Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i is the ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Episcopal Church of the Anglican Communion in the United States encompassing the state of Hawaii. It is led by the Episcopal Bishop of Hawaii pastoring the Hawaiian Islands from the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew in Honolulu.

The territorial jurisdiction which the Episcopal Diocese of Honolulu holds today was given up to American Episcopalians after the 1893 overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani, head of the Church of Hawaii. The Church of Hawaii, also called the Hawaii Reformed Catholic Church, was established by Kamehameha IV and Emma in 1862. The king and queen, friends of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, were devout members of the Church of England. Episcopalians continue the Anglican Church of Hawaii tradition of celebrating the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns each November 28, in honor of Kamhehameha IV and Queen Emma.

Diocese of Hawai'i
Diocese of Hawaii seal
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince VIII
Coordinates21°18′35″N 157°51′27″W / 21.309777°N 157.857375°WCoordinates: 21°18′35″N 157°51′27″W / 21.309777°N 157.857375°W
Congregations33 (2014)
Members6,695 (2016)
CathedralCathedral Church of Saint Andrew
Current leadership
BishopRobert L. Fitzpatrick
Location of the Diocese of Hawaii

Location of the Diocese of Hawaii



John D. LaMothe
The Rt. Revd. John Dominique LaMothe
  1. Henry Bond Restarick (1902–1920) (American jurisdiction after Restarick)
  2. John Dominique LaMothe (1921–1928)
  3. Samuel Harrington Littell (1930–1943)
  4. Harry S. Kennedy (1944–1966)


  1. Edwin Lani Hanchett (1967–1975)
  2. Edmond L. Browning (1976–1984)
  3. Donald Purple Hart (1985–1994)
  4. Richard Sui On Chang (1997–2006)
  5. Robert Fitzpatrick (2007–)[2]





  1. ^ Blain, Rev. Michael (2007). The Canterbury Association (1848-1852): A Study of Its Members’ Connections (PDF). Christchurch: Project Canterbury. p. 75. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  2. ^ http://stjameshawaii.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2013-history.pdf
  3. ^ "Kauai, the garden isle". episcopalhawaii.org. Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Maui - the valley isle". episcopalhawaii.org. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013.

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Alden Hathaway

Alden Moinet Hathaway (born St. Louis, Missouri, August 13, 1933) is an American Episcopal bishop. He served as the sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, from 1981 to 1997. His time in office emphasized the role of his diocese as one of the most theologically conservative of the Episcopal Church.

Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew (Honolulu)

The Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, also commonly known as St. Andrew's Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the United States located in the State of Hawaii. Originally the seat of the Anglican Church of Hawaii, it is now the home of the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. It is affiliated with St. Andrew's Schools, which consists of the main girls' K-12 school, the coeducational Queen Emma Preschool and a boys' preparatory school (elementary).

Church of Hawaii

The Church of Hawaiʻi, originally called the Hawaiian Reformed Catholic Church, was the state church and national church of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi from 1862 to 1893. It was the ecclesiastical province of the Anglican Communion in Hawaiʻi.

Donald Purple Hart

Donald Purple Hart was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii from 1986 to 1994.

Edmond L. Browning

Edmond Lee Browning (March 11, 1929 – July 11, 2016) was an American bishop. He was the 24th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

Feast of the Holy Sovereigns

The Feast of the Holy Sovereigns is celebrated annually in the Episcopal Church in Hawaii on November 28. The feast celebrates the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawaii. The Anglican Church of Hawaii was originally called the Hawaii Reformed Catholic Church.The rest of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America observes this as the feast day of Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, but does not use the name "Feast of the Holy Sovereigns".

George Nelson Hunt III

George Nelson Hunt III (born December 6, 1931) was the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island from 1980 to 1994.

Hawaii Loa College

Hawaiʻi Loa College was a private, four-year, liberal arts college in Kaneohe, Hawaii, founded in 1963 as Christian College of the Pacific by a consortium of four Protestant church denominations in Hawaii, with land deeded by Harold K.L. Castle on which to build a campus. The idea originated with Rev. Harry S. Komuro, then superintendent of the Methodist Mission in Hawaii, and the founding trustees were Dr. Joseph Bevilacqua, general secretary of the United Church of Christ; Rev. Frank E. Butterworth, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Honolulu; Bishop Harry S. Kennedy of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii; and Dr. William E. Phifer, Jr., pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Other early trustees included Herbert Choy, Frank Damon, Jr., Dr. Wesley Hotchkiss, Ernest K. Kai, and Ted Tsukiyama.In September 1964, the name was changed to Hawaii Loa College (HLC), a new logo was chosen, and a new motto was adopted: ʻAʻole i kaupoʻo i kaupoʻo ana no ("My height is not yet reached"). A master planning committee was also formed and an architect hired to plan the new campus on 150 acres (0.61 km2) of scenic former Kaneʻohe Ranch land on the Windward side of Oʻahu, looking up at the Koʻolau Range directly beneath the Pali Lookout. The committee chair was Bruce McCandless and the architect was William L. Pereira & Associates.In May 1965, the trustees hired the college's first president, Chandler W. Rowe, former dean of academic affairs at Lawrence University, who began assembling a faculty and administrative staff in order to be able to accept the first students in the fall 1967. Until the Windward campus opened in the fall of 1971, the school borrowed facilities on the campus of Chaminade University of Honolulu (1967–68), then at 2345 Nuʻuanu Avenue (1969–70) nearer downtown Honolulu. By 1970, the senior class numbered 27 students.Later presidents include HLC philosophy professor Philip J. Bossert (1978–86) and University of Denver chancellor emeritus Dwight M. Smith (1990–92).The beautiful rural campus site was both a blessing and a curse. Lack of infrastructure made it very difficult to expand campus facilities to serve more students and raise more revenue, making operations a constant financial struggle. By 1992, Money magazine ranked HLC number 13 in the west among America's best college buys. However, in that same year, faced with loss of accreditation and saddled with $3 million in debt, Hawaiʻi Loa College merged with Hawaiʻi Pacific University.

Hawaiian architecture

Hawaiian architecture is a distinctive style of architectural arts developed and employed primarily in the Hawaiian Islands of the United States — buildings and various other structures indicative of the people of Hawaiʻi and the environment and culture in which they live. Though based on imported Western styles, unique Hawaiian traits make Hawaiian architectural styles stand alone against other styles. Hawaiian architecture reflects the history of the islands from antiquity through the kingdom era, from its territorial years to statehood and beyond.

The various styles through the history of Hawaiʻi are telling of the attitudes and the spirit of its people. Hawaiian architecture is said to tell the story of how indigenous native Hawaiians and their complex society in ancient times slowly evolved with the infusion of new styles from beyond its borders, from the early European traders, the visiting whalers and fur trappers from the Canadian wilderness, the missions of the New Englanders and French Catholics, the communes of the Latter-day Saints from Utah, the plantation laborer cultures from the Orient to the modern American metropolis that Honolulu is today.

Henry Bond Restarick

Henry Bond Restarick (26 December 1854 – 8 December 1933) was the first American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii.

John Dominique LaMothe

John Dominique LaMothe (8 June 1868 – 25 October 1928) was missionary bishop of what is now the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii from 1921 to 1928.

Kawaiahaʻo Church

Kawaiahaʻo Church is a historic Congregational church located in Downtown Honolulu on the Hawaiian Island of Oʻahu. The church, along with the Mission Houses, comprise the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site, which was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1962. In 1966 it and all other NHLs were included in the first issuance of the National Register of Historic Places.

At one time the national church of the Hawaiian Kingdom and chapel of the royal family, the church is popularly known as Hawaiʻi's Westminster Abbey. The name comes from the Hawaiian noun phrase Ka wai a Haʻo (the water of Haʻo), because its location was that of a spring and freshwater pool in the care of a High Chieftess Haʻo.Today, Kawaiahaʻo continues to use the Hawaiian language for parts of the service. It is one of the oldest standing Christian places of worship in Hawaiʻi, although four thatched churches stood at or near the present site before construction of the coral church. The oldest standing church is Mokuaikaua Church on the Big Island. Denominationally, It is a member of the United Church of Christ.

Lani Hanchett

Edwin Lani Hanchett (2 November 1919 - 11 August 1975) was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii from 1969 to 1975.

November 28

November 28 is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 33 days remain until the end of the year.

Richard Chang

Richard Chang may refer to:

Richard Sui On Chang (1941–2017), American Roman Catholic priest, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii from 1997 to 2006

Richard Chang (Costco) (born 1964), Taiwanese American basketball player and Costco executive

Richard Chang Hung-pen, Taiwanese businessman, founder of ASE Group

Richard Chang Ru-gin, Taiwanese businessman, founder of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

Richard Sui On Chang

Richard Sui On Chang (November 30, 1941 – August 30, 2017) was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii from 1997 to 2006. He was ordained to the diaconate on March 5, 1966, and to the priesthood on September 4, 1966.

Chang was consecrated Bishop of Hawaii on March 30, 1997.

On August 30, 2017 Bishop Chang died in Honolulu following an illness.

Samuel Harrington Littell

Samuel Harrington Littell (6 November 1873 – 15 November 1967) was bishop of what is now the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii from 1930 to 1942. He was consecrated on February 27, 1930.

Waiola Church

Waiola Church is the site of a historic mission established in 1823 on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Originally called Waineʻe Church until 1953, the cemetery is the final resting place for early members of the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

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