Due to Covid-19, all Church activities, Bicentennial and Youth events in Honolulu are postponed.
Ali‘i Sundays are among the many long and honored traditions of Kawaiaha‘o Church, which began about 1914. In the 1970’s our people were embarking on a tidal wave of change. In the midst of circumstance and sensing the urgency to unite Hawai‘i’s people and rekindle their strength and purpose in Ke Akua [God], the Reverend Dr. Abraham Akaka rejuvenated these services as part of the larger cultural awakening already taking place.
He reminded us of the importance “to unite as the people of Hawai‘i and to recognize the leadership our Ali‘i gave us as Christians.” We celebrate nine Ali‘i Sundays which are held as part of a larger series of celebrations recognized by the Benevolent Royal Societies, Ali‘i Trusts and the Hawaiian Civic Clubs of which always occurs on Sundays or the Sunday just before the birthday of the Ali‘i.
Join us as we celebrate these Ali‘i and the many blessings from Ke Akua together.
King William Charles Lunalilo January 31, 1835
March 17, 1768
Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole
March 26, 1871
Kamehameha ‘Ekahi (I)
June 11, 1737-58, Circa
Kamehameha ‘Ekolu (III)
August 11, 1813
September 2, 1838
October 16, 1875
Kamehameha ‘Elima (V)
December 11, 1830
Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop
December 19, 1831
Due to the rising number of positive Covid-19 cases on the island of Oahu, Kawaiaha'o Church will be halting all “in-person” church services until further notice. We recommend you view our Sunday services on Kawaiaha'o Church TV via YouTube at 8:30am and check our website for frequent updates regarding our re-opening.
Thank you and we appreciate your understanding.