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,
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
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
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Liturgy 10:30 am
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.
- Virtual Town Hall Meeting
- Saturday, January 26, 2019
- @ 8:00am-10:00am Hawaii Standard Time
Glendi Dance Group Benefit
Epiphany Celebrations at Ala Moana Park: Sunday, January 6, 2019
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.
Nisiotes Dance Group Outreach
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.
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!
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.
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:
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Be the Bee - Informational Videos About Orthodoxy
Hawaii Delegation to FDF
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.
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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.
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.
Orthodox Study Center: 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
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