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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.


September:  A New Beginning/Fresh Start

Dearest Spiritual Ohana,

September 1st, marks the beginning of the New Ecclesiastical Year within the Orthodox Church.  With the beginning and end of everything, and all that is in between, every moment of our lives is the proper time to give thanks in all things to our God and Creator for all He has done, does and shall do in His Love and Mercy for us.  There are many things we can do to express our thanks in our daily lives!  St. Basil the Great, in one of his homilies, articulates so well what we can and ought to do.  He spoke these words in simpler times so many years ago, but what he said still applies to us, even in our technologically advanced world, today, with all of its added distractions! 

Here is what he has to say:  “As you take your seat at table, pray. As you lift the loaf, offer thanks to the Giver. When you sustain your bodily weakness with wine, remember Him Who supplies you with this gift, to make your heart glad and to comfort your infirmity. Has your need for taking food passed away? Let not the thought of your Benefactor pass away too. As you are putting on your tunic, thank the Giver of it. As you wrap your cloak about you, feel yet greater love to God, Who alike in summer and in winter has given us coverings convenient for us, at once to preserve our life, and to cover what is unseemly. Is the day done? Give thanks to Him Who has given us the sun for our daily work, and has provided for us a fire to light up the night, and to serve the rest of the needs of life. Let night give the other occasion of prayer. When you look up to heaven and gaze at the beauty of the stars, pray to the Lord of the visible world; pray to God the Arch-artificer of the universe, Who in wisdom hath made them all. When you see all nature sunk in sleep, then again worship Him Who gives us even against our wills release from the continuous strain of toil, and by a short refreshment restores us once again to the vigor of our strength. Let not night herself be all, as it were, the special and peculiar property of sleep. Let not half your life be useless through the senselessness of slumber. Divide the time of night between sleep and prayer. Nay, let your slumbers be themselves experiences in piety; for it is only natural that our sleeping dreams should be for the most part echoes of the anxieties of the day. As have been our conduct and pursuits, so will inevitably be our dreams. Thus will thought pray without ceasing; if thought prays not only in words, but unites yourself to God through all the course of life and so your life be made one ceaseless and uninterrupted prayer.”

These words of wisdom, from St. Basil, help us to focus on knowing who we are and why we exist.  God created us in His Own Image and Likeness; we are His!  God the Father sent His Only Begotten Son into the world, out of His Love for humankind, to take on our flesh to become one of us, though remaining God. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has come into the world to show us His Great Love, Mercy and Glory in utmost humility exemplifying the measure to which we are to become truly human by our imitation of Him, in as much is possible, in His Human Nature.  He took on death, being nailed to the Cross paying the ransom for our sins which we could not have possibly paid.  He defeated Death through His Glorious Resurrection, granting us eternal life though we are mortal in the flesh.  In short, He brings us true joy which we all inwardly seek!  And this joy that God bring us is why we ought to be in continuous, unceasing thanks and prayers to Him.

In our present day, we find ourselves amidst so many distractions that take our focus off of prayerfully worshipping and giving thanks to God in all the things He has done for us, leaving little or no room for Him in our lives.  According to one of my fellow priests and schoolmates, we live in societies with secular mentalities in we which try to find happiness and a sense of purpose in prosperity, comfort, and keeping busy in our constant activities, exerting so much of our energy in the pursuit of happiness and a meaningful life.  In summary, when we spend all our energy in these and leave the Presence of God out of our lives, we ultimately live vain, empty and unfulfilled lives.

I am thankful, in this 2018 calendar year and in this New Ecclesiastical Year, that we are coming together as a parish community,  most especially with the help of our Strategic Planning Committee and Faithful Ohana in researching and providing feedback, in fellowship, how we can be God’s instruments to help enliven and invigorate our Cathedral to be a Beacon of Orthodoxy through the Grace and Power of the Holy Spirit.  This will require a great deal of energy from all of us, and God will provide all the rest!

I am happy to report that we have confirmed the dates for our postponed Greek Festival!  They are:  Saturday and Sunday, October 27th and 28th, Noon to 9 p.m., at the McCoy Pavilion.  Thanks be to God and for the unceasing prayers of Panagia that we were kept safe through Hurricane Lane! 

With Love in Christ,
+Fr. Alexander


Special Services

Beginning of the Indiction
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers
Friday, September 7, 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Nativity of the Theotokos
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Great Vespers
Thursday, September 13 2018
Service 6:30 pm

Elevation of the Holy Cross
Friday, September 14, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am

Maui Service
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Orthros 9:30 am/Liturgy 10:30 am

Great Vespers
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Service 5:30 pm

Great Vespers
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Service 5:30 pm

Great Vespers
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Service 5:30 pm

St. Luke the Evangelist
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am 

Maui Service
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Orthros 9:30 am/Liturgy 10:30 am

St. James the Apostle
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am 

St. Demetrios
Friday, October 26, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am/Liturgy 9:30 am


New Date
37th Annual Greek Festival Hawaii 2018 

Dates:  Saturday October 27, 2018- Sunday October 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM (noon) to 9:00 PM
Location: McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park

Join us for live Greek music, delicious food and pastries, mouth watering Greek beer and spirits, deli items, and live performances from our very own Nisiotes and Nisiopeda dance groups and award-winning @alohayouthchoir.  

Admission : General Admission $3
Children 11 and under and active military free

Wear a Toga and get in for only $1.00

Parking:
We encourage you to take public transportation or perhaps carpool. There is limited parking at Ala Moana Beach Park however you may find parking at the Ala Moana and Ward Entertainment Center areas.

Save time and trouble by using cabs or ride-share systems like UBER or Lyft. This way you can enjoy the festival and not worry about parking or drinking!

Information :
Do you have any questions? You can contact us at (808) 521-7220 or better yet zip us an email to info@greekfestivalhawaii.com

Tips:

  1. Credit cards are now accepted. Cash, printed checks with ID are welcome. There are also several ATM’s available on site.
  2. Dress as cool as possible. It gets hot in August!
  3. Make sure and get a program when you enter the festival. A site map and entertainment schedule are included in it.
  4. Lost and found is located at the main admission table at the beach-side entrance.

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 2018

Click here to download the 2018 Stewardship form

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


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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2017 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!


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.


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


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