Honolulu Star-Bulletin Saturday, January 1, 2005
Service in D.C. honors culture of Hawaiians
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Native Hawaiian culture will be spotlighted at a special worship service
Jan. 9, marking "Hawaii State Day" at the landmark Washington National
The 11 a.m. service will feature gospel and Scripture to be read in Hawaiian
and will be attended by worshippers and notable public figures from Hawaii.
The cathedral honors individual states at Sunday services throughout the
year. Prayers are offered for the government and people of the honored
state, with each state highlighted once each year.
On Jan. 9 the right Rev. Richard Chang, Episcopal bishop of Hawaii, will
preside as celebrant. U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye will take part in the service,
and poet and author Kathleen Norris, who went to high school in Honolulu,
will be the guest preacher.
Invited guests include Gov. Linda Lingle, U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, U.S. Reps.
Ed Case and Neil Abercrombie, and members of the Hawaii State Society, the
organization of Hawaii transplants to the Washington area.
Worshippers from Hawaii will bear Communion elements and offer gifts to the
The state flag will be displayed at the cathedral for the following week.
Anthuriums and other native flowers also will adorn the cathedral.
Following the service, the National Cathedral Association will host a
Docents will later lead visitors on a special tour highlighting Hawaii
elements in the cathedral, including the state seal and a scene of Molokai.
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