Gallery – Hawaiian Sunday

In appreciation and respect for the largely Hawaiian congregation who labored to build the Church, the service on the first Sunday of every month is given primarily in Hawaiian. The service begins with the ke kani o ka pu, the sound of the conch shell, and the oli wehe, a chant that calls the people to worship.

Red and gold kahilis, symbols of Hawaiian royalty, along with music including such well-loved, old Hawaiian hymns as Nu Oli, Glad Tidings, Ke Akua Mana E, How Great Thou Art, and Queen Liliuokalani’s beautiful, Ka Pule o Ali’i Wahine, “The Queen’s Prayer.”