September 8, 2022
The Death of Queen Elizabeth the Second
The death of Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was announced today. We can all honor and celebrate her long life marked by a keen sense of duty and of faith. Her messages (especially her Christmas messages) often reflected her deep faith. I think this passage from her 2016 Christmas message best expresses her life:
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“Jesus Christ lived obscurely for most of his life, and never travelled far. He was maligned and rejected by many, though he had done no wrong. And yet, billions of people now follow his teaching and find in him the guiding light for their lives. I am one of them because Christ’s example helps me see the value of doing small things with great love, whoever does them and whatever they themselves believe. The message of Christmas reminds us that inspiration is a gift to be given as well as received, and that love begins small but always grows.”
As we remember the Queen’s life, we can be reminded here in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi of the deep connection between the Royal family of the United Kingdom with that of the Hawaiian monarchy – especially the bond between Queen Victoria and Queen Emma. I hope all the congregations of the Diocese will remember Queen Elizabeth in the Prayers of the People on Sunday, September 11.

The Cathedral will offer a commemorative Solemn Evensong to honor the late Queen on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 5:30 PM.

ALMIGHTY AND ETERNAL GOD, to whom there is never any prayer made without hope of mercy, be merciful to the soul of your faithful servant, Elizabeth, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that she and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of thy saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. May our sister, Elizabeth, rest in peace. Amen.
Aloha ma o Iesu Kristo, ko mākou Haku,

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i

The Episcopal Church in Micronesia

HE LANAKILA MA KE KEʻA: Victory through the Cross

“No ia mea, e nā hoahānau, e kūpaʻa ʻoukou, me ka nāueue ʻole, me ka hoʻomau i kā ʻoukou hana nui ʻana i ka hana a ka Haku, no ka mea, ua ʻike nō ʻoukou, ʻaʻole i make hewa kā ʻoukou hana ʻana ma ka Haku.” Korineto I 15.58 “Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58

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Sybil Nishioka, Editor
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