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 Moveable Festal Season is Coming upon Us!

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

In our Orthodox Christian Faith, we have what are called “Immoveable Feasts” and “Moveable Feasts.”  When it comes to the Immoveable Feasts, the dates never change.  Some examples of the Immoveable Feasts are, for instance:  Our Lord’s Nativity on December 25, Epiphany on January 6, Entrance of the Lord into the Temple on February 2, Annunciation on March 25, Sts. Constantine and Helen on May 21, etc. 

When we speak of the Moveable Feasts, they are the Feasts whose dates vary from year to year.  These Moveable Feasts revolve around the “Feast of Feasts” which is “Pascha” (Easter), our Lord’s Resurrection, which is celebrated the 1st Sunday after the first full moon of Spring, which follows the vernal equinox when the length of day equal the length of night, but also must be celebrated after Jewish Passover.

There are two very important periods we are entering into that make up the Moveable Feasts, namely the “Triodion” and the “Pentecostarion” Periods.  Both the Triodion and the Pentecostarion, are in fact, Liturgical Books filled with the services for the Moveable Festal Season.  The Triodion Period begins this year on Sunday, February 17th, which is made up of 4 preparatory weeks which lead us into 5 weeks of Great Lent, and ends with Holy Week on Holy Saturday.  We embark upon a labor-intensive spiritual journey with the goal of entering into the fulfilling Joy of God’s Presence in our hearts and lives through the tools of abstinence, self-control, increased prayer, almsgiving and repentance. The Triodion Period beckons us to intensely struggle to refocus on our purpose of being, symbolic of our life and spiritual struggles on earth. The Pentecostarion Period begins on Pascha, Sunday, April 28th, this year, and ends the week after Pentecost on Sunday, June 23rd.  The Pentecostarion Period is a time of celebration and victory, symbolic of the life that awaits us in the Heavenly Kingdom.

So in last two week in February, and in the first two weeks in March this 2019 year, we enter into the Triodion Period and find ourselves fully immersed in the preparatory period which leads us into Great Lent.  These four weeks of preparation, prior to the start of Great Lent, help us to examine and discern where we are in our personal, spiritual lives and call us to action.  I challenge, as many of you as possible, to come to the services of especially Orthros to listen to the hymns and discern what these are personally saying to you! 

We have four Sundays in this preparatory period:  The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, the Sunday of Prodigal Son, Judgment Sunday and Forgiveness Sunday.

I share with you hymns from each of these Sundays found in the Orthros.  I hope they speak  to  your hearts and your consciences.

[All the Hymns below are taken from:  Orthros courtesy of Narthex Press]

From the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee-  “O faithful, let us despise the boastful voice of the Pharisee.  Let us desire the contrite prayer of the Publican.  Let us not be exalted in our thoughts, but let us humble ourselves and, in contrition, cry out, ‘O God, be propitious to us in our sins.’” (Lauds)

From the Sunday of the Prodigal Son- “O Lord, I offer You the cry of the Prodigal, ‘I have sinned before Your sight, O Good One.  I have squandered the wealth of Your gifts.  But receive me in repentance and save me, O Savior.’” (Lauds)

From Judgment Sunday- “I perceive that hour and day when we shall all appear before the unbribable Judge, naked and condemned.  Then, the trumpet shall blast loudly, and the foundations of the earth shall shake and the dead shall rise from the grave.  All shall be of one stature, and every hidden secret shall stand revealed before You.  Those who have never repented shall beat their breast and lament and shall depart to the outer fire.  And the assembly of the righteous shall, in joy and in gladness, enter into the Heavenly chamber.” (Lauds)

From Forgiveness Sunday- “O Lord, wretch that I am, I disobeyed Your commandment, and have been stripped of Your glory and filled with shame.  Woe is me!  I have been cast out from the delight of Paradise.  Take pity on me, O merciful One, have mercy on me who have rightly been denied Your love, O compassionate One.”

I wish all of you a beautiful and rewarding spiritual journey as we enter the Triodion Period, experiencing the Fulfillment and Joy of God’s Presence in your lives!

With Love in Christ,

+Fr. Alexander


Special Services

 

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

Saturday of the Souls
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Compline - Beginning of Lent
Monday, March 11, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

Saturday of the Souls
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

Salutations to the Theotokos
Friday, March 22, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

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

Annunciation
Monday, March 25, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

Salutations to the Theotokos
Friday, March 29, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

Saturday of the Souls
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 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

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.


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!


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

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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.’ 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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