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.


Our Journey thru Great Lent Approaches Its Conclusion!

“You have accounted us worthy to behold and embrace Your holy Cross with joy.  We beg You now, O God our Savior, enable us also to attain Your most pure sufferings by being strengthened through the Fast, so that we may bow down and sing of Your crucifixion, by which You have snatched us from death, returning us to the joyous life of Paradise.  We thankfully glorify You, O Lover of man.” ~Hymn from 4th Thursday Vespers of Great Lent

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

I wish you a Most Blessed Month of April as we continue and conclude our journey through Great Lent, enter into Holy Week and approach the Joyous and Glorious Celebration of Pascha!  For me, this period goes by way too quickly.  I bask in the “Lenten Spring,” the period which refreshes and renews us if we are willing to wholeheartedly take on the journey and all it entails. (I am speaking of the spirit and purpose of Great Lent, referencing the book The Lenten Spring by Fr. Thomas Hopko, which I highly recommended if anyone would like a great recipe toward living a fulfilled and purposeful life.  By the way, it is still available, and I urge all of you to read it at your leisure, as I feel we can all benefit from it). I enjoy celebrating the services with your presence in and at them, as often and as many of them you are able to attend. Though this season entails many struggles through fasting, which inevitably come, the benefits far outweigh the difficulties and challenges. The benefits include most especially the joy of partaking of and participating in Christ’s Presence in our lives.  Through the proper practice of fasting, we allow ourselves to hunger and thirst for God. Our inner longing for fulfillment is quenched, and we open the doors of our hearts to have Him dwelling in them. We come to acknowledge and greatly wonder that He is “the Only Thing we ever needed” in our lives.

Fr. Thomas Hopko presents in his book, “The Lenten Spring,” what the true spirit of the Great Fast is, which is this:  “It is not enough for Christians to believe in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It is not enough for us to preach Christ crucified (1 Corinthians 1:23).  It is not enough for us to bow down before the Cross, and to decorate and venerate and kiss it at church services.  Christians must take up the Cross in their own lives.  We must be co-crucified with Christ in order to share His glory and to experience, even in this world, the beauty and power, the peace and joy of the Kingdom of God.”

Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha, which we journey through year to year, are not about attending mere rituals with empty and meaningless practices, nor are they special occasions for following cultural or religious customs passed down from generation to generation. These appointed times of fasting, solemnity and feasting are so much more!  They are meant to be deeply personal and intimate for every Christian and open to the whole world to experience and share in.  They provide the opportunity for having fulfilling peace and joy that only God can bring into our lives through His overabundant, overflowing Love and Mercy which touch the very core of our being so long as we allow them to, personally.  In order to successfully move towards this intimate experience, we need to work very hard in synergy with God, which means we need to do our part and allow God to do His part along side with us as we toil.  There is no going “solo,” meaning we cannot accomplish all this on our own, nor will God do all the work while we do nothing.  Great Lent affords us the time to undertake a spiritual “spring cleaning” of our personal, spiritual lives and get rid of the clutter which takes our focus off of our essential need for God and His Presence in them.  It is time to recalibrate our priorities and place God at the helm of our lives rather than in a secondary position or completely out of them.

As we conclude our Lenten Journey, I wish all of you strength to the end of it!  Let us then embark, as participants, on a walk through Holy Week to experience our Lord’s journey to the Cross  which includes His raising of Lazarus, His Entry into Jerusalem, His betrayal, the Mystical Supper, and His Crucifixion, and His Descent into Hades.  May your hearts be filled with joy as we come to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection and His Victory over Death!

With Love in Christ,

+Fr. Alexander


Special Services


Bridegroom Service
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

Holy Unction
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Service 6:00 pm

Mystical Supper/Liturgy of St. Basil
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Service 9:00 am

12 Gospels 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

Royal Hours
Friday, April 26, 2019
Service 9:00 am

Unnailing of the Cross
Friday, April 26, 2019
Service 3:00 pm

Lamentations
Friday, April 26, 2019
Service 6:30 pm

Christ's Descent into Hades/Liturgy of St. Basil
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Service 9:00 am

Ressurection Vigil
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Service 11:00 pm

Holy Pascha
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Resurrection 12:00 am / 
Agape Vespers 11:00 am /Apage Picnic 12:00 pm

St. George the Martyr
Monday, April 29, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Life-Giving Fount of the Theotokos
Friday, May 3, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

John the Apostle
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers 
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Service 5:30 pm

Great Vespers 
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Service 5:30 pm

Ss. Constantine & Helen
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Orthros 9:30 am/Liturgy 10:30 am


Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific

Agape Picnic

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Starts12:00 Noon

930 Lunalilo St, Honolulu, HI 96822

Tickets: $20 per person, $15 Children 6-11, Children Age 5 & under Free.

No Host Bar, Dancing, Live Music and Easter Egg Hunt

Contact Eres Eddy to purchase tickets.


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.


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!


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

Please click this logo to go to the site.


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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