March 2024

Note from Canon Heather+

Eternal Lord of Love, behold your Church

walking once more the pilgrim way of Lent,

led by your cloud by day, by night your fire,

moved by your love and toward your presence bent:

far off yet here—the goal of all desire.

(Thomas Cain, hymn #149)

Aloha Dear St. Andrew’s,

Stretched before us is an entire month of our walking on. Walking onward, with Jesus-- on the road, weeks of walking toward Jerusalem, then, quickly, all in one simple, holy week, we will move through the city gates, to the Upper Room, to the Garden of Gethsemane, to the palace, and finally to Calvary’s hill...once more and again. And if we are truly walking as pilgrims walk, as Cain suggests in his hymn text, then not only are we walking, but we are also seeking, and worshipping with each step we take in all these holy days in this holy season.

Walk with us here at St. Andrew’s, moved by and through

and with God’s love

~~ Come and See – and Do, with us!~~


Everything held here in the March Cathedral Life invites and encourages you to walk on and join us in this stretch of the journey:

  • with our Annual Walk in Love Slipper Drive, we are collecting slippers for Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani Middle School, our neighbors across the street. Collection bin is located near the font! Thank you for filling it again and again – and for your generous heart of Love.
  • with a welcome introduction to the Cathedral and our life here, this Sunday, March 3, after the 10am. Gather at the pulpit for St. Andrew’s 101 tour and talk story.
  • with our Way of the Cross Labyrinth Walk, we are putting movement with our prayers for presence and Presence in these precipice days. Friday, March 22, 5:30pm-7pm, in the Cathedral. (details below!)
  • with our worship throughout the month, highlighting Choral Evensong (March 3, 5:30pm), Palm Sunday (March 24), and then into Holy Week itself.
  • with our preparations for Easter and Benedictine Work Day, March 30, 9am-12noon.
  • with our chorus of “Hallelujah!” and hymns of resurrection when it finally is time...Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 30, 7pm and Easter Sunday morning, March 31!


I pray that you will be on the road, right with us, as these days go by and these opportunities come for praise and thanksgiving. Get out those walking shoes and we will walk on, together, just as we are called to do.

Should you have questions or wonderings about how to be more involved in our life here, please do not hesitate to ask.

Pax, as always,

Cn Heather+

March Calendar - At a Glance

This Sunday, March 3

Easter Flower Collection starts this Sunday!

Our beautiful Easter flowers are made possible through memorial gifts and thank offerings. There are envelopes available in the Cathedral starting this Sunday, but you may also place a check with your desired In Memory of or In Thanksgiving for in the calabash. To be published in the Easter Vigil and Easter Day leaflets, your check must be received in the office by 

Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Choral Evensong at 5:30pm

Come and See! Lenten Formation and Learning Opportunities

Continues on Tuesday, March 5

Lenten Learnings and Onward into Easter, too – Come and See!


Tuesdays through the Lenten season and into Eastertide we will gather in the Ministries Office – 6:30p-8p -- for a variety of explorations and conversations.


Here is our line-up of gatherings:

Tuesday, March 5 Novel Theology Stewards of Eden by Sandra Richter

Tuesday, March 12 Novel Theology Stewards of Eden by Sandra Richter

--Tuesday, March 19 No Gathering –

Tuesday, March 26 Novel Theology Stewards of Eden by Sandra Richter

Tuesday, April 2 The Messiah: Hallelujah! – our study of Handel’s Oratorio concludes – Easter!

Tuesday, April 9 Novel Theology conclusion of Stewards of Eden by Sandra Richter – (in time for Earth Day!)

Incredible Opportunity for Walking Together!

Friday, March 22, 5:30pm

Labyrinth practitioner and facilitator Kristin Keyes will be on island and with us for a special evening of labyrinth and walking. Set up in the Cathedral itself on the Friday before Holy Week begins, Kristin will open the labyrinth, guide us through the way of the cross, and put our prayer in motion. Join us for this very unique and holy moment! (& bring a pair of socks for your labyrinth walk!). Catch Kristin’s TedTalk on the labyrinth.


About Kristin Keyes

Kristin experienced her first labyrinth walk more than 20 years ago. In this discovery, she found a tool that has enabled her to experience God at a much deeper level, offering a place for meditation in a profoundly meaningful way. As a certified labyrinth facilitator, she offers classes and walk experiences so that others can benefit from walking a labyrinth. Kristin also leads spiritual retreats. She lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with her daughter and sister, and numerous fur-friends.

Benedictine Work Day & Decorating the Cathedral for Easter Sunday

Saturday, March 30

ora et labora (pray and work)

-St. Benedict of Nursia

We need your help to prepare the Cathedral!

Gather up with us on Saturday, March 30 for a morning work day dedicated to prayer and work –getting the Cathedral ready for Easter Sunday –

dusting, cleaning, polishing, and some heavy lifting, too (for those feeling strong!) – plenty of tasks for any and all. We will begin the morning in prayer together at 9am and then pause on each hour for a moment of silent stillness and personal prayer.


If you are interested in lending a hand (or two),

please email for more details.

Holy Sovereigns 2018

Holy Week 2024

Palm Sunday with the Reading of the Passion March 24

7am Rite I Holy Eucharist (spoken)

8am Rite II Holy Eucharist (Hawaiian / English)

with Cathedral Choir

10am Rite II Holy Eucharist (English)

with Cathedral Choir

Service will begin in the Queen Emma Park as we join our Square Partners, St. Paul's and St. Peter's, for the Liturgy of the Palms and then process to the Cathedral with our ‘ohana from St. Paul’s for a shared Eucharist. 

Maundy Thursday - March 28

7pm Holy Eucharist with Washing

and the Stripping of the Altar

Watch in the Garden until 11:00pm

Just as the disciples gathered with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, we will watch with Christ and pray in the darkened Cathedral (Queen Lili'uokalani Peace Chapel). Please email to let us know if you're coming!

Good Friday - March 29

12noon Join us for our Good Friday Liturgy

With the reading of the Passion Gospel, the Veneration of the Cross, and the praying of the Solemn Collects.

The Great Vigil of Easter - Saturday, March 30

7pm Join with us for the Great Vigil of Easter.

Gather around the new fire and hear again the story of our salvation!

Easter Sunday - March 31

7am Rite I Holy Eucharist (spoken)

8am Rite II Holy Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir

Please join us for our Easter Sunday liturgy with Renewal of Baptismal Vows.

10am Rite II Holy Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir

Please join us for our Easter Sunday liturgy with Renewal of Baptismal Vows. 

Outreach Opportunities

Walking the Way of Love Slipper Drive starts this Sunday, March 3!

Our annual Slipper Drive for Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani Middle School 

(formally Central Middle School) will begin this

Sunday, March 3! Please look for collection bins

in the Cathedral near the Baptismal Font.

The Cathedral Office is closed on Mondays.
We are open by appointment: Tuesday - Friday, 8am to 4pm
To contact the Office:
Call 808-524-2822
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 524-2822

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