.


A Spiritual Journey begins! Are you ready for it?

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

“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, Matins, Cheesefare Monday
Dearest Spiritual Ohana,
In the month of February, this blessed year, we enter into the “Moveable Festal Season.” The Orthodox Church has both the Moveable and the Immoveable Festal Seasons in the Liturgical Year. The immoveable part of the year, which comprises the majority part of any given year, is made up of festal dates that simply do not change. These include many of the Lord’s Feasts, the Theotokos’ Feasts and Feast Days of the Saints, such as: The Lord’s Nativity, Circumcision, Presentation into the Temple and Transfiguration. For the Theotokos, Her Nativity, Presentation into the Temple, Her Annunciation, and Her Dormition. For the Saints, most all of them do not move their date of commemoration, such as St. Nicholas on December 6th, St. Demetrios on October 26th, St. Katherine on November 25th, etc.

The Moveable Festal Season is made up of approximately 1/10 of the entire year. It includes the following: (1) 4 preparatory Sundays leading up to and before Great Lent, (2) Great Lent, (3)Holy Week, (4) Pascha, (5) the Lord’s Ascension, (6) Holy Pentecost, ending with (7) the Sunday of All Saints.

The “Moveable Festal Season” of services, prayers and readings is contained in two liturgical books, the “Triodion” and the “Pentecostarion.”

Beginning with Great Vespers on Saturday, February 8th, we open the service book of the “Triodion.” The hymnography, the services and the readings in the Triodion take us on a journey to and through Great Lent and Holy Week, ending on Holy Saturday. The journey is not meant to be a ritualistic one of going through services devoid of meaning and purpose, but one that is meant to take us on a meaningful spiritual journey to find our true selves as children of God and rediscover/discover a life of fulfillment in the Love, Mercy and Glory of Christ. This journey is transformative and is meant be a road/pathway to return to our true purpose in life which is to recognize that we are made in the “image and likeness” of God and that we are totally dependent on Him and that He is the fulfillment of our deepest desire and longing which is implanted within each and every living human being. This journey beckons us to take on prayer, fasting, repentance, almsgiving, self-emptying, humility, forgiveness as tools to open up our hearts for the Lord to enter them.

This journey, which we are about to embark on, is meant to be a joyous experience, not a sad and somber one. It opens the doors of our hearts for the Lord to be a real and innate part of our lives. There is no greater joy than this! We have the free will and ability to choose to build a relationship with Him, as the Lord never imposes or forces us to do so.

I recommend an outstanding, profound and helpful book to bring us into the right spirit of and take the steps necessary into the period we are about to enter. The book, The Lenten Spring, by Fr. Thomas Hopko, is written in such a simple, straight-forward manner. It gives us the courage, inspiration and desire to take the journey into the Moveable Season of the Triodion. This book really helps us to live through all the moments before and into Great Lent and Holy Week and enter into a real, transformative and meaningful relationship with our Lord. So when we reach the celebration of Pascha/the Lord’s Ressurection, opening up the service book of the “Pentecostarion,” we will truly rejoice in the Lord’s Love, Mercy, Glory and the Victory He gave to us through His Victory over sin and especially Death.
Enjoy the Season!

With Love in Christ,

+Fr. Alexander


Special Services

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

Great Compline
Monday, March 2, 2020
Service 6:30 pm

PreSanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Service 6:00 pm

Salutations to the Theotokos
Firday, March 6, 2020
Service 6:30 pm

Saturday of the Souls
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

PreSanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Service 6:00 pm

Salutations to the Theotokos
Friday, March 13, 2020
Service 6:30 pm

Great Vespers 
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Service 5:30 pm

PreSanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Service 6:00 pm

Salutations to the Theotokos
Friday, March 20, 2020
Service 6:30 pm

Great Vespers 
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Service 5:30 pm

Great Vespers 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Service 6:30 pm

Annunciation
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Salutations to the Theotokos
Friday, March 27, 2020
Service 6:30 pm

Maui Service
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Orthros 9:30 am/Liturgy 10:30 am


Epiphany - Ala Moana Beach Park

 

 



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


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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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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