Kawaiahaʻo Church

Tradition of Aliʻi Sundays at Kawaiahaʻo 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

2019 Aliʻi Sunday Schedule PDF

2018 Aliʻi Sunday Schedule PDF

2018 Aliʻi Schedule

 January 28, 2018 King William Charles Lunalilo
  Birthday: January 31, 1835
  Kuleana ʻO Lunalilo Trust
 March 11, 2018 Queen Kaʻahumanu 
  Birthday: March 17, 1768
  Kuleana ʻO Ahahui Kaʻahumanu
 March 25, 2018 Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole 
  Birthday: March 26, 1871

Kuleana ʻO Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu/ Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club

June 10, 2018 Kamehameha ʻEkahi (I)
  Birthday: June 11, 1737 - 58, Circa
  Kuleana ʻO Royal Order of King Kamehameha, I
August 5, 2018 Kamehameha ʻEkolu (III)
  Birthday: August 11, 1813
  Kuleana ʻO Royal Order of King Kamehameha, I
September 2, 2018 Queen Liliʻuokalani
  Birthday: September 2, 1838
  Kuleana ʻO Queen Liliʻuokalani Children's Center and Trust
October 14, 2018 Princess Kaʻiulani
  Birthday: October 16, 1875
  Kawaiahaʻo Church
December 9, 2018 Kamehameha ʻElima (v)
  Birthday: December 11, 1830
  Kuleana ʻO Royal Order of King Kamehameha, I
December 16, 2018 Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop
  Birthday: December 19, 1831
  Kuleana ʻO Kamehameha Alumni Association


2017 Aliʻi Sunday Schedule PDF