About Kawaiaha‘o Church — Ali‘i Sunday

Tradition of Ali‘i Sundays at Kawaiaha‘o Church

Kawaiaha‘o Church is heralded as the “Westminster Abbey of Hawai‘i” built by God, through Na Ali‘i O Hawai‘i, for the people of Hawai‘i Nei. Kawaiaha‘o Church hosted many pivotal events that molded an island nation in strength, hope, faith and love.

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 chaos of circumstance and sensing the urgency to unite Hawai‘i’s people and rekindle their strength and purpose in Ke Akua, 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 eight 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 or just before the birthday of the Ali‘i. We invite you to join us.

E komo mai iloko o Ka Halepule kākou. E Nānā I Ke Akua a me Nā Ali‘i O Hawai‘i Nei

2017 Ali`i Sunday Schedule

Aliʻi Sunday Schedule PDF (Revised: 2016-01-12)

January 29
King William Charles Lunalilo
Birthday January 31, 1835
Kuleana ‘O Lunalilo Trust
March 12
Queen Ka‘ahumanu
Birthday March 17, 1768
Kuleana ‘O Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu
March 26
Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole
Birthday March 26, 1871
Kuleana ‘O Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu/Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club
June 11
Kamehameha ‘Ekahi (I)
Birthday June 11, 1737-58, Circa

Kuleana ‘O Royal Order of King Kamehameha, I

August 6

Kamehameha 'Ekolu (III)
Birthday August 11, 1813

Kuleana ‘O Royal Order of King Kamehameha, I
August 27
Queen Lili‘uokalani
Birthday September 2, 1838
Kuleana ‘O Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center & Trust
October 15
Princess Ka‘iulani
Birthday October 16, 1875
Kawaiaha‘o Church
December 10
Kamehameha ‘Elima (V)
Birthday December 11, 1830
Kuleana ‘O Royal Order of King Kamehameha, I
December 17
Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop
Birthday December 19, 1831
Kuleana ‘O Kamehameha Alumni Association, 

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