Welcome to the Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific Website


 

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.


Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

I wish all of you heartfelt joy as we come to celebrate our Lord’s Glorious Nativity.  This Great Feast of our Lord expresses God’s “mouth-dropping” Love and Mercy for all of humankind!  I say “mouth-dropping” in that Almighty God has done for us the most wondrous acts which our minds cannot even begin to comprehend.  God the Father through offering us His Only-Begotten Son has stooped so low for us humans, in His humility, that He would take on our human flesh through His Incarnation.  All this He has done out of His Love immense care for us.  Plus our Lord Who created everything including the entire Universe, the world we live in and all of us has become an infant child requiring the upraising by human parents, learning how to speak and go through every human challenge as we have to, even to endure death for our sakes so that we may have life and have it abundantly, into all eternity!  By taking on our human flesh, Jesus Christ has become the “standard” and the “way” for us human beings to strive and grow towards.  Almighty God shows us His Glory through His Extreme Humility!

When we greet each other with, “Christ is born!...Glorify Him!,” we acknowledge His greatness and we rejoice in all He has done for us, at least in word.  But how can we even adequately begin to glorify Him in response to all He has accomplished for us?  Well, we can never truly and adequately glorify Him for all He has done for us, for nothing we can ever do will ever be sufficient.  However, St. John Kronstadt offers these pearls of wisdom and guidelines on how we can move in the right direction to glorify our Lord. 

Here is what St. John has to say:  “What, then, O, brethren, is required of us in order that we might avail ourselves of all the grace brought unto us from on high by the coming to earth of the Son of God? What is necessary, first of all, is faith in the Son of God, in the Gospel as the salvation-bestowing heavenly teaching; a true repentance of sins and the correction of life and of heart; communion in prayer and in the mysteries [sacraments]; the knowledge and fulfillment of Christ’s commandments. Also necessary are the virtues: Christian humility, alms-giving, continence, purity and chastity, simplicity and goodness of heart. Let us, then, O brothers and sisters, bring these virtues as a gift to the One Who was born for the sake of our salvation – let us bring them in place of the gold, frankincense and myrrh which the Magi brought Him, as to One Who is King, God, and Man, come to die for us. This, from us, shall be the most-pleasing form of sacrifice to God and to the Infant Jesus Christ.”

+ St. John of Kronstadt, Sermon on the Nativity of Jesus Christ

 In the Holy Season leading up to Christmas, the world is filled with partying, decorating and is in a shopping frenzy to provide the perfect gifts for our loved ones, while simultaneously the Church is in the midst of a fast from November 15th thru December 24th, suddenly breaking into feasting on December 25th, the Feast of the Nativity, then continues feasting without fasting thru January 4th of the incoming year.  Unlike the Fast of Great Lent, the Advent Fast leading to Christmas has as its focus the theme of anticipation.  The duration of the fast is an easier fast when compared with Great Lent, by the mere fact that there are lots of days where we are allowed to have fish, except for Wednesdays and Fridays.  As we approach the end of the Christmas Fast the fast turns strict, for the most part, from December 13th thru December 24th.

There is a reason and logic to the Christmas Fast.  And it isn’t to practice mere dietary restriction as a means in and of itself.  It is about bringing proper focus and perspective into our lives.  It is a time to focus on God’s Immense Love, Mercy and Glory, not that we shouldn’t always be doing this.  We practice the fast so that we experience the True Joy of Christmas, which is to know and experience in our lives God’s Greatness and the salvation He offers to all of humankind.  The trimmings of Christmas such as gifts, decorations, feasting and parties are only meant to be secondary and supplementary in our lives during this Holy Season, secondary to our fulfillment through God’s Presence in our lives, not the focus.  The trimmings of themselves will leave us sentimental and happy only momentarily, but God will truly satisfy our deepest needs when we include Him foremost in our celebration of Christmas in a most everlastingly satisfying way.  So the focus of this Season is to make room primarily in the “manger of our hearts” to allow the Lord to enter and dwell in them.

 May the Joy of our Lord’s Nativity remain with you always, especially now in this Holy Season!

With Love in Christ,

+Fr. Alexander


Special Services

St. Barbara the Great Martyr

Monday December 4, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Spyridon the Wonderworker
Tuesday December 12, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Eleftherios the Priest Martyr
Friday December 15, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday November 23, 2017
Liturgy 10:30 am 

Nativity of Our Lord
Monday December 25, 2017
Orthros 8:20 am Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Stephen the First Martyr
Wednesday December 27, 2017
Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am 

Eve of Epiphany
Friday January 5, 2018
Blessing of the Waters
Vespers-Liturgy 9:00 am

Holy Epiphany Maui
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Blessing of the Waters
Orthros 9:30 am /Liturgy 10:30 am

Holy Epiphany Oahu
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am /Liturgy 9:30 am 

St. Anthony the Great
Wednesday January 17, 2018

Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Gregory the Theologian
Thursday January 25, 2018

Orthros 8:30 am Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday January 27, 2018
Liturgy 10:30 am 


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.


Stewardship 2018

Click here to download the 2018 Stewardship form

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


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Glendi - Dance Group Fundraiser

Nisiotes/Nisiopeda
Representing our Parish at PDF
(Folk Dance Festival in San Francisco, CA)
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Chirgotis Social Hall
Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox
930 Lunalilo St Honolulu, HI 96822

  • 6:00-6:30 PM     Pupus & Greek Dance Lessons
  • 6:45 PM              Dinner & Dessert
  • 7:45 PM              Live bouzouki music & dance performance
  • 8:30- 9:30 PM    Dancing

$30 Adults
$15 Children 6-12 yrs
Children under 5 - Free
For tickets contact Dianna or any dancer - Limited Ticket Sales
Leave your name & phone number 521-7220


  • 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


Help Send Sharon & Angeliki to Ionian Village

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Sharon Higashi & Angeliki Scordilis, are high school seniors and active members of our church, Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthdodox Cathedral of the Pacific.  

They grew up together as best friends and were very excited last month, when they received the wonderful news that they were granted scholarships to attend Ionian Village, a 20-day spiritual and cultural based summer camp in Greece.  They will join 200 youth from all around the country and be fully immersed in their culture and faith.  Visiting archeological sites, learning the Greek language, and especially the opportunity to visit monasteries and venerate the saints in person are some incredible things they look forward to experiencing.

Though they are blessed beyond measure to have this incredible opportunity, there are numerous expenses that the scholarships do not fully cover.  We still need to raise funds for their round-trip airfare from Honolulu to JFK, onto  Athens, Greece, as well as I.V. camp fees.  Hopefully, any extra funds could be used as spending money on the trip and donations to the different monasteries they visit.

These young women are fundraising personally and selling cookies, pretzel sticks, and marshmallow cereal bars (along with anything else they can think of), to make this once-in-a-lifetime trip happen.  

As their moms, Anita and I are also trying to help them achieve their goals.  We're creating this page to crowd-source and reach out to our family, friends, and anyone else able to donate to these amazing young women.  We are grateful for the largest to the smallest donations and believe no donation is too small.  Even $1 is greatly appreciated!

Here is a link to Ionian Village's website:
https://www.ionianvillage.org/home

Much mahalo, Efharisto, and God Bless.


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.

Epiphany 2017


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


Our Faith

Worship
O Come, let us Worship and bow down before our King and God. O Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ, our King and God. O Come, let us worship and bow down to Christ Himself, our King and God. Learn more»

 


 

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/15/2017

Eleutherios the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Illyricum, and his mother Anthia
Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

 

Online Stewardship

 

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